- When did you start your journey?
– I started my journey in 2020 at the height of the pandemic. I had just graduated law school and passed the Bar Exam, and I set out to build my own practice.
Did you get any time to reflect on how far you came?
– Yes, I reflect on my journey often. Although I do reflect on what I’ve accomplished thus far, I think more about how much is ahead and the impact that I aim to have on my family and community.
What’s the hardest part of your job?
– At this stage, the most challenging part is wearing multiple hats when working to grow the business. I’m at a point where I realize I need to enlist hands-on team members to work in the business so that I can work on expanding the business.
Do you have anything new to tell the upcoming professionals who do what you do?
– I would iterate the importance of identifying and focusing on the money-generating activities. During my first year in business, I was busy all the time, but I realized I was doing things that didn’t have an effect on my bottom line. Instead of trying to figure out how to build a website, setting up CRM systems, and learning social media, I should have focused more of my attention on booking speaking engagements, hosting webinars, following up with leads- really delegating back office tasks and spending more time on pushing the brand.
What’s does collaboratingmean to you and how does it relate to you and your brand today?
– Collaborating means joining forces with other brands, who are in alignment with your values, to make a greater impact while benefiting everyone involved. We collaborate with other professional service providers to bring educational content and awareness to our communities in order to uplift and empower entrepreneurs and business owners on their journey.
Why did you get into your niche?
– I got into my niche, intellectual property and legacy planning, because I’ve always been very passionate about the upliftment of the black family and community. Being exposed to entrepreneurship while growing up, I got the opportunity to see the positive impact entrepreneurship can have on communities but more importantly the black family and community. Entrepreneurship is a powerful vehicle that more people should take advantage of, and so I work to ensure new and existing entrepreneurs are building and protecting their business legacy in order to create thriving ecosystems of entrepreneurship.
Where do you see yourself/brand in the next 5 years?
– In the next five years I see myself expanding how our firm currently serves the community. I aim to be able to provide, not just legal support, but financial support to legacy-driven entrepreneurs who are working to get their businesses off the ground. Legal support and financial support are two common gaps that we see new business owners face, and so I’d love to do more to mobilize sustainable business ownership in our community.