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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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Mar 30, 2017

Spring is in the air so you’re likely thinking ahead to Summer and taking a break. But how on earth do you take a break from your business and not have things go to pot?

A break from your business doesn’t mean checking email every day and being connected.  We’re talking about the kind of break where you’re not tethered and working.


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Mar 27, 2017

For most of us, running our own business means working from home and spending a lot of time alone. While a Skype call and chatting with your pets may break up the day, this solo thing can be a big challenge. In this episode we’re talking about putting pants on and leaving your house...and why it should be a big priority.

Get in the inside scoop on Episode 52 here: https://scoopindustries.com/episode52/

Mar 23, 2017

Red alert. Today we’re talking habits...and not the good kind. But the kind that mess with your success and keep you stuck or struggling.

We’ve all got work habits that aren’t so hot. Some are worse than others. In this episode, we’re breaking down what you can do about those habits to get on track.

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

Mar 20, 2017

Running a services business means you’ve got ups and downs when it comes to your client work so you’re always looking for ways to create stable, ongoing income. Enter retainers. In this episode, we’re going to chat about retainers for services and why they rock.

Here's in the inside scoop on episode 51: https://scoopindustries.com/episode51/

Mar 16, 2017

We live in a culture that’s based on the fact that we’re always improving. But when it comes to business, that quest for self-improvement can cause some unforeseen issues.

In this express episode, we’re talking about the one thing you need to know about success.

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

Mar 13, 2017

You’re ready to grow and to really blow up your business, but how do you make that happen? Do you need to hire? The short answer is no. You don’t. In this episode we’re talking about ways to grow your business without having to grow a team.

One of the biggest misconceptions around is that to “scale” or grow your business you must have a team. But that reality is you don’t, so we wanted to talk about that in today’s episode as a follow up to Episode 48 on if you’re ready to hire.

Here's the scoop on Episode 50: https://scoopindustries.com/episode50/

Mar 9, 2017

In today’s express episode we’re talking about the thing that’s killing your productivity. BIG TIME.

Meet Context Switching. If you run your own services biz, you’re probably familiar with the challenges of having to constantly switch from one thing to the next. So how do you combat this? We’re breaking it down for you.

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

Mar 6, 2017

Sometimes you need to change direction or press the reset button. But how do you do that without it looking like a hot mess from the outside? We tackle that exact question today as well as sharing a reset that impacts you as a listener of this show.

peaking of changes, starting today, the Inside Scoop podcast will be called the Services Business Success show. Listen to find out why!

And if you have missed any podcasts and want to get caught up, you can find all of our previous episodes on our new Podcast Hub.

 

Links for this show:

You can find our show notes at: https://scoopindustries.com/episode49

 

Check out our new podcast “hub” with everything you need to know about the show:  Scoop - https://scoopindustries.com/podcast

Feb 27, 2017

Hiring can seem like the answer to all of your problems, but is hiring really the answer? When is the right time to hire? What things do you need to be ready for? In this episode we’re going behind-the-scenes talking about hiring for your business.

 

Show notes: https://scoopindustries.com/episode-48/

 

 

Feb 20, 2017

Do you think that launching is just for courses or programs? No way! You can launch your services business and get big results.In this episode we are talking about how to launch your different services and our favorite ways to get booked out.   

You can view show notes for this episode at:  https://scoopindustries.com/episode47/

Feb 13, 2017

It’s the season of love and we’re celebrating by talking about how to show your business some love. After all, when you’re offering services, it’s easy for your business to become last on the list. In this episode, we’re sharing practical ideas for showing your business a bit more love in the next month.

You can view show notes for the episode at:  https://scoopindustries.com/episode46/

Feb 6, 2017

The word “serve” is part of the word services...so when you run a services business it’s easy for service to quickly turn into doormat, people pleaser, YES woman or some other thing that helps make you lose your marbles...In this episode we’re talking about ways to save your sanity and be of service, while being exceptional at what you do.  You can view the show notes for this episode at: www.scoopindustries.com/episode45

Jan 30, 2017

Has this ever happened to you? You’ve carefully planned your week, and it’s going to be the best week ever...but then client priorities take over and next thing you know you’ve gone from productive to parked with working ON your business. In this episode we’re sharing our best tips from years of working with clients to protect your productivity!

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode44

Jan 23, 2017

If there’s one thing you need for your services business it’s clients...so you need to be able to find clients for your business consistently and without killing yourself in the process. In the world of “client attraction” which makes it sound like magic, how do you actually find those clients? We’re breaking that down in this episode of the show.

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode43.

Jan 16, 2017

Let’s get real about the numbers. And we’re not talking about how much money you’re making but the other key numbers you need to know to make your services business work. Get out your calculator and let’s get going!

Show notes: http://scoopindustries.com/episode42/

Jan 9, 2017

Say what? A lifestyle business? Who, me?!?! Well, even if you don’t identify with the traditional images that are conjured up when thinking about a ‘lifestyle’ brand, you probably do have one. In this episode we're talking about what that really means and how to figure it all out.

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode41

Jan 2, 2017

We're kicking off a brand new season and talking about the roadmap to services business success - and how getting where you want to go may be simpler than you realize.

Show notes: www.scoopindustries.com/episode40

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