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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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Jun 26, 2017

If you have a services business, you may think you don’t need a funnel. But you can totally use a funnel to help you book your services. In this episode, we’re going to share how to get started with a funnel.

https://scoopindustries.com/episode65/

Jun 22, 2017

If you could just find the right day planner everything would be perfect. Or would it. We’ve done a test drive on six different ones and in this express episode we’re sharing what we’ve learned...and our personal favourites.


For more great content like this, visit www.scoopindustries.com/blog.

Jun 19, 2017

If you’re running a small business and providing services, you absolutely need to be able to sell yourself. Otherwise, the road to booking clients is way too hard. In this episode, we’re continuing our Sell Your Services series with a look at how exactly to sell yourself and your services like the boss you are.

 

Get the inside scoop here: https://scoopindustries.com/episode64/

Jun 15, 2017

Part of the fun of setting goals is being able to see them actually become a reality. So what happens when you set goals that make you miserable. In this express episode, we’re looking at when your goals make you feel bad.


For more great content like this, visit www.scoopindustries.com/blog.

Jun 12, 2017

If you ever want to get into a disagreement, go into a group of service providers and talk pricing. It’s a contentious topic, but it’s a big part of the sales process, so we want to cover it off as part of our Sell Your Services series. In this episode, we’re getting real about pricing your services.

Get the inside scoop here: https://scoopindustries.com/episode63/

 

 

Jun 8, 2017

You’re meeting with a potential new client and things are good….until they say something that gets your back up. Do you ignore it? Do you see it as a red flag? Are you being dramatic?  Let’s find out! In this express episode, we’re talking about red flags that you should run from this would-be client.


For more great content like this, visit www.scoopindustries.com/blog.

Jun 5, 2017

Many of us have the idea that sales are hard or that we’re not good at them. But like so many things in our business, learning how to sell is a skill you can acquire. In this episode, we’re kicking off a new series all about sales and your services business. We get the party started with magic words to help you close more clients.

Get the inside scoop here: https://scoopindustries.com/episode62/ 

Jun 1, 2017

We all know that first impressions count, and that’s no truer than on your website’s homepage. You have mere seconds to make an impression. So as a services business how do you connect quickly and keep that visitor?

In this express episode, we’re sharing the one thing you need to know about your homepage.

For more great content like this, visit www.scoopindustries.com/blog.

May 29, 2017

What better way to wrap up our money series with some tools to make it all happen? In this episode, we’re talking about our fave tools to help you manage your money!

Get the inside scoop here: https://scoopindustries.com/episode61/

May 25, 2017

Blogging. Love it or hate it, in this express episode we’re going to answer one of the most common questions we get from services business owners - should I be blogging?


For more great content like this, visit www.scoopindustries.com/blog.

May 22, 2017

Profit can be scary and boring and confusing all at once. But after this episode, you’ll understand it better and be on your way to building your business in a more sustainable way.

Get the inside scoop here: https://scoopindustries.com/episode60/

May 18, 2017

Does even thinking about your about page make you feel icky? Or have you ever read an about page that was seriously boring? In this express episode, we’re talking all about your about page - what you must have and the only thing you need to know.


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May 15, 2017

What is your money mindset?  Do you realize that this is actually a thing? Well, it is, and in this episode, we are getting practical about how you think about your money.

Get the inside scoop here:https://scoopindustries.com/episode59/

May 11, 2017

If you’re selling services, there’s one thing you need on your website. A sales page! In this express episode, we’re talking sales pages and how they can help you sell your services without breaking a sweat.


For more great content like this, visit www.scoopindustries.com/blog.

May 8, 2017

Budgeting. It is such a sassy word. Okay, maybe not for everyone, but it is still very important. All bad-ass business owners need to master it and we are here to break it down for you.

Get the inside scoop here: https://scoopindustries.com/episode58/

May 4, 2017

Many times people automatically think website when branding comes up. But that’s not the case and there’s a lot you can do with your brand without a fancy pants website. In this express episode we’re sharing ways to create a cohesive brand without breaking the bank.

For more great content like this, visit www.scoopindustries.com/blog.

May 1, 2017

Money.  It’s such a strange topic. We are supposed to want more of it, yet it is the one topic very few people are real about. We don’t know about you, but growing up, we were taught that it is something you shouldn’t talk about.  Well - we are sooooo past that.

In this episode, we are going to talk - really talk - about the state of your money.

Get the inside scoop here: www.scoopindustries/episode57

Apr 27, 2017

We’ve all been there on a consult call where the would-be client isn’t ready for us, or worse, they are surprised by how much our services cost. Womp womp. In this express episode, we’re talking about what NOT to do on your consult calls.


For more great content like this, visit www.scoopindustries.com/blog.

Apr 24, 2017

While there’s definitely a time to hustle hard in your business, you simply can’t hustle ALL the time. But how do you keep improving when you’re not in hustle mode? We’re sharing some proven hustle-free ways to keep optimizing your business and growing it the right way.


In episode 55 we talked about our fave ways to grow a services business - so don’t tune out - this is completely different. This goes way beyond growing into building something sustainable. A business you actually enjoy and are excited to work on.

Get the inside scoop here:  https://scoopindustries.com/episode56/

Apr 20, 2017

Being a part of a mastermind can be incredibly powerful, but you need to have a plan to get the most out of it. In this express episode, we’re talking about how to get the very most out of masterminding.


For more great content like this, visit www.scoopindustries.com/blog.

Apr 17, 2017

If you’re the type of person that starts a business in the first place, then you’re most likely the type of person who wants to keep that business growing. (Or at least find ways to make what you’re doing more efficient.)

In this episode we’re dishing up the scoop on our fave ways to grow your services business - including a few that may surprise you.

Get the inside scoop here:  https://scoopindustries.com/episode55/

Apr 13, 2017

Many of us struggle with confidence, but there’s a flipside to that struggle...when our ego gets in the way.  In this express episode we’re talking about ego and how it can trip you up.

Get ready for a little ego check, and some of this may be a bit hard to hear, but it’s necessary. I know I need to check myself every so often.


For more great content like this, visit www.scoopindustries.com/blog.

Apr 10, 2017

Being a solopreneur can make it feel like you truly are a solo show. In this episode we’re talking about how to avoid falling into the trap of thinking you need to do it ALL on your own.

Get the inside scoop here: https://scoopindustries.com/episode54/

Apr 6, 2017

Most of us love planning. We’re straight up addicted to planning. But there comes a time when planning becomes a big old problem. In this express episode we’re talking about the downside of planning and how to keep planning in it’s rightful place in your business.

For more great content like this, visit www.scoopindustries.com/blog.

Apr 3, 2017

In this episode, we’re getting real about the online world and why being a practitioner is seriously undervalued, and actually the most important asset you have. We want to dive into what’s going on in this crazy pants online world, and show how not to lose sight of what matters the most - your skills, experience and talents.

Get the inside scoop here:  https://scoopindustries.com/episode53/

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