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Growing an agency is very difficult, and you might feel unclear what to do next in order to grow and scale your agency. The Smart Agency Masterclass is a weekly podcast for agencies that are wanting to grow faster. We interview amazing guests from all over the world that have the experience of running successful businesses, and will provide you the insights you need. Our podcast is just over 3 years old, and have reached more than a half million listeners in 42 countries.
 
Learn how to win clients and build the freelance business of your dreams. Matt Inglot, agency owner and freelance coach, interviews top freelancers and agency owners on EXACTLY how they run their service business. Learn how top freelancers win clients, charge higher rates, and build a freedom-based lifestyle through their business. Guests have included Alan Weiss, Michael Port, Brennan Dunn, Jason Swenk, Noah Fleming, Jonathan Stark, and many more. Tune in for a new episode every Monday morn ...
 
Here’s something most gurus won’t admit: winning ideal clients for your agency is hard. But it’s a lot easier and more predictable when you learn from the right people. Every week, The Digital Agency Growth Podcast comes at you with in-the-trenches stories from agency, brand, and technology leaders to cover HOW new business is getting done, and the possible WHY’s justifying all our hard work.
 
Helping digital agency owners transform their business mindset so they can increase prices, work less, and grow profits. A weekly podcast where host Brent Weaver chats with today's most successful entrepreneurs running digital agency businesses in the web design, web development, and digital marketing industry. Brent also chats with high-profile entrepreneurs and other smart people that can help listeners grow their digital agency. Each interview deep dives into the emotional details of goin ...
 
Kelly Garrett of Ekcetera Design & Marketing, and Mary Kathryn Johnson of Messenger Funnels share their mind-blowing conversations with technology and marketing innovators who are creating the online world we currently use to grow our businesses. Discover what these digital trend-setters in chatbots, artificial intelligence, conversational marketing, lead generation, webinars, sales funnels, podcasting, machine learning, marketing automation and digital marketing are thinking, planning and c ...
 
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Are you making the right hires for your agency team? Do you feel like your best agency employees don't stick around long enough? Most of your agency's success comes down to the people you surround yourself with. Hiring a team that supports your vision and grows with the agency is the key to success. In today's episode, we'll cover: Does your agency…
 
Jason Swenk has literally written the book about growing an agency from nothing to two, eight-figure agencies with clients like AT&T, Hitachi, Lotus Cars, and eventually selling his agency. We’re going to talk to him about his new agency. If you remember he was on episode #14 here on the Digital Agency Show.…
 
Lee Goff is an entrepreneur who grew up in the deep south, based in Mississippi he founded an agency called Get You Wired in 2003 with absolutely nothing. He scaled it and exited that business after growing it to the largest Infusionsoft agency in the world, doing multiple 7-figures. He has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Magazine, …
 
Matt Gillis is the CEO of clean.io, a company that leads in the prevention of cross-platform malvertising. Matt and his team help website publishers and online businesses take control of their sites and preserve their brands by protecting them from malicious ads. Prior to joining clean.io, Matt was the President of Millennial Media, which he sold t…
 
Do you feel like your agency has reached a plateau? Do you want to speed up your agency's growth but not sure how? Are your clients looking for more? An acquisition can be a great way to diversify your agency's offerings and bring new life into the business. In today's episode, we'll cover: 2 Ways a merger or acquisition can help you grow your agen…
 
Have you ever felt embarrassed by the size of your agency? Do you think success is wrongfully tied to the size of your team? Have you been worried about how the current economy is affecting your business and your clients? Change is a painful part of growing, but it's one of the best teachers when you're looking to build a great agency, not just a b…
 
Are you really fostering your client relationships? Are you going beyond the transaction and getting personal? People prefer doing business with people they know, like, and trust. Connections not only help you find and retain clients but place a greater value on the services you provide. In this episode, we'll cover: The most important ingredient i…
 
Are you losing clients and talent to other agencies? Are you wondering what the secret recipe is to keeping happy clients and a happy team? Are you looking for that one thing to make both clients and talent want to stay? The loyalty you are seeking from your clients and team members is directly related to the value you place on them. In this episod…
 
A serial entrepreneur, David Wachs’ latest venture, Handwrytten, is bringing back the lost art of letter writing through scalable, robot-based solutions that write your notes in pen. Developed as a platform, Handwrytten lets you send notes from your CRM system, such as Salesforce, the web site, apps, or through custom integration. Used by major mea…
 
Phil Gerbyshak is kinda into sales. He's a sales speaker, a sales executive, a sales mentor, a sales podcaster, and a sales coach. Phil has written 5 books, more than 3000 articles(!), and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and many similar publications. He was recognized as one of 25 Sales Leaders to follow by Crunchbase.…
 
Have you reached a point where you're not sure what comes next for your agency? Are you looking for new ways to grow or afraid your agency is growing too fast? Hitting a crossroads is normal, but when you set yourself up with a solid base, you'll find it easy to choose the right path for your agency to take. In today's episode, we'll cover: 2 ways …
 
Are you looking for a way to keep your clients around longer? Are you ready to focus more on client retention? Do you struggle for clients to see the value of your work? Client retention is one of the most important parts of finding success, but it's often one of the things agencies struggle with the most. In today's episode, we'll cover: 2 ways to…
 
Jimmy Rose is the co-founder of Content Snare - a software platform that helps agencies collect content & files from clients.In a previous life, he was an automation engineer. Since he doesn't get to do that anymore, he's replaced it with teaching business owners about workflow automation. This helps them regain their lives, be more productive, and…
 
Do you struggle with client retention? Are you worried you aren't providing what your client needs? Client retention is a problem many agencies deal with. But think about it, how well do you really know your digital agency clients? For most agencies, they just need to get back to the basics. In today's episode, we'll cover: #1 mistake new agencies …
 
Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application ============ If you own a Mustang, how long have you owned your ride?: I currently own a 1988 Mustang LX, that I have owned since 2008, and a 2008 Shelby GT500, which I purchased new. What do you do for a living?: I am a freelance content producer. My company is Speed Metal Media.…
 
Are you looking for a way to grow your agency through strategic partnerships? Do you struggle to understand what type of partnership might be right for you? There are so many ways you can build and grow your agency — the trick is creating a partnership that aligns with your prospective clients' needs. In today's episode, we'll cover: Technology age…
 
Andrew Dymski is a process and project management guru.He gives digital agency teams the structure they need to grow quickly and sell with confidence. Systems and processes are needed in order to scale an agency business, but in the chaos of agency life, it's hard to know where to start.What began as a fun side project 8 years ago has turned into h…
 
Jason Swenk is the host of The Smart Agency Masterclass, the #1 Digital Agency Podcast. He has literally written the book for growing an agency from nothing to two 8 figure agencies, and is one of the most renowned and sought out advisors to agencies worldwide. Previously he founded and sold his own agency after working with brands like AT&T, Hitac…
 
Are you a female agency owner struggling to grow? Ever wonder if a friendship can survive the daily struggles of agency life? Women are underrepresented in agency ownership and management, yet producing a lot of the work agencies are doing. The industry can use more female-owned digital agencies, don't you agree? In this episode, we'll cover: 2 bas…
 
Andy Cabasso is the Co-Founder of Postaga, a software platform that helps users get backlinks and build traffic with its free all-in-one AI-assisted outreach tool. Previously he was Co-Founder at JurisPage, a law-firm focused website design, internet marketing, and SEO firm, which was acquired by a strategic partner in 2016. Some things we covered:…
 
Agency life has always been very dynamic but now more than ever. Today's agency employees have different needs in order to have a work-life balance. Many don't want or need traditional office hours and prefer to work as contractors. Have you ever wondered how to adapt your agency to fit those changing needs? Are you interested in strategies to tran…
 
Jeremy Harbour is a mergers and acquisitions expert. He started his first company at 14, left school at 15, crashed it by age 19, and has since bought and sold over 100 businesses. He has helped in the acquisition and merger of over 200 businesses, has helped two companies go public, and has done over 40 reverse mergers. He now runs the Harbour Clu…
 
Have you ever wondered what steps you should take to keep your finger on the pulse of your agency? Are you concerned with finding employees who can help fill open roles and keep your agency running smoothly, all while adapting? Finding, hiring, and retaining agency employees doesn't have to be as hard it as it may seem. In this episode, we'll cover…
 
Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application ============ Do you own an early year Mustang?: yes Please upload a favorite pic of your Mustang or a classic car you drive now or have owned in the past.: https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/BRRZO1wTumNs4qiWERA5?My Mustang and P51.jpg?image/jpeg What do you do for a living and is it…
 
Think skillsets are all that matter? Need help building a team aligned around your mission? Skills and experience are important, but it's your culture that will really make or break your agency. It's that culture and your attention to healthy cash flow that can make or break your agency's growth. In this episode we'll cover: Why your digital agency…
 
Niel Robertson is an accomplished executive with over 20 years experience in the technology industry. He is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of influence.co, the largest online community of influencers, businesses, and the people who work with them. Niel has founded eight companies, raised over $75M in funding, and exited four companies selling to …
 
For the past two decades, John Weiss has been an entrepreneur, investor, founder, and designer. His work is guided by purpose, passion, simplicity, beauty, innovation, and surprise. As co-founder of Human Design and MTHRship, he strives to move the human race by creating experiences that help individuals be human to the fullest, create lasting rela…
 
Want an 8-figure agency? Tired of the hassle and cost of managing employees? Want an entirely new, innovative business model? The answer for one agency owner was in the cloud. In today's episode, we'll cover: What is the no-employee model? Why not freelancers? A unique way to compensate your team Today I talked with Julian Stubbs, co-founder and CE…
 
Have you ever wondered if the grass is greener for big agencies? Or is it easier to be a small agency that is more nimble? Are you struggling with prioritizing growth strategies? Does size matter when it comes to growth trajectory? It all comes down to perspective. Size only matters in relation to your vision of growing your agency. In this episode…
 
Angie Noll is the founder of Reconciled Solutions. They help high-achieving small businesses advance toward profit acceleration, operational efficiency, streamlined technology, and work/life sustainability. She is an active Profit First coach and helps businesses in the trenches implement these methodologies. She’s worked with over 75 clients in th…
 
Are you feeling overwhelmed by client demands? Struggling to choose the ideal clients who are right for your agency? Have you lost a major client and you don't understand why? There are a lot of factors involved in growing your digital agency. But the most important factor is how well you serve your clients. In this episode, we'll cover: Why determ…
 
Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application Do you own an early year Mustang?: yes If you own a Mustang, how long have you owned your ride?: I have two, a 66 and 05. Owned one for 13 years and the other is a very great story. What do you do for a living?: I run a hot rod shop (Duncan Brothers Customs) that specializes in re…
 
Are you searching for more ways to attract new agency clients? Have you considered starting a podcast for your agency? Are you searching for new ways to spread the word about the services you offer? Are you wondering how to encourage your own team to be thought leaders? Now more than every, content creation options are endless. Take advantage of th…
 
Steve Pockross is the CEO of Verblio, a multimedia content creation platform that powers modern content marketers and SEO agencies, built on a curated network of 1,000 U.S.-based writers. Some things we covered: How to make content production into a reliable profit center. Thoughts on the value of subject matter expertise. Ferrari vs. Toyota conten…
 
Gary Kagan is the Regional Director of Partner Sales at Yelp. He has personal experience in selling directly to SMB, Mid-Market, and Enterprise businesses.As the first rep on the ground, he helped build the Channel sales segment from $0 to what is now a meaningful revenue line for Yelp. He now oversees teams and works with product, customer success…
 
Do you feel like you've made so many mistakes at your agency you may never be successful? Do you find yourself trying to be someone else for your clients? Are you willing to accept any client and any project out of desperation for cash flow? Truth is, you can learn from your mistakes and grow your agency because of those experiences. In this episod…
 
What will it take for your agency to be successful? Do you think it's landing one big, game-changing client? Are you impatiently waiting for your big-break that's going to put your agency on the map? It's hard to be patient, but understanding the importance of planning and focusing on the basics lead to success. In today's episode, we'll cover: Wha…
 
Jeremy Jackson’s passion lies in pairing excellent design and technology to create beautifully-crafted digital products. He has worked in product development, UX, graphic design, and development for the web since the mid-’90s and was Director of Technology at the innovative international digital product and design studio, Method.In 2012, he founded…
 
How do you find your ideal clients that are a good fit for your agency? How do you avoid taking on clients who aren't a good fit? Often times we take on the wrong clients because we're too eager for the work or because we didn't screen them thoroughly enough. Learn how to avoid these mistakes and the questions you need to ask before you even begin …
 
From Guest Application: What do you do for a living?: Marketing Director for a performance aftermarket company, but 30 years in automotive publishing prior to that. https://www.procharger.com/ Rob’s books: Cobra Jet: The History of Ford’s Greatest High-Performance Muscle Cars https://www.amazon.com/Cobra-Jet-History-Greatest-High-Performance/dp/161…
 
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