This month’s member spotlight is on Jamie Lieberman, Owner and Founder of Hashtag Legal, where she serves the entrepreneur community with her legal expertise. Jamie is one of the first entrepreneurial friends I made in the early days of Brief Transitions and she’s my lawyer! Having the right people while you build and grow your business is crucial and I’m so happy that Jamie is a part of this community. She can assist business owners with contracts, trademarks, website policies and so much more. Jamie has a passion to make legal accessible and she makes it a priority to speak about legal matters, the art of negotiation and entrepreneurial topics at live events and on podcasts. Learn more about Jamie and her business experiences below.
What does your business do and who do you do it for?
Hashtag Legal is full service law firm providing accessible legal services to entrepreneurs. When I work with my clients, the first thing is understanding the legal issues that are important to their specific business. Not all businesses are the same so spending the time to understand legal fundamentals is a good place to start. Many entrepreneurs benefit by understanding contract law, business structures and trademark law, as these areas are common to many businesses. I often suggest scheduling a strategy session with an attorney familiar with your business that can help you narrow the important legal issues specific to your business.
Why did you start your business? Share your story.
I loved practicing law but did not enjoy practicing at a law firm. I wanted to create a law firm that reflected my values and commitment to making legal less scary. I have also found that many entrepreneurs most common mistake is that they “Ignore legal.” Every single entrepreneur who is serious about growing their business needs an attorney at one time or another. Ignoring the issues won’t make them go away and investing in a good legal strategy will make you money, and that is one of the other reasons I started my business…to provide good legal strategy!
You recently released the (un)business school for entrepreneurs. Can you tell us more about that?
I am so excited about this! We created mini courses to help business owners learn the basic foundation of many basic legal topics, such as business formation, trademark, copyright and contracts. Each course contains video lessons along with downloads to make learning easy and accessible. The courses are great for any entrepreneur that knows legal is important, but does not even know where to start.
What advice do you have for anyone starting out with their own business?
Don’t get caught up worrying about what anyone else is doing. Focus on your business and not the outside noise. Also, I think education is one of the most important components of growing a business. Never stop learning.
When you’re not running your business, how do you spend your time?
Hanging out with my family, working out, reading, and going to the beach.
Jamie Lieberman, owner and founder of Hashtag Legal has been a practicing lawyer for nearly 15 years. As an experienced entrepreneur, Jamie understands the unique needs of business owners at different stages in their organization’s growth. Today, she partners with clients across verticals including influencer marketing, creative services and e-commerce. She has a deep commitment to making legal accessible and regularly speaks about legal matters, the art of negotiation and entrepreneurial topics at leading industry events such as Alt Summit, Podcast Movement, and FinCon and as an expert source for media like Digiday and Forbes. You can also catch her as a co-host on The FearLess Business Podcast.
Please feel free to contact Jamie if you have any feedback or questions. Also, please reach out if you are a looking for legal needs for your business.
Company: Hashtag Legal
the (un)business school: https://school.hashtag-legal.com/
Follow on Instagram: @hashtag_legal
Follow on Facebook: @hashtaglegallc
Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamie-lieberman
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