6 episodes

It's time to get ready for change.You're growing and building your business, and you have a vision for the future. You want to know what legal hurdles you might encounter so you can take care of them before they grow out of control.This is where we come in. We are bringing you the "Don't Skip the Legal" podcast. A place where you can learn how to grow your business and build a better future for yourself and your business through the lessons and experience of other business owners, just like you. You know there are legal hurdles on the horizon that need to be taken care of before they grow out of control. This podcast will help you learn to make a strategic response to the constantly changing business landscape during stressful situations reassures, and empowers you with a framework to respond and take smart actions so that you can protect yourself, your customers, and your business's future.

Don't Skip the Legal Podcast Andrew J Contiguglia

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

It's time to get ready for change.You're growing and building your business, and you have a vision for the future. You want to know what legal hurdles you might encounter so you can take care of them before they grow out of control.This is where we come in. We are bringing you the "Don't Skip the Legal" podcast. A place where you can learn how to grow your business and build a better future for yourself and your business through the lessons and experience of other business owners, just like you. You know there are legal hurdles on the horizon that need to be taken care of before they grow out of control. This podcast will help you learn to make a strategic response to the constantly changing business landscape during stressful situations reassures, and empowers you with a framework to respond and take smart actions so that you can protect yourself, your customers, and your business's future.

    106: Bringing Your Passion to Life; A Startup Story with Dr. Tabitha Gressard, Crush Club, LLC

    106: Bringing Your Passion to Life; A Startup Story with Dr. Tabitha Gressard, Crush Club, LLC

    "I'm a psychologist. I know the things to do.
    I'm preaching the things to do, but yet I'm letting myself just kind of hanging by a thread in order to continue the mission, in order to continue pushing forward when I really needed to just take a minute and just address my own needs so that I could be a better provider, so I can be a better mother, to be a better person. "

    - Dr. Gressard

    Show Notes:

    It's hard for us to shift our minds. That's to ok to put ourselves first. [00:15:09]
    And you're and you're looking at this idea of preventative mental health, which is something that I think, you know, having done criminal law for years, I recognize that so many of my clients could have used mental health help while going through their cases [00:15:56]
    Colorado does not have mental health treatment for indigent people and it definitely does not provide opportunities. From what I've observed, two young children, kids who are struggling within their family, [00:16:47]
    We definitely have to break the cycle. [00:17:22]
    Shift where we're at and shift the mindset and start focusing on positivity and kindness and self-worth and self-care.  [00:18:30]
    How did your kids motivate you?  [00:20:15]
    Starting an LLC and using those online tools, of course. Right. [00:32:23]
    So, like, in the end, I could have just called up my business advisor, my lawyer, and then I could have just knocked everything out. I could have done it correctly because when I finally connected with you, [00:33:23]
    Let's talk about that a little bit, because I think that there's a good lesson in the use of online forms,  [00:33:35]

    Did you really understand what it meant, what everything that you were creating and getting yourself into through the creation of your LLC in these documents?  [00:34:23]
    Did you create an operating agreement?  [00:38:50]
    What about the other piece of this, which is trying to find guests for your podcast where I mean, what type of professionals are you looking for here?  [00:55:07]

    Follow Crush Club LLC: https://www.instagram.com/crush.club.llc/

    • 59 min
    105: Avoiding Legal Disputes and Building a Business as an Influencer with Cait Crowell of What Cait Ate

    105: Avoiding Legal Disputes and Building a Business as an Influencer with Cait Crowell of What Cait Ate

    " I help people get to the root cause of complex chronic health issues like digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, issues with chronic inflammatory things like Lyme, co-infections illness, more like stealth infections. "  - Cait

    Podcast Description

    We are bringing you the "Don't Skip the Legal" podcast. A place where you can learn how to grow your business and build a better future for yourself and your business through the lessons and experience of other business owners, just like you. You know there are legal hurdles on the horizon that need to be taken care of before they grow out of control. This podcast will help you learn to make a strategic response to the constantly changing business landscape during stressful situations reassures, and empowers you with a framework to respond and take smart actions so that you can protect yourself, your customers, and your business's future.

    Show Notes:


    I also love entrepreneurship, helping other people with their businesses, and have had chapters of influencer marketing and it's been a wild journey.  [00:01:39]You're de-cluttering people's bodies  [00:01:49]How do you get into being a nutritional therapist or a nutritional coach however you really want to just define that? How did you decide that was the proper path for you?  [00:02:30]You wanted to take your passion and turn it into work or business. How did that change for you? How did that happen?  [00:07:25]So one thing that I feel called to is helping people with health issues.  Over the years, if I'm not feeling energized, I don't feel good. I'm going through my day with brain fog and  I'm full of anxiety; I'm not living to the fullest expression of myself  [00:09:01]How does this event in your life transition into I'm going to start an LLC, I am going to register with the Secretary of State. I am going to monetize my passion and I am going to put money in my pocket  [00:11:13]I didn't know if this was going to be in person or online. There were always things that were up in the air and I had to figure it out.  [00:18:27]Listen, there's a path to success here. Yeah. And proper guidance and proper methodology and doing the right things will get you there quicker and much safer [00:20:23]It's all the back-end emotional baggage and like the proverbial trough of sorrow that you're joking about.  [00:27:40]Iwas doing a lot of influence marketing for the first couple of years of business.  [00:30:01]I ended up again working with somebody else on my commission for marketing and sales. I was kind of building my own brand and influence. Marketing became a thing [00:30:58]The Federal Trade Commission, just within the last four or five days, put in a whole new set of regulations for commentary to go into place about influencer marketing and a little personal of posting more stuff about this. But basically, the FTC is saying, like, even when you tag a company in a post, that's an endorsement. [00:31:41]You have to be accurate in your discernment, saying, everybody, we are all marketing. Yep, that's exactly it. So you have to be truthful in what you are promoting when it comes to those products or you have to disclose that you're not being endorsed by that. [00:32:06]It was almost like since they felt so close to me, they would go into these, like, really deep relationships and opening up and it's like, I just met you. I don't feel comfortable actually talking about these things. 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    104: Legal Lesson Deep Dive - Buying vs. Starting a Business

    104: Legal Lesson Deep Dive - Buying vs. Starting a Business

    "This is about building a business and growing market share."
    - Andrew Contiguglia
     
    "Over 50 million baby boomers are going to retire, a great time to buy their company."
     - Andrew Contiguglia   

    In this Don't Skip the Legal - Legal Lesson Deep Dive is where we dig deeper into some of the legal issues we identified in previous episodes. In this first Deep Dive, we get into the reasons why buying a business might be better for you than starting one from scratch.  
    Podcast description
    We are bringing you the "Don't Skip the Legal" podcast. A place where you can learn how to grow your business and build a better future for yourself and your business through the lessons and experience of other business owners, just like you. You know there are legal hurdles on the horizon that need to be taken care of before they grow out of control. This podcast will help you learn to make a strategic response to the constantly changing business landscape during stressful situations reassures, and empowers you with a framework to respond and take smart actions so that you can protect yourself, your customers, and your business's future.

    Show Notes: 
    Robert Grieve eventually buys Nylund's Collision Center, Why buying a business might be your best option [1:36] 
    Benefits of Buying a business vs starting one, 9 Reasons why buying a business may be a better option [2:09]
    Reason #1: Less Risk [2: 39] 
    Reason # 2: Several financing options are available to purchasers [3: 37] 
    Reason # 3: Buying a business gives you instant brand recognition [4:10]
    Reason # 4:  Buying a business gives you built-in customers [4:49]
    Reason # 5: Instant Sales [5:39]
    Reason # 6: Instant profits [6:16]
    Reason # 7: Instant Contacts & Connections [7:03]

    Reason #8: Instant systems [7:30]
    Reason # 9: Instant employees [8:20]

    Read more about buying a business on our website: Contiguglia.com

    • 13 min
    103: How attitude and mindset can help you grow and scale your business with Todd Burnham, founder of Burnham Law

    103: How attitude and mindset can help you grow and scale your business with Todd Burnham, founder of Burnham Law

    "You have to be good, you can’t fake that" - Todd Burnham



    We are bringing you the "Don't Skip the Legal" podcast. A place where you can learn how to grow your business and build a better future for yourself and your business through the lessons and experience of other business owners, just like you. You know there are legal hurdles on the horizon that need to be taken care of before they grow out of control. This podcast will help you learn to make a strategic response to the constantly changing business landscape during stressful situations reassures, and empowers you with a framework to respond and take smart actions so that you can protect yourself, your customers, and your business's future


    Show notes 
    The transformation of my life and work happened when I became very sick [2:00] 
    You want to have multiple things going on at the same time [4:58]
    You have to be good, you can’t fake that [5:45]
    Failure is your friend, if you're not failing you're not learning [6:00]
    They don’t call it a business perfect, they call it a business practice [6:15]
    What you needed to do to grow your company [7:04]
    You can’t run a law firm and be an excellent lawyer those two forces battle each other [7:14]
    Where does your family come in your “you” time come [7:30]
    How do we all win? [8:00]
    How did you meet Stephanie? [9:28]
    The culture was created by “ Finding Stephanie” [12:08]
    During covid we gre 40% [13:05]
    I recently retired, and am now the mindset coach [13:44]
    You are the sole owner [15:00]
    We are currently on track to gross 18 Million [16:06]
    How do you create win-wins [17:59]
    Tell me about the most challenging moment in your company [18:30]
    Fear is your biggest battle, turned to anxiety, combat with action[19:00]
    Lean on my competitive nature [22:02]
    Taking inventory is critical [22:57]
    Don’t do a business plan, do a business action [23:29]
    I’m so excited to get through this challenge, the more action you take, the more solutions appear [23:50]
    Manifestation [24:00]
    Shoot for a direction, not a goal [25:00]
    Be in the service industry [26:24]
    Emotion out of it, when you involve a lawyer [28:38]
    3 ways a lawyer has helped you in growing your business [31:50]



    More Quotes 
    "Lean on my competitive nature"- Todd Burnham
    "Keep the journey with gratitude" - Todd Burnham
    "There’s no f*****g way I’m going to fail "- Todd Burnham
    "Fear is your biggest battle, turned to anxiety, combat with action" - Todd Burnham
    "A good lawyer is making sure you don’t get sued "- Todd Burnham
    "You need to be seeking advice on how to think" - Todd Burnham

    • 37 min
    102: Buying a business with Robert Grieve, owner of Nylund's Collision Center

    102: Buying a business with Robert Grieve, owner of Nylund's Collision Center

    "It's not necessarily what the contract says, it’s how the other person understands it sometimes"
    - Rob Grieve
    The episode was filmed pre-pandemic in the Nylund shop. 
    We are bringing you the "Don't Skip the Legal" podcast. A place where you can learn how to grow your business and build a better future for yourself and your business through the lessons and experience of other business owners, just like you. You know there are legal hurdles on the horizon that need to be taken care of before they grow out of control. This podcast will help you learn to make a strategic response to the constantly changing business landscape during stressful situations reassures, and empowers you with a framework to respond and take smart actions so that you can protect yourself, your customers, and your business's future

    Show Notes
    Who is Nylunds collision repair [1:01]
    Using an attorney doesn’t have to be only in times of bad [1:42]
    How did Nylund start? [2:51]
    Explain your decision to buy a business [3:03]
    How did you find the business? [4:22]
    Problem with a handshake deal [5:56]
    How did you rebuild your relationship with that dealership? [7:59]
    Just because a relationship deteriorates doesn't mean you can’t get it back [9:44]
    Issues with the lease [10:33]
    We created a win-win [16:40]
    Conditions of the contract [19:10]
    Handshake Deal [21:56]
    Vision you go to think the long game [25:41]
    How you decided to structure things [28:00]
    Your business pays you rent [28:30]
    The most important thing you learned  [29:37]
    The single piece of business advice every entrepreneur needs [31:00]


    More Quotes from the Guest
    "Everybody won and everybody lost" - Rob Grieve
    "The vision, you got to think the long game" - Rob Grieve
    "Our contract is a living document"- Rob Grieve 

    • 35 min
    101: A Legal Learning Experience in the Cannabis Industry with Greg Odom

    101: A Legal Learning Experience in the Cannabis Industry with Greg Odom

    "Quick to realize if someone used one of our machines and got injured, we need a proper release form" - Greg Odom 

    We are bringing you the "Don't Skip the Legal" podcast. A place where you can learn how to grow your business and build a better future for yourself and your business through the lessons and experience of other business owners, just like you. You know there are legal hurdles on the horizon that need to be taken care of before they grow out of control. This podcast will help you learn to make a strategic response to the constantly changing business landscape during stressful situations reassures, and empowers you with a framework to respond and take smart actions so that you can protect yourself, your customers, and your business's future
    SHOW NOTES


    What is a trimming company [1:31]?
    How did you decide this trimming niche was the entrepreneurial way to go [4:23]?
    How Andy & Greg met 12 years ago [5:32]?
    Quick to realize if someone used one of our machines and got injured, we need a proper release form [6:03].
    Now that I had a business partner, I needed an operating agreement
    Making sure people who were using the trimming equipment for marijuana were lawfully using it. [8:15]
    Waiver protected us , if the cops confiscated it, you still owe us the funds [8:49]
    So much regulation in the grow industry [10:01]
    Our biggest problem was banking [11:45]
    What’s going through your mind as you build in this risky industry ?[13:03]
    A learning experience in a new industry [17:00]
    Built a brand. Now considering licensing vs. partnership [18:00] 
    Business partners have skin in the games [22:00]
    How are you managing brand management as your brand grows? [23:00]
    What are you doing to maintain Greg Odom work-life balance? [24:00]
    3 ways how a lawyer has helped you in you business [26:44]
    Where can they find you Greg? [28:00]


    MORE GUEST QUOTES FROM THE INTERVIEW


    "(We were) Protected if the equipment got stolen they were still liable"  
    - Greg Odom 
    "We were able to recover the money because the contract said that even if the equipment gets confiscated by the DEA you still owe"
    - Greg Odom 
    "I worked hard to be able to work hard part of the day and play the other part "
    -Greg Odom
    "Do more when you are younger and enjoy life a little bit more"  -Greg Odom
    "A lawyer guided us on what's legal and not legal" -Greg Odom 

    • 31 min

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A lawyer I actually like!??

I’ve known Andy for years so I’m excited he finally came out with a podcast. He’s the one lawyer I introduce to others saying things like - “he’s a lawyer but he’s actually ridiculously awesome as a human” or “he’s a lawyer you’d ACTUALLY want to hang out with for a drink!”
I’m grateful he’s putting his knowledge out there so business owners don’t make costly mistakes. Don’t skip the legal!

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