Startups & Small Business
San Antonio Startups & Small Business
So, you have a vision. You have an idea. You have something that’s going to revolutionize an industry.
You are a founder of a startup. Your singular, intense (perhaps some would say obsessive bordering on mad scientist-esque), all-consuming, and utterly committed focus is on transporting that idea from a concept in your brain to a real thing in the real world. You are the CEO, and you’re thinking about a million other things, including how awesome that “birth” of your idea is going to be – you may not be thinking about a business entity, regulatory compliance, what IP you need to protect, what contracts you need to have in place, how you need to handle employees, what kind of fundraising you can pursue, what kind of exit options exist, and many other issues.
But it’s all good. That’s what I’m here for.
Whether you’re a software developer with a killer new app, an alternative medicine practitioner looking to go solo, a financial wizard with an industry-disrupting new business model, a family business in transition, a product importer breaking into new markets, a doctor starting your own practice, a real estate developer with a juicy new deal, an oil man with better geology than your competition, or anything else… get in touch with me; I can help.
“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” – Wayne Huizenga (AutoNation, Waste Management, Blockbuster, Miami Dolphins)
If the above quote resonates with you, if you are a “get up every morning and make it happen” person, if your idea or new business is so exciting that it keeps you up at night (in a good way), I’m here to help.
While I was trained at some of the biggest, fanciest, most prestigious law firms in the world, I’ve also been a GC of a “roll up your sleeves and get it done” startup; I’ve been in the trenches, dealing with the challenges that entrepreneurs and startups face, not only from a legal perspective, but also from a business, financial, and marketing perspective. So, yeah, I can handle the “legal stuff” involved with getting your startup launched, with a very high level of quality like you’d see from the big firms. But I also bring a heightened business understanding and can provide a more creative approach.
Based on my experience, and because I get a lot of the same questions from entrepreneurs regarding how the “startup lifecycle” proceeds, I decided to have a wonderful graphic designer combine some of these insights into an infographic. The below infographic should not be taken as a “be all, end all” or an ironclad rule. As it was in The Matrix, there really “is no spoon” when it comes to a lot of this stuff. But, take the below as a YMMV roadmap or a set of general guidelines to which there may be many exceptions, and you’ll be on the right track.
And of course, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! That’s what I’m here for!