Recently been approached about joining a startup agency. Never been in this situation before. Any advice on questions I should ask, red flags I should look for, etc.?

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Exit package if things don’t work out.


Current accounts and SOWs. Potential for profit sharing. If your boss is a part owner of the place/isn’t going to leave (if you’re not being considered for ECD). How they handle clients. What your responsibilities would be as a CD there. If there’s open roles they need to fill for you to oversee. And, of course, what kind of agency they want to be


How many clients are actual AOR or retainer accounts vs projects. Pin them down on that.


I joined a start up agency as a CW.

I wish I asked for a deal where compensation would be reviewed every time I helped win business.


Thanks everyone for your thoughts and suggestions. Much appreciated!

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