Leverage for Growth Podcast

AL EP 41: Flynn Zaiger – Listen To Your Team

Episode Date:May 9, 2023

In this episode Flynn Zaiger, CEO of Online Optimism, shares his journey of starting a successful creative digital marketing agency. He talks about how he stumbled upon entrepreneurship and started as a consultant before hiring his first employee when he could afford to do so profitably. Flynn emphasizes the importance of listening to staff and involving them in bigger decisions, such as the company's mission and values. He also highlights the connection between client and employee retention, and advises being open to change and adapting strategies that make sense, particularly in hybrid work environments.

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Show Notes

As CEO of Online Optimism, Flynn Zaiger spends his day keeping his employees happy, his clients happier, and the office pups happiest. Flynn launched Online Optimism, a creative digital agency, by himself in 2012 with nothing but a laptop and endless cups of coffee. Over the years, that client base expanded and the team grew to over a dozen Optimists. In 2021, he moved with his fiancée Christine to Washington, DC, to bring a bit of big easy creativity to our nation’s capital.

Connect with Flynn Zaiger & Online Optimism here –
Web: https://www.onlineoptimism.com/
Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/flynnzaiger/
Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/online-optimism/
Personal Twitter: https://twitter.com/flynnzaiger
Company Twitter: https://twitter.com/flynnzaiger
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Onlineoptimism
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@onlineoptimism

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