Ups and downs. Good months… followed by bad months. Feast or famine. Sound familiar? Running a consulting or freelancing business can be stressful. Some months, your numbers look great. Other months, projects are slow and you’re getting nervous about paying your bills. As freelancers ourselves, we’ve been there: Earlier this year — before I knew how to generate leads — I lost all three of my marketing clients in one month. Two of my clients had babies, and the third ran into operations issues with their business. Ouch Our founder, Nathan, suffered at the hands...
Are you considering building a remote team for your business? If so, you'll face a series of unique challenges. How do you create a sense of community within your remote team, and how do you ensure open communication. A united team is a productive team, but how do we achieve this?
January is here, which means it’s time to evaluate the year’s forecasted media trends. There have been many changes throughout the last year. Live video has grown, SEO kept changing, web design evolved even further, and User Experience continued to grow in importance....But what's next?
Networking is often an afterthought in business, and it’s understandable. To many networking means awkward conversations, but it can be so much more. If you want to continue to grow as a creative agency, you need to be networking, period.
The creative agency model isn't without challenges. Fortunately, they're well known. Here are the biggest problems you’ll face and how to solve them.
Most growing agencies don’t have massive budgets to spend on promotion. That’s why planning and creativity are a must. Use these tips to get started:
Hands-off leadership is key to creating a strong, highly-functioning team. While it's a challenge, creating a culture built off of this principle is worth it. Your agency is growing, your teams are creating some amazing work, and you have new clients every month, but you’re barely hanging on. Each day is filled with meetings and check-ins, which means you don’t have time for the business development you want.
If it feels like you’re constantly playing catch up, it may be time to scale up your consulting business. We’ll show you exactly how to tackle this: