Starting A Digital Agency

Starting A Digital Agency: Advice From The Trenches

Brandon Uttley Growing A Business, Overcoming Business Obstacles, Podcast, Starting A Business 3 Comments

Thinking about starting a digital agency? Get some advice from someone who has “been there and done that.”

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In this episode of the Go For Launch podcast, Brandon Uttley, who has founded several digital marketing firms including serving as cofounder and president of carbonhouse from 1999-2008, talks shop with Mike Sallander, cofounder of Chicago Digital.

Mike SallanderWe discuss lots of things for everyone interested in starting a digital agency, including:

  • How Mike and his friend Scott went from launching a music site that made little to no money in high school to evolving into a successful digital agency after college
  • How working for a larger company for a few years gave Mike skills and income to build their web firm slowly
  • Things Mike’s dad (also an entrepreneur) did that helped him start and stay the course
  • How they kept expenses low
  • How they avoiding a naming catastrophe
  • When they truly turned the corner to long-term profitability (hint: finding your niche is crucial)
  • How Chicago Digital became a top partner for the Adobe Business Catalyst platform

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Show Links

Chicago Digital

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Mike Sallander (Twitter): @mikesallander

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Brandon Uttley

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Brandon Uttley is Commander and CEO of Go For Launch, LLC, his fifth startup. He is passionate about helping others launch and grow successful businesses.

When not working on his business, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.

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