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Episode 122: How to be the CEO of Your Own Business with Maggie Patterson

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How to be the CEO of Your Own Business with Maggie Patterson. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Maggie shares her tips, tricks and best practices when starting a business and hiring a coach. Sponsored by Throwing Pinecones Gathering.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Maggie’s boss mom journey complete with her starting her own business at 18!
  • Her current business.
  • The answer to the question of how to find a first client as an entrepreneur.
  • The power of networking.
  • Hiring and outsourcing as business owners.
  • Investing in a business coach.
  • What is important for a new business owner.

Our Podcast Sponsor: Throwing Pinecones Gathering


The Throwing Pincones Gathering is a one-day event in Portland, OR, to help Christian women foster vulnerability, growth and depth in Christ. At the Throwing Pinecones Gathering, you will be equipped with the tools you need to seek this strength and courage and empower you to utilize them. All proceeds of the event go to benefit the human trafficking education and awareness through the organization She Has a Name.

To get your ticket to the event, visit their website, Throwing Pinecones.

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • If you’re an entrepreneur at heart, you’re going to figure business out as you go. – Maggie
  • It’s important to get really good with what you do and getting known for that expertise. – Maggie
  • One to one networking is important! – Maggie
  • Selling is an invitation and allowing others to see what you’re offering. – Maggie
  • Get a coach before you get a course because a coach will be helping you directly. – Dana
  • When working with a coach, you really need to have chemistry and a connection before you put down money. – Maggie
  • If you can look at a 12-week chunk, goals don’t seem so overwhelming. – Maggie

More about our guest, Maggie Patterson.


Maggie Patterson is a copywriter and communications strategist. She works hands-on with entrepreneurs to help them market their businesses, using content and communications strategies along with copy that converts, to meet business goals.

With more than 15 years of experience, she has worked with companies of all sizes from big brands to solopreneurs. After cutting her teeth during the dot-com bubble and bust in Canada’s leading PR agency, Maggie started her own highly successful marketing and communications consultancy.

Wife of the local volunteer fire chief and mom of the 11-year old Lego King, Maggie loves travel, her half acre outdoor oasis in the middle of nowhere, reading, papercrafts, wine and far too many other things to possibly list.

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Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff is the Founder of Boss Mom and creator Nurture to Convert.
She is a mother, author, speaker, messaging strategist, podcaster, blind spot reducer, and movement maker. She believes that too many brilliant moms are struggling to figure out how to grow their business while balancing all that is required to be a good mom, partner, and woman. So many moms are trying to grow their business using trends that feel inauthentic and aren't realistic for their inconsistent schedules. She has helped thousands of women become known for their brain and not their dance moves

1 thought on “Episode 122: How to be the CEO of Your Own Business with Maggie Patterson”

  1. This podcast was extremely helpful. Keep up the great work.

    I am not a mom yet however, it is probably not that far off in my future. I am working to get a home based business up and running before life changes in that direction.

    What do you recommend for someone who only has about $200 a month to spend on marketing/getting the word out and making her webpage more SEO friendly.

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