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Creating a Unique Niche with the CPA Lifeguard Jimmie Brown
Episode 3623rd March 2022 • Freedom Nation Podcast • Jeff Kikel
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In today’s episode, Jeff begins a series of shows exploring people who have created businesses based on their skills. In this show, Jeff interviews Carlos Franco. 

Carlos and Jeff discuss:

  1. How Jimmie found what he loved through a program in high school.
  2. After College Jimmie went to work as a programmer for a small company eventually changing his role to Network Support.
  3. In 2008 after he was downsized out of his job and decided to become an IT Consultant founding his own company.
  4. While he was successful as an IT service provider he decided in 2019 to specialize in working with CPA firms and formed The CPA Lifeguard.
  5. Jimmie is now focused on adding more Cybersecurity skills to his business.

Fast Five Questions

  1. If you woke up and your business was gone, you have $500, a laptop, a place to live, and food, what would you do first? “I would take that money and invest into the latest Cybersecurity training that I could bring to clients.”
  2. What is the biggest mistake that you have made in business? “Trying to create another stream of income in Real Estate which turned out to be a huge mistake.”
  3. What is a book that you would recommend? Can’t Hurt Me - David Goggins (
  4. What is a tool that you use every day that you would recommend? “I use the Microsoft Suite of tools, because it is the tools that we implement with our clients”
  5. What is the best way to contact you? “My website at

Jeff spent the early part of his career working for others. Jeff had started 5 businesses that failed before he had his first success. Since that time he has learned the principles of a successful business and has been able to build and grow multiple seven-figure businesses. Jeff lives in the Austin area and is actively working in his community and supporting the growth of small businesses. He is a board member of the Incubator.Edu program at Vista Ridge High School and is on the board of directors of the Leander Educational Excellence Foundation

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