13 Feb How to Take Your Business to the Next Level
Being a business owner is a big job some days. As a fellow business owner, I understand your struggle to engage clients, refine your services or products, and to grow.
Prior to launching my private law practice, I worked at a leading professional services organization conducting program evaluations. My job was to find out whether a business’s program was working effectively and efficiently.
I served private companies, nonprofit organizations, executive branch agencies, and law enforcement agencies. I identified legal issues, ethical issues, and practical issues with the processes and procedures that businesses implemented.
When I identified challenges I made recommendations business improvements and, in some cases, these recommendations saved millions of dollars.
There are some measurable benefits to having a legal business consultant do some analysis on your business and determine if there are broken pieces that can be fixed with the right ones in place.
Real World Applications
To better illustrate what I can do for you, let’s examine several real world examples of projects I’ve worked on:
A non-profit organization, called the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, receives federal money to help catch pedophiles that lure children online to sexually exploit them. They have various partnerships and several different steps to the process to bring these predators to justice.
In 2011 I was in charge of determining whether the Cybertipline and associated processes were operating effectively. I went into the Center and spoke to the leadership, the partners, and analyzed documents that the business developed, received, or distributed.
I identified ways in which the organization could improve the way they collected certain data. With a few small changes, they could drastically improve the effectiveness of the program. The business agreed to make the recommended changes and did so in May 2014.
“Knowledge Is Power”
Who came up with the phrase “Knowledge is power” had no idea how true that is working in the Washington, DC area. Washington is full of firms whose purpose is to be the first to disseminate new political information.
My career brought me into a lesser known area of political intelligence. My role was to analyze legal, ethical, and practical implications of political intelligence and propose a solution to regulate it.
Taking the deep dive into the political intelligence industry, I spoke to lobbyists, top law firms, financial firms, top policy firms, the Office of Government Ethics, and others. This industry still remains somewhat murky to navigate due to the difficulty determining why some individuals seem to profit from political intelligence when it is difficult to prove.
Not Your Average LLC
I’ve also worked with LLCs stay compliant and get in compliance with their state’s LLC laws.
Like any business owner without a legal background, they come to me with a number of questions, like:
- Can I make this decision for my business without consulting other members?
- Do I need to improve my operating agreement?
- Do I need an employee handbook?
- Do I need a formal agreement in place to establish this business relationship, and can you prepare it?
These and other questions are common. This is the type of knowledge combined with over a decade of experience, are the assets I bring to businesses just like yours in an array of industries.
Ask for a proposal for legal, practical, and tax analysis of your business’s processes. Me and my associate, an Of-Counsel Tax Attorney, will give you consultation and advice to establish better documents, practices, processes, and procedures.