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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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Mar 12, 2018

We’re celebrating 100 episodes of the Small Business Boss podcast. 100 - that’s a lot of episodes, so we wanted to share lessons we’ve learned from those episodes.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/lessons-from-100-episodes/

Mar 5, 2018

You need to spend money to make money is one of the most commonly dispensed pieces of business advice. But is it true? Well...not always!

In this episode, we’re looking at investments with impact and where you should (and shouldn’t) spend money in your business.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/where-to-spend-m…in-your-business/

Feb 26, 2018

We’re going boldly where we’ve never gone before, and taking you behind-the-scenes into what exactly we’re doing at Scoop Studios and Small Business Boss. In this episode, we’re recapping January and sharing some of our big insights and a-has from the past month.

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

Feb 20, 2018

Are you on the quest to find the PERFECT tool to do all the things in your business? Or wondering how you can save time? In this episode, we’re talking about our fave time-saving tools for small business owners.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/time-saving-tool…-business-owners/

Feb 12, 2018

You know, we love the internet. It’s amazing. We met on the internet even. But here’s what we don’t love...the downright BAD advice we see floating around on the internet! In this episode, we’re talking about the lies people tell you on the internet.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/bad-advice-for-s…e-business-owner/

Feb 5, 2018

The idea of a side hustle is nothing new, but so many times it gets a bad rap. We love side hustles, especially services side hustles as they take very little extra resources or investment to get going. In this episode, we’re going to talk about the power of a side hustle offering services.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/side-hustle-offering-services/

Jan 29, 2018

We’ve all heard the saying you’ve got to spend money to make money. But that’s actually not 100% true, and in this episode, we’re diving into the ins and outs of how to make your business more profitable.

Get the inside scoop right here:  https://smallbusinessboss.co/make-your-servic…iness-profitable/

Jan 22, 2018

Hey what’s your sign?  Personality test results sign, that is. In this episode, we’re delving into the best personality tests for small business bosses and how to make the most of them.

 

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/best-personality…r-small-business/

Jan 15, 2018

Stop trading time for dollars! Make money while you sleep!

You’ve heard allllllll the reasons why you should ditch services and go after a course or passive income business model. But today on the show, we’re going to flip the script and talk about why RIGHT NOW is the best time to run a services business.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/run-a-services-business/

Jan 8, 2018

We’re willing to bet you’ve got some big goals in mind for the next few months or even the year, and those goals likely involve making more money. Making more money usually means you’re gonna need more clients. In this episode, we’re talking about proactive ways to get more clients.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/get-more-clients/

Jan 1, 2018

Hello, 2018! It’s a new year and we couldn’t be more excited! In this episode, we’re giving you a bit of a behind the curtain peek into what’s up with us for 2018. Let’s do this!  


Get the inside scoop right here:  https://smallbusinessboss.co/whats-up-for-2018/

Dec 18, 2017

2017 is nearly a wrap and we’re big fans of reflection, so in this episode, we’re taking you behind the scenes in our business to share our wins and lessons from the past year.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/biggest-lessons/

Dec 11, 2017

It’s that time of year, the time when we’re planning and plotting how things will be different. How we’ll have our best year ever. How we’ll go all Oprah on the situation and be our best selves. But how exactly are we going to do that? In this episode, we’re breaking down specific ways to supercharge your success for 2018. 

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/success-for-2018/

Dec 4, 2017

Masterminds are something that can really help to accelerate your business and provide you with support along the way. In this episode, we’re talking about the good, and not so great, things about masterminds for your business.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/masterminds-for-your-business/

Nov 27, 2017

We’ve all done it. Spent money thinking we were missing something or if we just did X, Y or Z, we’d get the magic formula. Why? Well, welcome to the cult of online consumption that tells us we’re not good enough. Today we’re talking about this cult and how to break free and be happier in your business.

Get the inside scoop right here:https://smallbusinessboss.co/online-business/ 

Nov 20, 2017

When you’re growing a business, there’s one thing that you can’t ignore - scale. How exactly are you going to build this business? How will you scale? And while it’s a legit question, it’s one that skips over a lot of business fundamentals. In this episode, we’re talking about why you should STOP sweating it over scaling your business.  

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/scaling-your-business/

Nov 13, 2017

You know the situation.  You are plugging along thinking “I got this.” But then you think, maybe you don’t. Maybe you need a funnel. A new website. An 88 part video series.

Slow down, take a deep breath. We’ve all been there, and in this episode, we’re dishing up real talk about the ways we make business soooo much harder than it needs to be.  

Get the scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/making-business-…n-it-needs-to-be/

 

 

 

Nov 6, 2017

We’ve all been there. You thought you were doing amazing, but then - you logged into Facebook and quickly you’re playing the comparison game and are completely down on yourself.

Or you found yourself in the middle of doing something in your business that’s what you thought you “should” do…and it feels like a nightmare. In this episode, we’re talking just how easy it is to find yourself living other people’s dreams and how to get yourself out of that cycle for good.  

Check it out right here:  https://smallbusinessboss.co/living-other-peoples-dreams/

Oct 30, 2017

When you run a business and exist in an online world, there’s no shortage of messages telling us what we *should* want to achieve and that we need to do the latest and greatest thing RIGHT NOW so we don’t miss out. While striving to do more and do it better isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it can lead us to a place where we say yes to everything, even the stuff we don’t want or need to do.

So what would happen if you just said NO? Check out this episode where we kick off NOvember, a month solely dedicated to getting your focus back to what really matters in your business.  https://scoopindustries.com/episode-82/

Oct 23, 2017

“It’s time to elevate your business and play a bigger game.” Hello, buzzwords - is that you? We hear about the idea of elevating, but what does that even mean? In this episode, we’re sharing our recommendations on what to focus on when if you’re looking to up your game.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://scoopindustries.com/episode-81/

Oct 16, 2017

Think about the last amazing client experience you had. We are sure that it stands out because it’s not the norm. What if you could provide that type of wow factor to your clients all the time so they feel that warm, happy glow when they work with you? It is possible. In this episode, we’re sharing some specific ways to wow your clients.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://scoopindustries.com/episode-80/

Oct 9, 2017

So you did it...you found a great client, gave a killer pitch and now it’s time to close the deal. But unfortunately for some of us, closing isn’t something that comes easily and we find it awkward as heck. Check out this episode for the fundamentals you need to master for closing more business.  https://scoopindustries.com/episode-79/

Sep 30, 2017

Whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for years, finding clients isn’t something you can just let fall to the wayside. When you run a services business, clients are your lifeblood, so knowing where to find them is a critical piece of your success. Check out this episode for fresh ideas on where to find new clients - https://scoopindustries.com/episode78/

Sep 25, 2017

There are few things as powerful as a good story. Instead of overthinking about what to share and if people want to hear it, what if you focused on the fact that people like to know we are all human, and that your story matters?


Connecting with other people is what brings us together, and our clients and colleagues want to know who we are. Check out this episode for tips on how to share your business story without feeling cheesy.  https://scoopindustries.com/episode-77/

Sep 18, 2017

Sometimes even with the best laid plans things fall apart and we’re left feeling completely overwhelmed by our business. Sure. some people make it look easy but we all know that things always look better from the outside. Check out this episode to learn some practical ideas to break through overwhelm as a small business boss.  https://scoopindustries.com/episode-76/

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