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For those of you who have successfully started your own agencies — how did you start? As in, how’d you get your first RFP from a client?

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If you’re lucky, referrals from past clients, contacts at old agencies, partners at service-adjacent shops, and eventually some half-decent inbound inquiries (after a few months promoting yourself). We’re a boutique marketing agency and our first few projects came from an awesome video production partner and an old agency who handed us a couple leads that were too small for them. TLDR, if you’re thinking about it, there’s no such thing as “too networked.”

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