The Hands-Off CEO Blog

3 Ways You Can Fail with Hiring an Operations Manager – E71

In this week’s solo episode of Hands-Off CEO, Mandi Ellefson describes what to look for when hiring an operations manager, and the three ways you can fail. You’ll hear Mandi talk about: Before you even hire an operations manager, your company has to be ready for it, Mandi says. “Your company has to be at a place where you know…

5 Expectations for Your Operations Manager – E70

Mandi Ellefson’s guest is Zac Stucki, founder of Homeric Consulting Services and the Operations Advisor at Hands-Off CEO. Zac’s specialization is scaling service-based companies and dealing with the operational constraints and challenges of fast-growing organizations. His education and training are an asset to the Hands-Off CEO tribe, bringing their operations advising to a whole new level. You’ll hear Mandi and…

4 Mandatory Hiring Traits of an Operations Manager – E69

Mandi Ellefson’s guest is Zac Stucki, founder of Homeric Consulting Services and the Operations Advisor at Hands-Off CEO. Zac’s specialization is scaling service-based companies, and dealing with the operational constraints and challenges of fast-growing organizations. His education and training is an asset to the Hands-Off CEO tribe, bringing their operations advising to a whole new level. You’ll hear Mandi and…

5 Exits to 100k/mo in Profits and a 8 Figure Consulting Agency – E68

Last week, Mandi Ellefson discussed the foundations of what it takes to beat inflation and scale profitably. In this week’s episode of Hands-Off CEO, she describes the five exits she shares with her clients to help them safely remove themselves from different parts of their companies.  You’ll hear Mandi talk about: Mandi shares the idea behind exiting. “The whole point…

Fight Rapid Inflation + 10 Offer Factors to Profitably Scale – E67

In this solo episode of Hands-Off CEO, Mandi Ellefson discusses how to fight profit erosion in a time of rapid inflation, and what factors are necessary to scale profitably. You’ll hear Mandi talk about: A lot of consulting agency CEOs find themselves stuck in a cycle of company productivity that’s driven by their productivity, Mandi shares. This makes it difficult…

[Replay] Stop Using Bandaids and Fix Staff Engagement and Motivation Issues for Good – E66

Mandi Ellefson discusses how to improve employee engagement in this solo episode of Hands-Off CEO. You’ll hear Mandi talk about: “[When] we hear staff say ‘I’m not getting paid enough,’ what they’re really saying is ‘I’m unhappy here; I’m not getting paid enough for the crap that I’m dealing with right now.’” A lack of employee engagement is a common…

How Shifting From Freelance To CEO Added $1M Of Growth To This Startup Consultancy with Josh LaMar and Marcelo Chinellato – E65

Mandi Ellefson’s guests are Josh LaMar and Marcelo Chinellato, co-founders of Amplinate, formerly known as Authentique UX. Amplinate is committed to promoting cross-cultural understanding and deepening human connection through ethical product design. With almost two decades of cumulative experience across 18 countries, they help tech companies fast track domestic and international product growth without wasting money on designing and developing…

Push Starting a Car and the Connection to Hitting $100k/mo in Profits – E64

Mandi Ellefson discusses how to get out of the entrapment cycle in this solo episode of Hands-Off CEO. You’ll hear Mandi talk about: The entrapment cycle seizes many CEOs. “There’s this dynamic where you need to hire more experts to help you deliver the growth, but then you need more cash flow to be able to hire them. So you…

Consulting agencies adding $1M+ plus in 12 months, what do they have in common? – E63

Mandi Ellefson discusses the characteristics of rapid growth companies in this solo episode of Hands-Off CEO podcast. You’ll hear Mandi talk about:  Two things rapid growth businesses have in common. “[Rapid growth businesses] usually have an offer that’s really valuable in the market, and are willing to position themselves in such a way that it’s a lot easier to sell.”…

Ultimate Comeback Story – Leading Expansive Growth in Uncertain Times with Jamie Birch – E62

Mandi Ellefson’s guest is Jamie Birch, CEO and Chief Incremental Officer at JEBCommerce, an organization that helps retainers maximize their affiliate sales. He has extensive experience in all facets of online marketing. This has enabled Jamie to thrive and become a market leader in these unprecedented times. Jamie and his team help clients grow their revenue and gain an additional…