On today's episode, I'm interviewing Christy Westerfeld, Esq. is an attorney and legal resource for online entrepreneurs and coaches over at ChristyWesterfeld.com.
Christy was offered an awesome job after law school and worked her way to the top, but there came a day where she said 'enough is enough - it's time to live life on my own terms!' ...and now she does! Christy now gets to spend her days with her two babies - her 14 month old son, and her growing business filled with amazing customers. Christy is SO passionate about teaching other female business owners all about the "legal stuff" - it doesn't have to be complicated, scary, or expensive, and is a HUGELY important piece to running a successful business. Christy is determined to get the conversation going about legal, and to change the stigma from "ew" to "woo!" about diving in to legal as an online business owner. Christy also prides herself on being relatable, real, and easy to talk to, unlike the stereotypical attorney many of us expect to find, and can't wait to help YOU legally protect your business, too!
In this episode you'll hear:
How Christy moved from corporate lawyer who was on the fast track to becoming a partner, to an online legal business coach (plus mom of two!) helping entrepreneurs everywhere safely protect their business the easy and uncomplicated way.
Some of Christy’s tips on what entrepreneurs need to be doing now to protect their businesses.
“From the moment you take your first email address, the moment you start to build your list, from the moment that you have a freebie available and you put it out there, and before you're even signing clients-- you are opening yourself up to liability. There are just a few things that you need to definitely have in place before all of that.”
How Christy changed from a more “employee mindset” individual to an entrepreneur eager to help other women start and protect their businesses.
“I was very much living in employee space. I had never even considered opening my own firm or my own business. It was never anything I wanted to do. So that was definitely a lot for me in the personal space of seeing this as something that I am going to have to do because I'm feeling this calling to do it. I could see the vision of creating this flexible schedule on this kind of life plan as a mom. So, I just knew I had to take that leap even though it wasn't something I ever thought I was going to do.”
All about Christy’s one page, free legal checklist and reference guide that she has offered to you on her website that helps you get protected legally, wherever you are at in your business! So whether you are building a website, working with clients privately, in the process of building an online course or a group coaching program, hiring employees, or if you’re in the stage of hosting an event-- this checklist can help you!
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