Most people who work with dogs do so because of a passion for animals, but when your business is 100% driven by passion it can sometimes lead to burnout. It’s important to have goals and systems in place so you can continue to serve pets and also achieve your own dreams!

Today’s guest is Natasha O’Banion of Walk with Renzo and Ruby. She scaled her dog walking business in the Washington D.C. area to 6-figures in just 6 months. She did so by having a clear plan and a mission to create a business that gave her and her family the freedom to travel the country in their RV for a year.

In addition to her start-up story, Natasha also shares some of her favorite automation tools and how she’s added business coaching and a drop-shipping ecommerce boutique to diversify her business even further.

Natasha O’Banion is the founder of Walk with Renzo and Ruby. She and her team offer Midday dog walks in DC, Maryland, Texas and Virginia. She also offers customers cute dog accessories to match their walks.

After successfully scaling her pet care business and traveling world with her family, Natasha started Start. Scale. Sail to offer coaching to other pet care businesses on how to scale and work from anywhere.

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • How to run a business while you are away
  • Building systems to allow for freedom in your business
  • Automating your business
  • How Natasha got into coaching
  • Making your business recession and pandemic proof
  • Whether or not drop shipping is right for you


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