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Founder’s Friday Featuring Jill Salzman @ The Founding Moms

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Please provide a brief description about your company.

We’re the world’s number one platform for mom entrepreneurs to build better businesses.

Two hashtags that best describe you (i.e.: #driven, #fierce, #mom, #dad, #roadblockcrusher, etc.)

#foundingmoms #fierce

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Getting entrepreneurial moms out of their silos and connecting with other mom entrepreneurs who need each other in order to flourish.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Summer House Santa Monica’s vegan chocolate chip cookie…on someone else’s yacht…while getting a facial…should I keep going?

What is your greatest fear?

That Stephen Colbert never calls me.

Whom do you most admire?

Tricia Meyer. She’s a force. She runs a law firm with offices in different cities, has 6 children, and does it ALL with a smile on her face. AMAZING.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Impatience. I’m much better than I used to be, but I still want everything to happen yesterday.

What are your top tips for balancing work and life?

Don’t try to balance it all. There’s no such thing. Accept that some days is full of work, some days is full of family, and all of it is what makes life great.

What is something new that you learned about running a business this year?

That hiring people is MUCH harder than I thought.

What is your most marked characteristic?

Sassy sense of humor

What is your greatest regret?

That I didn’t raise my prices sooner

What is your motto?

Just do it. (I stole it from Nike.)

What is a legal mistake you wish someone warned you about?

Not reading contracts. I once owed the Black Crowes $5,000 because I missed a sentence in a contract I signed with them.

When running your business, what do you struggle with most?

All of it. All the departments. Even the ones I know well, there’s always a lot to do. And when you get a lot done, you realize how much more there is to do.

What advice would you give to yourself at 25 years old?

Stay the course, Jill. Keep doing what you’re doing but charge more and make sure to stay patient. It’s coming.

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Tricia Meyer is Founder + Managing Attorney of Meyer Law, one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States. Meyer helps entrepreneurs and technology companies from startups to large corporations with day-to-day matters and notable clients include companies that have appeared on Shark Tank to companies gracing the Inc. 500 to some of the largest companies in the world.

Tricia has been named on the Forbes Next 1000 list, is one of the Most Influential Female Lawyers in Chicago according to Crain’s Chicago Business and been recognized as a top 10 technology lawyer.

As an entrepreneur and a lawyer, Meyer has a unique perspective and has mentored thousands of startups and scaling companies at tech incubators and accelerators across the United States such as 1871, WeWork Labs and Techstars. Tricia has been featured in Inc., Crain’s, Chicago Tribune, NBC Chicago, American Express OPEN Forum, and more. Learn more at and follow Meyer Law’s story on Instagram @loveyourlawyer.