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Jason Swenk Interview – Start, Scale & Sell Your Business

Episode Description:

In this episode we interview Jason Swenk. He shares his entrepreneurial journey, building and selling a small business, the value of business systems, bootstrapping, and his tips & advice for business and personal success.

[Learn more about Jason]

Jason SwenkJason is an entrepreneur, and a digital marketing expert. After college he joined Arthur Anderson, one of the big 5 consulting firms a the time. He quickly realized that it was not a good fit, quit his job and launched a digital agency that quickly grew to a multi-million dollar operation working with brands such as AT&T, Hitachi and Lotus Cars. After 12 years of steady growth, they caught the attention of bigger agencies and sold the agency in 2012.

Now, Jason leads, a unique consultancy helping digital agencies start, scale, enjoy, and sell their digital agencies by applying the exact proven formula he used.

He also currently hosts two podcasts that are available for download and subscription on iTunes: The Smart Agency Master Class Podcast, and The #AskSwenk Show.

Show Notes:

  • Jason began his corporate career working for a large accounting and consulting firm. He only lasted there 6 months!
  • “I’m unemployable.” He has never wanted others telling him what to do.
  • He began his first business designing and developing websites.
  • How do you find the right business idea that is a fit for you?
  • “You either know the right partner, or you are the bad partner.” Jason shares his philosophy on business partnerships.
  • The 12 Systems you need to grow a small business.
  • Jason explains why he decided to sell his small agency business.
  • He explains the benefits of focusing on a niche business segment or specialization to start and grow your small business.
  • “Know that market more than that market knows itself.”
  • Jason also shares some ideas for preparing your small business for sale. Profitability and showing positive growth year-over-year.
  • How to bootstrap your small business.
  • “We are the ones that hold ourselves back…We think too small.”
  • Find Jason’s “secret” link here.

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