Starting a business... It's a New Year!

 

I started this firm in 2015, and I am so proud of what it has become, and the high quality of work that we do here every day. 

 

One of the most unexpected things about starting my own business, is being approached by others who want to do the same.   It has been so rewarding talking to others about their (sometimes previously unspoken) dreams to start their own businesses, hearing their aspirations and talking about my experiences. 

 

When I’m asked “how I did it” I tell them my story.  In a nutshell, it consists of taking a leap of faith and working very hard day in and day out, with a group of wonderful women who do the same.  Then I tell them, “If I did it, you can do it too.”

 

A good friend of mine had been dreaming of starting her own retail business for some time.  After speaking to me about the opening of my firm for many months, she decided to expedite her plans.  She told me that I was an “inspiration” to her.  That was such an unexpected compliment that I never imagined I would receive. I am so pleased that I could motivate or inspire someone else to chase her dream and make it seem all the more attainable.  I know that I have been inspired by so many others, in the legal industry, and outside of it as well.

 

So, looking back on my 2015, and looking forward to 2016, I say, life is short.  Chase your dream.  If you’re thinking of starting a business, consider giving it a fair shake this year.  I wish you all the best in your endeavors!