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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.

The BS-Free Service Business Show Maggie Patterson

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    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

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.

    Ditching Arbitrary Money Goals: Setting New Metrics for Personal Success

    Ditching Arbitrary Money Goals: Setting New Metrics for Personal Success

    Have you wondered if your money goals are actually YOUR goals? 
    How to make money, how to manage money, and how much money you “should” be striving for is always a hot topic in the world of online business.
    We’re flooded with so many messages that sometimes, we end up pushing ourselves to meet goals that don’t actually serve us or our business. 
    We’re told if we’re not scaling we’re failing, and that just is not the case.

    That’s why in this episode, I’m unpacking money goals, why I think that the conventional teachings of online business are broken, and how we can define a new approach to making money.
    Get the inside scoop at: smallbusinessboss.co/money-goals

    • 21 min
    Duped: The High Ticket Hustle

    Duped: The High Ticket Hustle

    Have you ever assumed that just because something is high ticket, it must be good?

    We’ve certainly been there, but here’s the problem - 
    What exactly IS “high ticket”, anyway? 
    A certain dollar amount? A specific level of service? A high return on investment?
    The reality is that one person’s high ticket could be loose change for another, and the big price tag really means nothing in terms of actual value. It’s all subjective. 
    That’s why in this episode of Duped we’re digging into the high ticket economy of online business including WTF high ticket even means, its problems and why you probably shouldn’t believe the hype. 
    Find out more at duped.online

    • 55 min
    Hustle Culture and Ableism in Online Business With Brittany Berger

    Hustle Culture and Ableism in Online Business With Brittany Berger

    Have you ever felt like no matter how much you do you’re always seeing messaging telling you to hustle even harder?
    As an industry, online business is alllllll about the hustle. Hustling is worn as a badge of honor, but what we don’t talk about is what that 24/7 hustle can mean for us —
    Burnout, feeling apathetic and overwhelmed and more.

    So, is this culture of hustle really the dream we should be chasing?

    In this episode, guest Brittany Berger from Work Smarter chats with me about hustle culture, how it shows up, and how this intersects with ableism across the industry.
    Get the inside scoop right here: smallbusinessboss.co/ableism-in-online-business

    • 34 min
    Sales Conversations: BS Messaging & Myths to Watch For

    Sales Conversations: BS Messaging & Myths to Watch For

    There are a lot of stories we tell ourselves as entrepreneurs, but there’s one, in particular, I hear time and time again from the people I work with:

    “I'm bad at sales.”
    Now, you may or may not be a gifted salesperson, But so much of how we think of sales is wrapped up in antiquated myths and a ton of BS about what we “should” and “shouldn’t” do. 
    Add in a never-ending stream of courses and programs designed to sell us on someone’s specific version of sales, and it’s no surprise we have a hard time sorting through the confusion.
    That’s why In this episode, we break down BS myths and messages about sales calls and talk through some specific ways to make those calls that much simpler.
    Get the inside scoop: smallbusinessboss.co/sales-myths

    • 13 min
    DUPED: Courses: Moneymaking Dream or Business Nightmare?

    DUPED: Courses: Moneymaking Dream or Business Nightmare?

    *Check out the first episode of Duped, season 2*
    Stop us if you’ve heard these ones before -
    “Make money while you sleep!”
    “Never trade dollars for hours again!”
    “Create it once and set it on autopilot!”
    We all know celebrity entrepreneurs make BIG promises when selling us a course that teaches us how to create… another course.
    But do courses actually live up to the hype? Are they the passive income dream they claim to be? 
    In this episode of Duped, we’re looking at whether courses are a magical moneymaking dream or a bonafide business nightmare.
    Find out more at duped.online

    • 1 hr
    The Dynamics of Delegation with Bekka Prideaux

    The Dynamics of Delegation with Bekka Prideaux

    Does the idea of having to hand off work to other people make you break out in a cold sweat?

    Do you ever find yourself thinking “it will be faster if I just do it myself”?
    *raises hand sheepishly*
    The struggle is real, my friends. 
    As someone who has a somewhat challenging relationship with delegation, it’s a muscle that I have to consciously work on building. 
    Thankfully, I’ve had someone guiding me along the way and giving me a gentle nudge when needed.

    That’s why in this episode I sat down for a chat with leadership coach Bekka Prideaux to dive into the dynamics of delegation. We talk about how to improve your delegations skills, why delegation isn’t just about having a team, and so much more.
    Get the inside scoop right here: smallbusinessboss.co/dynamics-of-delegation

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Good11br ,

So glad I found Maggie!

I wish I'd found Maggie back when I was first starting my business. I have so many lessons learned the hard way that Maggie and her guests talk about in a straightforward, practical way! She is bringing a new spin to online marketing and business and shining a light on the parts of business that always made me uncomfortable but I wasn't sure why.

MeganHJ ,

Refreshing!

Love this podcast - it has given me hope and renewed my energy in pursuing my online business. Doing it in a way that’s simple, sustainable and ethical is exactly the advice I need!

JeremyEnns ,

So Much GOLD! 🥇🥇🥇

I've been seeing Maggie's name and this show come across my radar for what feels like years, and while I've always been interested the work she does, I've only recently started listening to the podcast.

So glad I finally did, as the show is full of gold, even as someone who's been running a service based biz for 5 years. There are a lot of similar shows out there but Maggie's personality and perspective really set this show apart.

If you run a service-based business, do yourself a favour and check this show out!

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