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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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Now displaying: 2017
Dec 18, 2017

2017 is nearly a wrap and we’re big fans of reflection, so in this episode, we’re taking you behind the scenes in our business to share our wins and lessons from the past year.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/biggest-lessons/

Dec 11, 2017

It’s that time of year, the time when we’re planning and plotting how things will be different. How we’ll have our best year ever. How we’ll go all Oprah on the situation and be our best selves. But how exactly are we going to do that? In this episode, we’re breaking down specific ways to supercharge your success for 2018. 

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/success-for-2018/

Dec 4, 2017

Masterminds are something that can really help to accelerate your business and provide you with support along the way. In this episode, we’re talking about the good, and not so great, things about masterminds for your business.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/masterminds-for-your-business/

Nov 27, 2017

We’ve all done it. Spent money thinking we were missing something or if we just did X, Y or Z, we’d get the magic formula. Why? Well, welcome to the cult of online consumption that tells us we’re not good enough. Today we’re talking about this cult and how to break free and be happier in your business.

Get the inside scoop right here:https://smallbusinessboss.co/online-business/ 

Nov 20, 2017

When you’re growing a business, there’s one thing that you can’t ignore - scale. How exactly are you going to build this business? How will you scale? And while it’s a legit question, it’s one that skips over a lot of business fundamentals. In this episode, we’re talking about why you should STOP sweating it over scaling your business.  

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/scaling-your-business/

Nov 13, 2017

You know the situation.  You are plugging along thinking “I got this.” But then you think, maybe you don’t. Maybe you need a funnel. A new website. An 88 part video series.

Slow down, take a deep breath. We’ve all been there, and in this episode, we’re dishing up real talk about the ways we make business soooo much harder than it needs to be.  

Get the scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/making-business-…n-it-needs-to-be/

 

 

 

Nov 6, 2017

We’ve all been there. You thought you were doing amazing, but then - you logged into Facebook and quickly you’re playing the comparison game and are completely down on yourself.

Or you found yourself in the middle of doing something in your business that’s what you thought you “should” do…and it feels like a nightmare. In this episode, we’re talking just how easy it is to find yourself living other people’s dreams and how to get yourself out of that cycle for good.  

Check it out right here:  https://smallbusinessboss.co/living-other-peoples-dreams/

Oct 30, 2017

When you run a business and exist in an online world, there’s no shortage of messages telling us what we *should* want to achieve and that we need to do the latest and greatest thing RIGHT NOW so we don’t miss out. While striving to do more and do it better isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it can lead us to a place where we say yes to everything, even the stuff we don’t want or need to do.

So what would happen if you just said NO? Check out this episode where we kick off NOvember, a month solely dedicated to getting your focus back to what really matters in your business.  https://scoopindustries.com/episode-82/

Oct 23, 2017

“It’s time to elevate your business and play a bigger game.” Hello, buzzwords - is that you? We hear about the idea of elevating, but what does that even mean? In this episode, we’re sharing our recommendations on what to focus on when if you’re looking to up your game.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://scoopindustries.com/episode-81/

Oct 16, 2017

Think about the last amazing client experience you had. We are sure that it stands out because it’s not the norm. What if you could provide that type of wow factor to your clients all the time so they feel that warm, happy glow when they work with you? It is possible. In this episode, we’re sharing some specific ways to wow your clients.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://scoopindustries.com/episode-80/

Oct 9, 2017

So you did it...you found a great client, gave a killer pitch and now it’s time to close the deal. But unfortunately for some of us, closing isn’t something that comes easily and we find it awkward as heck. Check out this episode for the fundamentals you need to master for closing more business.  https://scoopindustries.com/episode-79/

Sep 30, 2017

Whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for years, finding clients isn’t something you can just let fall to the wayside. When you run a services business, clients are your lifeblood, so knowing where to find them is a critical piece of your success. Check out this episode for fresh ideas on where to find new clients - https://scoopindustries.com/episode78/

Sep 25, 2017

There are few things as powerful as a good story. Instead of overthinking about what to share and if people want to hear it, what if you focused on the fact that people like to know we are all human, and that your story matters?


Connecting with other people is what brings us together, and our clients and colleagues want to know who we are. Check out this episode for tips on how to share your business story without feeling cheesy.  https://scoopindustries.com/episode-77/

Sep 18, 2017

Sometimes even with the best laid plans things fall apart and we’re left feeling completely overwhelmed by our business. Sure. some people make it look easy but we all know that things always look better from the outside. Check out this episode to learn some practical ideas to break through overwhelm as a small business boss.  https://scoopindustries.com/episode-76/

Sep 11, 2017

While it takes confidence to run a small business, we all still have days where we feel like an imposter. “Fake it ‘til you make it” can carry you a long way, but what if you just stop pretending and embraced the awesome of you and your biz?

Check out this week’s episode for how to feel like a boss 24/7 and own your value as a small business boss.  https://scoopindustries.com/episode-75/

Sep 4, 2017

Let’s face it...as awesome and amazing you are at what you do, there are other people who probably do the same thing.  So how do you differentiate your biz from everyone else in the pack? In this episode, we’re giving you the lowdown on how to stand out in a crowded market.  https://scoopindustries.com/episode74/

Aug 28, 2017

It happens to ALL of us. You know...the clients from H-E-L-L. The ones that make you question everything and want to quit. It happens. But how do you stop it from happening as much as humanly possible?  In this episode, we’re talking about red flags to watch for with potential clients.

Get the inside scoop here: https://scoopindustries.com/episode73/

Aug 21, 2017

Hands down, one of the best ways to make more money as a service business owner is by having a signature process. So what is this? Where do you start? In this episode we’re sharing what we’ve learned about creating a signature process to help you get going.

Get the inside scoop here:  https://scoopindustries.com/episode72/

Aug 14, 2017

So, you want to surprise and delight your clients, but how do you wow them when you’re on a budget? The good news is the “wow” factor can be free or low cost. In this episode, we’re sharing our five favourite ways to wow when you’re on a budget.

Get the inside scoop here: https://scoopindustries.com/episode71/ 

Aug 7, 2017

We’ve all heard the saying that running a small business is a marathon, not a sprint...so how do you stay motivated day in, day out and through the not-so-sexy stuff?  In this episode, we’re talking about motivation and mind tricks to stay the course and keep on running.

Get the inside scoop here:  https://scoopindustries.com/episode70/

Jul 31, 2017

Listen up - the real secret of success? It comes from consistent, daily action! It’s definitely not sexy, but it’s what really works. In this episode we’re talking about daily practices to help you be more productive as we wrap up the Productivity Powerhouse series.

Get the inside scoop right here:  https://scoopindustries.com/episode69/

Jul 24, 2017

It’s Monday morning. You’re raring to go. You’re ready for the BEST week ever. Then..next thing you know it’s Thursday night and you’re panicking as things are not going according to plan. In this episode, we’re looking at how to create your ideal week and stick with it as part of our productivity series.

Get the inside scoop here: https://scoopindustries.com/episode68/

Jul 17, 2017

If you want to supercharge your performance, there are lots of ways to go about it, but in this episode, we’re sharing some of our favourite ways to make each of the 12 months of the year more productive.

Get the inside scoop here:  https://scoopindustries.com/episode67/

Jul 10, 2017

It’s halfway through 2017 so how are you doing on achieving your goals?  We are kicking off a new series focusing on productivity. We are going to help you use those hazy, crazy days of summer to help you rock out the rest of the year.

Get the inside scoop here: https://scoopindustries.com/episode66/

Jun 29, 2017

Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to bust out your chaise lounge and a good book. In this express episode, we’re sharing some of our fave business books to give you some good reads for the Summer.


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