Office Hours

Free advice weekly from agency expert Karl Sakas


What are
office hours?

Got a quick question about running your marketing agency, looking for career advice, interested in volunteering with AMA Triangle, or just want to say hello? Inspired by Beck Tench‘s office hours, I hold weekly Office Hours [nearly] every Tuesday in Raleigh (and other times in other cities).

I’m available 11:30am-12:30pm on Tuesdays at Videri Chocolate Factory (327 W. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601), apart from a few “blackout dates.” Anything we discuss is confidential—apart from our being in a public space, of course.

Why I Share Free Advice at Office Hours

Why do I do Office Hours? Having a standing one-hour block each week helps me fit more face-to-face meetings into my schedule. I’d love to meet you!

There’s no charge—my Office Hours are free for you. Office Hours aren’t a substitute for an in-depth Sakas & Company consulting project or coaching session, of course—but buy a cup of Stumptown coffee, hot or iced chocolate, or cocoa-nib tea from Videri’s coffee counter and let’s chat!

How to Sign Up (or Show Up)

I recommend emailing ahead of time to reserve a spot, since I’m often booked 1-2 weeks in advance. You’re welcome to reserve a 30- or 60-minute block (between 11:30am and 12:30pm).

Otherwise, Office Hours are first-come, first-served.

If you’re visiting from out of town, tweet me at @KarlSakas or call/text me at 919-410-6224 to double-check ahead of time, just in case (I may have an occasional unexpected conflict beyond what’s listed above, or a client call may have run long)

Parking & Directions in Raleigh

Set your GPS for 327 W. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601. There’s free validated parking in the adjacent lot—no need to pay for on-street parking.

Drive under the metal crane at the entrance and let the parking attendant know you’re going to Videri. You’ll get a ticket; get that validated inside Videri to ensure you don’t get charged on exit.

Blackout Dates in 2019

Note: I will NOT be doing Office Hours in Raleigh these Tuesdays in 2019:

  • January 1st (New Year’s Day)
  • January 22nd (business travel)
  • February 12th (business travel)
  • March 5th (High Five Conference)
  • April 16th (T-REX Conference)
  • April 30th (vacation)
  • May 14th (Raleigh SEO Conference)
  • June 18th (AAF Fort Worth luncheon)
  • June 25th (business travel)
  • July 9th (team retreat)
  • July 23rd (business meeting)
  • July 30th (NSA Influence)
  • September 24th (AgencyCon)
  • November 12th (SMX East)
  • November 26th (vacation)
  • December 10th (business travel)
  • December 24th (vacation)

See you soon!

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