Mike Arnesen is a freelance analyst and SEO fanatic who just so happened to build his own agency called UpBuild. After a few bad experiences, he decided to take what he learned and apply it to a better business model. Now, he puts the mental well-being of himself and his staff before anything else!
Build an Agency
If you make the right moves, you can build an agency in just three years. Think it’s impossible? Think again! We have Emily Hirsh on the show today just to prove that it is entirely possible to build your brand and your business in only three years.
Duane Brown, Founder of Take Some Risk - a digital marketing agency, discusses his transition from freelancing to starting his own agency. Duane shares some of the risks he took to make that first leap and why and how he's decided to build an agency.
Being a freelancer is often synonymous with being a "jack of all trades." You do everything in your business. You could be a web designer or writer, but you’re also a manager, a bookkeeper, and a marketer. Matt Kohn of Different Hunger Media shares his story of building his solo-freelance business into an agency. And how it's allowed him to focus on the development and future planning of his business.
It’s hard to find the perfect formula for scaling your business. But what if we told you there was a way to predict which business model would work best for you? Jeff Sauer knows how to grow and scale a freelance business. He just so happened to stumble upon the magic formula using his own business model.
How can you be a consultant for big companies on a longer-term basis? And even have other consultancies help find the work for you? Jonathan Dison, of Bench Watch, shares how you can break into the consulting market and start getting paid more to work on long-term projects.
If you had the chance to start a services business all over again, with the benefit of everything you learned, what would you do to find clients and rapidly build up a brand? Kevin Gibbons shares how he used the founding principle of making clients happy as a basis for building up his agency the second time around.
How do you go from a freelancer starting out by accident to ultimately being an agency owner? Eric Covino shares his story and gives advice on how to create a modern small to medium sized agency using contractors.
How do you organize and manage a team of virtual freelancers? Alma Abreu shares how she built a content marketing team which self-organizes and gives her the lifestyle she wants.
How do you know whether your building a healthy agency, or making a big mistake? Drew McLellan shares the equations that get an agency on track and keep them there, and the mistakes to avoid.