Brian Will is a serial entrepreneur who has created or co-created six very successful companies in four different industries over the last thirty-five years.
His first foray into owning his own business was a 10-year stint in the landscaping industry that he started when he was twenty years old.
This was followed by three online internet companies during the dot.com boom of the late nineties and early 2000s.
The first was an online health insurance website and call centre that was eventually sold to a venture capital company in Silicon Valley and today is one of the largest online Medicare insurance platforms in the US.
The second was an online “lead generation” company in the subprime credit space that was sold to a private equity firm out of Chicago.
The third was another online health insurance website and call centre that was sold to another venture capital company in Silicon Valley and today is one of the largest individual state health insurance exchange platforms.
These four exits were followed by several years of consulting projects for both private and public companies in the field of sales and management training.
Although he tried to quit working on multiple occasions, it just wasn’t in his nature to sit back and do nothing.
Today Brian owns a growing chain of restaurants in the Atlanta area while he splits his time between the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, and Clearwater Beach, Florida.
So what is it about business and entrepreneurship that drags him back in time and time again?
And what would be the five biggest lessons he has learnt that would get everyone up and running with their own business?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Brian Will