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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: January, 2021
Jan 25, 2021

Ever wondered why service businesses get such a bad rap? 

Probably because we have our very own anthology of urban legends and myths that have been repeated so many times they’re now accepted as fact.

A lot of these myths and stories are designed simply to sell you something, and in the process, they challenge what we think we know about our service businesses. They mess with our heads. They shake our confidence. 

And that’s why it’s time we say NO MORE.  

In this episode, I’m exploring seven service business myths, and digging into the REAL truth so we can forget about these once and for all.

Get the inside scoop right here:

https://smallbusinessboss.co/service-business-myths/

Jan 18, 2021

Q: What do the online business industry and MLMs have in common?

A: Way more than they should, unfortunately. 

Yet for some reason, the online biz world seems to direct a whole lot of vitriol towards MLMs (and really, lots of other business models). 

So where’s the disconnect? How do people not see — or maybe not care — that the very thing they judge can be uncannily similar to the things they do? 

In this essay and podcast, I’m exploring the crossover between what’s going on in the online business world and the way MLMs are run, and discuss why it’s time for us to recognize how many of the unethical business and marketing practices are foundational to online business.

Get the inside scoop right here:

http://smallbusinessboss.co/online-businesses-and-MLMs

 

Jan 11, 2021

Ever had to chase a client to get paid?

The fact is, when it comes to payments terms for your business, there are a ton of variables, so having everything nailed will make collecting your money as easy as possible.

In today’s episode, we’re talking about all things payments including payment terms, options for receiving payments, payment plans and so much more. 

Get the inside scoop right here:

https://smallbusinessboss.co/handling-payments/

Jan 4, 2021

Do you ever hear other business owners talking about their money goals and milestones and wonder HOW those numbers might even be possible?

The truth is, those goals you hear about may very well be based on fiction, not fact.

How do you set money goals that are not only attainable, but actually make sense for you and your business?

In this episode, I sit down with Financial Strategist Nechelle Bartley to discuss how we can take a fresh approach to our money goals for 2021.

Get the inside scoop right here: 

https://smallbusinessboss.co/money-goals/

Jan 1, 2021

Have you ever wondered the REAL story behind a business or the person running it? 

Not the shiny, glossed over version that omits key things from the past, but the actual story, privilege and all?

Yeah, me too.

My take is this: If you’re going to listen to me, read my work, and potentially work with me, you deserve truth and transparency. Especially as I literally talk about trust. How can you possibly trust me if I’m burying my past?  

And that’s exactly why in this episode, I’m sharing my backstory — from who I’ve worked with, the privilege I’ve benefited from in my life and what running a trust-driven business in 2021 looks like for me.

Get the inside scoop right here:

https://smallbusinessboss.co/ethical-business/

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