An observation by Amy
I was recently speaking to one of our super enthusiastic entrepreneurial clients who said, “I feel like I am on a space shuttle headed to the moon. We might not make it, the bolts could come out, the engine could explode, but right now we are rocketing into the atmosphere." I am sure many entrepreneurs feel the same. Launching a start-up (note the verb launch, also shared by rockets) is an exhilarating and terrifying journey.
Which is where your support team comes into play. Specifically, your attorneys. I spent some time chatting with this client on our role as attorneys, and then continued to reflect on the issue after our conversation. The conclusion I reached is that attorneys are your mission control on the ground. While they might be physically removed from the space shuttle, they are 100% invested in the success of the mission. They are there to see to a successful launch, and they assist with any problems that happen along the way. You can and should reach out to them when you hit a bump in your mission. Your success is their success.
Life lesson learned? Launching a start-up is scary, overwhelming, and amazing. Having the right team to support you is essential to making a successful go of it.