EP 55: Jessica Dennehy – Legal Advice for Small Business Owners

What were the first things you did when you started your business? Most of us got our tax situation sorted out, signed the lease on an office or bought a domain name….and very few of us spent any time with a lawyer. But, in fact, the legal chores we often ignore are some of the most pivotal for our business’ success.

Jessica Dennehy is a former Wall Street attorney-turned-entrepreneur. She left Wall Street to build a brand of barbershops in New York, which have scaled over the past eight years, even expanding overseas. Now, she’s helping other entrepreneurs reinvent themselves, transform their ideas into successful companies, and scale their businesses with the help of her corporate expertise and Pivot & Slay strategies. You can find her & course offerings at JessicaDennehy.com.

On this episode of the Step It Up Entrepreneur Podcast, Jessica and Tomas dive deep on learning and succeeding in the midst of uncertainty and chaos, the mindset mistakes that cripple most small business owners (especially in the delegation department), and the legal structures that will give your business its best chance to grow and prosper, whether you’re running it alone or with others. Listen in for an inside look at the side of doing business that most visionary entrepreneurs aren’t thinking about.

What You’ll Learn:

  1. Why Jessica left a lucrative position as a powerful Wall Street lawyer to embrace the much riskier option in the realm of entrepreneurship.
  2. What business owners miss about the necessary legal stuff that goes along with running a company, and how it might come back to bite them later.
  3. How a solid, fleshed-out partnership agreement improves your business relationships and removes unpredictable emotions from the equation.
  4. And much more!

Favorite Quote:

“The truth is, every day with any kind of business is just going to be something new that you’re learning and dealing with, and you have to be good on your feet. And you have to be open to dealing with something that maybe you wouldn’t have anticipated dealing with.” – Jessica Dennehy

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How to Get Involved:

From his start in the GPS tracking industry to founding the Step It Up Academy, Tomas Keenan is on a mission to break out of the concept of “average” and reach success that is anything but. And he wants you to join him.

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