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Episode 300

The Acquisition of UGURUS

With Marc Gutman and Brent Weaver

Brent Weaver leads the vision for UGURUS and creates educational programs that help agency owners work on their businesses to drive additional revenues, increase profits, and create freedom in their life. He built his first website at 15 and created his first web-design business at 17. That company grew into a successful, 14-person web agency that was acquired in 2012. Brent has helped thousands of other web professionals master business skills and has made more than $10mm as an entrepreneur. He published the best-selling book, Get Rich In The Deep End, in 2020.

Brent is interviewed by his good friend, fellow entrepreneur Marc Gutman.

Episode highlights from The 300th Episode

  • The Digital Agency Show Genesis—the Story of our reluctant hero
  • How magic comes in when you have a content platform
  • How a (reluctantly taken) meeting led to a changed trajectory
  • How the acquisition happened with Cloudways
  • What you don’t know about acquisitions
  • The surprising way you need to act during an acquisition
  • What you don’t know acquisitions that are GREAT
  • What will UGURUS look like in episode 400?

More with Marc Gutman

Quotes from The 300th Episode

  • “It was plywood boards and soundproofing.”
  • “It has gotten a little easier, but it’s been harder in other ways.”
  • “Really no excuse…it doesn’t matter what kind of gear you have.”
  • “Would you be interested in…doing something more interesting?”
  • “It became clear that this could be a path to doing that.”
  • “I was meditation twice a day and met with my therapist once a week.”
  • “You have to act as if it’s not going to happen.”
  • “It was to be part of this bigger thing.”
  • “Six years of podcasting?!”

Takeaways from The 300th Episode

  • Niching connected UGURUS and Brent to Cloudways as the authority on Digital Agencies, thus leading to the acquisition
  • Imagine what you would need to go through to sell in order to improve your business now
  • Be present and take everything as a learning opportunity

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