Several years ago I had a dream of starting my own business. I saw a need and I knew I could open a business to meet that need. People called me crazy. People told me it was impossible. People told me it wouldn't work. People told me I needed more experience first. You know what I did? I ignored them, and I went for it instead.
It wasn't easy. I had to work my tail off, and I had plenty of setbacks along the way. But I figured it out, and all those people were wrong. I started my law practice advising small businesses right out of law school. I did it all myself. I then took what I learned building it and expanded to consulting businesses on all aspects of starting and running a business.
One of the main reasons it wasn't easy is because it seems like people are trying to keep all the knowledge on how to start and run a business a secret.
I had a business degree in accounting, a past working in economic development, and even helped write business regulations at one point. Still I spent a ridiculous amount of hours researching and learning how to grow a business. All the information is scattered and hidden.
So I am here to share those secrets with you. I am bringing all that I learned here to empower you to start and run a successful business.
By trade I am a small business lawyer and consultant. I have an accounting degree and a law degree. I have started my own successful small business, and I have been a guide to hundreds of small businesses and startups. I am now giving you all of the knowledge and tools that I have gained through hundreds of thousands of dollars of education, a heck of a lot of trial and error, and a lot of stupid mistakes that have cost me hundreds of hours of my time. I am doing it because I believe owning your own means of income is one of the most freeing and rewarding things in this life and I want to help as many people as possible accomplish that.
You have a dream. You want to be your own boss. You say "someday I would like to." Well today is someday. Your future is going to be one where you have proven everyone wrong, and you will leave behind a legacy of success.
University of Richmond School of Law
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting,
- Information Management collateral,
- Minor in Economics
Justin is the Founder of Virginia Small Business Law, PLLC and Fiat Lux Startup Advisors both located in Richmond, VA. He is also is in the startup phase of a new venture, J2 Technologies, a software development firm focused on digital document retention and electronic filing of court documents.
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