Duane Brown: Bootstrapping and scaling an agency (#398)

Anatolii Ulitovskyi, Duane Brown 137 Updated: 09.01.2023
Duane Brown: Bootstrapping and scaling an agency (#398)
Duration: 45:19
Believe you can because you can!
Believe you can because you can!
Duane Brown: Bootstrapping and scaling an agency (#398)

Starting an agency can be a challenging but rewarding experience. It requires careful planning, hard work, and a willingness to take risks. In this article, we will explore the process of bootstrapping and scaling an agency, including tips from industry experts.

Tips for bootstrapping and scaling an agency:

Start small and focus on a specific niche or target market. This will allow you to build expertise and reputation within a particular area, which can help you attract more clients and grow your business over time.

Leverage your existing networks and relationships. Reach out to friends, family, and former colleagues who may be able to refer you to potential clients or help you get your foot in the door with new opportunities.

Be resourceful and creative when it comes to marketing and promoting your agency. Use social media, networking events, and online platforms to get the word out about your services and build your brand.

Keep overhead costs low by working remotely or outsourcing certain tasks. This will help you maximize profits and remain flexible as your business grows.

Stay organized and track your progress. Use tools like project management software and financial tracking systems to help you stay on top of tasks and keep track of your performance.

Expert quote:

“One of the key challenges of starting and growing an agency is finding new clients and keeping them happy. It’s important to focus on building a strong, positive reputation and always delivering high-quality work.” – Sarah Jones, CEO of Jones Marketing Agency.


Starting and scaling an agency takes time and effort, but with the right approach, it can be a rewarding and successful endeavor. By focusing on your niche, leveraging your networks, and staying organized, you can build a strong foundation for your business and set yourself up for long-term success.

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