The BS-Free Service Business Show

Updated: 20 May 2024 • 413 episodes
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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 owner, focusing on fluff-free lessons to help you grow your business and get paid. You're in the right place if you work with clients and want to create a simple AND sustainable service business. Your host is Maggie Patterson, the creator of BS-Free Business, a content production agency owner, and a self-employed writer and consultant for nearly 20 years. You can learn more about the podcast and BS-Free Business at http://www.bsfreebusiness.com and subscribe to never miss an episode.

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2023 was a wild ride for the economy, with countless twists and turns that left many business owners unsure how to price their services. The good news? We’re still here, running our businesses and making it work.  The tricky part is staying flexible enough to weather whatever the economy throws our way next.  As we con

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When it comes to bad business advice, some of the worst I’ve ever received was about my financials.  And even if you’re pulling in good money, following lousy advice can leave you underpaid and constantly feeling like you're scrambling for every dollar.  You’re working for your money, but your money definitely isn’t wo

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This week, we’re sharing our most recent Duped episode where we discuss understanding the risks of payment plans in online business.  _______________________________________ Have you ever bought something on a payment plan and quickly realized you’re unsatisfied, but there’s no way out? The fact is, not all payment pla

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Running a business can be a rollercoaster. One minute, you’re up; the next, you’re down; some days, it can feel like you’re hanging on for dear life. While the ride can sometimes feel invigorating, other times it can feel downright terrifying.  So, how do you learn to adapt and roll with the changes as they come? In th

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Have you ever daydreamed about chucking it all in and leaving your business behind for something new?  While this daydream isn’t uncommon, it’s often hard to conceptualize how (or why!) you’d walk away from a thriving business.  In the last Exits and Evolution series interview, I interviewed fractional integrator and o

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As a service business owner, have you ever wondered if adding products would be a solid revenue-generation strategy?  The reality is that despite being told that creating courses and other products is a fast path to passive income, it’s far easier said than done.  In this episode, Zoe Linda shares how she blended produ

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