Our Guest: Brent Weaver, CEO at UGurus, LLC

Although many agency owners get into the business accidentally, being a successful agency owner takes more luck. In this information-packed episode, UGurus CEO Brent Weaver shares the keys he learned about building and growing an agency from scratch…or in his case, from high school.

Get ready for a roller coaster ride of agency highs, really uncomfortable lows, and lessons learned that can help your agency stay on track.

Conversation Highlights

  • Roundtable Discussion: Entrepreneurship as a kid and jun
  • Making the leap from part-time agency to full-time agency hustle
  • Scaling too quickly: How Brent went from a promising agency to nearly broke
  • How Brent’s business recovered and came back stronger than ever
  • The top agency mistakes your business is probably making-and how to fix them
  • A real-life case study of an agency owner who completely transformed his business with Brent’s agency help

 

Key Podcast Moments

[1:35] Roundtable Discussion: What was it like to have a business as a teen?

[5:24] Roundtable Discussion: Should kids get involved in entrepreneurship? Were your parents supportive of your entrepreneurship as a kid?

[11:00] Brent’s agency origin story: From part-time freelancing student to agency owner who left school and his turnaround story

[16:16] Brent shares how he used his experience to teach others

[21:40] What are common problems you see when agency owners?

 

Magic Marketing Quotes from our Guest

”My business partner was actually in lunch detention.”

“I always had the interest to sell stuff.”

“When kids made friendship bracelets, I tried to turn it into a factory.”

“ I think my understanding of entrepreneurship was underrated.”

“We had the cool conference table with the flat pane; and..the ping pong table.”

“We don’t teach our clients how to do sales. We teach them how to win deals.”

“…one of the biggest problems we find is clarity.”

 

Resources Mentioned

Junior Achievement

Peter Thiel’s “$100,000” to not go to college scholarship

 

About Our Guest

Brent Weaver began a website-building business while in high school that eventually became an agency after he left college to make it full-time. That business scaled quickly, but eventually hit a rough patch. Through coaching and persistence, Brent and his business partner turned things around and used that experience as a guide to help other struggling agency owners. Currently, Brent is the CEO  of uGurus, LLX.

 

Get in contact with Brent Weaver

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