There’s much more to being a boss than owning a small business.
It’s about creating your business reality and owning it 100%, especially when you offer services.
Harder said than done, right?
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 literal hot mess.
Small Business Boss TM is designed to help you navigate the finer points of growing your business with practicality and a plan as a service-based business owner. (Plus a little magic, because if there’s one thing you need to succeed - it’s faith in the unknown!)
Who Are These Small Business Bosses?
We’re Brit and Maggie, and we’re the creators of Small Business Boss. We own a digital marketing agency, Scoop Studios, and we noticed that many of our clients and community members didn’t quite fit what was already out there...
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.
We created Small Business Boss to be a 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.
Official #smallbusinessboss Bios
First thing you absolutely need to know about us, is that we’re service business owners with years and years of experience.
Between the two of us, we’ve worked in, owned or managed a dozen small businesses over the years. And we've spent the majority of our careers in client services, which means when it comes to services, it's our specialty.
And, we're definitely not coaches. We're consultants.
If you need sales and marketing simplified, Brit is the perfect person for the job. She makes even the most complicated technical mumbo jumbo easy-to-understand.
Plus, she’s a complete time management, productivity and money management wizard. Brit has never met a spreadsheet, budget or growth strategy that she doesn’t like.
Currently, Brit is the CEO of digital marketing studio Scoop, where she oversees day-to-day operations and works with a number of small business clients on a strategic level.
A small town girl who’s traveled the world, Brit has over 10 years of marketing/sales experience. Over the years she’s worked for a 7-figure online-based wellness company, as a consultant for Fortune 500s and even ran a brick and mortar yoga studio.
In addition to running Scoop and Small Business Boss, Brit owns a gastropub with her husband Barry. (Because she just can’t get enough small business in her life.)
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 is the Chief Marketing Officer of digital marketing studio, Scoop, where she’s focused on growing the company’s reach, revenue and mentoring other small business bosses.
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.