Small Business Boss

Small Business Boss

Small Business Boss takes you behind-the-scenes of running a business as a freelancer, creative or consultant with a focus on fluff-free lessons to help you grow your own business and get paid. If you work with clients, this show will help you get more clients, make more money and keep your clients coming back for more! The show is hosted by Scoop Studios' Maggie Patterson. You can learn more about Small Business Boss at http://www.smallbusinessboss.co and get access to all of our shows at http://www.smallbusinessboss.co/podcast.... Show More

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July 5, 2020 15 min

My best learning opportunities have always come from seeing how other people do things. You know, the real nitty gritty of what they’re doing, and not the shiny social media version.

On this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, I'm sharing a deep dive that examines how I really spend my time.

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https://smallbusinessboss.co/how-i-really-spend-my-time/

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a behind-the-scenes, so in this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, we’re taking a look at the first half of 2020. The wins, the lessons and some real talk about where I’m really at in this epically strange year.

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https://smallbusinessboss.co/behind-the-scenes/

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June 21, 2020 15 min

Want to build a BS-free service business? Then you’re definitely going to want to listen to this episode!

In this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, I deconstruct some of the external BS that gets in the way. From pricing to online influencers to client relationships, we’re diving into it all. 

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https://smallbusinessboss.co/external-bs/

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When it comes to building a business, there’s a complete list of things that can stand in your way. But the ones we least expect tend to be the internally-driven ones, you know, the BS stories, ideas and beliefs we have that can keep us stuck and hold us back from what we truly want.

In this episode, we’re unpacking that internal BS in detail.

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https://smallbusinessboss.co/internal-bs/

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May 31, 2020 17 min

Does your business feel simple? Does it feel sustainable? Or are you on a hamster wheel where you’re working too hard or like there are a lot of things standing between you and your goals?

In this episode, we’re going to talk about how to build a BS-free business in three specific ways, and they may surprise you.

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https://smallbusinessboss.co/bs-free-business/

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Do you feel stuck as you’re not sure what the future of your business looks like?

In this episode, we’re talking about finding clients and making money in a period where business is anything but usual.

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https://smallbusinessboss.co/business-as-unus…-finding-clients/

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The month of May is always significant in my business, and this year is no different as I celebrate a big milestone - 15 years of being my own boss. 

In the last episode, I shared my first eight lessons, so if you’ve not listened to that, go back and have a listen listen. Now, we'll pick up where we left off and dive into number nine.

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https://smallbusinessboss.co/15-insights-on-being-a-small-bu...

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You’re helping me celebrate a milestone in my business, 15 years of being my own boss. And there’s nothing like an anniversary to make you reflect on how far you’ve come. In this episode, I’m sharing 15 insights from my 15 years of being a small business boss.

This week I'm sharing the first 8 episodes, and next week I'll share 7 more.

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https://smallbusinessboss.co/15-insights-on-b…ll-busine...

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It’s springtime, and for many of us, that means we’d normally be busy cleaning all the things. And if you’re finding your business is a little slower than usual right now, it’s the perfect time to work ON your business.

Spring cleaning your biz is like cleaning your house. It’s best to have a plan before you start pulling everything apart so you don’t end up with the job half done.

So where to begin?

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As a boss, you’ve probably heard that you need to “invest” in your business to reach your goals. But in this current financial climate, I wanted to unpack that trope and see if it was really true. Do we really need to spend money to make money? And when we do, are we going to get what we want?

In the episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, I’m taking a long, hard look at how we invest our money into our businesses, a walk throu...

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When things are unusual, it’s all too easy for our decision making to falter and for our boundaries to be shaky.

In this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast guest Shulamit Ber Levtov walks us through how to deal with our fear in this unique time we’re living through.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/decision-making-…-during-a-crisis/

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It’s a new month, and let’s be real, it’s one with a lot of questions and many answers. 

On this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, I'm serving up some real talk about the realities of finding and booking clients in the middle of a pandemic.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/how-im-handling-…keting-and-sales/

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Things are pretty far from business as usual right now, so do we even bother with planning right now? The answer is yes. We definitely need to plan.

In this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, we’re going to look at how to plan differently as we head into Q2 amid a global pandemic.

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When you’re running an agency, you want your business to stand out. 

But in a world rife with competition, knowing how to differentiate is critical to your success. 

In this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, measurement and marketing agency owner Rita Barry takes us behind-the-scenes of her business, including how she ensures they stand out by delivering a white glove service, how she hired her team and much more. 

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March 15, 2020 12 min

A pandemic is unprecedented for all of us, so it’s natural that it’s creating stress, anxiety, and when it comes to our business, a lot of uncertainty.  So in this totally unexpected episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, I want to address what’s happening, and how we’re going to get through this. 

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Hands up if your 2020 plans include making more $$$$.

You may already have a plan for making it happen...but how do you know if you’re focusing on the RIGHT things?

(Hint: the $5 latte is NOT the problem.)

On this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, financial strategist Nechelle Bartley is unpacking how our money mindset affects us  — good or bad — and how to focus on the practical actions that will move your business ahead...

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Fact: When you make your money by serving clients, the experience you create can make or break your business.

Also fact: Most service providers make this WAY too complicated and totally overthink it.

In this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, I’m giving you actionable ideas on how you can deliver a deliberately simple client experience.  

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February 24, 2020 36 min

If there’s one thing entrepreneurs love, it's personality tests. And it’s no surprise as we’re relentless in our personal development work, and these tests help us make sense of ourselves.

In this episode, we’re diving into Enneagram with guest Chrissie Wywrot.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/enneagram/

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When you’re dealing with potential new clients, have you ever stopped and asked yourself if you REALLY need to spend the time writing a proposal?

Because yeah, sometimes it seems like a whole lot of work and if you already have packages, you may not see the point.

Love them or hate them, the short answer is YES, you do need a proposal. And there are plenty of compelling reasons why.

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Many times we have ideas that can hold us back or result in bumps along the way.

In this episode of the Small Business Boss podcast, guest Andréa shares insights on things she’s had to revamp along the way of building her social media agency.

Get the inside scoop right here: https://smallbusinessboss.co/social-media-strategist/

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