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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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May 6, 2019

Are you always looking for ways to be more productive? To get more done? I know I sure am, but this week’s guest on the Small Business Boss podcast, Tara Newman, turns this quest for productivity on its head.

Mind blown.

If you’re all about accomplishments and to-do lists, you’ll want to give this a listen to hear Tara break this down and share how other people’s blueprints for success simply aren’t the answer.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/being-a-high-performer/

Apr 29, 2019

Oh, magical Internet with all your superpowers, surely you can help me find allllll the clients without breaking a sweat. If only it was that easy! In this new episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, we’re getting real about how to find potential clients online.

And this episode isn’t about funnels or email lists. Instead, we’re going to break down some of the best tactics to help you find clients online that don’t involve you creating mounds of content and killing yourself to try to become an Instagram superstar.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/how-to-find-potential-clients-online

Apr 22, 2019

You need a new client...like yesterday. So what’s a boss to do?

I’ve definitely been there, and in this episode, I’m sharing the fastest ways to get clients in the door here in 2019. These are practical, proven and exactly what you need to put into action the next time you have a spot to fill on your client roster.

You can listen on the Small Business Boss website here → https://smallbusinessboss.co/how-to-get-clients-fast/

Apr 15, 2019

March was full of ups...and quite a few downs, but in the name of keepin’ it real, I share them with you in my latest episode of the Small Business Boss podcast.

You can listen now where you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Play.

Apr 8, 2019

There’s one shift I made about 18 months ago to fuel the growth of Scoop Studios and find more clients.

What is it? I’m breaking it down and how to put it into action in the latest episode of the Small Business Boss podcast. (You’re going to love this because NO special anything is needed — it’s small but oh-so significant!)

Get the inside scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/finding-clients/

Apr 1, 2019

What’s your SPARKLE FACTOR? You know, the thing that makes people want to work with you?

Not sure? Then you’ll definitely want to listen to this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast where guest Reina from Reina + Co shares what you need to know about your sparkle factor, finding clients and so much more.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/finding-your-dream-clients/

Mar 25, 2019

The shortest month of the year proved to be one of the best ones we’ve ever had here at Small Business Boss.

Why? Let’s jump into the February 2019 recap, and I’ll share the highs and lows that were packed into a single 28-day month. 

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

Mar 18, 2019

There are so many misconceptions about sales and the idea that you need to be pushy or sleazy to make things happen. That can result in a whole series of hang-ups we have when it comes to booking clients.


In this brand new episode, we’re going to think differently about sales strategy for your freelance or creative business, and I’m going to share some specifics about how to step up your sales game without getting bejiggity about it.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinesboss.co/sales-strategy-for-your-freelance-or-creative-business

Mar 11, 2019

Business owners are obsessed with scaling and are constantly on a quest for ways to automate so they can grow their business. Today’s guest Becca Tracey has made a habit of doing things in her business that don’t scale, and she’s sharing the lessons for all of us a service business owner.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/using-strategies-that-dont-scale/

Mar 4, 2019

You may think that your brand’s message isn’t that important — but you’d be wrong. People want to know what makes your services business different and summing it up in a few short words that pack a punch is your first step to making an impression that stands out.

On this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, my guest Dr. Michelle Mazur is sharing her tips for how to create your Three Word Rebellion.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/three-word-rebellion/

Feb 25, 2019

The first month of the year is behind us, and if you’re anything like me, you’re already antsy for your big plans to come to fruition. Since I chose READY as my word of the year, I’m even more excited to have January — typically not my favorite month — done and over with,

On this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, I’m sharing the first recap of 2019 along with something SUPER exciting on the horizon this spring.

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

Feb 18, 2019

Fact: Writing proposals and doing it well matters to your business. You know, because clients = you getting a paycheck. But since they’re not usually the most exciting tasks, we often tend to procrastinate and have a hard time getting into the groove.

On this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, I’m breaking down how to create a high-performance client proposal that gets you a yes.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/client-proposal/

Feb 11, 2019

Finding that sweet spot between doing everything yourself and automating certain processes to save time can seem really tricky when it comes to your clients.

In this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, my guest Natasha from Systems Rock is going to help us figure out how to deliver a high touch client experience.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/high-touch-client-experience/

Feb 4, 2019

In this episode, I’m sharing my lessons from FIVE years of podcasting including why having a podcast has been so powerful for me — and a few things I absolutely never expected.

 

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/5-years-of-podcasting/

Jan 30, 2019

There’s nothing quite like that sinking feeling you have when you know that you need to broach a difficult conversation. If only you could just avoid the whole thing...

In this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, my guest, executive coach, leadership mentor, and difficult conversations expert Diane A. Ross is sharing tips on how to get into the right mindset to make your difficult conversations more productive and less stressful.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/difficult-client-conversations/

 

Jan 28, 2019

Blogging for business is one of those things that seems like it should be really easy — pick a topic, write it up, put it online, and done! But if you've ever actually done blogging, you know there's a lot more work required if you actually want your blog to serve a purpose.

In this episode, I'm sharing some of the biggest mistakes bloggers make and how to fix them so your blog can deliver results.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/blogging-mistakes/

Jan 23, 2019

Clients are the lifeblood of our business, but sometimes, it can be challenging to figure out where to find them. Adria DeCorte shares a fresh take on finding clients by calling them in and making them know you’re the right choice.

 

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/attract-your-potential-clients/

Jan 21, 2019

If you’ve ever found yourself sweating over the idea of having to create content, you aren’t the only one. Sure, as someone who runs a content marketing agency it’s easy for me to say, “Just do it!” but the fact is, if the rest of your business foundations aren’t in order, all the content marketing in the world isn’t going to fix that.

If you want your content marketing to attract potential clients, it needs to be thoughtful, strategic, and a good investment of your time. In this episode, I'm sharing some content marketing fundamentals. 

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/attract-more-clients/

Jan 16, 2019

The topic of business and money are pretty intertwined — and for good reason. If you’re going to run a profitable business, then you need to have your money mindset all sorted out, and that’s exactly what my guest, financial strategist Nechelle Bartley, is all about doing for her clients.

In this episode, Nechelle and I are digging deep on why your money needs a job, why you need specific revenue goals for your biz, and most importantly, why your money mindset can make or break your business.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/money-basics-for-your-service-business

Jan 14, 2019

If you’ve found yourself having the same issues crop up with clients over and over, it may mean your boundaries need to be shored up. Yes, it can be challenging and make us feel a bit icky when we have to say no or we can’t deliver what a client wants, but the fact is, we can avoid a lot of these situations just by having clearly communicated boundaries established from day one.  

In this episode, I'm unpacking how to set boundaries and keep them strong when they're being put to the test. 

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/how-to-set-boundaries-with-your-clients

Jan 9, 2019

2018 was a wild ride for the team here at Scoop, but we finished the year with plenty of gratitude and a ton of perspective. One of the best activities going into a new year is to look back and see where you started the year and where you landed, so that’s exactly what we’re doing on this episode.

Check out our 2018 recap where I’m sharing the lessons we learned along the way.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/service-based-business/

Jan 7, 2019

There’s a whole lot of emotions that come up when trying to decide how to price your services but understanding the WHY of those feelings can make all the difference. To help you start 2019 off on the best foot possible, I’m talking to Melina Palmer, host of The Brainy Business podcast, to discuss the psychology of pricing and how you can find your pricing sweet spot.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/psychology-of-pricing/

Jan 2, 2019

There’s something that happens every year in January where all your biz friends start furiously trying to come up with a plan to make this the best year yet. But instead of looking at whatever the latest trend is that will supposedly make you a powerhouse, why not focus on making some small changes in your day-to-day habits? Here are my five favorite strategies to help you be more productive.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/productivity-strategies/

Dec 31, 2018

For most business owners, the start of a new year means new goals, new plans, and new dreams. Whether you’re filled with hope and feeling impatient to hit the ground running, or you’re laying low until the dust settles and then you’ll make a move, the new year signals a time to get ready for whatever is waiting around the corner.

In this episode, I’m sharing how to get ready for 2019 as a service business owner because 2019 is HERE! 

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/getting-ready-for-2019/

Dec 20, 2018

Retainers are one of those things that can be elusive to business owners, so in this episode, my guest Sandra Tournemille is going to share her experiences with adding retainer revenue and so much more. 

Get the inside scoop right here:  https://smallbusinessboss.co/adding-retainer-revenue/

 

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