29 episodes

They said getting started was the hardest part, but no one told you how hard it is to scale a custom service business. It’s time for your team to step up, but your clients want YOU. Discover how to scale to 7 figures and beyond by freeing up time and getting your team to run whole parts of the company so you can focus on scaling profits. That means more income, more time with your family, and more ability to make impact in the community and beyond. This is the Hands OFF CEO Podcast with Mandi Ellefson.

Hands-Off CEO Mandi Ellefson

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They said getting started was the hardest part, but no one told you how hard it is to scale a custom service business. It’s time for your team to step up, but your clients want YOU. Discover how to scale to 7 figures and beyond by freeing up time and getting your team to run whole parts of the company so you can focus on scaling profits. That means more income, more time with your family, and more ability to make impact in the community and beyond. This is the Hands OFF CEO Podcast with Mandi Ellefson.

    How to Get Dramatically Better Results for Your Clients Without Extra Investment or New Skills

    How to Get Dramatically Better Results for Your Clients Without Extra Investment or New Skills

    How do we get such great results for our clients? And how can you model what we're doing so that you can generate bigger results for YOUR clients?

    You become the very best in your industry by delivering better results. You’re able to charge fees that are at the top in your industry, and even create your own category - just by delivering incredible outcomes every single time.

    • 17 min
    Service Innovation - BEING BETTER & The Impact on Profits and Business Valuation

    Service Innovation - BEING BETTER & The Impact on Profits and Business Valuation

    Want bigger profits... Better results from your team... Higher paying clients... ? 
    YOU must be better.
    On the podcast, I'll share with you 4 ways how you can innovate your service to make it more profitable, and easier to sell too.
    Being a Hands-Off CEO is about 100% responsibility as the leader. Letting go, and delegating ownership is the key to making more, as you work less.

    But it comes at a cost: your willingness to BE BETTER!

    • 19 min
    3 Ways You Can Fail with Hiring an Operations Manager

    3 Ways You Can Fail with Hiring an Operations Manager

    Next to hiring salespeople, hiring an Operations Manager is the most difficult position to hire for. I'm going to share with you the three ways that we see CEO’s fail when hiring a Second in Command. And then how to get them right. 

    Even if you find a great candidate, you won’t be able to retain them for long if you haven’t considered what we share in this episode.

    • 17 min
    How to Get your Sales Team to Perform Better (Even If It's You)

    How to Get your Sales Team to Perform Better (Even If It's You)

    • 9 min
    Getting Past Stagnation to 35+% Growth Year Over Year with Shaun Buck

    Getting Past Stagnation to 35+% Growth Year Over Year with Shaun Buck

    Shaun Buck owns The Newsletter Pro, based out of Boise, Idaho. It's now a 60+ member team and the nation’s largest custom print newsletter company. His $10MM marketing services company maintain aggressive growth  because it can run without him for months.
    Shaun and The Newsletter Pro landed at No. 120 on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies list. And has collaborated with marketing guru Dan Kennedy to co-write the No B.S Guide to Maximum Referrals and Customer Retention.

    • 55 min
    Are You Willing to Rock the Boat to Create the Business and Life you Love?

    Are You Willing to Rock the Boat to Create the Business and Life you Love?

    To have the level of success and freedom you want, you have to be willing to rock the boat.


    Often these breakdowns are such great gifts because it leads to powerfully choosing what we do want.


    “Pretty good” and “OK” are the biggest obstacles we have working with agency owners. They’re afraid to rock the boat to be able to actually have what they want.


    Are you willing to rock the boat to create the business and life you love?

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

Wade Bloggs ,

Scaling freedom and finance

Great advice and great Information.
Everyone wants to work less and make more, but Mandi gives you the tips on how to do it.

Yuskee1 ,

Grow your business

Some excellent tips on how to manage and grow your business.

OleTeddyTwoToes ,

Small business leader!

This is a great podcast for anyone who runs or is thinking about opening a small business. The keys to success are laid out beautifully by Mandi, and she does a great job keeping the listener engaged. This pod is an awesome listen!

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