Hands-Off CEO

Hands-Off CEO

They said getting started was the hardest part, but no one told you how hard it is to scale a custom service business. It’s time for your team to step up, but your clients want YOU. Discover how to scale to 7 figures and beyond by freeing up time and getting your team to run whole parts of the company so you can focus on scaling profits. That means more income, more time with your family, and more ability to make impact in the community and beyond. This is the Hands OFF CEO Podcast with Mandi Ellefson.... Show More

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How do we get such great results for our clients? And how can you model what we're doing so that you can generate bigger results for YOUR clients? 

 

You become the very best in your industry by delivering better results. You’re able to charge fees that are at the top in your industry, and even create your own category - just by delivering incredible outcomes every single time. 

 

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Want bigger profits... Better results from your team... Higher paying clients... ? 
YOU must be better.
On the podcast, I'll share with you 4 ways how you can innovate your service to make it more profitable, and easier to sell too.
Being a Hands-Off CEO is about 100% responsibility as the leader. Letting go, and delegating ownership is the key to making more, as you work less.

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Next to hiring salespeople, hiring an Operations Manager is the most difficult position to hire for. I'm going to share with you the three ways that we see CEO’s fail when hiring a Second in Command. And then how to get them right. 

Even if you find a great candidate, you won’t be able to retain them for long if you haven’t considered what we share in this episode.

Here are the three main areas where CEO’s stru... Read more

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Shaun Buck owns The Newsletter Pro, based out of Boise, Idaho. It's now a 60+ member team and the nation’s largest custom print newsletter company. His $10MM marketing services company maintain aggressive growth  because it can run without him for months.
Shaun and The Newsletter Pro landed at No. 120 on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies list. And has collaborated with marketing guru Dan Kennedy to co... Read more

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To have the level of success and freedom you want, you have to be willing to rock the boat.


Often these breakdowns are such great gifts because it leads to powerfully choosing what we do want.


“Pretty good” and “OK” are the biggest obstacles we have working with agency owners. They’re afraid to rock the boat to be able to actually have what they want.


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I'm so excited to be sharing with you this episode with Tanya Korpi McLeod. She was a client that started with us about four years ago. We’re sharing her story of how it's come full circle, how she sold the business. 

She took someone in her 20’s that she had just hired. And developed this young leader so that within five months, she was able to run her company for a year without her when a personal tragedy happen... Read more

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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 another McDonalds I had to convince them to hire me.

In this podcast, I talk about the lessons I learned. And how it ... Read more

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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 me -  it's that it CAN... Read more

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Are your clients so confident that you’re going to be able to get them the outcome that they want, that they don’t feel hardly any risk at all moving forward with you? 

When your clients feel you’re risky, you are likely leaving an enormous amount of money on the table. Follow what I share in this podcast to project solid confidence to your clients.

And you can increase sales conversions an... Read more

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Mike has a lot of great knowledge and expertise to share and does it in a very down to earth entertaining, engaging kind of way. He helps us really isolate the most important pieces in our business so that it can run without you. 

 

ProfitFirst: Reverse Engineering Profitability

We’ve all been taught that profit comes last when managing your business finance:  sales minus expenses equals pro... Read more

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JEB Commerce helps retailers in the beauty, skincare, travel outdoor and gear and fitness categories generate 10 million dollars within 3 years through their affiliate channel.

They use affiliate marketing to augment their customer acquisition model beyond their traditional retail sales.

They help them generate revenue they wouldn’t have gotten any other way which is different than what some other types of affiliat... Read more

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Mandi and CEO Tom Shapiro highlight the journey of Stratabeat, Tom’s digital marketing agency. There’s so much to learn from Tom and the way he’s been able to grow his company; doubling in size in just 18 months.

All while Tom was able to work less and depend on the incredible team he’s building. He used the “spare” time to write two books and develop leaders who continue to provide incredible results for their clients. Read more

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What would you do if I could give you an extra hour every day?

How would you use that time to bring in new business or grow revenue?

If that one hour, which is 20 hours a month, was dedicated to bringing in new business how much would that equate to?

What is one new client each month worth to your business? 12 New clients a year? How would that impact your bottom line?  

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One of the most valuable people on your team is your operations manager. They get you out of the day to day, so you can focus on growing your company. So where can you find one? Today on the show, we have Jeremy Pope, the founder of The Closing Engine, who is interviewing Mandi on how to hire an operations manager, even if you don’t have the budget for one yet.

What qualities do you look for in an operations manag... Read more

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November 22, 2018 16 min

How much could you grow if you could guarantee results for your clients? Because many custom service providers only market their clients’ successes and aren’t honest about the rest, there are a lot of burned clients. And ethical providers tend to be less forward because they’re nervous about over-promising and under-delivering. You can stand out in the crowd by embracing integrity. Then you don’t have to SAY you’re better; you A... Read more

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Your hands are full managing your clients, managing the team, running the business, doing the strategy — where are you going to find room to grow? If you’re feeling stuck on the hamster wheel, this episode of the Hands-Off CEO Podcast is for you. Today, we’re talking about letting go so you can scale up.

Why is letting go so hard?

The very time that you need to let go in order to grow your company ... Read more

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Is your business enriching your life and the lives of those around you? Or has it commandeered your time and hijacked your passion? If you find yourself saying 'yes' to the latter, then Mandi and her guest have a freedom-based solution for you. Joining us today is the founder of Suitcase Entrepreneur and the author of "The Freedom Plan," Natalie Sisson. Natalie describes her journey from Marketing Executive to su... Read more

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Picture this: Amazing leaders discussing business strategies at a beautiful beach and having fun. Does this sound too good to be true? Well, that's exactly how last week's Hands Off CEO retreat went! Mandi and her 'Scale to Freedom' tribe talked about what matters most and what they should do to achieve it - let go of the 'how' virus to focus on what and why. Today, Mandi shares what it's like to be a... Read more

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What’s the easiest way to grow your business? How can you scale your company without grinding through all those extra hours? Today, Mandi chats with Michael Zipursky, CEO of Consulting Success and one of the world’s top authorities on growing a consulting business. Mandi and Michael discuss how to price your services to dramatically increase your profits. You’ll learn how to develop consistent client attraction and choose the ri... Read more

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