The Agency Scale Accelerator
A full throttle, 5-week accelerator led by a group of hand selected, ‘in-the-trenches’ agency owners who will guide you in building an ‘exit-able’ agency that can run (and scale) without you. Here’s what you’ll receive inside this accelerator, kicking off June 2nd:
How It Works
DigitalMarketer’s Agency Scale Accelerator is specifically designed to accelerate your agency’s revenue, operations, and scalability in a short 5-week period. Each unit is taught by an industry expert and facilitated (virtually) each week by a live instructor in a classroom-style format.
You and your fellow students will complete bi-weekly course trainings and participate in group discussions relating the course material and real-life agency scenarios.
Those who successfully complete the Accelerator will, in just 5 weeks, emerge with the skills, knowledge, and “in the trenches” insight that only an “Exit-Able” agency owner can possess.
Here’s how the course itself will be delivered:
You’ll attend live training sessions with the session instructors via Zoom. Trainings will be recorded and available for all students that are unable to make the live call immediately after. During these sessions, we’ll also kick off a discussion thread where you’ll be asked to apply course information to real-world agency scenarios via Slack.
Throughout the Accelerator, we will also be welcoming special guest instructors that will host bonus sessions for all members.
The dates and times of these sessions are subject to change based on the availability of the guests and a fully published schedule will be provided to you during kickoff week.
In addition, You’ll have access to a community of peers (instructors and fellow members) who have a vested interest in helping you succeed, and expect the same in return.
You’ll be part of a “High Tide Zone,” a movement that rises all the ships in the community.
There is no competition in this group, just community.
Over the next 5 weeks, you will master the 5 stages of scale to build an ‘Exit-Able’ Agency. Mastery of these steps is truly the difference between being a stressed out, professional plate spinner and actually owning an asset that can provide you the revenue, freedom, and, eventually, the life-changing buyout you deserve. Each session will mix strategy with execution and you’ll get ‘in-the-trenches’ instruction from current agency owners and 8-figure entrepreneurs to give you a clear path to success. Here are the 5 steps to scale covered in this course…
Week 0: The Hollywood Model
Get ready to kick things off for the next 5 weeks! This week we’ll meet together and you’ll get to know other agency owners in the accelerator. We will cover what you can expect from the training and how to get the most out of your time. Most importantly, we will cover exactly what the Hollywood Model is, why it’s so effective, and how to apply it to your agency. By the time we finish you’ll have a clear understanding of what it means to be an “Agency of the Future”, how to position your firm as a partner in growth with your clients, and why you need to STOP trying to Scale!
Week 1: Productize
Package, position, and price your services (so YOU are no longer the product).
The first step in building an “Exit-Able” agency is making sure your service is the product, not you! When you do you can start to leverage your time and attention on increasing margins, client acquisition, and systematizing your operations. By the end of this week, you will clarify your ideal client so you can tailor an “irresistible offer”, lock in an elevator pitch that has prospects begging to work with you, streamline your services and offerings, and define your agency’s value engines.
Week 2: Monetize
Increase your margins so you’re finally paid what you’re worth (and so you can afford to pay others to do the work for YOU).
The next step in the process of scale is increasing your margins so you can increase your pay, invest back in your agency, and begin to partner with top notch specialists to do the work for you. By the end of this week, you’ll learn how to effectively monetize beyond done-for-you services, install profit maximizers, and bolt on a client referral engine to skyrocket sales and revenue quickly.
Week 3: Systematize
Delegate your processes through automation, outsourcing, technology, and hiring (so you can win back YOUR free time).
Now that you have a bit more time and a lot more money, it’s time to systematize your business. This includes identifying the critical people and processed that will support scale, WHAT to delegate now and HOW, and handing off polished processes with confidence. By the end of this week you’ll have the key to using automation, outsourcing, technology, and/or hiring that will result in world-class work for your clients.
Week 4: Scale
Attract more prospects, convert more clients, and grow your retainers (so YOU can profitably scale your agency to the next level).
At this point, you are now finally ready to SCALE! This is really as simple as putting more gas into the engine that you have built to this point. At the same time, you will begin to learn how to start establishing authority in your industry, design an automated process for writing and presenting winning proposals, and continue to increase your perceived vaule to your clients through OTHERS in your organization, not just yourself.
Week 5: Exit
Create a business with real, transferable value (so YOU can create generational wealth and leave a legacy).
In the final phase of scale, comes the process of positioning your agency for “exit”. That can come in multiple different forms and some that include you staying at the helm which is why we will cover the “5 types of Exits” in detail, make sure you understand why you need an “SPV” (and what that even is), and what it looks like to exit a service based company that will succeed beyond you.
Bonus Session: Consulting For Equity
One of the additional benefits of building an “Exit-Able” agency is that once you understand this process it is valuable and transferable (like your agency!). Having this skill set means that now other agency owners and entrepreneurs will come to you to help them do the same. In this special session with Roland Frasier, you will learn how to turn “Can I pick your brain?” into PROFIT, attract clients that you want advise and receive equity (and payment) for your guidance, and something we call “Goose & Eggs” (You have to show up to find out what this highly leveraged 7-figure strategy can mean for your net worth!)