First steps with Henry Business Law

My father is amazingly frugal. Some would even call him cheap (I wouldn’t, some people would 😁 ). He’s the king of stretching the life of an item. When I was growing up, I had a doll I loved but over time and after many of my ardent embraces, she started to fall to pieces. […]

More Breaks Equal More Money

While I was reviewing my 2020, I recognized an interesting pattern. Every time I took a break from my business, I made a lot more the following month. My first thought was to chalk it up to pent-up demand after I had been away but there was a bump in revenue whether I took a […]

International Women’s Day 2021: Who Am I?

Who am I? I’ve been reflecting on identity recently after having seen posts and rants from other women in the entrepreneurial space who firmly reject titles such as “mompreneur” and “boss babe” and “girl boss” as being infantilizing and othering. These ladies want us to embrace being bosses regardless of our gender. I’m not so […]

Black History Month: Beverly Mascoll

I’ve been reading about trailblazing black women in business and it struck me how much we know about our American counterparts but precious little about the long history of badass businesswomen right here in Canada. From a recent post by @pitchbetter, I learned about Beverly Mascoll, a pioneering entrepreneur and community leader who created a […]

If Only There Was Tinder – But for Growth Lawyers!

Don’t throw a dart at the yellow pages when you’re looking for a lawyer. Sit down and make a list of everything you want your legal representation to do for you – and how you want this person/team to make you “feel.” Yes. Feel. This is kind of like dating, LOL, except for the “flowers […]

How a Growth Lawyer Can Help You Hit the 7-Figures Club

Well then. 2021 has been a year, hasn’t it? Just kidding, we’re not even done with January yet, but holy-moly, anyone who thinks the turning of a calendar page was going to be a cure-all after 2020 is sadly mistaken.  Of course, most of us knew this – Covid-19 isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. While […]

You Can’t Level Up Without an Exit Strategy in Place

Do you have an exit strategy?- How are you going to leave your business? Sale, retirement, leaving to the next generation? How you’ve structured your business may make it harder to transition out and cause you to pay more tax when you leave.  You Can’t Level Up Without an Exit Strategy in Place I’ve been […]

Is Franchising in Your Future?

Franchises can be an amazing way to grow your business quickly, without the need for the increased capital and staffing you would need to open multiple locations yourself.  At its most basic level, by franchising your business, you control both your intellectual property AND how the franchise is run. The franchisee puts the money up, […]

Want to Make Bank from Your Intellectual Property? Protect the HECK Out of It!

If you’ve been following along, you’ve likely noticed I’m talking a lot lately about “Levelling Up.” I like to think of it as a video game – you’ve avoided a certain number of bombs, jumped mushrooms, or climbed up a predetermined number of ladders (Hello, Super Mario!) – and you’re ready to move on to […]

Spin Your Corporate Structure Web and Lure Investors

Ok, we’ve walked through the steps you should be taking to prepare yourself to level up and hit the elusive 7 Figures Club. But here’s the thing, in Canada, only 2 percent of women owned businesses reach $1 million and up in annual revenue. There are myriad reasons for this crap news but the biggest […]