Episode 99

Published on:

7th Jun 2021

What Does it take to Build a Mission-Driven Business? with Brian Thompson

Simply having a mission statement is not enough to create a purposeful and profitable business. What exactly does it take to build a business that is mission-driven?

Learn how to create a profitable business with impact as Brian Thompson, a CFP, Tax Attorney, and the owner of BT Financial, a firm that specializes in comprehensive financial and business planning for LGBTQ entrepreneurs, shares his knowledge and expertise with us!

Listen in as Brian will talk about how he started his business, what inspired him, how he found his niche, and how his business is helping minorities and the LGBTQ community thrive!


>> How Brian started his business? How did he find his niche and purpose?

>> What does it mean to be called a “Mission-Driven” business?

>> Why Brian shifted from doing the attorney to doing financial planning

>> Why follow your passion?

>> How Brian helps entrepreneurs get to that spot, where their business is both impactful and profitable

>> Brian shares the challenges he experienced as a minority and part of the LGBTQ community

>> The importance of knowing yourself

Connect with Brian:

>> LinkedIn

>> BT Financial


If you loved this episode, you have to listen to these episodes as well:

>> Empowering Women to be in Finance with Shana Sissel

>> Building A Successful Business with Sheneya Wilson [Black History Month Special]

>> Equality and Representation in the Finance Industry





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Minority Money
Changing the Complexion of Wealth
The Minority Money Podcast is about finance, family, fitness/health, and education and how all of these things affect your overall wealth.

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Emlen Miles-Mattingly

Emlen Miles-Mattingly is the CEO and founder of Gen Next Wealth. He spends much of his waking day striving to bring more value to the table for his clients, with the goal of helping them align their money with their values. Ultimately working with clients to make a lifetime of smart decisions with their resources.
With nearly 19 years of experience in the financial services industry, he decided to leave the large corporations and start his own independent firm. It is his passion to keep the client's best interest in mind when making recommendations. Everyday Emlen wakes up knowing he has an opportunity to learn something new and is excited to share what he has discovered with people in need of it. He has a bachelor’s in business administration and is currently enrolled in coursework to obtain the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER designation.
Emlen was born and raised in the small town of Madera, CA this is also where the firm is located. He is married to Maricela and they have 4 children Jada, Mia, Emlen II, and Ecella. We have a very active life, we enjoy working out, hiking, craft beer and escaping to the coast whenever possible.