It’s about creating your business reality and owning it 100%, especially when you offer services.
Maybe you’re awesome at what you do, but the “business” part of this boss gig leaves you feeling overwhelmed. Or you’re struggling with ALL the shiny objects/advice/shoulds you hear online and from other business owners. (So much of which don't apply to you as someone who gets paid by working with clients.)
Or simply, you don’t want to figure this out on your own because you know what it’s like to sweat the small stuff, (and the big stuff) and to feel like a real-life hot mess.
Small Business Boss™ is designed to help you navigate the finer points of growing your business with practicality and a plan as a service-based business owner. (Paging all freelancers, creatives and consultants, I'm talking to you.)
Plus a little magic, because if there’s one thing you need to succeed - it’s faith in the unknown!
The Boss at Small Business Boss
I'm Maggie Patterson, and I'm the creator of Small Business Boss. I own a digital marketing agency, Scoop Studios and over the years I noticed that many of my clients and community members didn’t quite fit with what was already out there...
Tell me if this sounds like you. You love what the “digital” world has to offer, but you want the practicality of the “real-life” analog world too. You know what you want and are willing to go for it.
Small Business Boss is the place for small AND mighty service-based business owners to be the bosses they are. To be bold, badass and unapologetic bosses with their heart in the right place.
I'm a service business owner with years and years of experience. I don't just teach you about growing a business after a couple years of doing it, I run a business working with clients day in, day out.
I’ve worked in, owned or managed many small businesses over the years. I've spent the majority of my career in client services, which means when it comes to services, it's truly my specialty.
And, I'm definitely not a coach. Nope. Not even close. I'm a consultant.
You know those super annoying “entrepreneur” from birth type people? That’s Maggie. She started her first business at the age of seven and has been setting up small businesses ever since.
A communications strategist who’s obsessed with small business growth strategies, Maggie loves mashing up offline “old school” marketing and sales tactics with proven online best practices.
With more than 15 years of experience, Maggie has made a career of working in and running small businesses. While she’s worked with some of the world’s biggest brands, she’s always rooted for the scrappy underdog.
Maggie owns a content marketing agency, Scoop Studios, where she and her team work with small to mid-sized companies to help them reach business goals through compelling content.
Before Scoop, Maggie owned multiple successful businesses, including a marketing consultancy, a membership site in the crafting niche, and in direct sales where she was the #1 consultant in Canada for multiple years. (She loves a challenge, and one business is never quite enough.)
Maggie lives in a small town near Canada’s capital city, Ottawa with her husband and her 13-year-old son. When she’s not taking the small business world by storm, you can find her traveling, curled up with a good book or enjoying being on or in the water (boat, kayak, jet ski, swimming...doesn’t matter!) all summer long.