How to prepare your mindset as you begin your journey of entrepreneurship, the “Success Equation” which will help you understand the factors that will determine the success of your business, the #1 secret to how service businesses grow, how to allocate your time so you can focus your efforts on the most important aspects of starting your business, and how to choose a niche industry for your business to focus on.
- 1Introduction to Drone Business Foundations
- 2Business Plan Walkthrough
- 3Weekly Live Office Hours
Being your own boss, making your own hours, being able to spend more time with your family, getting to fly drones all day – it’s the ultimate dream, right?
Maybe you’ve spent your career working a 9-to-5 office job that bores you.
Maybe your busy work schedule has kept you from spending time with your family and attending important events.
Maybe you’re retired and you’re looking for a way to get out there and fly your drone while also making some extra money.
Or maybe you just love flying drones so much that you want to turn it into your full-time job.
Whatever your reasoning is, the possibility of starting your own business is exciting.
But… it can also be pretty nerve-racking.
We get it.
It’s hard to know where to begin or what tasks should take priority when you’re thinking about starting your very own drone business.
Maybe you’ve run into some (or many) of these obstacles:
You’ve never started your own business, so you have no idea where to start or where to go for advice. OR, maybe you have tried starting your own business, but it didn’t work out as well as you’d hoped. You don’t know if you have what it takes to start and run your own business. You’re nervous that your business won’t succeed. You’re not 100% confident that you’ll know how to grow a business and land important jobs. You’re not sure which industry would be best to get into. You’re not sure what industries have a high demand for drone pilots and drone services. If you’ve been worrying about any of these things, you’re not alone.
Starting a business can be pretty overwhelming if you don’t have someone there to walk you through the entire process.
That’s why we’re here to help.
David is the founder of Drone Launch Academy. He is a drone enthusiast and an FAA-certified Advanced Ground Instructor, which means he has been tested and approved by the FAA to help students take and pass their FAA knowledge exams, such as the Unmanned Aircraft exam required for the Remote Pilot Certificate (what you need to fly drones commercially). David has held a FAA Private Pilot Certificate since 2007, which he obtained while studying at the College of Aeronautics at the Florida Institute of Technology.
Previously, David worked for the FBI as a forensic accountant and financial analyst. He also previously owned DCY Consulting, LLC, a finance and analytics firm that consulted with Fortune 50 companies such as Google and various start up companies such as SoapBox Soaps, Razoo, and From the Farmer. Mr. Young holds a master's degree in Finance from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting from Florida State University.
David is excited and humbled to have the opportunity to serve the amazing drone community and to train the newest wave of remote pilots.