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Barbell Business – How to Protect Yourself from Yourself w/ Melissa Jaffe

This week on BARBELL BUSINESS, we interview the person who is constantly protecting us from ourselves, our awesome lawyer Melissa Jaffe. In this episode we discuss:

  • How to find a lawyer that aligns with you
  • The 3 big areas that you should focus on as a business owner
  • The 3 biggest and most common contract mistakes business owners make
  • How to protect your business’ IP in a realistic way

Not every complicated matter in the fitness industry and gym business is going to require you to lawyer up, but when it comes to certain legal aspects, you’re not going to want to risk going at it alone.

Today’s guest, Melissa Jaffe, specializes in holistic business law. It’s an approach to practicing law that considers the whole person and situation not just the presenting legal issues. This approach takes more time for the lawyer but it often yields a healthier more sustainable solution to the problem and avoids larger problems in the future.

As Melissa says, “business is just an amplification of yourself so you need to have clarity in who you are, what you stand for and what you’re selling and protecting. In order to do that, she suggests you focus on what she believes are the three most important areas that you should focus on as a business owner when it comes to law. Understanding the basics of how you’re operating in the world, the agreements you have with others and your intellectual property is about being successful in business – essentially to save you from yourself.

To learn more about Melissa and the holistic law methodology visit her website at www.mbjaffelaw.com. Don’t forget to download her PDF by texting BARBIZ to 33444.


Enjoy the show!



Mike Bledsoe

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