Brian Smith is founder of Iwatch Security, a locally owned security company based out of Raleigh North Carolina, and serving the triangle and surrounding areas. His management team has over 25 years experience in the home security business and an extensive track record of thousands of satisfied clients. In 2019 he launched Brand Ascent Media. His immense networking skills, affable demeanor, and straight-forward no-nonsense approach to business and life have brought him in contact with engaging entrepreneurs and vision leaders across many fields both locally and across the country.
In his series, 5 Things with Brian Smith, he sits down and discuses what makes people successful and shares insights with his listeners.
Five Things Podcast
Five Things EP23: Developing Your Brand with Scott Rutter and Steven David Elliot
In episode 23 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith talks about networking and branding for 2020 with Scott Rutter, Vice President of Sales with First Citizens Bank, and Steven David Elliot, a REALTOR® with Fathom Realty.
Five Things EP22: Char Grill Franchising with Ed Yancey
In episode 22 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith talks with Ed Yancey, President & Owner of Char Grill Franchise Systems about what you need to consider when franchising and important principles for long-term success in business.
Five Things EP21: Success Hurricane with Ben Brookhart
In episode 21 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith sits down with longtime friend Ben Brookhart, who runs Directional Solar. Brookhart is also the author of the book ‘Success Hurricane’ and shares lessons he has learned over his 20+ years of being self-employed, having hundreds of employees and developing a million dollar businesses.
Five Things E20: Running A Successful Restaurant with Victor Khoury
In episode 20 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith gains some insight into the secrets of running a successful restaurant business with Victor Khoury, owner of Saints and Scholars Pub.
Five Things EP19: Getting Your Business Started With Ashley Hester
In episode 19 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith talks about getting your business started with Ashley Hester, owner of Rock Glam Lash Studio.
Five Things EP18: Dating Advice for Dudes
In episode 18 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith shares a roundtable discussion with three beautiful and professional ladies about dating advice for dudes in 2019. Melissa, Meredith and Amanda share some Dos and Don’ts especially in the days of social media.
Five Things EP17: American Red Cross of Eastern NC with Joshua Cain
In episode 17 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith talks with Joshua Cain, Regional Chief Development Officer at the American Red Cross of Eastern NC about how the Red Cross serves the community.
Five Things EP16: Image and Branding with Mia LaMotte
In episode 16 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith talks about image mistakes business people make with Mia LaMotte, a transformation coach and personal brand strategist.
Five Things EP15: Friends of Wake County Guardian ad Litem Program with Carrie Haub
In episode 15 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith talks with Carrie Haub about the Friends of Wake County Guardian ad Litem Program and how it is helping to positively impact children in the Raleigh area.
Five Things EP14: Hair Extensions and Social Media with Julia Roumanis
In episode 14 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith talks with Julia Roumanis, owner of Intentions Salon in Morrisville, NC., about work/life balance, building a business from social media and life lessons.
Five Things EP13: Success in Real Estate with Jim Allen
In episode 13 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith gets great advice from Jim Allen, a self-made real estate professional who’s built an amazing business and organization generating 400 million plus a year in sales.
Five Things EP12: Choosing Insurance with Nick Nance
In episode 12 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith sits down with Farm Bureau Nick Nance and talks about about kids, life lessons, and 5 things that you need to think of when choosing insurance.
Five Things EP11: Finding your optimal path with Bruce Hill
In episode 11 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith talks with Bruce Hill about lessons learned in business while having success and self-awareness to put you on your optimal path
Five Things EP10: Single Parenting, Networking, and Refinancing with Tammi Rowe
In episode 10 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith talks with Tammi Rowe about single parenting, success, failures, networking and 5 reasons to refinance now.
Five Things EP09: Tips on Success and the Sales Mindset with Scott Rutter
In episode 9 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith talks with Scott Rutter, Vice President of Sales with First Citizens Bank, about the sales mindset as well as tips for success in business.
Five Things EP08: Starting a Business with Alex Guizzotti
In episode 8 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith talks with Medical Sales Professional, Alex Guizzotti, about the mindset behind starting a business.
Five Things EP07: Makeup Tips for Women with Donna Needham
In episode 7 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith talks with Go Lashed Out Makeup Artistry owner Donna Needham, on what women should know about applying makeup.
Five Things EP06: Purchasing Real Estate Inside the Raleigh Beltline with Matt Polinchak
In episode 6 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith talks with Matt Polinchak, owner of Live Raleigh, about what to think about when you are considering purchasing real estate inside the Raleigh, NC beltline area.
Five Things EP05: Choosing a Restaurant with Danny Gonzalez
In episode 5 of this Five Things podcast, Brian Smith sits down with Danny Gonzalez, owner Dantes Italiano in North Raleigh, and talks about the restaurant business including what to look for when choosing a place to eat.
Five Things EP04: Choosing an Interior Designer/Contractor with Camara Jackson
In episode 4 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith sits down with Style by Camara owner, Camara Jackson, and talks about how to choose an interior designer/contractor.
Five Things EP03: Choosing a Hair Salon with Leda Goins
In episode 3 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith discusses what you need to know when choosing a hair salon with Leda Goins owner of Tone Hair Salon.
Five Things EP02: Starting A Business with John Mathews
In episode 2 of his Five Things podcast, Brian Smith talks with business consultant and founder of Gray Cat Enterprises, John Matthews.
Five Things EP01: Legal Considerations of Divorce and Separation with Heather Williams Forshey
In episode 1 of his Five Things podast, Brian Smith talks with Heather Williams Forshey from Raleigh Divorce Law Firm in Raleigh NC What to consider about divorce and separation in North Carolina.