Most of us dream in life to be our own boss, most of us envision the business that we want and the service we want to cater, while some of us take the leap of faith and start venturing into the business world and being our own boss. Nowadays, many people are shifting to doing online business, it is simpler, less expensive and you can work in the comfort of your own home! But of course, with every business we must be smart about our steps, we should make sure everything is going through the right process and legal matters.
In this episode, we'll get to meet the woman with beauty and brains, Nicole Cheri Oden! She will tell us the importance of contracts for online business owners. Her goal is to make legal affordable and accessible for online business owners through free education and information, affordable templates, and flat fee legal services.
Nicole is an attorney licensed in the State of California for over 8 years. After 4 1/2 years at a big firm, she became a mama. She knew that if she wanted to be present while her daughter grew up, she had to make some big changes. So she started her own law firm and spent the next 2 years learning how to actively create a work-life balance while teaching other women to do the same thing. After receiving countless questions from other online entrepreneurs who were just so overwhelmed with legal, she pivoted in her coaching to offer legal templates to take the expense and overwhelm out of the process for them. Because while you don’t have to devote all your time, energy, and money to addressing legal issues, as an entrepreneur you do have to become familiar with the law. Nicole also works one-on-one with California based business owners for custom contracts and policies.
What makes your business unique?
My goal is to make legal affordable and accessible for online business owners through free education and information, affordable templates, and flat fee legal services.
What impact do you want to have in the world or change you want to see or make happen?
I want to empower female-owned businesses so that they can build a lasting legacy for their families.
Are You Happy with your business, What makes you happy, And What Would You Change?
I love the freedom my business has afforded me. I still work my a** off, but it's on MY terms.
Did You Experience Failures? If So, What Did You Learn From Them
Part of being a successful business owner is failing. It's what you do AFTER the failure that matters. You have to dust yourself off and try again. The people who get back up a ton of times and persevere are the ones who see success.
How Did You Handle Adversity And Doubt?
Mindset work is key for me. I have a daily meditation practice and a set morning routine.
Do You Plan On Growing Your Business? How?
I recently launched an affiliate program for my templates, and that has been wonderful. I'm also expanding into paid advertising. My goal has always been to build a lifestyle business.
Do you think self-love and trust are important in running a successful business? Why?
Absolutely! It's why I'm a stickler for mindset work. Success starts from the inside out.
What advice would you give someone interested in starting their own business?
Just start. Small steps lead to huge accomplishments.
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