Member Since 2017
Phoenix, Arizona Area
As a multifaceted entrepreneur, Brian has founded businesses in e-commerce, marketing, and financial services. He believes in building integrity into everything he does, operating a business for the long term with a strong reputation, and delivering on a commitment to exceptional customer service. After starting his financial career with Metlife Insurance Company, Brian decided he wanted to provide people with an easier and more enjoyable way to buy life insurance. That was the start of True Blue Life Insurance, whose mission is to be transparent, honest, and helpful to customers — without ever bugging or pushing them. In the years since then, he has worked tirelessly to improve the process of shopping for insurance. His goal is to make sure that everyone who comes to True Blue — whether they end up buying a policy or not — has the best possible experience. A successful SEO marketing professional with decades of experience developing passive-income businesses online, Brian created “The Salesman Who Doesn’t Sell, A Marketing Guide to Selling While You Sleep.” Over the years he has generated over 50 million in revenue from his businesses and collected over 10,000 reviews and testimonials from customers. Brian is licensed to sell life, health, property, and casualty insurance in all 50 U.S. states. He is an active member in the Million Dollar Round Table, a distinction awarded only to the top 1 percent of financial professionals. He has been named one of the most creative people in financial services. Brian has a B.A. in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona.
When you first start your business, you must essentially build your company culture from the ground up. This can often mean taking the personalities and values of your small team into consideration and also defining what the overall values and mission of the company will be. But as your company grows and you add more team members into the mix, the original culture can get muddled or lost entirely as you face new challenges.
Like conducting an end-of-year performance review for your team members, conducting an end-of-year review of your company’s performance can help you glean insights about where your company is currently at and where you want it to go in the future.
Social media isn’t the only place to find the latest trends. When taking a look at the business world as a whole over the last 12-month period, you’ll find a number of trends and initiatives that took hold of a large number of organizations. Whether it’s increased flexibility or organic lead capture, these trends grew popular for a reason—but will their popularity carry over into the new year?
Video is big for consumers—in fact, video watching has doubled since 2018—so those businesses that are not yet taking advantage of this key marketing tool are missing out on potential opportunities and leads. As the top video-sharing platform across the globe, YouTube is a great place to get started. But what exactly should businesses do?
Whether it’s an unhappy complaint or a five-star review, customer feedback can be an invaluable resource for company leaders looking to improve upon their products, services or business operations. This feedback can spark either minor or major changes, but both can have a big impact on customer satisfaction and overall sales if implemented correctly.
Obtaining an accurate valuation of your business isn’t just about determining how much your company is worth; it’s about figuring out where your business stands today and the potential it has for the future. In this way, accurately valuing your company is a vital first step in growing your business and bringing on board investors who can help you do just that.
On a basic level, a successful business is one that generates enough sales to turn a profit every year. However, if business owners want to maintain that success over a long period of time, one strategy that’s often helpful is creating a positive community around your product, service or business. Doing so offers your customers a place to interact with each other as well as with you and your team, and fosters loyalty and passion within your fan base.
Whether it’s to make a purchase, fill out a form or sign up for a list, the natural purpose of any business website is to get visitors to convert. When first starting out, entrepreneurs may focus more on the logistics of their website—ensuring each page works properly and that it is designed to meet brand standards—but in the process, they may forget to think about action steps for potential customers.
Businesses are made up of a lot of moving parts, so running one can often be a complex endeavor. Without a plan or a strategy for keeping all these moving parts in line, it can be easy to fall into stress, overwhelm and a general sense of unhappiness during your workday.
When a young professional is looking to find a mentor in their industry, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Depending on where they are in their career journey, they may or may not already have access to a network of established professionals who have the desire and time to take on a mentor-mentee relationship.
Sometimes, leaders aren't able to grant an employee's request for a raise, whether it's because there's no budget for it or because the person's performance or skill set doesn’t currently warrant one. In either case, leaders need to focus on tact and kindness when declining the employee's request — a task that may feel awkward or uncomfortable for leaders who have never done it.
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council list criteria you should look at when determining the right web host for your business.
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council share the rules they think all entrepreneurs new to SEO should know.
A critical aspect of gaining recognition online is mastering the all-important blog post. While blogging has been around for decades, many people still struggle with understanding how to utilize blog posts to attract readers and gain more recognition.
School looked very different for many students this past year and a half due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For recent college grads, the future of work may seem like it’s filled with even more of the same uncertainty as the job market evolves and heals in the aftermath of 2020.
Having a “side hustle” can be a great way to test the waters of entrepreneurship. Aside from providing a creative outlet and a chance to develop new skills, a side hustle can also turn into a reliable income stream.
Businesses have access to a treasure trove of valuable customer data, from how their audience is engaging with a social media post to their feedback on a product or service. When properly collected and analyzed, this data is invaluable for improving the customer experience — but you need to be collecting the right data.
Starting a business is one of the most challenging career moves you can make, but knowing some important facts beforehand can help.
Starting a new job can be difficult for anyone, but it can be especially daunting for someone hired for a managerial position. Integrating yourself into an established culture and work environment as a leader can be nerve-wracking and raise a lot of doubts and fears. Will your new employees accept you? How can you earn their trust and respect?
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been gaining more and more traction over the past few years as connected devices and smart home and office gadgets dominate the market. According to Statista, the IoT market revenue worldwide is projected to climb to over 1 trillion dollars by 2030.
Making thorough, educated decisions doesn't have to take tons of time.
For many professionals, cold-calling is a tall hurdle. They dread having to make the calls, worried they'll be rejected or forget what they need to say. They know the person on the other end isn't fond of receiving these types of calls, and yet they still must pick up the phone and dial the next number on their list because they know cold-calling has the power to get more sales.
When it comes time to start marketing your business, you either have a ton of ideas you want to try or you have no clue where to begin. You likely understand the importance of sharing the benefits of your products and services with prospective customers, but it can be hard to know if you're taking the right steps in sharing your brand's message.
Searching for a new job is a long, difficult process, so when you land a job interview, it can feel like such a relief. But what if you are fighting to earn a position you should actually run away from?
There are some business leaders who instantly light up a room when they walk into it. They have this charisma that draws people to them and makes others want to listen. However, if you don't feel like you have this type of personality naturally, you don't have to give up on being able to make a positive impact on others. With a few simple techniques, you can be a business leader whom others look up to and wish to be.
Many employees are familiar with receiving feedback from their managers. However, few are as familiar or comfortable with giving feedback to their managers. Whether it’s because, as an employee, you don’t feel like it’s your place to offer criticism or because you just aren’t sure how to go about doing it, approaching a superior with a critique can be a frightening prospect.
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council share their best tips for marketing your newly launched mobile app.
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council share the best technology innovations they've seen recently and why each is so impressive.
A positive role model is someone others want to emulate and follow, and successful entrepreneurs often become — sometimes unknowingly — the role models for other professionals. Whether it’s at work or in their personal lives, these leading entrepreneurs become a focus of attention because they have qualities that aspiring founders strive to replicate.
When examining the habits and routines of successful people, specific patterns start to emerge. While they may approach their morning schedules differently, successful business leaders all include essential steps that help them prepare for their day. The small details may vary from time to time, but the overall sense of preparation remains.
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council share their predictions for upcoming advances in encryption tech.
Free advertising has leveled up, as there are now more alternatives to paid ads than ever.
Business legal matters can be intimidating, but these tools can help you understand and streamlining the process.
Learning from others is vital to your success.
With remote teams, it’s important to keep these factors in the back of your mind and adjust your business strategies accordingly.
For many, joining the rapidly growing gig economy means forgoing the benefits associated with traditional career paths.
The more you can systematize or delegate, the more time you'll have to grow your business.
In today’s world, establishing a set of transparent and ethical business practices is one of the best things your business can do to stand apart from your competition.
Make sure you're top of mind.
When buying from unfamiliar sources, customers look to reviews for reference and peace of mind.
True Blue Life Insurance is an independent insurance agency providing direct-to-consumer insurance products in all 50 U.S. states. At True Blue, we take the time to convey our concern with the importance of getting an accurate quote, and explain things in everyday language that folks can understand. We’ll help you to be aware of the penalties incurred if you are declined, and we will work to implement the best available strategies for you moving forward. Of course, if you’re a perfectly healthy individual who has never had any medical issues and you know exactly what you want, you’ll love working with us, too. We will work to get you the best price, the best-rated company, and the quickest approval possible. That’s because we have access to 99 percent of all A-rated insurance carriers, and we know exactly which companies will give you what you want. Our agents have worked hard to develop our reputation with insurance companies and their underwriters. Having access to these senior underwriters can clarify if you will get approved and/or the likely price you’ll pay. This extra step represents real value—something our competitors simply don’t offer. We know and recognize that the current product distribution model for life insurance emphasizes volume at the expense of good, old-fashioned customer service. Solid telemarketing “closers” are deemed more valuable than experienced, seasoned veterans who invest their time to ensure customers understand all of their options. The “hire in masses, train in classes, and fire their asses” approach used by most call centers is, unfortunately, an effective and profitable technique. It also oftentimes results in low-ball quotes, bait and switches, declines, poor service, and, ultimately, an unsatisfactory customer experience.