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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: 2018
Aug 13, 2018

Have you ever felt undervalued and like managing clients was a big old challenge? There’s a sweet spot between valuing our expertise and underpricing our services. Sandy Sidhu, FB ads expert extraordinaire, learned how important this really was for her business.

In this episode, we’re going behind the scenes of business as she shares all the things about working with clients.

Get the inside scoop:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/valuing-your-expertise/

Aug 6, 2018

If you’ve ever thought about creating a signature service but decided not to, think again! A signature service is how you can show your expertise and puts everyone on notice that you’re a total boss who’s got it going ON.

In this episode, I’m sharing everything you need to know about creating a signature service and how it can transform your business.

Get the inside scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/creating-your-signature-service/

Jul 30, 2018

If you look at the world of online businesses, it often seems like everyone and their dog is talking about their new signature product or program. Services get forgotten about or worse yet, completely bashed, when really, they can be the thing you need to create consistent income in your business.

In this episode, I’m chatting with Hailey Dale from Your Content Empire to talk about what goes on behind-the-scenes in her biz, how to find the right balance between having products and services, and some of the biggest lessons she’s learned along the way.

Get the inside scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/adding-services-for-stability/

Jul 23, 2018

If you’ve been following Small Business Boss, you know that May was one hell of a tough month. So imagine my surprise when June completely surpassed my expectations!

Check out the latest episode where I’m giving you the June 2018 recap and sharing some big wins.

Get the inside scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/june-2018-recap/

Jul 16, 2018

I’m kicking off a new series of interviews where I’m taking you behind-the-scenes of different service businesses and chatting about what running a biz REALLY looks like, warts and all.

In this episode, I’m taking to Danielle Liss, partner at Hashtag Legal. We’re talking candidly about managing growth, hiring, giving up control when you’re Type A and what you MUST handle on the legal side as a services boss.

Get the inside scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/giving-up-control/

Jul 9, 2018

We’ve all been there. You send a client an invoice and...it’s crickets. You wait days and days, and no payment materializes. Now you’re frustrated and have the icky feeling you get when you have to chase down a client.

But guess what? It doesn’t have to be this way.

In this episode, we’re going to talk about how to get paid on time, every time and what to do when the payment is late.

Get the inside scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/get-paid-on-time/

Jun 25, 2018

As a small business boss, I have a better handle on how things are progressing month over month, but the end of Q2 is still the perfect time to check in with your biz goals.

In this episode, I’m taking you through my mid-year checklist.

Get the inside scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/planning-and-goals/

Jun 18, 2018

May was a crazy month here at Small Business Boss, and even though things got a little messy (temporarily), I’m still committed to being honest and sharing what’s been going down.

In this episode, I’m taking you behind the scenes on how May panned out.

Get the inside scoop right here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/may-2018-recap/

Jun 11, 2018

Ask anyone who’s been in business for a while, and they’ll straight up tell you that sometimes the train goes off the rails, and you’re left standing in the ditch wondering what the hell to do next.

In this episode, I’m giving you some real talk about how to cope when things get messy in your biz and sharing my tips on how to get your runaway train back on the track.

Get the inside scoop right here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/when-things-get-messy-in-your-business/

Jun 4, 2018

When your biz life unexpectedly takes a sharp left turn and you need to figure out where to go from there, it’s time to put your plan B into action.

In this episode, I’m serving up some real talk about coping with big biz changes and sharing what comes next here at Small Business Boss.

Get the inside scoop right here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/boss-updates/

May 28, 2018

We love to try new things, and things from the tools and tech category are no exception. Whether you’re a consultant, creative, or freelancer, there are some great tools on the market, and at this point, we’ve pretty much tried them all.

Check out this podcast where we share our short list of cool tools designed to make things in your biz that much easier.

Get the inside scoop right here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/business-tools-for-freelancers/

 

 

May 21, 2018

As part of our 2018 promise to all of you to keep it real, we’re breaking down what happened here in the month of April. With our first mastermind retreat of the year in sunny Florida, it’s hard to imagine this month was anything but awesome...but how did things really go?

Get the inside scoop right here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/april-2018-recap/

May 14, 2018

We take money super seriously here at Small Business Boss because how you feel about money can have a massive impact on your success.

That’s why we invited money master Jen Hemphill to talk with us about money mindset. Check out this episode where Jen uses her grounded, practical approach to answer our money story questions.

Get the inside scoop right here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/money-story-with-jen-hemphill/

May 7, 2018

FACT: Having the fundamentals of your biz sorted means more $$$, less stress, and time spent actually doing what you love. Sounds fab, doesn’t it?

In this episode, we’re breaking down what we consider to be the five key components you need to build a solid biz foundation.

Get the inside scoop right here:  https://smallbusinessboss.co/freelancer-foundations/

Apr 30, 2018

It’s Q2, and you’ve hit your stride with getting things DONE for your biz, but with summer right around the corner, there are all sorts of sunny distractions waiting in the wings. So how do you not let the allure of summer derail your biz plans?

In this episode, we’re sharing some specific ways to keep your momentum going all through the summer season. 

Get the inside scoop right here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/keep-your-momentum-going/

Apr 23, 2018

If there’s one area of biz we know we dominate, it’s proposals. Proposals are THE lifeblood of any client facing business; whether you’re a freelancer, creative, or consultant, proposals are a necessary part of your business’s success.

In this episode, we’re talking about all things proposals and how to win new clients with your proposals.

Get the inside scoop right here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/win-new-clients-with-your-proposals/

Apr 16, 2018

We love giving everyone a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes in the day-to-day workings of our services biz.

Check out this episode where we’re giving you the inside scoop on how we finished Q1 and what went down in the month of March. (Spoiler Alert: We didn’t hit our goals!) 

Get the inside scoop right here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/march-2018-recap/

Apr 13, 2018

We're in your feed today with a very special podcast episode - a sneak peek of the brand new Freelancer Foundations show. Learn more about the show, what we'll be talking about and how it's different than Small Business Boss - then be sure to subscribe to the show to never miss an episode.

Apr 9, 2018

While every day in business can’t be rainbows and sunshine, there’s something to be said for keeping a positive mindset even when things are going quite the way you’d hoped. So how do you get yourself back on track when you’re just not feeling it?

In this episode, we’re talking about when you’re in a sea of negativity, just how do you stay upbeat without being over the top?

Get the inside scoop right here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/how-to-stay-upbeat/

Apr 2, 2018

February was a challenging month for us, so check out this episode where we’re sharing not only how we’re doing with our goals but also how we banded together to get through a tough time as a team.  

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/february-2018-recap/

Mar 26, 2018

Whenever we talk to business owners and talk about their goals, just about everyone mentions one thing: growth. But the hurdle most people run into is always figuring out HOW to make it happen. Knowing where to focus your efforts can save you a ton of time and money, so in this episode, we’re going to be brutally honest about the things that have the most impact on growth.  

Link to this episode: https://smallbusinessboss.co/creating-consistent-income/

Mar 19, 2018

Once you’ve got clients, one of the harder things to figure out as a services business owner can be how to have consistent income month over month. In this episode, we’re talking about how to get super consistent with your services income so you’ve got a solid foundation to build on.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/creating-consistent-income/

Mar 12, 2018

We’re celebrating 100 episodes of the Small Business Boss podcast. 100 - that’s a lot of episodes, so we wanted to share lessons we’ve learned from those episodes.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/lessons-from-100-episodes/

Mar 5, 2018

You need to spend money to make money is one of the most commonly dispensed pieces of business advice. But is it true? Well...not always!

In this episode, we’re looking at investments with impact and where you should (and shouldn’t) spend money in your business.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/where-to-spend-m…in-your-business/

Feb 26, 2018

We’re going boldly where we’ve never gone before, and taking you behind-the-scenes into what exactly we’re doing at Scoop Studios and Small Business Boss. In this episode, we’re recapping January and sharing some of our big insights and a-has from the past month.

Get the inside scoop here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/january-2018-recap/

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