Sick of spending your days and nights lining the pockets of some huge, heartless corporation? Had enough of bosses who use your hard work to propel themselves further up the corporate ladder? Then perhaps it’s time to leave the security and stability of a comfortable corporate job and a reliable paycheck for the terrifying, unpredictable world of small business ownership!
In this session, Brian Johnson of 7 Minute Security will show how he used his IT experience and podcasting hobby as a launching pad to start a security company. Johnson will talk about the costs of getting a business off the ground, strategies for finding leads and some free tools and services that can help new businesses start off on the right foot.
WARNING: This session will not be a Tony Robbins-style motivational speech, nor will it contain any prescriptive advice to succeed as a security company owner. Instead, Johnson will present an honest narrative – full of trials, errors and failures – so that you can objectively decide if it’s time to start your own business.
- Subcontracting is great supplemental income while you start your company
- Security services that generate repeatable income let you spend more time billing
- Free/cheap SaaS services can help you manage people, tasks, projects and invoices
About Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson is the president of 7 Minute Security, which specializes in security assessments, penetration testing and training. He is especially passionate about teaching others about security and hosts a weekly blog/podcast to help consumers and businesses strengthen their security posture. When he isn’t camped out behind a keyboard, he enjoys outdoor activities with his family, as well as singing and playing guitar in an acoustic duo.