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The time for transparency and ethics in the online business world is now with Maggie Patterson

Following on from last time, I’m continuing to explore ideas of values-based positioning, thought-leadership and showing up with intent. My guest today is Maggie Patterson, who last appeared on the podcast in November 2019 - see Episode 47: Amplify your visibility & revenue by focusing on fewer things with Small Business Boss Maggie Patterson

Recently Maggie has been getting more vocal about the unethical business activities she has seen in the small business world, through her Small Business Boss website and The BS-Free Service Business Show podcast. 

And this has been the perfect inspiration for me as I’ve been deciding where I’m drawing a line in the sand for my own business and message. I’ve been thinking deeply on ethics, service delivery commitment and transparency for my own brand. These are topics I’ve always been passionate about and intend to be more open about in my business. 

In this episode, Maggie talks about her passion for consumer advocacy, how some elements of the online business status quo are broken, and why clients and customers now have more expectations about the brands they engage with.

What You’ll Learn From This Episode:

  • Why Maggie has always been interested in holding businesses to account,
  • How businesses acknowledged (or didn’t acknowledge) the seismic events of 2020 - and why it matters to clients and consumers.
  • Why small businesses are ideally placed to show up for their customers in way that acknowledges what is happening in the moment.
  • Why being transparent and ethical is important to clients, and how this disrupts accepted business practices.
  • The value of beginning your business relationships from a position of honesty, and why small businesses should trust their own values.
  • The dangers of trying to achieve artificial revenue goals - and why these goals are manufactured in order to sell something.
  • The ways in which some of the stories that businesses tell their clients are false, unhelpful and unethical.

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Hey there. I know what it's like to try and fail over and over again. I've been through all the mindset ups and downs, feeling like a failure and wondering why it's so hard to attract amazing clients consistently.

I finally realized, more recently that I'd like to admit, I was still hiding. I was afraid to put my work into the world in case no one wanted it. What I really wanted was for someone to say, "hey you, your stuff is great, come share it with my audience".  Finally I realized that that would never happen, not until I started first.

Putting out my content and message into the world had to begin with me. I  committed to showing up consistently and building my own meaningful relationships. The result? Much more clarity about how to gain visibility and grow my brand. And, of course, THIS PODCAST which I'm thrilled to host!


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