Charity Brown Arms and Equips CEO’s “Chief Everything Officers” with self-mastery and business tools to help sidestep stumbling blocks and grow into a towering empire of unprecedented proportions. Standing at the helm of Now Answer Group, Charity Brown helps business owners achieve their goals while skipping unnecessary hassle. Charity knows how to get companies and individuals through the minefield of challenges, all while leading them toward success.
She has over 20 years of experience running companies and is certified in a world-class coaching program that helps you relieve overwhelm and dial into inner fitness mastery. She has worked with companies of all sizes, from 1-350M dollar SMBs, and helped them plan for the future, streamline operations to become more efficient, implement new technology in media and eCommerce, and creating engaging training programs that work across multiple departments within their company
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Thank you for joining us today. Please introduce yourself to our readers. They want to know you, some of the background story to bring some context to your interview
Charity Brown: Charity Brown aims to empower entrepreneurs, help them adjust their mindset, and realign their focus to growing their business and facilitating resources to encourage continual growth and success. With the group’s guidance, she hopes to prepare the classic entrepreneur for greater heights, allowing them to achieve their goals through an effective operational methodology that will ensure competence and productivity. She is relentless in creating more opportunities to expand their reach and provide value across the board.
“Determination today leads to success tomorrow,” is her mantra, and she reminds her clients of the same. With her program, she hopes to transform individuals from pure entrepreneurs to influential and conscientious leaders.
Through the Now Answer Group, the CEO significantly contributed to the world’s proficiency in financial reporting. Further, with her numerous years of expertise in the various facets of running a business, she developed a universal high-level multi-tool training program designed to help companies to optimize their operations and maximize profitability for their business enterprises.
You are a successful entrepreneur, so we’d like your viewpoint, do you believe entrepreneurs are born or made? Explain.
Charity Brown: I feel entrepreneurs can be made yet there is a calling when we are born. I was an entrepreneur from birth even as a child I would create businesses. My programs encourage growth and development of the entrepreneurial spirit, I feel anyone can be an entrepreneur if they tap into their passion and skill set that can generate revenue. So I believe it does not have to be ingrained in your DNA but that does happen as well as making your way into business with coaching and training also works as well.
If you were asked to describe yourself as an entrepreneur in a few words, what would you say?
Charity Brown: I am a compassionate and determined individual that has a mountain of experience and tools that help 100’s business owners. I work from a place of integrity and am committed to the success of my clients along with creating an amazing life for myself. I believe determination and action with planning lead to the success of most business owners. I am kind and thoughtful along with transparent and honest and I hold myself to the highest standard.
Tell us about what your company does and how did it change over the years?
Charity Brown: My company Now Answer Group LLC is a Hybrid Coaching and Consulting business that has grown over the past 20 years from just financial streamlining and reporting to the Hybrid company that assists business owners scale to 7 figures and beyond utilizing key frameworks tools and inner fitness exercises. It has been bulletproof tested and approved by billion-dollar sharks and experts from all kinds of niches.
Thank you for all that. Now for the main focus of this interview. With close to 11.000 new businesses registered daily in the US, what must an entrepreneur assume when starting a business?
Charity Brown: When starting a business you must treat it as an investment and be ready to invest in your business. It takes true grit and success will not be handed to you with mediocre efforts.
Did you make any wrong assumptions before starting a business that you ended up paying dearly for?
Charity Brown: Yes of course there are times you regret investing in a professional or process that someone under-delivers on and is very discouraging, but learning from those mistakes is what makes you the best and sharing the value of that lesson and embracing it as a learning lesson and not a failure is important.
If you could go back in time to when you first started your business, what advice would you give yourself and why? Explain
Charity Brown: I would say hire a consultant or coach and have them guide you through the early stages and continue to use coaches and keep them on the team.
What is the worst advice you received regarding running a business and what lesson would you like others to learn from your experience?
Charity Brown: He who speaks first loses. Communication rules the nation and effective communication is key to success and to speak up and be honest and transparent.
In your opinion, how has COVID-19 changed what entrepreneurs should assume before starting a business? What hasn’t changed?
Charity Brown: COVID has changed the way we connect and we should assume we can work from anywhere but not betting the farm on social media marketing and keep connected authentically through networking and real-life human interactions. Nothing beats a good handshake and networking session in person.
What is a common myth about entrepreneurship that aspiring entrepreneurs and would-be business owners believe in? What advice would you give them?
Charity Brown: A common myth is that being an entrepreneur is guaranteed freedom and wealth and you can achieve that through FB ads. This is not the case and programs and coaching teach the real tools business owners need to succeed and gain capital and cash flow along with an unlimited amount of leads and this can be done by applying a proven practice and methodology.
What traits, qualities, and assumptions do you believe are most important to have before starting a business?
Charity Brown: You must have a skilled trade or passion that is viable and can generate revenue and a mindset and plan to execute the business in a very strategic way along with using metrics and numbers.
How can aspiring leaders prepare themselves for the future challenges of entrepreneurship? Are there any books, websites, or even movies to learn from?
Charity Brown: They need to get with me as a business coach and consultant I have created programs to help guide them through the business process that will help guide them to the most effective and efficient business practices that are compliant with banks IRS and legal along with the best marketing and branding tools on the market. Get with someone who knows the path and has done it successfully.
You have shared quite a bit of your wisdom and our readers thank you for your generosity but would also love to know: If you could choose any job other than being an entrepreneur, what would it be?
Charity Brown: I would love to counsel and coach kids teaching is a strong passion.
Thank you so much for your time, I believe I speak for all of our readers when I say that this has been incredibly insightful. We do have one more question: If you could add anyone to Mount Rushmore, but not a politician, who would it be; why?
Charity Brown: I would like to add Kevin Harrington from shark tank. He is a great example of the classic entrepreneur and has so much wisdom and gives back to the business community.
Jed Morley, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank Charity Brown for taking the time to do this interview and share her knowledge and experience with our readers.
If you would like to get in touch with Charity Brown or her company, you can do it through her – Linkedin Page
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