TMBA 667: Catching The Right Wave At The Right Moment

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Today’s show started, as so many of them do, as an in-person conversation in a dark bar in a cool city. That’s where Dan met Brent Zahradnik, founder of Amazon PPC agency AMZ Pathfinder.

Now ‘the agency model’ is a recurring theme on this show because they can be spun up in a weekend, are often very profitable, and they can provide side income to what you’re already doing in a business. But done poorly, agency owners can find themselves trapped in the grind of ‘wrong’ clients and staffing woes.

But Brent seems to have nailed it, and found a profitable business that also allows him to live in Montpellier, France and enjoy the great outdoor lifestyle that Mediterranean city offers.

Topics covered include: the mistake of not getting ‘A players’ on your team earlier, why Brent feels his nomadic lifestyle held back his business for a while, and some ideas for agencies you could start today.

 Listen and learn:

  • Why an agency doesn’t need to be high stress
  • How to choose the right type of client for your business
  • The power of hiring ‘A’ players
  • Some ideas for those looking to start an agency today

Mentioned in the episode:

Before the Exit – Our New Book
Partner With Us
The Dynamite Circle
Dynamite Jobs
Post a Remote Job
Dynamite Deals
Tropical MBA on YouTube
Dynamite Jobs – Remote Recruiting Sales Page
Brent Zahradnik
AMZ Pathfinder
‘Good To Great’
Jodie Cook
‘The E-Myth Revisited’
Noah Kagan

Enjoyed this podcast? Check out these:

TMBA 639: Agency Break
TMBA418: The Services Problem
TMBA335: The Long View on Location Independence

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