Video Production - Corporate Video Storytelling

Cultivate Advisors Helps Video Production Company Grow Revenue 711% in Five Years

Cultivate Advisors Impact

By partnering with Cultivate Advisors, John Gillespie not only gained confidence as a business owner but also witnessed transformative results for Gillespie Productions:

Cultivate Advisors partnered with John  to:

  • Increase Growth: Achieved an outstanding 711 percent growth over five years, with a rapid 249 percent increase in just three years.
  • Build a Team: Grew from a solopreneur to a cohesive team of 11 skilled professionals.
  • Build a Sustainable Model: Established a scalable and sustainable business model, laying the foundation for continued success.
Cultivate Advisors Impact

Cultivate Advisors Impact

John Gillespie

When I started working with Cultivate, I was a solopreneur. I lacked confidence in most things beyond providing the product and service. [I.e.] building out the sales strategy, talking with customers, building out a financial model. And after working with my advisor, you could see that confidence growing in all those areas. It’s hard to believe where we started years ago. We have been able to grow exponentially.

John Gillespie

CEO | Gillespie Productions

Challenge Solution Outcomes

Challenge

In 2016, John Gillespie was just starting his business. Operating as a solopreneur, he has a strong vision for his business but grappled with the complexities of scaling his business. The challenge extended beyond his expertise – building a scalable model encompassing financials, team development, and overall growth was daunting for the budding company.

Solution

When John partnered with Cultivate Advisors, his advisor helped him develop a strategic plan to help tackle the barriers hindering Gillespie Productions' growth. Inspired by a vision to scale, the focus shifted towards building a sustainable model and assembling a high-performing team. The collaborative efforts with Cultivate Advisors included:

Financial Strategy:

  • Implementing robust financial systems to support scalability.
  • Crafting long-term financial plans aligned with the company's growth goals.


  • Scalability Model:
    • Developing a comprehensive and unique business model to attract talent.
    • Working on the company vision and marketing the brand to make it appealing to potential recruits.


    • Team Building and Development:
      • Creating a recruitment strategy tailored to the company's goals.
      • Implementing employee development and retention programs to foster a strong team.

Outcomes

By working with an advisor to address some of the initial challenges to scale, John Gillespie not only gained confidence as an owner, but the results were transformative for the company:

  • Revenue Growth:Gillespie Productions experienced an outstanding 862 percent growth in revenue over five years.
  • Team Expansion:The company's team expanded from a solo operation to a cohesive unit of 11 skilled professionals.
  • Sustainable Model: A scalable and sustainable business model was established, enabling rapid growth.


  • Gillespie Productions not only achieved remarkable financial growth but also built a robust team and scalable model, laying the foundation for sustained success in the years to come.

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