Rae Hoffman-Dolan shares what she learned after making the jump from SEO consultant to agency. For starters, know your strengths and weaknesses. Before going solo, she suggests asking yourself whether you can really handle every aspect of running an agency. If not, find someone to complement your skills. Work quietly together for a few months and see how it goes. If all goes well, make it official. She guides us through all the steps needed to start an agency, from finding a partner to locating office space.