In this fast-moving, digital world, many agencies focus on short-term results driven solely by return on investment at the expense of their people, their customers, and even themselves.
We believe there is another way. We believe profit and sustainability should be at the heart of growing an agency.
We’re accountants who have worked with hundreds of agencies over the years, typically those with between 8-80 staff. We love providing agency owners with insights and best practices so they can make better decisions.
How we provide our insights
In 2012, we began our agency benchmarking report – BenchPress. The aim was simple; to take an accurate snapshot of agency life in the UK and to share insight and analysis with ambitious agency owners.
BenchPress has grown to become the largest survey of UK independent agency owners and is a great way to benchmark yourself against your peers.
Building a profitable and sustainable agency
If you want your agency to still be here in five or ten years, you’ll need to think about more than just selling and delivering. Over the years, we’ve seen so many bright, creative and talented agencies go under because they didn’t get the basics right when it came to the numbers within their business.
That’s why we’ve put together one place you can get advice, benchmarks and actionable insights on how you can build an agency that’s built to last. Some of the advice is from some agency owners you may recognise.
Agency Bites is an exclusive series of in-person and online events that bring together like-minded agency owners to discuss and learn from each other. A big part of what makes Agency Bites so special is that we’re able to connect people that have something in common – whether it’s the challenges they’re facing, agency specialisation or location.
The Agency Collective
In 2013, we set up The Agency Collective to help our clients deal with the challenges of running a growing agency. It’s a place agency owners can access knowledge, peer accountability and support that will take their agency to the next level. The Agency Collective has grown to become the largest community of ambitious agency owners in the UK.
Ways we can help you right now
We, of course, do all of the things you’d expect an accountant to do. We also can:
What do we mean by sustainable?
Being profitable is the cornerstone of a sustainable agency. However, think about profit as fuel for your journey, rather than the purpose of your agency. You won’t be able to go very far if you’re not making any money.
Beautiful businesses are designed in a sustainable way. They don’t chase growth for the sake of it. They have recurring revenue and positive cash flow that allows them to make decisions based on what is best for the long-term, rather than operating month-to-month, making decisions based on short-term horizons.
How could you redesign your business model to make it more sustainable?
The purpose of a company is not to make money. The purpose of a company is to accomplish something, to advance a greater cause, to contribute to society. Money will help you get thereSimon Sinek
What it’s like being a client
We’ve learnt so much working with the team at Wow. They’ve helped us put together and implement initiatives that have made us more profitable. This has allowed us to invest more in our agency and our people.
Underrated though is just how nice everyone is at Wow. They are amazingly responsive and always there for usBecky Simms, Reflect Digital
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