The Hands-Off CEO Blog

How My McDonalds Job Led Me to Teach Agency Owners How to Double Profits and 4x Fees – Episode 204

I had to beg to be hired at McDonalds.  Newly married, my husband was in a demanding program at school, and I had to get a job. I was willing to do whatever it took to bring an income for my family. This McDonalds wasn’t hiring at the time, but even with an associates degree and 2 years experience at…

Optimizing and Innovating Systems with Kyle Racki – Episode 203

In today’s podcast, Kyle Racki, founder of Proposify.com shares how he spends his time optimizing and innovating systems while his team runs the business. Listen in as Kyle shares about the Four Hour Work Week, creating repeatable systems, Gary V. and Free Trials (and Tribulations). It’s Not about the Four Hour Work Week It’s not that my business runs without…

The 4 Stages of Hands-Off Growth – Episode 4

Scaling a custom service business is challenging. Most growth models out there do not address why that is, and how to actually scale custom high ticket services. You’ve put blood, sweat, and tears into building your company, and now that it’s time to grow, there are obstacles you never saw coming. Today, Mandi talks about the 4 stages of growth…

Why the E-myth Won’t Work for Your Service Business and What to Do Instead…

Gotta love the E-myth, right? It is probably one of the best-known business books out there. And one of the most useful. But guess what, it just might not work that well for your service business. And maybe you have even found that to be the case. You have tried to standardize your processes and the way you deliver your service.…

Do THIS to Grow to the Next Stage in your Service Business… 

What growth stage is your service business at? Survival > Stability > Success || Scale There are 4 stages for service businesses. But most never get past Stability or Success. They don’t believe the 4th stage Scale is even possible for a service business because it’s too dependent on the owner. Growing to scale is possible, and below are the actions you…

2 Game Changers Likely Missing From Your Growth Plan…

The service business has inherent scalability challenges. If you are “growing” like many service businesses, it may look something like this: you take on more work, you perform the service, you make more money. The cycle goes on and on. That is, until you max out that one resource needed to deliver those services: your time. What do you do…

Turning FAILS into WINS

The most successful entrepreneurs have in common an uncanny ability to fail, pick themselves back up, and learn from it. There is a certain amount of grit and determination that comes with doing just that, but intellectually learning from a mistake and actually implementing that into your day-to-day business are 2 different things. Here’s example of how to do both.…