NNBA 2024 Conference

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Nurse Owned BusinessPRE-CONFERENCE (Afternoon)
The A to Z’s of Starting Your Nurse Owned Business
by Lorie Brown, RN, MN, JD


As nurses, the only way to make more money is to work more. As nurse business owners, we get to create our own paycheck. And, the good news is we can make as much money as we want, work when we want and not have to answer to anyone else. However, we were not taught how to be a business owner in nursing school so that is exactly what you are going to learn. Consider it a mini MBA! This course is the A to Zs of starting your own business. Here is just a quick journey of what you are going to learn About which business you are in, Business basics of running a successful business, what Contracts do you need in your business, Business Development (getting all the business you need), Business Entities, skipping to what type of Insurance do you need and skipping to Z so you know your business is set up on a proper legal foundation and you know how to get business so you can get some Zzzs!

During this pre-conference seminar, you will learn:

  • What type of insurance do you need.
  • Where are your ideal clients hiding and how to find them.
  • How to give a compelling elevator pitch so clients say “YES” to your services!
  • How to create a rock solid business plan so you can plan to succeed.
  • How to put your marketing on auto pilot so the clients keep coming.
  • What type of entity do you want your business to be and if you have an entity already, why it may not be the best for you.

About Lorie:

Lorie A. Brown, RN, MN, JD, has a passion for supporting nurses. She is truly a nurse for nurses. She obtained her law degree from Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana in 1990. Lorie founded Brown Law Office, P.C. in 1999 and began working as a legal nurse consultant and representing nurses and other healthcare providers before the licensing boards. She also mentors nurses on how to start their own business and has a mastermind for nurse business owners. Lorie has authored four books “Law and Order for Nurses: The Easy Way to Protect Your License and Your Livelihood,” “From Frustrated to Fulfilled: The Empowered Nurses System,” and “The Legal Nurse Consultant’s Workbook: Turning Your Nursing Knowledge into a Successful Consulting Practice,” and “What They Don’t Teach You in Nursing School.” Lorie was the President of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys in 2021. She has a weekly blog on either www.YourNurseAttorney.com or www.EmpoweredNurses.org. She has been a keynote speaker and speaker at many regional and national nursing organization conferences and is the author of numerous published articles.