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Keeping Your Business Simple and Sustainable

Keeping Your Business Simple and Sustainable (A Check-In)

Simplicity and sustainability are the cornerstones of having a business without the BS and that works for you. But making plans and decisions that can…

Three Tips to Better Manage Client Expectations

Three Tips to Better Manage Client Expectations

As a service business owner, one major thing is make or break…how you manage client expectations. The harsh reality is that poor or strained communication…

Leadership Fundamentals for a Successful Agency

Leadership Fundamentals for a Successful Agency

Building a successful agency requires a lot of different skills. Especially leadership skills. But which ones do you need to focus on? Which ones make…

The Growth Path for Micro Agency Owners

The Growth Path for Micro Agency Owners

Every business owner knows that growth is never linear. Sometimes, it’s so far from a straight line that you wonder if you’re doing something wrong.…

Myths of the Microagency

Myths of the Micro Agency

Like every business model out there, the micro agency is subject to a wide variety of myths that are total and complete BS. In this…

agency or solo: what's right for you?

Agency or Solo: What’s Right for You?

If you want to grow your service business, you may wonder what your options really are. Do you need to hire? Do you need a…

Getting Real: Tough Truths About 2023

Getting Real: Tough Truths About 2023

It’s been a weird year, and I know I’m not alone. Is it the economy? Is it something else? And WTF should we all be…

Practical Pricing for Service Business Owners

Practical Pricing for Service Business Owners

Pricing is one of the most critical yet complex parts of being a service business owner. It impacts everything from the types of clients you…

Ditching Busywork with Systems

 Staying Solo: Ditching Busy Work with Systems 

Ditching Busywork with Systems By Maggie Patterson All opinions in this post are my opinions and mine alone. You can view our full disclaimer here.…