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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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Oct 28, 2019

This week, I’m bringing you another behind-the-scenes look at an agency. In this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, we’re taking a peek into Tressa Beheim’s boutique agency, where she and her team provide a full range of services to female entrepreneurs.

In this episode, Tressa shares how she’s gone from a tentative entrepreneur to the boss of a full-service boutique agency, how she built her team slowly, and how she’s constantly looking for ways to optimize.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/tressa-beheim/

Oct 21, 2019

It’s time for another recap, and September was ALL SYSTEMS GO around here.

In this episode, I talk about lead gen, landing new clients, and how all that activity didn’t necessarily result in an immediate bump in revenue, as well as a tough decision about Small Business Boss.

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

Oct 14, 2019

Nothing, and I mean, nothing beats a real-life behind-the-scenes look at how a business is run. So in this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, Kate Ahl from Simple Pin Media joins us to share how she’s grown her agency, her team, and her client list.

In this episode, Kate drops so much knowledge that will inspire you as an agency owner, or any type of service business owner, on culture, letting your team fly, and the realities of being the boss.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/kate-ahl/

Oct 7, 2019

New month = a new theme here on the Small Business Boss podcast, and this month we’re going deep into the agency model.

We hear about agencies as THE way to scale a service business all the time, but there’s a lot more to it than hiring some people, getting some clients and being well on our way to multiple 7 figures.

In this episode, I’m breaking down exactly what you need to grow an agency business based on my years of experience owning one, working in one, and partnering with many more.

If you’re interested in growing an agency OR already running one, this episode is for you.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/building-an-agency/

Sep 30, 2019

We all know the stereotype of a slimy salesperson who manipulates people into buying their product or service. And that stereotype is something many of us buy into as we sell our own services.

We simply don’t want to be seen as greedy, pushy, aggressive, or manipulative. So, instead, we fear sales, or worse yet, avoid selling at all.

I’m here to tell you in this week’s episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, that sales is a skill you must master, and you can do it in a way that’s helpful to your potential clients. I’m dishing up practical strategies for streamlining your sales process AND getting rid of the stress for good.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/sales-as-a-freelancer/

Sep 23, 2019

Nearly two years ago when I started doing recap episodes, I did it as a way to share what was really happening behind-the-scenes at Small Business Boss and at my content marketing agency, Scoop Studios.

After all, aren’t we all a bit tired of income claims and all sorts of other BS that’s just smoke and mirrors?

In the August recap, I’m sharing a peek into 2020 plans, how things are going money-wise, and how I need to get my booty in gear if I’m going to meet Q3 revenue goals.

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

Sep 16, 2019

When it comes to pricing, there’s a million different models and strategies, and it can feel pretty freakin’ overwhelming. In this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, guest Matt Baker from Freshbooks shares how to get started with value-based pricing, how to make sure you’re pricing so you get paid appropriately, and why pricing should be something you experiment with.

You can listen to the show on the Small Business Boss website on your podcast platform of choice including Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, OverCast and others.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/value-based-pricing-for-freelancers/

Sep 9, 2019

Back in 2005, when I decided to quit my job and start my own business, little did I know how much owning my own business would push me as a person and teach me countless lessons.

As a freelancer, a lot of those lessons were hard, uncomfortable, and at times, incredibly stressful, so in this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, I share 10 lessons I learned the hard way. Consider this my gift to you as a boss — no matter where you are on your journey — to help save you the suffering.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/lessons-for-freelancers/

Sep 2, 2019

Back when I started my business, we didn’t have all the fancy lingo and versions of -preneur that we use now. You either owned a business, which basically implied that you had a brick and mortar store or an office somewhere, or you were a hired gun, a solo show that did contract work as a freelancer. 

Since then, the world of work has changed dramatically, and where I used to get a raised eyebrow and a look of skepticism when I shared what I did for work, now I’m met with far more respect and curiosity. The truth is, more and more people are stepping out of traditional work, and the idea of being the boss isn’t so crazy anymore.

In this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, we’re talking about the freelancer business model — especially the #1 thing you need to work on as a boss.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/freelance-business-model/

Aug 26, 2019

Money talk is a double-edged sword. As a business owner, we need to get comfortable with constantly having conversations about money, but what happens when that talk is misleading or downright wrong?

That’s what I’m tackling with guest Sarah from Yes and Yes in this brand new episode. We talk about the prosperity gospel, redefining success, finding happiness, and escaping the trap of a “fancy” life.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/prosperity-gospel

Aug 19, 2019

Newsflash: Scaling doesn’t equal success for your business.

There’s a fundamental misconception in the online business world that scale immediately means more money and that magically scaling up your business is the only way to meet our money goals.

Plus, the very definition of what “scale” actually is, well, it’s misunderstood.

We need to stop chasing scale, and focus in on what most of us really want, which is to MAKE AND KEEP  more money in our business. 

In this episode of the Small Business Boss I discuss:

🔥The online obsession with scale and how it’s actually the wrong thing for a lot of businesses. 

🔥The path to making and keeping more money as a service business owner. 

🔥The fastest way to be more profitable that you can implement starting TODAY.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/stop-obsessing-over-scale/

Aug 12, 2019

If you’ve been around me for a hot minute you know exactly how I LIVE for summer. That means the July recap giving you the behind-the-scenes scoop of what’s happening is really focused on a lot of deep thoughts and this one thing that’s on my nerves.

In this episode, I share what’s up, as well as the question I’ve been hearing over and over for the last year that quite frankly needs to stop. 

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

Aug 5, 2019

Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do? Or why exactly you’re throwing up obstacles in your own path with stories and reasons why you can’t do certain things? In this episode, Jo Casey is going to help us unpack this and so much more.

You’ve probably heard that there’s no greater self-development journey than running your own business. And I know that’s definitely been the case for me. Being a boss has stretched me and pushed me in ways that I never expected and constantly forces me to deal with what’s really going on in my head. 

I’m sure it’s much the same for you, so I invited Jo Casey to help us examine why we do what we do and how we may be holding ourselves back. And while much of our discussion does speak to feminine conditioning, there are some amazing lessons in here — no matter what gender you are.

Get the scoop here:
www.smallbusinessboss.co/episode177

Jul 29, 2019

It’s time for another recap. This month, I’m taking you behind-the-scenes of June 2019 and sharing all the ins and outs, ups and downs of the month that was.

In this episode I share: 

*Why I’m so twitchy right now about the agency and what my game plan is

*The big a-ha moment I had after a client asked for help on a specific project 

*The new microsite we’re spinning out of Small Business Boss 

*What I’m really thinking about VIP days and where they fit in my biz

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

Jul 22, 2019

This is a greatest hits replay from July 30, 2018.

If you look at the world of online businesses, it often seems like everyone and their dog is talking about their new signature product or program. Services get forgotten about or worse yet, completely bashed, when really, they can be the thing you need to create consistent income in your business.

In this episode, I’m chatting with Hailey Dale from Your Content Empire to talk about what goes on behind-the-scenes in her biz, how to find the right balance between having products and services, and some of the biggest lessons she’s learned along the way.

Get the inside scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/adding-services-for-stab

Jul 15, 2019

This is a greatest hits replay from September 24, 2018.

I'm talking with marketing expert Chrissie Wywrot to give you the inside scoop on how to get yourself more exposure, generate engagement, and highlight the best parts of your biz.

If you've been trying to figure out how to polish up your Linkedin profile or online brand to establish yourself as an expert in your field, this is the episode for you. Check it out.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/marketing-yourself-on-linkedin/

Jul 8, 2019

This is a greatest hits replay from August 6, 2018

If you’ve ever thought about creating a signature service but decided not to, think again! A signature service is how you can show your expertise and puts everyone on notice that you’re a total boss who’s got it going ON.

In this episode, I’m sharing everything you need to know about creating a signature service and how it can transform your business.

Get the inside scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/creating-your-signa

Jul 1, 2019

This is a greatest hits replay from June 25, 2018.

As a small business boss, I have a better handle on how things are progressing month over month, but the end of Q2 is still the perfect time to check in with your biz goals.

In this episode, I’m taking you through my mid-year checklist.

Get the inside scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/planning-and-goals/

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/

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