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Let me show you the EXACT steps to growing a profitable & sustainable agency WITHOUT needing to be involved at every step of the way.
Dear Frustrated Agency Owner,
Let's cast our minds back to reason why we started our own agency - we wanted CONTROL, FLEXIBILITY and FREEDOM. All things we didn't have in our 9 to 5 job.
Yet as we grow, the need for control ends up being at the expense of flexibility and freedom - indeed all of our clients want us to work on their accounts and our staff (if we have any) are dependent on us to make all the big decisions and often frustrate us because they lack initiative.
No matter what you have tried you feel like you constantly take one step forwards and one back.
Yet, it doesn’t have to be this way.
If you want to consistently grow a profitable and sustainable agency and one that is not 100% dependent on YOU, then you need to start by focusing on three key areas:
Underpin this with the correct mindset (i.e. believing and knowing this is possible), and what this amounts to is ultimately building a Self-Running Agency: one that can grow sustainably and profitability whilst not being 100% dependent on you all the time.
Yet as the years pass, many agency owners find themselves further from this than ever!
Now many of us intellectually get this but putting it into practice is another thing altogether! That's why I created the Self-Running Agency Membership and I'd love you to join us!
Inside the membership you'll work though your Success Roadmap that lays out exactly WHAT you need to do... and WHEN you need to do it.
And if you thinking "sounds great but I don't have time to join a group like this" (after all you already have too many plates spinning) then know that all you need to do is find 60-90 mins a week to work through the content as it's drip fed to you and then get direct feedback from me at every stage of your journey.
Get the benefit of support from an experienced coach (who started, grew and sold his own agency and went on to coach over 350 agencies) AT A FRACTION OF THE PRICE of private coaching (which currently is £950/month).
I'll be reviewing your work and giving you feedback at each stage of your Success Roadmap.
The membership includes monthly group coaching calls where you can ask questions and network with other agency owners. I know it can be lonely running an agency so networking & learning with a group of supportive like-minded agency owners is priceless.
You also have access to a private members-only discussion forum to post questions, get referrals, share successes and access previous group call recordings.
You will have access to online videos resources, tools and 'plug & play' templates (including all new content added in the future).
So you never feel overwhelmed, this content is dripped to you over time to ensure you're putting all the right foundations in place. It literally gives you the steps you need to take to build your agency supported by proven templates and feedback from me.
We have frequent industry leading guest experts sit on the 'hot seat' do some training and get quizzed by the members.
We cover everything from Business Development, Linkedin, Money, HR, partnerships, Succession Planning & much more.
Online resources & trainings (plus updates)
VALUED AT OVER £5,600
Feedback & accountability coaching with Rob
VALUED AT £950+
Monthly group coaching plus expert trainers
VALUED AT OVER £3,600
Sally Alexander, MD, Ambleglow
I started my marketing agency back in the early 90s with exuberant youthful optimism of growing a business that would give me control, flexibility, freedom and fantastic income.
Over the next 11 years we grew the agency to have 25 staff with turnover of about £1.5 million. However, as we grew, instead of giving me more flexibility and freedom, I found myself tied to the agency more than ever - with clients and staff looking at ME to solve their problems and support them.
I recall sitting in my corner desk and every day having 'wheelbarrows of crap' pilled onto my desk. I was dealing with tasks that didn't excite me (quality, HR, finance etc.) and felt I was taking one step forward and one step back - all the while with this feeling that my success was dependent on continued growth.
Something had to change!
What I needed to do was first change my mindset and then focus on getting the structures in place to build a self-running agency. Now that doesn't mean an agency that could run without me but rather, an agency that would be more self-sufficient and less dependent on me, giving me the flexibility and freedom that I so craved!
Instead of making that change, I decided the best option was to sell the agency and move on. Now I don't regret that decision but if I could do it all again or go back and give my younger self some advice, I would say "focus on building a self-running agency that gives you flexibility, control, income and freedom."
The Self-Running Agency Membership was born out of this experience plus my time working with many hundreds of agency owners over the past 15+ years, and seeing that they all share in the same aspirations and challenges as I did. Challenges we tackle in The Self-Running Membership as we work through Your Success Pathway.
It doesn't matter whether you are just starting out in your agency journey or have been running an agency for a number of years, every agency needs to follow a success roadmap. Having worked with over 350 agency owners over 16 years, I've developed this 7-point roadmap that applies to agencies of every shape and size.
This is The Success Roadmap that you will work through with me when you become part of The Self-Running Agency Membership.
If you are an agency owner that aspires to grow your agency and have the time to invest in this group, then I am confident you will get at least 10 times the value you invest in the programme but I want all my members to be 100% happy.
So provided you have engaged in the programme (watched the content and showed up to the group calls) yet for whatever reason you are unhappy, simply drop me an email within the first 14-days explaining why and I will refund you 100% of your investment.
There are 2 payment options
Per Month, Billed Annually (Save £298 Vs Monthly)
For as long as you want. If you find the membership isn't providing value then you don't have to continue, just email me with 7 days notice and we'll cancel your membership. However, we have had members in the program for years as they continue to get value from me, the content and the rest of the community.
This Membership is for ambitious owners and senior staff whose agency is typically between £100k and £1m in revenue and wish to grow their agency in a sustainable way.
This includes agencies delivering PR, Social Media, Web, Content, Digital, Marketing and Advertising. And both online and 'brick and mortar' agencies.
The typical members has between 1-20 staff but many 1-person agency owners are also in the membership - learning from both me and others who have gone before them.
YES, YES and YES. Often agency owners think their situation, product or market is unique but having worked with over 350 agencies in the past 15 years I can tell you that we are all facing the same challenges. The strategies you will learn in this programme WILL work for your agency provided you are willing to put the time and effort in to learn and implement them. You will have an expert coach at your side at 1/8th of the price!
Yes! This will be the flagship Da Costa Coaching programme and new content is added every week.
So whilst you are still a member you will have access to all the existing and new content.
Through a lot of research and 30+ years of working in the agency world, I've put together Your Success Roadmap which covers Agency Foundations and Agency Growth, and I encourage you to work through the content in a linear fashion even if you feel you already have done the work. This will give you a great benchmark to road test every aspect of your agency and refine & improve it before moving onto the next part of the content.
I guarantee that if you skip a section you will have to try and reverse engineer things later on which is much more painful than doing the work in a linear fashion.
There is no better time than when you are starting out and have a 'blank page' to get all aspects of your agency in place and create an infrastructure for consistent growth. So if you're just starting out and are ambitious to grow, then this membership will be a great fit for you.
The Self -Running Agency Implementation Group meets once a month for 1 hour + an additional 6 live expert trainings per year. You also have access to me to review your work and access to the other members through our private discussion forum.
Yes - you can have up to 2 people join from one organisation. If you wish to have more than this join then let me know and you will be able to get a substantial discount on further members
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