3 Reasons Why Your Agency May Need Outside Consulting

My partner and I perform consulting for larger agencies that need guidance through the complexities of growth.

Do you need consulting? How do you know?

I imagine every entrepreneur running their own agency at some point hits a roadblock they don’t know how to surmount. We all do. Running an agency that is growing quickly is particularly difficult because the speed of growth adds to the layers of complexity you already feel when trying to grow.

Here are 3 reasons that will help you know when you need objective growth consulting:

1. The business is different now. The saying is true, “what got you here won’t get you there.” Growing agencies are often troubled when they find out that the practices they followed when there were 3 people on the team are decidedly NOT the same practices you’ll follow when your agency is 18 people. 3-people service-based companies are not the same thing as an 18-person agency. They require different skills, different thoughts, different processes, and different purposes.

If your agency is so different now, you don’t know where to go next, you may need objective consulting to determine how your business is different than it has been in the past.

2. You are in trouble. It seems like the hardest time to reach out to an objective consultant to help you with growth issues – but when you are in trouble there’s no time to waste. And depending on the size of your agency, and the team that you care for, a troubled agency can hurt a lot of people real fast. If you have some dysfunctional habits, or systemic problems that keep coming back, or you have been struggling to pay your bills for over a year, then something may be wrong. A third party can often cut through the quagmire, identify the problems, and begin moving you and your agency towards health.

If your agency is in trouble you can’t understand, you may need objective consulting to see the issues clearly.

3. You are ready for the next level. You may have hit a plateau. It happens to everyone. It’s called a ‘growth ceiling’ and many agencies hit this invisible ceiling without knowing why. You might be ready for growth, to expand nationally, or begin offering new higher-level services to larger clients. But no matter what you do, your efforts are stymied to reach that new level (or break out of the old level). Either way, a trusted consultant can help you with your plans to move to the next level, identify what’s holding you back, and keep you accountable to the work required to get there.

If you are ready to move to the next level of growth, you may need objective consulting to identify your level, and learn what it takes to move to the next level.

We do that! We provide objective growth consulting to larger agencies all over the country. Some of this process happens virtually, sometimes onsite at the agency location, and sometimes onsite in our location in Greenville, SC. We can help you, so let us know what you need. Or email us at [email protected].

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