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I am thrilled to announce the launch of my new YouTube channel! Since founding my agency, Riser, in 2002, I have been passionate about operating my business in a structured and systematic way. This passion drove me to create turnkey processes and strategies that helped my agency land clients like Disney, Google, and National Geographic, and average more than 30% annual profit margin over our 13 years in business. I sold my agency in 2015 to a friendly competitor, EKR, where I implemented my systems and processes, helping lead the agency to back to back listings on the Inc. 5000.

My passion for training and mentoring creative professionals began in 2013 with the release of my book, Burn Your Portfolio. In it, I share several strategies and systems that can help creative freelancers and agencies get a leg up on the competition. But that book was just the start! Now, with YouTube as my platform, I intend to share weekly videos (at minimum) where I will train YOU how to run your creative business more efficiently, operate with more confidence, and ultimately improve your profitability.

If you work as a creative professional, this channel is for you. If you are a full-time freelancer or agency owner, my channel will be indispensable. Subscribe to my channel and come learn with me!

Sample Tutorials from My Channel

Michael Janda

I am Michael Janda, an executive level creative leader with more than 25 years of experience in both in-house creative departments and agencies working with some of the greatest brands in the world including Disney, Google, Fox, ABC and NBC. I create books, courses, workshops, lectures and other training materials to help creative entrepreneurs run successful businesses.