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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: May, 2021
May 31, 2021

Have you ever had a question and thought “hmmm, I wish there was another biz owner I could ask about this”?

Over the past year I’ve had a great time interacting and answering.  questions over on Instagram. And that’s exactly why I decided to bring those questions to the podcast and share them all with you. 

In this episode, I’m answering listener questions from how to deal with procrastination to what to do about pricing to if wanting to burn down your business is normal.

Get the inside scoop:

smallbusinessboss.co/frequently-asked-questions

May 24, 2021

Have you ever been given the advice that you need to work on your visibility as a business owner? 

While on the surface this is true, one of the things that holds many people back is feeling that visibility = an extroverted, loud, in-your-face approach.

Totally not my style, and probably not yours either.  And that’s okay! Because we do, in fact, have alternatives. 

In this episode, guest Mai-kee Tsang joins me to talk about her approach to visibility, and pitching yourself as a guest on podcasts.

Get the inside scoop:

smallbusinessboss.co/sustainable-visibility

May 17, 2021

One of the most common questions I get asked is about how much people should be paying their employees or contractors.

While the actual amount will always vary depending on the role, having a strategy for determining what rates to offer is critical.

An important part of running an ethical online business is about NOT trying to get the largest amount of work for the least amount of money. 

It’s time to put people before profits and not listen to the exploitative hiring BS celebrity entrepreneurs teach. 

In this episode, we’re diving into what you need to know about paying your team.

Get the inside scoop:

smallbusinessboss.co/paying-your-team

May 10, 2021

When you’re trying to figure out who to trust online, you can’t just look for something sleazy or sketchy as a sign that you should skip doing business with someone.

It’s much more complex and nuanced than looking at the FB ad with a guy on a yacht and thinking, next.

It’s much more complicated, and sometimes a scammer looks and acts like your BFF or your fave academic researcher. And their marketing is designed to lure you with that image and act. 

In this episode, we’re diving into the world of celebrity entrepreneurship with fresh updates for 2021.

Get the inside scoop:

smallbusinessboss.co/2021-celebrity-entrepreneur

May 3, 2021

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed in your biz that you’re ready to light a match and burn the whole thing to the ground? 🔥

Been there, done that.

The reality of being of a biz owner is that even when things seem to be going great, the tide can turn quickly. Even something awesome like bringing a client onboard can start to make you feel like you're falling apart at the seams if you don’t actually have enough support to get all the work done. 

So how do we turn it around so we don’t end up in that position in the first place? 

It starts with capacity planning, where you get a better handle on the supply and demand of your business.

In this episode of the BS-Free Service Business podcast, I’m giving you a crash course on the basics of capacity planning.

Get the inside scoop:

smallbusinessboss.co/capacity-planning

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