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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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Dec 18, 2018

If you’ve been online for a hot second, you’ve probably heard of Dubsado, which is why I can’t wait to introduce today’s guest Kathleen Rass. She’s going to tell us everything we need to know about Dubsado, including if it’s the right choice for our business and how to get started.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/dubsado-for-service-businesses/

Dec 17, 2018

If you’ve been online for a hot second, you’ve probably heard of Dubsado, which is why I can’t wait to introduce today’s guest Kathleen Rass. She’s going to tell us everything we need to know about Dubsado, including if it’s the right choice for our business and how to get started.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/dubsado-for-service-businesses/

Dec 12, 2018

When you run a service business, service is at the heart of what you do, but what if your mission was even bigger for your clients? As an advocacy and communication strategy, that’s exactly what Jennifer Van Gennip’s business is all about, and in this episode, we talk about her shifting role as a business owner and how she helps create lasting change for her clients and the communities they serve.

 

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/advocating-for-change/ 

Dec 10, 2018

When you’re a creative, managing the day-to-day tasks of running a business can sometimes feel like an uphill battle, but today’s guest Zsofi Koller, owner and creative director of Lilt Creative, is proof that it CAN be done — and done well.

In this episode, Zsofi shares how she’s uplevelled her client base and lets us in on her secrets for managing the tasks that don’t appeal to her creative nature. 

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/leveling-up-as-a-creative/

Dec 5, 2018

Having a normal day job while also running a successful side hustle has its own unique challenges, but that’s exactly what my guest, coach and consultant Kelly McClellan, has been doing.

In this episode, Kelly is sharing her journey of building her business on a very limited schedule while trying to balance, work, family, and normal life stuff.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/business-as-a-side-hustler/

Dec 3, 2018

I sat down with brand strategist Angelica Suarez to talk about growth, hiring, working with your partner and so much more. What makes Angelica's journey really stand out is how by stepping up to be the leader of her business, she’s found a new level of confidence that’s absolutely inspiring.

Get the inside scoop:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/stepping-into-the-role-of-ceo/

Nov 28, 2018

If you’re looking for some no BS insight into doubling it and building a team in your services business, this is the episode for you. I sat down with online business manager Tressa Beheim to talk about effectively running an OBM business, building a team based more on fit versus skill set alone, and how the Double It Mastermind and the relationships built contributed to her success.

Get the inside scoop here.
https://smallbusinessboss.co/building-a-team-in-your-services-business

Nov 26, 2018

When you run a business that traditionally requires you to do most of your work in-person, it can be a challenge to make the leap into the online world. But that’s exactly what my guest Shulamit Ber Levtov of Compassionate Support has managed to do (and do it successfully!).

Check out the latest episode where Shuli and I talk about how she went from being a part-time therapist to opening a desperately needed clinic for her rural community and stepped into her role as a CEO.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/solopreneur-to-ceo/

Nov 21, 2018

Check out our latest episode where I sit down with marketing strategist Sandra Halling who shares all her tips about transitioning your service business to avoid boredom. Including:

  • How being part of the Double It Mastermind gave her the tools she needed to make a change.
  • Exploring new revenue streams.
  • Creating boundaries and tightening up processes to make her business run even more efficiently.

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

Nov 19, 2018

In this episode, I chat with marketing expert Crystal Butler about who she grew her services business while working a part-time schedule. Her winning strategy focused on finding her niche, booking the right clients and surrounding herself with a team who’s empowered to make decisions, and she’s sharing how you can build a profitable business without working round-the-clock.

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

Nov 12, 2018

The start of Q4 was all about clients and deliverables, and despite a few surprises, we got ‘er done and finished the month strong. Of course, the end of the year being in sight brings out our annual need to “nest” — aka get crap organized for 2019.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/october-2018-recap/

Nov 5, 2018

It’s no secret that social proof is one of the best ways to attract clients, yet for some reason, it often gets overlooked. That’s why you NEED customer testimonials to show off your expertise and create a compelling reason why you are the best person for the job.

Check out the latest episode of the Small Business Boss podcast where I’m talking about all things testimonials.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/support-your-marketing-and-sales-with-testimonials

Oct 29, 2018

Systems are one of those things that we love or hate as bosses, and we can find ourselves wondering if we need more of them or different ones. And Jordan from Systems Saved Me is here to help us today talking about finding clients and essential client systems.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/strategic-client-systems/

Oct 22, 2018

It’s recap time, and we’re going to take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of September 2018 here at Small Business Boss. I’ve got lots to say, so let’s do this!

Get the scoop right here:

https://smallbusinessboss.co/episode-131/

 

Oct 15, 2018

It seems like it should be a bit of a no-brainer that SERVICE should be the number one priority when you run a services business. Yeah, we need to make money to pay the bills, but our motivation, the reason we show up every day, should be because we want to serve. It's really that simple.

In this episode, I'm dishing up some real talk about how we can focus on really serving our clients.

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

Oct 8, 2018

Working as part of a virtual team has its own set of unique challenges.

In this episode, Lysa Greer and Bekka Prideaux are sharing the challenges of virtual collaboration and their insights on creating working environments where everyone adds value and feels valued.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/virtual-collaboration/

Oct 1, 2018

It’s not exactly a secret that $$$ is a sensitive topic with biz owners. There’s no shortage of opinions when it comes to pricing your services, and the ever-present (and totally useless, IMO) “charge what you’re worth” advice always gets trotted out.

Well, bosses, I’m here to tell you that when it comes to your pricing, it’s simple supply and demand. In this episode, I’m sharing how to price your services like a boss.

Get the scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/pricing-like-a-boss/

Sep 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/

Sep 17, 2018

While I don’t love months that are a little on the slow side, being less busy means there’s some time to take a deep breath and recalibrate. That’s exactly what we did in the month of August, and let me tell you, I could not be happier with where things landed.

Check out this episode for the August recap and a sneak peek at what we’ve got cooking in the coming months.

Get the inside scoop:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/august-2018-recap/

Sep 10, 2018

If your biz looks picture perfect on the outside but is actually a hot mess behind the scenes, you’re probably due for a little backend biz overhaul. Whether it’s the filing you keep putting off, the systems you need but don’t have, or just a straight up gong show, you can’t go on like this forever.

For this episode, I got in touch with my friend Alaia Williams, an organization and systems expert, and she’s sharing tips on how to get organized once and for all.

Get the inside scoop:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/organizing-your-business/

Sep 3, 2018

Consults calls are a great way to seal the deal on some new biz, but if you find yourself having conversations that never amount to anything, it’s time to change your strategy.

Check out this episode for tips on how to do consults calls that actually convert and stop giving away all of your trade secrets.

Get the inside scoop:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/consults-that-convert/

Aug 27, 2018

When you run your own services biz, hiring someone can seem like a big (and scary!) step, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you need a VA to get you out of your inbox or a billing subcontractor to ease the load of your client work, the principles of hiring and building a kickass team are the same. That’s why if you’ve ever found yourself ruminating over whether or not it’s the “right” time to hire, this episode is just what you need.  

In this episode, I’m getting into the nitty-gritty of hiring with Mandi Holmes, owner of She Can Coterie. Mandi has helped over 100 biz owners get started with outsourcing, and she shares her journey from being a one-woman show to becoming a jack of all trades and building her very own support squad.

Get the inside scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/building-your-support-squad/

Aug 20, 2018

Summer may usually be a time to slow down and enjoy some quiet time in your biz, but not here at Small Business Boss. Not only did July bring us new clients, it also forced us to look at our big picture and make some adjustments to help us in meeting our long-term goals.

Get the inside scoop here:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/july-2018-recap/

Aug 13, 2018

Have you ever felt undervalued and like managing clients was a big old challenge? There’s a sweet spot between valuing our expertise and underpricing our services. Sandy Sidhu, FB ads expert extraordinaire, learned how important this really was for her business.

In this episode, we’re going behind the scenes of business as she shares all the things about working with clients.

Get the inside scoop:
https://smallbusinessboss.co/valuing-your-expertise/

Aug 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-signature-service/

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