How to start a digital agency – guidance for founders

You want to start a digital agency? Congratulations! I’ve done it myself a number of times, made several sales, ran an agency group, and now work as a chairman and board advisor. I know how daunting those first steps can seem.

Steve Jobs famously said “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”

Agencies are actually pretty simple, it just takes experience; and you need to have travelled the road several times before the path becomes really clear.

It’s extremely rare that you get the opportunity to work with someone as exceptional and brilliant as Felix Velarde. The consulting he did changed my life in ways that words cannot express. I walked away with my mind blown, tools, techniques, and a solid execution plan that exceeded my expectations by a factor of 10. Based on this, I’d encourage anyone in the digital space to work with him. Felix’s proven experience, approach, and lessons learned are invaluable.”

Shane Ketterman, Founder, Rewire Digital

There are some tools that are needed in order to position your agency strongly, get your lead generation and sales processes right, and plan your first year’s growth. Yet starting a successful digital agency turns out to have relatively few essential ingredients.