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The Step-by-Step System To Grow Your Agency Using Proven Tools & Techniques

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The 12-week Agency Accelerator


Your own agency growth coach

Get the benefit of 1-2-1 coaching from an experienced coach (who started, grew and sold his own agency and went on to coach over 250 agencies) AT A FRACTION OF THE PRICE.  Real world practical advice, tools and templates to grow your agency with confidence.


Over 30-hours of online Video resources

You will have lifetime access to over 30 hours of online videos (including all new content added in the future) as well as tools and templates.  You will use this content to support your roadmap as well as a resource library.


​12-week Programme

We start with a 1-2-1 onboard coaching call that will define your UNIQUE roadmap.  After that, we'll cover modules including strategy, niching, tactical sales & marketing, pricing (on value), customer retention, staff and MUCH MORE - everything you need to kickstart your agency's sustainable growth.


So much more than online training

Research shows that as few as 15% of course students actually complete an online course.  I have seen it myself, so I have set out to create a hybrid programme to support you to complete the programme.  This 12-week programme consists of a combination of 1-2-1 calls with Rob, weekly LIVE Q&A sessions with the whole group (max of 25 participants), a tailored roadmap for each participant and online content.


By The End Of The Programme You Will Have:

  • Clarity on where you are headed 
    • A clear 12-month plan that you have begun implementing
  • Confidence to consistently win new ideal clients
    • A sales and marketing machine that is delivering results
  • A solid foundation for growth
    • A set of best practice tools and templates to grow your agency
  • A winning mindset
    • The clarity to move your agency forward with confidence
  • Get your life back!
    • Clear boundaries in place to achieve your desired work/life balance

Here’s what people are saying about the programme


Topics Covered

Outlined below are examples of the topics covered in the programme.  Your unique roadmap will outline the order you should work through each topic.



Week 1: Onboarding Call

In our first week together, we'll get to know each other and work on creating your UNIQUE agency roadmap.  We will discuss the impacts of Corona Virus on your agency and ensure you are focused on the right activities to navigate through these uncharted waters as well as looking to the future.



Creating your 12-month Action plan

We will work together to create your year plan and turn into actionable quarterly goals and monthly activities to create steady and consistent growth in profits 



Establish your niche

We will explore the value of niching your agency and HOW to do it 



Understanding & defining your target customers 

We will define your ideal target customer so you can win clients that you have 'partnership' relationships with rather than 'supplier/customer' relationships.  We will also learn how to say NO to clients!



Sales & marketing

What are your most appropriate sales & marketing strategies? We will define your sales funnel, create sales scripts, explore the best tools and digital marketing platforms and create winning pitches & proposals (including ready to use templates).



Financial planning and forecasting 

How to set up simple tools to help manage cash flow and forecast.  Templates on pricing increases & much more!




How to get your pricing right & sell VALUE rather than TIME or fixed PROJECT FEES.



Client & account management

All the tools you will need foreffective account management to improve client retention. 



Managing staff (incuding freelancers)

How to recruit, retain and manage staff (including all tools and templates such as roles & responsibilities, appraisals etc.)




How to be a super productive and use your time in the most efficient way (and get your work/life balance right!).  Includes having a winning mindset.



Scaling and succession

How to scale your agency (and what systems & processes and software do you need?) including building the next tier of management & succession planning.



Week 12 - wrap-up call

1-2-1 coaching call to wrap up programme, ensure you are clear about priorities and discuss next steps


About Your Coach, Rob Da Costa

I have 30+ years of commercial business experience. After beginning my career by working in various blue chip companies, I took the leap In 1991 to start my own marketing, PR and design agency. Over the next 11 years, I grew the business into an award-winning agency with 25 staff and revenues in excess of £1.5m. In 2002, I sold the business and then retrained to become a coach and mentor. Since forming Da Costa Coaching in 2007, I have helped over 300 agencies to grow in a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable way.


Here’s what people are saying about Rob

Agency Accelerator
Anna Pedroza

Owner, Pedroza Comms

Rob help increase our profits by 66%

Rob helped me move my pricing approach from a time-based model to a value-based model.  It took a bit of convincing and courage but he was right to encourage me in this direction.

The impact has been HUGE and we have seen our profits increase by 66% in just 12 months.

Agency Accelerator
Kerry Watkins

MD, Social Brighton

Brillian actionable advice 

Rob has provided so much brilliant advice for our business! Not only has Rob got heaps of expertise and knowledge that we can benefit from, but he also has great practical and actionable advice.  Each meeting with Rob includes a 'wow' moment of something new that makes us really excited. I have total trust in Rob to help us grow our agency in a positive and stress free way - it's like having a trusted business partner that is invested in the company.

Agency Accelerator
Shelley Hoppe

MD,  Spoon Agency

A coach with real agency experience

I wanted a coach who had good empathy with me and could help us grow our business. Since Rob had built his own agency he understood where we were at and where we wanted to get to. His help has given us the tools and confidence to grow our agency significantly, even in a challenging economy.


Grow Your Agency With Confidence And Clarity

Lifetime access (& updates) to 35+ hours of online training lessons



 2 x 1-2-1 coaching sessions with Rob



Weekly group sessions to ask questions, network and create accountability

VALUED AT £3,600

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100% Satisfaction Guarantee for 30-Days

I am confident you will get at least 10 times the value you invest in the programme but I want all my members to be 100% happy.  Provided you have engaged in the programme yet for whatever reason you are unhappy, simply drop me an email within the first 30-days explaining why and I will refund you 100% of your investment.


Don’t wait! Look at what past student have to say about this programme

Agency Accelerator
Sally Alexander

MD, Ambleglow

This programme is a no brainer!

After a number of successful years, we wanted move into the next phase of our growth by redefine our offering. Joining the programme was an ideal move. Rob has been instrumental in helping us understand where we are now and where we want to be, and the tools and processes that we need to get there. It was great to not only learn from Rob but also the other people on the programme.

For the cost, The Agency Accelerator is a no brainer

Simone Hayes

Director, Agility Marketing

Confidence and focus

Joining the Agency Accelerator has been super helpful in planning for the next stages of Agility’s growth.  It has provided me with a forum to discuss specific challenges and also meet a great group of fellow agency owners for me to share with and learn from.

Agency Accelerator
Wayne Murray

Strategy Director, Audience

I'd recommend the programme to any agency owner!

I was one of 2 people from Audience that joined the 2019 Agency Accelerator Programme. A key goal for me was around managing time, and particularly how to balance time spent on day to day work versus business strategy. Rob was amazing, and the tailored approach gave me clear direction and a roadmap to keep things manageable and on track. This was balanced by lots of super useful practical real-life tips and I learned a lot from the other members who may not be in the same sector but (reassuringly) had similar challenges to us!

In terms of cost and time invested, the programme delivered on all fronts. I’d recommend it to any agency leader trying to make a clear step change in how they operate.

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