5 episodes

Learn how to grow your agency or freelancing business from some of the top industry experts in the agency/consulting world. Every week we bring on an owner of an agency or an expert in the agency world to talk about how they grew their business. You'll gain an inside look at their best practices that are working at their agency and actionable advice you can implement in your business. Join the community at openagency.org and follow us on instagram (@teamopenagency, @mikeblack).

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Learn how to grow your agency or freelancing business from some of the top industry experts in the agency/consulting world. Every week we bring on an owner of an agency or an expert in the agency world to talk about how they grew their business. You'll gain an inside look at their best practices that are working at their agency and actionable advice you can implement in your business. Join the community at openagency.org and follow us on instagram (@teamopenagency, @mikeblack).

    OA 005: How A Mobile Dev Company Grew To 20 Employees In 2 Years By Specializing with Jedi Weller CEO Open Forge

    OA 005: How A Mobile Dev Company Grew To 20 Employees In 2 Years By Specializing with Jedi Weller CEO Open Forge

    #005 On this episode I talk with Jedi Weller CEO of Open Forge on how he grew his mobile app development company to 20 employees in just 2 years.


    How did he do this so quickly? Jedi decided early on to focus on specializing. We talk about all of the benefits of niching down on your target market. Specializing makes growing an agency so much easier across the board from client acquisition, hiring, creating better work for clients, which in turn allows you to charge more for your services.


    We also get into how Open Forge is growing their business by being involved in the community and how they go about hiring great employees.


    I hope you enjoy today's episode! 


    Visit openagency.org to learn more about the free community we're building for freelancers and agency owners to learn, network and grow.


    For show notes please visit openagency.org/podcast005


    Follow Us On Instagram:@teamopenagency, @mikeblack

    • 51 min
    OA 004: Leadership Hiring, Building Partner Networks, And How To Grow An Agency To 50+ Employees With Mike Gadsby, Chief Innovation Officer O3 World

    OA 004: Leadership Hiring, Building Partner Networks, And How To Grow An Agency To 50+ Employees With Mike Gadsby, Chief Innovation Officer O3 World

    #004 Today On the show we have Mike Gadsby, Chief Innovation Officer of O3 World talking about growth, hiring execs, specializing and the approach/strategies mike would use if he had to start his agency all over from scratch. O3 World is a digital product agency with over 50 employees based out of Philadelphia. Check them out at o3world.com


    I hope you enjoy today's episode! 


    Visit openagency.org to learn more about the free community we're building for freelancers and agency owners to learn, network and grow.


    For show notes please visit openagency.org/podcast004


    Follow Us On Instagram:@teamopenagency, @mikeblack

    • 1 hr 3 min
    OA 003: Client Acquisition Strategies For Niche Agencies With Kyle Robins & Alex Grieco, Co-founders Maximum Floats

    OA 003: Client Acquisition Strategies For Niche Agencies With Kyle Robins & Alex Grieco, Co-founders Maximum Floats

    #003 Hey everyone! In this episode I sit down with Alex Grieco & Kyle Robins, Co-Founders of Maximum Floats- a very niche marketing agency in the float and deprivation tank industry. On the show they share their client acquisition strategies, how they totally dominated an industry by niching down & how they’re expanding outside of their niche market. 


    Check them out at maximumfloats.com


    I hope you enjoy today's episode! 


    Visit openagency.org to learn more about the free community we're building for freelancers and agency owners to learn, network and grow.


    For show notes please visit openagency.org/podcast003


    Follow Us On Instagram:


    @teamopenagency, @mikeblack

    • 44 min
    OA 002: Managing Big Teams On Big Client Projects with Aaron Henry President Foundry512

    OA 002: Managing Big Teams On Big Client Projects with Aaron Henry President Foundry512

    #002 we are very excited to introduce our first guest on the open agency podcast- Aaron Henry, President of Foundry512.


    In this episode we dive into how Foundry512 manages projects with 16+ team members, their executive hiring strategy, how they fired 90% of their clients and much more. 


    Our guest on the show- Aaron is the founder and president of Foundry512, a full-service advertising agency located in Austin, TX. Along with a growing team of veteran advertising pros, he has leveraged complex websites, mobile apps, and frontier technology to drive traffic and facilitate user engagement for some of the world’s largest brands like Foursquare, Jägermeister, CHI St. Joseph’s Health, Schulte Roofing, and Texas A&M University. 


    I hope you enjoy today's episode.


    Visit openagency.org to learn more about the free community we're building for freelancers and agency owners to learn, network and grow.


    For show notes please visit openagency.org/podcast002


    Follow Us On Instagram:


    @teamopenagency, @mikeblack

    • 1 hr 13 min
    OA 001: Our First Episode & Our First $1 Million Year With Our Agency Using 3 Sales Channels

    OA 001: Our First Episode & Our First $1 Million Year With Our Agency Using 3 Sales Channels

    #001 We are so excited to be starting the open agency podcast! We're on a mission to create the #1 community for freelancers and agency owners to learn, network and grow.


    In our first episode we give you an idea of what the open agency podcast is all about and then talk about the only 3 sales strategies we used in 2019 to do our first $1,000,000 year with our agency told media!


    Two of the sales strategies we talk about are free and one involves a small fee for office space.


    Everything we go over in today's episode any freelancer or agency owner can start implementing in their businesses tomorrow!


    I hope you enjoy today's episode.


    Visit openagency.org to learn more about the free community we're building for freelancers and agency owners to learn, network and grow.


    For show notes please visit openagency.org/podcast001


    Follow Us On Instagram:


    @teamopenagency, @mikeblack

    • 22 min

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