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Kill Your Broken Agency Business Model Before It Kills You

This is the second post in a series on the Agency Freedom Manifesto.

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Your Business Works for You, Not Vice Versa

This is the first post in a series on the Agency Freedom Manifesto.

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The One Problem that Processes and Systems Can’t Solve

Processes and systems are required for a business to run without you. Can we all agree on that?

But how do you get them?

Are they something that can be copied and pasted from one team to another?

How do they work?

More importantly, how do they work for you?

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The Fastest Path to Mastery and Agency Growth with James Robert Lay

James Robert Lay is the CEO of Digital Growth Institute and he joins us to on the podcast to dive into his path from struggling entrepreneur to mastery and growth through focus.

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Agency Lead Generation: Build the System vs. Working the System

Every agency needs a steady stream of leads. It is the life blood of a sustainable business. To predictably grow, you need systems thinking.

Systems thinking asks "How can I do something once and then never have to think about it again?" 

It is easy to see a mechanical system in action, but it is harder to picture in our minds what a human-centric system looks like. 

Systems require consistent inputs. That is what generates the consistent outputs and the transformation that clients are looking for. 

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How Robb Bailey from Fit Club Accelerator Scaled to $2.1 million in Agency Sales in 21 Months

Robb and I have been friends since 2012, back when we were both running inbound marketing agencies. It's been amazing to watch his transformation happen over the last few years as he has pivoted his business model several times.

This is Robb's third time on the podcast; a record. But each time he comes on, he brings the goods. He shares the wins and the losses.

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Is Your Agency Business Model Broken?

Most agencies I speak with on a day-to-day basis are stressed out. Some are nearing a nervous breakdown.

Everyone is busy, spread thin, and feeling the pressure.

But why? 

We rejected corporate and working "for the man" to feel the cool breeze of freedom.

What happened?

How has this vehicle for freedom transformed into this ugly beast that keeps us up until all hours of the night?

The stress and chaos that plagues #agencylife stems from a lack leadership. 

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Tips on Building Your Remote Marketing Agency

In this episode of Agency Journey, Tyler Pigott from Lone Fir Creative talks to us about building his agency and remote contractor team.

Tyler's background started in the startup and corporate marketing world. After getting tired of it, he took time to reflect on what his next step was while he worked at a golf coach. It was here he eventually decided on starting Lone Fir Creative.

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Positioning Your Agency as a Publishing Company and Building a Passionate Community

On this episode of the podcast, we're pumped to welcome Kathleen Booth from IMPACT Branding & Design. Kathleen runs the marketing team at IMPACT. 

She shares how she's in the process, along with her team, of implementing Bob Ruffolo's vision of an agency that thinks of itself as a publishing company. 

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How to Unlock Hidden Revenue for Clients with a Non-Traditional Agency Model

In this episode we're joined by Tristan Ruml from Tortuga. Tristan is a former member of the ZenPilot team. When we were in the midst of our transition from DoInbound to ZenPilot, we had to let Tristan go.

This is the story of how he rebounded and discovered an unconventional niche that he loves!

Tristan knew he didn't want to build the traditional agency. But he didn't have a clear vision for what he was going to build.

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