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S&L Ladies in the Limelight: Jane Schussler

S&L Ladies in the Limelight is a six-part series featuring candid Q&A’s with the ladies of Stock and Leader on what it means to strive for success in entrepreneurship.

It’s no secret that when it comes to business and relationships, things can get a little complicated.

That’s where Attorney Jane Schussler comes in.

An experienced family law attorney, she’s spent over three decades helping entrepreneurs to protect their assets.  From not-quite-newlyweds to couples looking to call it quits, Jane works hard to advise entrepreneurs throughout the various stages of their relationships. Whether it’s creating a prenuptial agreement to protect the future of an existing business, or providing counsel to divorce clients as they work to divide assets, she’s definitely got what it takes to help business owners to move forward with confidence.

But that’s not all, check out what Jane had to say:

What does being a successful female entrepreneur mean to you?

It means providing people with legal advice based on my 33 years of experience in family law that will allow them to solve their legal issues or make plans that will avoid legal problems in the future.  I reap the personal reward of seeing people move forward with their lives and the professional reward of contributing to my firm’s ability to provide an important service to our clients.

What would you say was your biggest challenge in building your own entrepreneurial success?

I found that balancing the demands of a career with trial deadlines, participating in community activities  and having a family with personal deadlines was one of the biggest challenges. While I have not heard of the perfect solution to this issue, I have learned to only make promises that I am able to keep and if  indeed I fail to keep them, own the failure and learn how to do better in the future.

What advice would you offer to aspiring female entrepreneurs?

Get involved in the community and develop networks.  You will find professional mentors and business leads and make good friends in the process.

In your opinion, what does the future of entrepreneurship look like?

Even with the globalization of the world’s economy, business dealings are still based on personal relationships.  We have to use all of the technological tools available, including social media, to expand how we market our services and make more connections. Entrepreneurs also have to listen to their clients and examine how to provide more value to them.

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