Do You Need a Business Plan? with David Brown

Season #1 Episode #12

How do you know when it’s time for a business plan?

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with David Brown, who is known for showing entrepreneurs how to save time and resources by creating a strong and solid business plan.

As David ssys, "If you do it the right way, money's going to follow"!

David's 30+ years of experience in business and entrepreneurship have given him a ton of insight into the pitfalls that many would-be entrepreneurs face due to a lack of preparation. 

In this episode, David and Carissa discuss:

  • How do you know when you’re ready to start a new business?
  • The vital steps to writing a strong business plan that investors love.
  • The 2 keys to create a business plan that will translate into profit. 
  • How you might have a business plan even if you never sat down to write it!

About our guest: David is a leader in the field of business planning, and his techniques are widely praised for their effectiveness in making new business owners comfortable with the idea of creating a business plan and reducing the stress and anxiety associated with the task. Because of his strong commitment to giving back to the community and seeing other company owners thrive, he has become an In-Demand speaker, consultant, county authority chair, and former Boy Scout leader — sharing his 30+ years' experience and wealth of knowledge to save thousands of entrepreneurs time and money.  

His business expertise as a well-established and very successful insurance agency owner and entrepreneur, as well as his experience as a 20+ year president of a large nonprofit board of directors, has equipped him with a plethora of knowledge to share with people who work with him. His first book, "From the Bottom Up: The Ultimate Guide for Business Planning to Profitability," is a no-nonsense, step-by-step guide to writing a business plan, and his second book, "Journeys to Success: 21 empowering stories inspired by the success principles of Napoleon Hill," released in March of 2016, immediately became a New York Times bestseller.

With his work, he was featured on Blog Talk Radio, Bold Radio, Partners in Success Radio, e-Hero’s Podcast, The Business Creators Radio Show, Living Fearlessly with Lisa McDonald and many more.

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About Carissa Karner: Carissa Karner is a World Class Speaking Coach and TEDx coach, the founder of the Speaker-in-Demand Programs, where she helps ambitious entrepreneurs and professionals who want to use speaking to bring in more clients and make more revenue. Book your complimentary TEDx strategy call:

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