Building a successful business is so much harder than it looks

You're working with clients and you know you need to work ON the business if you're going to grow.


You're awesome at what you do as a freelancer or agency owner...

But you're inundated with shiny objects from the online "experts" and the million things you're supposed to do to grow your "scale" your business. 

Listen, I know how downright overwhelming it can be as I'm running a service business too. I'm in the trenches with you.

The Small Business Boss

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I'm Maggie Patterson, and I'm the creator of Small Business Boss. I own a content marketing agency, Scoop Studios and over the years I noticed that there was a lot of BS, and not a lot of truth being dished up for service business owners.

Small Business Boss is where I share I my lessons and insights from 15 years of running a service business.


My promise to you: Small Business Boss® cuts the hype and focuses on the essentials of running a business that serves clients.

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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.

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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.

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And, I'm definitely not a coach. Nope. Not even close. I'm a consultant.

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Maggie Patterson

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 20 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 tech and professional services 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. 

Maggie lives in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa with her husband and her 15-year-old son. Outside of work you can find her traveling, devouring books or enjoying being on or in the water (boat, kayak, jet ski, swimming...doesn’t matter!) all summer long.