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The BS-Free Service Business Show

The BS-Free Service Business show takes you behind-the-scenes of running a business as a freelancer, creative or agency with a focus on fluff-free lessons to help you grow your own business and get paid. If you work with clients and want to create a simple AND sustainable service business, you're in the right place. The show is hosted by Scoop Studios' Maggie Patterson. You can learn more about the podcast and Small Business Boss at http://www.smallbusinessboss.co and get access to all of our shows at http://www.smallbusinessboss.co/podcast.
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Nov 28, 2016

In the most trendy topic of the season, this episode we’re talking about setting goals for the next year, and some things we’ve learned this past year about our own goals. In this episode we're breaking down goals, visions, dreams, strategic action plans...whatever you want to call them, you need them!

 

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode39

Nov 21, 2016

We’ve had a lot of conversations lately with services business owners about email. Things like...are there ways to use email marketing for services businesses? Should you bother using it?

It’s a valid question. And it’s not one with a simple answer.

You can listen to this post and our discussion about email marketing for services business owners in this episode of the Inside Scoop Show.

 

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode38.

Nov 14, 2016

It’s no secret that time management can be tricky when you work with clients. You’re juggling all the things and it’s enough to make you want to throw in the towel on services some days. In this episode we’re sharing some of our best time management secrets to help you find the flow between working on your biz, working in it, and having a life.

 

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode37

Nov 7, 2016

You need to spend money to make money. You’re standing in the way of your success. We’ve ALL heard the cliches when it comes to spending for your business. In this episode we’re talking about managing your business budget in a way that works for you and helps you actually get paid.

 

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode36

Oct 31, 2016

Many a business starts with BIG rainbow unicorn dreams….but then reality sets in. In this episode of the Inside Scoop Show we’re breaking down the path to success and why it actually lays in offering services.

 

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode35.

Oct 24, 2016

You hear it ALL the time - you need to go pro in your business. But what does that mean? Where do you go pro and when? We’re sharing our FIVE most important places to go pro in your business in this episode.

 

Going pro is a bit of a buzzword with entrepreneurs. But what does that really mean? And where should you go pro when you’re building your business?


That’s exactly what we wanted to answer in this episode as how, what and when you go pro with is going to depend on a number of factors.

 

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode34

Oct 17, 2016

Money, money, money….money! Today we’re getting real about the cash, the green, the dolla dolla bills and answering the question how much money do you need to make? Money is a hot topic and with good reason as you need money to have a sustainable and successful business.  Let’s break down the rice and beans budget and more.

 

Show notes here: http://scoopindustries.com/episode33/

Oct 10, 2016

Branding is such a buzz word, but your personal brand matters in a big way. In this episode we’re defining what a personal brand is, why you need one...and things you may not realize about your personal brand. Plus we talk about how a brand is not a fancy website!

 

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode32

Oct 3, 2016

Hello October! It’s the last quarter of the year, which can be a make or break moment for your services-based business. How? We’re breaking it down how to prepare now to end 2016 strong.

 

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode31.

Sep 26, 2016

When Rachael left her job as a consultant, she was burnt out and not sure where to go next. She quickly found herself with her passion for yoga merging with her consulting skills, and her business was born. In this episode we’re exploring favorite things about working with clients, managing your schedule to stay sane and more.

 

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode30

Sep 19, 2016

You need a niche is the most common advice. But do you? How do you actually find a niche? We’re breaking it all down in this episode of the Inside Scoop Show including why we’ve got a love/hate relationship with niching.

 

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode29

Sep 12, 2016

In this episode, designer Amanda Genther dishes up the truth about building a design business based on referrals, navigating tricky client conversations and getting comfortable with premium pricing. Plus we talk Gilmore Girls, favorite fiction reads and more.

 

Show notes: scoopindustries.com/episode28

Sep 5, 2016

Business strategist Megan Flatt joins us to share a behind-the-scenes of her business where she works with moms to help them build their businesses. Give this episode a listen to hear about how Megan’s always been an entrepreneur, how she finds her clients and how she shows the real behind-the-scenes of running a business and having a life.

 

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode27.

Aug 29, 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and it's always a time of growth for most services-based businesses. To make the most of the "high" season, in this episode we're sharing three foundational ways to grow your services business this Fall.

 

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode26

Aug 22, 2016

Have you ever found yourself doing something and wondering why? Or bouncing around on the edge of burnout? Victoria shares a honest look at failures, shoulds and the realities of working with clients as we go behind her boss mask in this episode.

 

Show notes: http://scoopindustries.com/episode25/

Aug 15, 2016

Sigh. We’re both so tired of six figure talk, but it’s not going to stop any time soon so in this episode we’re confronting it straight on. We’re breaking down the problem with borrowing other people’s dreams, the embracing where you are and more.

 

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode24

Aug 8, 2016

If you feel like you’ve got a lot of balls in the air (don’t we all?) you’ll want to listen to this episode where we chat with Jules Taggart. She’s nearly 5 years into her business and has a baby and a toddler, so she gets honest about the myth of balance, running her biz, maternity leave and the biggest challenges she’s faced.

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode23.

Aug 1, 2016

So much of the advice out there about going full-time in your business is along the lines of “screw it, just do it” - which isn’t going to work for the majority of people. In this episode, Krystina Feucht, the owner of Modi Marketing gives us the scoop on how she made a graceful exit after 15+ years in corporate, how she found her first clients and much more.

 

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode22.

Jul 25, 2016

In this episode we go behind-the-scenes of Dr. Michelle Mazur’s business Communication Rebel where she helps people create breakthrough messages and turn their speech into a product. Michelle gets real about bucking the status quo, why she went into business and how she doesn’t fall into the trap of comparison.

 

Show notes available at: www.scoopindustries.com/episode21.

Jul 18, 2016

In this episode we continue going behind-the-scenes of services-based businesses and this time we’re talking with Scoop’s Brittany Becher. She opens up about the pressure we put on ourselves, redefining success so we aren't falling into the same thing we left behind with our 9-to-5 and making business sustainable.

 

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode20.

Jul 11, 2016

Get ready for a breath of fresh air! Today copywriter and sales specialist Courtney Johnston of The Rule Breaker’s Club shares how she runs her business, what she’s learned from niching and redefining success so she’s living life on her terms.

 

Show notes available at: www.scoopindustries.com/episode19.

Jul 4, 2016

Today we’re turning the tables and Brittany is interviewing Maggie to kick off a new series that takes you behind the curtain of how people run their services-based businesses. Maggie shares her biggest challenges, favorite thing about working with clients and guilty pleasures.

 

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode18.

Jun 27, 2016

Can you believe it? 2016 is half way through, so how do you use this as a point to reset, and take your Summer to recharge? We’re talking about how to do a mid-year check up on our business goals and plans, and how to do your own checkup so September doesn’t roll around and you’re scrambling.

 

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode16

Jun 22, 2016

You bounce out of bed in the morning, you start your day ready for the BEST DAY EVER!!!

And then you check your email and there’s the kind of email with a client that strikes fear into your heart. In this episode of the Inside Scoop show we’re talking about icky and sticky situations and how to handle them like a pro.

 

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode15.

Jun 15, 2016

Running a services-based business isn’t for the feint of heart and as you’re juggling client projects, sometimes it’s easy to let client communications slide. In this episode we’re talking client comms: how-to do it better, how to watch for red flags and more.

 

Show notes: http://scoopindustries.com/episode14/

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