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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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Sep 27, 2021

When you think about your values, it’s probably pretty easy to list what matters to us personally.

But what about your biz?

We’ve all done those exercises where we sit down and write out a mission or a vision statement, or define the values for our business. But all too often they just end up in a file folder and forgotten about while we carry on with getting our work done.

How do we ensure the values we define are something we actually consider regularly?

In this episode, guest Danait Berhe shares how to put our business values into action.

Get the inside scoop: smallbusinessboss.co/business-values

Sep 20, 2021

Have you ever been talking to a potential client and they ask you what sort of results working with you will get them?

I have, and honestly, it always gets my back up a little.

Is it a valid question? Absolutely.

But in the online world, “results” are all too often tied directly to cold hard cash. People are selling the promise of making big money if you work with them or buy their system, and that’s what we’re being compared against. 

So how do we have a nuanced conversation about results in a way that doesn’t just focus on money? 

In this episode, we’re going to talk about how to rethink the role of results in our business, and how we untether from toxic narratives about what results really are. 

Get the inside scoop right here: Smallbusinessboss.co/results-in-your-business

Sep 13, 2021

You know what’s annoying?

How much people in the online space crap on service businesses.

Celeb entrepreneurs are selling ways for us to get OUT of service businesses, with an understanding of an unspoken hierarchy where those who offer services are seen as less than those that focus on courses or programs. 

This results in more and more people getting lured away from their service businesses and told that coaching-based group programs is the way to go.

But is it really? 

In this episode, we’re looking at the key differences between running a done-for-you service business, and one that offers coaching, including the hard numbers from my own experiences working in both models.

Get the inside scoop right here:

smallbusinessboss.co/business-models

Sep 6, 2021

Have you ever heard someone say that there’s no money in services?

I have, and I strongly disagreed. 

The service business model is one of the simplest around, and you can definitely make money — if you know what you’re doing. 

A service business doesn’t have to be complicated, despite what you may have been told. 

The reality is those celebrity entrepreneurs and inexperienced coaches — who like to tell us we NEED their fancy systems — overcomplicate things and create problems we don’t actually have in an effort to sell us things. 

In this episode, I’m sharing what you really need for your service business and how you simplify yours.

Get the inside scoop right here: smallbusinessboss.co/simplify-your-service-biz

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