Phil Birss - From Bedroom Start-up to Boardroom | Ep #33

April 2, 2019

In this episode, Andrew sits down with Phil Birss – Co-founder and MD of Elephant Digital. Elephant Digital is a creative agency based in Liverpool delivering branding, website development and digital marketing services.


Episode Notes:

[01:06] Phil introduces himself and Elephant Digital.

[03:57] How does Phil juggle running a business, being a family man, and all the other projects he’s involved with?

[05:58] How Phil went from working in the marketing industry to setting up Elephant Digital.

[12:01] Did Phil jump straight in at the deep end or set Elephant Digital up as a side business first?

[13:21] What was Phil’s process and journey from the beginning to what Elephant Digital is today?

[16:17] In a highly competitive industry, how has Phil made Elephant Digital standout?

[18:21] Where does Phil spend most of his time in the business now?

[19:30] How does Phil find and hire staff?

[23:23] What did the early days of Elephant Digital look like and what was Phil focusing on during that time?

[26:26] Phil shares his biggest challenge to date.

[29:34] Where is Phil taking Elephant Digital next?

[31:54] Has Phil implemented anything in his life that has made a massive impact of improved his life?

[35:40] The difficult and mental challenges of running a business.

[38:14] Does Phil ever lose focus and how does he refocus?

[41:31] Phil shares his philosophy of not taking life too seriously and look after your own health.



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Contact Details:

Name: Phil Birss - Managing Director

Email: philbirss@elephantdigital.co.uk

Website: https://www.elephantdigital.co.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/philbirss?lang=en-gb

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/philbirss

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