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Looking to scale your independent agency and achieve success with less stress? I offer coaching services with over 25 years of real-world agency-building experience that provide valuable insights and accountability.

Let’s work together to identify areas of improvement and achieve your business goals. Contact me today to learn more.


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Craft a message that resonates with your potential customers. Help them understand who you are and what you offer.

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Managing your team well is essential for business success. Let me help you make it fun and profitable.

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Ops are critical for success. I'll help you earn every dollar you deserve.

About Kurt

I have over twenty years of experience in the agency business, marked by extraordinary growth stories. From expanding my first agency’s team from 5 to 30 within five years to helping to catapult another from 50 to a staggering 500+ in just six years, I’ve repeatedly demonstrated my ability to drive transformative growth.

In 2017, I undertook a new challenge as a partner at Foundry, an innovative software design agency. My leadership as President has been instrumental in quadrupling our revenue. This growth also won us a spot on the prestigious INC 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list for two consecutive years, 2020 and 2021. 

But I’m not just a recognized agency leader. I’ve harnessed my deep industry knowledge to create and host the popular Schmidt List podcast and YouTube show, engaging with industry-leading figures in technology and design. My experience and insights were further solidified in 2023 when I published my first book, “The Little Book of Networking,” which swiftly became an Amazon bestseller in the Career Guides category.

I aim to share my unique expertise and experiences with agency owners and leaders like you. I provide strategic consulting services to help businesses scale sustainably and successfully. My passion lies in driving company growth, and I stand ready to contribute to your agency’s success story with my proven track record and diverse skills.


Agency Business Consulting is the process of working with an agency to provide business and marketing consulting for your software business. It can help you get more customers, improve your sales processes, and increase profits. By working with an experienced consultant, you can get the insights and advice you need to take your business to the next level.

When choosing a software agency business consultant, it’s important to find someone who can provide insightful advice and has a proven track of building agency businesses. The consultant should also be able to communicate effectively and be willing to work with you on a long-term basis.

Look for someone who is calm and professional, and can provide you with the guidance you need to make informed decisions about your business. The consultant should also be an expert in the agency and consultancy space, so you can be sure they understand the challenges you’re facing.

A framework for collaboration with an agency consultant is essential; you should expect they will provide one. The first step is an assessment where the consultant deepens their understanding of your agency’s opportunities and challenges. From there, a plan will be constructed to fit your specific needs.

When meeting with a software agency consultant for the first time, it is important to come prepared. This means having a clear understanding of your project and what you hope to accomplish. You should also have a general idea of the budget you have set aside for the project.

It is always helpful to be professional and courteous when meeting with a consultant. Be sure to come prepared with any questions or concerns that you may have. This will help ensure that you are getting the most out of your consultation visits.

Working with a software agency consultant can be an extremely beneficial experience, but only if you make the most of it. Here are a few tips to help get the most out of your working relationship.

It’s important to show the consultant that you take their work seriously and are grateful for their expertise. At the same time, try to keep things light and maintain a positive attitude – after all, they’re there to help you, not judge you.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions – in fact, this is one of the best ways to get the most out of working with a software agency consultant. They’re there to help you after all, so don’t be

It depends on the consultant, their level of experience, and the type of project you need help with. Generally speaking, most software agencies charge by the hour or by the project.

For example, a consultant who has less than five years of experience in your specific industry might charge less than $100 per hour, while a more experienced consultant with ten plus years of experience might charge $250+ per hour. And if you need help with a large initiative that will take months to complete, you could be looking at spending thousands of dollars.

That said, it’s always best to get quotes from multiple consultants before making a decision.

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