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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: September, 2019
Sep 30, 2019

We all know the stereotype of a slimy salesperson who manipulates people into buying their product or service. And that stereotype is something many of us buy into as we sell our own services.

We simply don’t want to be seen as greedy, pushy, aggressive, or manipulative. So, instead, we fear sales, or worse yet, avoid selling at all.

I’m here to tell you in this week’s episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, that sales is a skill you must master, and you can do it in a way that’s helpful to your potential clients. I’m dishing up practical strategies for streamlining your sales process AND getting rid of the stress for good.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/sales-as-a-freelancer/

Sep 23, 2019

Nearly two years ago when I started doing recap episodes, I did it as a way to share what was really happening behind-the-scenes at Small Business Boss and at my content marketing agency, Scoop Studios.

After all, aren’t we all a bit tired of income claims and all sorts of other BS that’s just smoke and mirrors?

In the August recap, I’m sharing a peek into 2020 plans, how things are going money-wise, and how I need to get my booty in gear if I’m going to meet Q3 revenue goals.

Get the scoop here
https://smallbusinessboss.co/recap-august-2019/

Sep 16, 2019

When it comes to pricing, there’s a million different models and strategies, and it can feel pretty freakin’ overwhelming. In this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, guest Matt Baker from Freshbooks shares how to get started with value-based pricing, how to make sure you’re pricing so you get paid appropriately, and why pricing should be something you experiment with.

You can listen to the show on the Small Business Boss website on your podcast platform of choice including Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, OverCast and others.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/value-based-pricing-for-freelancers/

Sep 9, 2019

Back in 2005, when I decided to quit my job and start my own business, little did I know how much owning my own business would push me as a person and teach me countless lessons.

As a freelancer, a lot of those lessons were hard, uncomfortable, and at times, incredibly stressful, so in this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, I share 10 lessons I learned the hard way. Consider this my gift to you as a boss — no matter where you are on your journey — to help save you the suffering.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/lessons-for-freelancers/

Sep 2, 2019

Back when I started my business, we didn’t have all the fancy lingo and versions of -preneur that we use now. You either owned a business, which basically implied that you had a brick and mortar store or an office somewhere, or you were a hired gun, a solo show that did contract work as a freelancer. 

Since then, the world of work has changed dramatically, and where I used to get a raised eyebrow and a look of skepticism when I shared what I did for work, now I’m met with far more respect and curiosity. The truth is, more and more people are stepping out of traditional work, and the idea of being the boss isn’t so crazy anymore.

In this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, we’re talking about the freelancer business model — especially the #1 thing you need to work on as a boss.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/freelance-business-model/

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