092: Use Legal To Grow Your Business with Victoria Smolyar

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“You have to approach the law just like you approach any other aspects of your business… from a position of power and not from a position of fear.” -Victoria Smolyar

In this episode, Jay chats with Victoria Smolyar, a business attorney that runs a virtual law firm in New York City.  The two discuss legal challenges for small business owners and early-stage entrepreneurs, how business owners can change their viewpoint of working with a business attorney, ostrich syndrome, embracing being woo-woo, leveraging the law for growth and much more….


Episode Highlights:

01:49 From Music to Business to Law
06:04 How Early Stage Entrepreneurs Should Think About Working With An Attorney
18:16 Approach Legal Matters with Power
25:13 Know Your Stuff
34:47 Common Mistakes Early Stage Entrepreneurs Make  
38:07 Shift From Corporate Mentality
43:20 Not Your Typical Lawyer
47:21 Keep Your Motivation Burning

 

 

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Inspirational Quotes:

“You have to approach the law just like you approach any other aspects of your business… from a position of power and not from a position of fear.” -Victoria Smolyar

“You don’t know your stuff when you can’t explain the reasons why…” -Jay Rooke

“A lot of people don’t realize that you can use legal to grow your business.” -Victoria Smolyar

“When I started putting it out there a little bit more, I felt like I was able to relate to my clients a lot better.”  -Victoria Smolyar

“Whatever is good for me is good for my clients.” -Jay Rooke

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