Josh Bryant, founder of Bryant Holdings, has always had a desire to revolutionize how small businesses operate, especially service professionals. He hasn't always had a strategy for making it work on a scalable, yet focused level, so when he started in the service industry, he did so just in his own law practice. By charging a monthly rate for legal services, he grew a law firm from making a few thousand dollars the first year to over $250,000 in annual gross fee revenue in just five years and sold the company. He differentiated himself from almost everyone else in the legal services industry to make this happen and made as much as attorneys who had been in the business for twenty years charging $200 per hour.
Josh Bryant then spent several years in pastoral ministry, desiring to invest in people at a different level. It was through his time in ministry that he developed a greater passion for people who invest in people because that was his primary job. He led almost 60 different small group teachers and over 100 other small group leaders, all of whom were tasked with investing in between 5 and 50 people at church and throughout the week. But he was still a lawyer. After spending several years wearing both hats as a pastor and a lawyer for churches who were asking questions, he decided it was time to get back into the business of investing in people.
He did so by launching three different legal services companies on models that very few have tried. The first was Church General Counsel, a law firm dedicated to helping churches balance church growth and ministry needs with best risk management and legal compliance practices at an affordable, flat annual rate. The second was his personal wealth legal services firm, NWA Wealth. This is a concierge legal services firm that provides ten different legal services from speeding tickets to trusts and education law to social security at a low annual rate. The third is General Counsel Attorney, which takes the same principles as those implemented in Church General Counsel and applies them to small businesses. Now, the Bryant Holding Company is looking to expand its interests in companies that provide other services on similar models that invest in people long term more than in their own immediate gain.
What We Value
Investing like this is often a matter of values.
We value preventative services at affordable rates. While there is a need for professionals and small businesses to step in and fix a problem, there is a much greater need for professionals and small businesses who will charge lower, consistent rates and provide preventative services. We need electricians who'll inspect and repair pending electrical problems in homes at no additional charge. We need plumbers who'll do the same thing. We need lawyers and accountants who'll help make sure our affairs are in order and above board before a problem arises that costs five times as much to fix. This is the new way to do business in the service industry.
We value eternal dividends. While we will consider any business, we value businesses who value the eternities of their customers, clients, vendors, employees, and others they may come into contact with. We are a Christian, Great Commission company that invests in Christian, Great Commission companies with a passion and commitment to take the business and work God has given them and use it for the purposes of spreading the gospel to a world that desperately needs it.
We value social justice. We value the alleviation of pain, suffering, hunger, and heartache, and the advancement of the human race. Businesses with a cause to end social injustice or make their communities better places to live catch our attention. We don't want businesses to go broke fixing a broken world. In fact, we think businesses that make the world a better place should get paid for it and reinvest those profits in continued advancement opportunities that both make the world a better place and make the business doing so more profit.