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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: 2019
Jun 24, 2019

May is always one of my fave months of the year...so the question is: Did May 2019 deliver the goods?

In this episode, I’m sharing the May recap, and I’ll reveal everything that happened in the month that was, including:

  • Where May landed with new business and being away
  • Dealing with cash flow and delayed payments
  • My trip to the UK and what I learned from my mastermind group

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

Jun 17, 2019

When you want to find clients, it’s easy to focus on tried and true tactics, like referrals, but what happens when those tactics run out of steam or you need to do something new?

In this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, guest Meg Casebolt is going to take us behind-the-scenes of her business and show us how she’s used collaborations to build her client roster.

You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, or Stitcher.

Jun 10, 2019

FACT: I take my summer very seriously.

If you just read that and thought “I wish!” or “I don’t know how” — it’s not too late!

In this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, I’m sharing what you can do right now, as in today, to take control of your schedule and get the freedom you’re after this summer.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/control-of-your-summer-schedule/

Jun 3, 2019

When you work in an office, it’s easy to form friendships and relationships to help you weather the ups and downs. But when you work from home, it’s a totally different ballgame, and it’s easy to feel disconnected. In this episode, guest Nevica Vasquez shares how to find your business besties and why they’re so critical to your business success.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/finding-your-biz-besties/

May 27, 2019

The April recap is here, and I’m dishing up a lot of things that happened in the month — most of which could be filed under “unexpected.” 

You can get the behind-the-scenes of Small Business Boss and Scoop Studios in the April recap episode which is now available.

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

May 20, 2019

Over the years of running my business, I’ve been through cycles of working too many hours to count and then others where I was making great money but not working all that much.

Amid the hype of working from the beach or only four hours a week, it’s easy to feel completely cynical that the freedom you started your business in search of is even possible. And while it’s all about seasons in business, I want you to know that the flexible, freedom-filled schedule you may be seeking is possible.

In this new episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, guest Ashley Gartland shares a realistic map to getting to that part-time, flexible schedule you’re dreaming of.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/full-time-business-on-part-time-hours

May 13, 2019

The idea of managing versus leading is nothing new, but it’s something I’ve personally been working on a lot. The truth is, I’m VERY comfortable as a manager. I’m great at managing clients, budgets and all the strategies and tactics. I’m comfortable in the day-to-day, and it’s very tangible, so it’s an easy default place for me to operate from.

Sound familiar? In this episode, I’m breaking down managing vs. leading and how that’s changing my business, with some takeaways for you to apply to your business — even if you’re a team of one!

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/managing-or-leading/

May 6, 2019

Are you always looking for ways to be more productive? To get more done? I know I sure am, but this week’s guest on the Small Business Boss podcast, Tara Newman, turns this quest for productivity on its head.

Mind blown.

If you’re all about accomplishments and to-do lists, you’ll want to give this a listen to hear Tara break this down and share how other people’s blueprints for success simply aren’t the answer.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/being-a-high-performer/

Apr 29, 2019

Oh, magical Internet with all your superpowers, surely you can help me find allllll the clients without breaking a sweat. If only it was that easy! In this new episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, we’re getting real about how to find potential clients online.

And this episode isn’t about funnels or email lists. Instead, we’re going to break down some of the best tactics to help you find clients online that don’t involve you creating mounds of content and killing yourself to try to become an Instagram superstar.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/how-to-find-potential-clients-online

Apr 22, 2019

You need a new client...like yesterday. So what’s a boss to do?

I’ve definitely been there, and in this episode, I’m sharing the fastest ways to get clients in the door here in 2019. These are practical, proven and exactly what you need to put into action the next time you have a spot to fill on your client roster.

You can listen on the Small Business Boss website here → https://smallbusinessboss.co/how-to-get-clients-fast/

Apr 15, 2019

March was full of ups...and quite a few downs, but in the name of keepin’ it real, I share them with you in my latest episode of the Small Business Boss podcast.

You can listen now where you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Play.

Apr 8, 2019

There’s one shift I made about 18 months ago to fuel the growth of Scoop Studios and find more clients.

What is it? I’m breaking it down and how to put it into action in the latest episode of the Small Business Boss podcast. (You’re going to love this because NO special anything is needed — it’s small but oh-so significant!)

Get the inside scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/finding-clients/

Apr 1, 2019

What’s your SPARKLE FACTOR? You know, the thing that makes people want to work with you?

Not sure? Then you’ll definitely want to listen to this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast where guest Reina from Reina + Co shares what you need to know about your sparkle factor, finding clients and so much more.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/finding-your-dream-clients/

Mar 25, 2019

The shortest month of the year proved to be one of the best ones we’ve ever had here at Small Business Boss.

Why? Let’s jump into the February 2019 recap, and I’ll share the highs and lows that were packed into a single 28-day month. 

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

Mar 18, 2019

There are so many misconceptions about sales and the idea that you need to be pushy or sleazy to make things happen. That can result in a whole series of hang-ups we have when it comes to booking clients.


In this brand new episode, we’re going to think differently about sales strategy for your freelance or creative business, and I’m going to share some specifics about how to step up your sales game without getting bejiggity about it.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinesboss.co/sales-strategy-for-your-freelance-or-creative-business

Mar 11, 2019

Business owners are obsessed with scaling and are constantly on a quest for ways to automate so they can grow their business. Today’s guest Becca Tracey has made a habit of doing things in her business that don’t scale, and she’s sharing the lessons for all of us a service business owner.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/using-strategies-that-dont-scale/

Mar 4, 2019

You may think that your brand’s message isn’t that important — but you’d be wrong. People want to know what makes your services business different and summing it up in a few short words that pack a punch is your first step to making an impression that stands out.

On this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, my guest Dr. Michelle Mazur is sharing her tips for how to create your Three Word Rebellion.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/three-word-rebellion/

Feb 25, 2019

The first month of the year is behind us, and if you’re anything like me, you’re already antsy for your big plans to come to fruition. Since I chose READY as my word of the year, I’m even more excited to have January — typically not my favorite month — done and over with,

On this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, I’m sharing the first recap of 2019 along with something SUPER exciting on the horizon this spring.

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

Feb 18, 2019

Fact: Writing proposals and doing it well matters to your business. You know, because clients = you getting a paycheck. But since they’re not usually the most exciting tasks, we often tend to procrastinate and have a hard time getting into the groove.

On this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, I’m breaking down how to create a high-performance client proposal that gets you a yes.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/client-proposal/

Feb 11, 2019

Finding that sweet spot between doing everything yourself and automating certain processes to save time can seem really tricky when it comes to your clients.

In this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, my guest Natasha from Systems Rock is going to help us figure out how to deliver a high touch client experience.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/high-touch-client-experience/

Feb 4, 2019

In this episode, I’m sharing my lessons from FIVE years of podcasting including why having a podcast has been so powerful for me — and a few things I absolutely never expected.

 

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/5-years-of-podcasting/

Jan 30, 2019

There’s nothing quite like that sinking feeling you have when you know that you need to broach a difficult conversation. If only you could just avoid the whole thing...

In this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, my guest, executive coach, leadership mentor, and difficult conversations expert Diane A. Ross is sharing tips on how to get into the right mindset to make your difficult conversations more productive and less stressful.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/difficult-client-conversations/

 

Jan 28, 2019

Blogging for business is one of those things that seems like it should be really easy — pick a topic, write it up, put it online, and done! But if you've ever actually done blogging, you know there's a lot more work required if you actually want your blog to serve a purpose.

In this episode, I'm sharing some of the biggest mistakes bloggers make and how to fix them so your blog can deliver results.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/blogging-mistakes/

Jan 23, 2019

Clients are the lifeblood of our business, but sometimes, it can be challenging to figure out where to find them. Adria DeCorte shares a fresh take on finding clients by calling them in and making them know you’re the right choice.

 

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/attract-your-potential-clients/

Jan 21, 2019

If you’ve ever found yourself sweating over the idea of having to create content, you aren’t the only one. Sure, as someone who runs a content marketing agency it’s easy for me to say, “Just do it!” but the fact is, if the rest of your business foundations aren’t in order, all the content marketing in the world isn’t going to fix that.

If you want your content marketing to attract potential clients, it needs to be thoughtful, strategic, and a good investment of your time. In this episode, I'm sharing some content marketing fundamentals. 

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/attract-more-clients/

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