Thanks for reaching out! Agency growth is good... until it gets out of control. I love helping agency owners grow profitably while spending less time on work they don't like. (Today, that often means dealing with COVID-19 and impacts on the current business climate.)

One client said my advice helped her stop “treading water,” so that she and her business partner could finally focus on solutions instead of problems. Another client said he saw more progress in his first month of coaching than in 10 years on his own. At another client’s agency, I uncovered $2+ million in untapped value during our first consulting call. (Here are more examples.)

My approach to helping agencies focuses on accountability (keeping you on track), advice (what to do, based on your unique Values, Goals, and Resources), and perspective (how your situation compares to other agencies). I've worked one-on-one with more than 400 agencies on every inhabited continent—but I choose to limit my active client count to ensure you get a boutique client experience.

Your answers here will help my team determine if we're a match. Anything you share is confidential. You'll hear from us within 2 business days about next steps.

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* 1. What’s your contact info, so I can match your answers to you?

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* 2. Why did you start (or join) your agency? How has that matched up to reality? (I realize the pandemic impacts the current definition of "reality.")

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* 3. Do you lean toward running a Lifestyle agency (where your goal is to keep running the agency as long as possible) or an Equity agency (where your goal is to sell it eventually)? If you’re not sure, check out my article on the topic.

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* 4. If you could wave a magic wand, what’s different 1 year from now (aside from never hearing the word "COVID-19" again)? What about 5 years from now? Why are those important to you?

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* 5. What baseline metrics would you use to track our success in working together? (Typically, my work focuses on helping you grow profitably while reducing your day-to-day involvement in running the agency—aka, "work less, earn more.")

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* 6. Let's get specific. How fast have you grown your revenue in recent years? And, how fast do you want to grow revenue in future years?

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* 7. Successful agency growth requires a strong team. Tell me about your current team: the number of employees, the number of contractors, and their level of quality (e.g., New Rope vs. Wet Twine).

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* 8. What's your target budget? I can typically find something that works for most budgets and client situations. For a comprehensive custom consulting project—including an initial strategy plus implementation support—my typical client invests US$25,000 to $35,000 over 2-4 months. But I have options ranging from $1,000 to $50,000+, depending on your goals. The Executive Coaching program is currently a flat $4,500 per month, plus an additional $3,000 in the first month. A one-off Bite-Size Consulting call is a flat $1,000.)

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* 9. If you’ve worked with a business consultant (or coach or other paid advisor before), what did you like and not like about that relationship?

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* 10. Do you have any questions for me or my team before we proceed?

Thanks for sharing—looking forward to speaking soon! Please click "Get Started!" below. (And if you don't hear back from Sakas & Company within 2 business days, email my team at concierge@sakasandcompany.com to check.)

–Karl

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