Salary Math for Solo PR & Marketing Consultants

Numbers don't lie. Listen to what your finances are telling you and make adjustments to your business as needed.

Agency owners must lead by example

The culture of public relations and marketing agencies starts with the owner.

Understand the assignment clause of your agency’s contracts

If there's anything more than a zero percent chance that you might entertain the idea of selling your agency or merging it with another, you need to pay special attention to the assignment clause in all of your contracts.

ALP 22: How to Fire Agency Employees

In this episode, Chip and Gini conclude the two-part series on hiring and firing in PR and marketing agencies.

CWC 27: James Papiano on Leadership & Culture in Agencies

In the latest episode of Chats with Chip, James Papiano discusses the role of leadership and culture in the PR and marketing agency environment.

Spotlight on Kevin Anselmo of Experiential Communications

Kevin Anselmo, founder of Experiential Communications, has taken his passion as an entrepreneur and experience in education to launch the Global Innovators Academy training program for high school and college students.

#FollowFriday: Shel Holtz

For all that does to help promote excellence in communications and improve the knowledge of agency leaders, Shel Holtz is this week's #FollowFriday recommendation.

Keep Your Agency’s Time Tracking Simple

If you want to understand how your team invests their time on behalf of your agency and its clients, keep it simple.

What your agency partnership’s buy-sell agreement should include

Agency partners need to have an agreement about how to handle the purchase and sale of shares in the business.

6 Reasons Why Your Agency Needs Client Contracts

Client contracts may not be exciting, but they play an important role in building a healthy agency business.

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Don’t Let Unused Software Subscriptions Spoil Your Agency’s Profit Margins

If your agency tracks spending, audits usage, and establishes standards for software, you will get the benefits of technology -- without letting it erode your bottom line.

Just say “yes” to “pick your brain” meeting requests

Flip the script and see "pick your brain" meetings as opportunities to gather information and expand your own network.

Block Time on Your Calendar for Business Development — And Stick to It

The only way to avoid the agency revenue roller-coaster is by setting aside specific times to build your business.

Your Outside Counsel Should Review (But Not Write) Your Agency Employee Handbook

Good collaboration -- at the right time -- with an expert in employment law can help you create a better employee handbook that will help simplify management, assist recruitment, and boost retention by creating an agency culture that matches your leadership vision.

29+ Recommended Tools for Your Agency Technology Stack

There are lots of software tools that will help you run your agency business better. Here are some of the ones that I like.