Top 10 Cashflow Errors Agencies Make

Turnover is vanity, profit is sanity. We’ve all heard this haven’t we? It’s only partly true as you can be profitable and still have negative cashflow. Try keeping sane without any money to pay next month’s salary bill. How does this happen? Many Agencies make the following common mistakes. Here they are and how to […]

Resilience is key to Agency Longevity.

So far, so obvious. But what does resilience mean? The ability to carry on? To shrug off bad news and concentrate on the next thing? To keep working towards your goals? Well, yes, these are certainly resilient behaviours but to be truly resilient you need more. You need to know how to know how bad […]

Survive or Thrive?

How your revenue forecast could be the difference. A good revenue forecast won’t make your clients happier; it won’t make your agency more creative or your coding more elegant. What it will do is help you manage your costs in line with your income. It will provide a warning of harder times coming or it […]

Why Your Agency Will Fail. Updated.

Why do so many dreams turn into disappointment? Why do so many Agencies fail? Maybe some agency founders aren’t good enough designers/marketers/consultants or coders. I have a feeling, completely lacking in evidence and entirely anecdotal, that most failures will be caused, not by a lack of core talent, but by a lack of wider business […]

How AgencyMAP will increase replace spreadsheets, make life better and increase profits,

There are many, many ways to approach the goal of improving agency profits. Ultimately though it boils down to 2 things; either you increase your revenue or reduce your costs. This is a statement of the obvious. How you go about either (or both) is the challenge. I’ll explain how I go about it a […]

Life is uncertain. Here’s a spreadsheet for that. Part 2

“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs” – Henry Ford   “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” — Leonardo da Vinci   I’m trying to build the best Agency revenue forecast tool. One that helps make more money for Agency owners and manager.   It’s a bold statement. It feels a little uncomfortable […]

Life is uncertain. Here’s a spreadsheet for that.

Uncertainty is everywhere in life. You can view it as an exciting challenge or a scary threat but it won’t go away. As I’m typing this on the runway at Heathrow it’s not a comforting of thoughts. The same is especially true of Agency’s finances. Clients can change their mind, pitches can be won or […]