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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: February, 2021
Feb 22, 2021

Have you ever bought a product or service for your business that you didn’t actually really want or need?

You started out browsing because something caught your attention and the next thing you know you’re looking around wondering exactly what happened.

I know because I’ve been there, and many times it was because I got played. I was motivated by fear and didn’t even know what was happening. 

In this episode we’re exploring why that happens to us, along with why fear is a terrible strategy and, more importantly, what to do instead.

Get the inside scoop right here:

https://smallbusinessboss.co/fear-based-marketing/

Feb 15, 2021

Hands up if you’ve ever heard this common refrain in the online business world:

“You gotta spend money to make money!!”

This “invest at all costs” message is designed to override logical thinking by urging you to take action and purchase, no matter what. 

These fear-based tactics are exactly why I decided to conduct a survey regarding the good, the bad, and the ugly of business investments. 

In this episode, I’m sharing the results of the survey and digging into what was really happening with people making these investments.

Get the inside scoop right here:

https://smallbusinessboss.co/investing-in-your-business

Feb 8, 2021

Have you ever worked with a coach and felt like something was off? 

While coaching for business can be a great thing, with the wrong person it can be downright detrimental. And like any close relationship, there’s the possibility that abuse can occur. 

What are the red flags you need to look for when choosing to work with a coach? And what should be considered if you’re in one of these toxic relationships and your gut is screaming it’s time to be done?

On this episode, my guest business therapist Nicole Lewis-Keeber joins me for a discussion about coach abuse.

Get the inside scoop right here:

https://smallbusinessboss.co/coach-abuse/

Feb 1, 2021

What is it about service business ownership that makes people want to chuck it all in and give up? 

For some reason, service businesses are often treated as “less than” in the online business world. They’re treated as though our businesses are just a stop along the way until we can do something “better”.

How do we turn the tide and make sure service businesses start getting the respect they’re due? 

In this episode we’re unpacking why people want to quit services, what to do about it, and why it’s time to elevate the service business. 

Get the inside scoop right here:

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

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