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Founder’s Friday featuring Mike Harshfield @ ShedWool


Please provide a brief description about your company.
ShedWool’s Smart Scheduling Platform is innovating operational efficiency for businesses everywhere. With tools for streamlined communication, user adoptability & labor law compliance, it’s one of the most technically advanced in the scheduling space. Our platform makes hiring, training and communicating with employees easier, flexes with user’s ever-changing schedules and the operational efficiency it delivers brings much needed revenue to the organizations that use it. We’ve created technology that has a human element to it; it’s been designed to make life easier for anyone who uses it.

Two hashtags that best describe you.
#dotconnector, #driven

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Raising two amazing daughters

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A world in which individuality coexists harmoniously with community

What is your greatest fear?
Losing faith

Whom do you most admire?
Abraham Lincoln

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Getting in better shape

What are your top tips for balancing work and life?
Learn to turn off the computer screen, close your eyes and enjoy the silence

What is something new that you learned about running a business this year?
There is no letting off the gas

What is your most marked characteristic?

What is your greatest regret?
I don’t live with regret

What is your motto?
Act as if it were impossible to fail

What is a legal mistake you wish someone warned you about?
Truly understanding all of the regulatory paperwork in general that is needed

When running your business, what do you struggle with most?
Ensuring everyone stays in their lanes but yet functions cohesively

What advice would you give to yourself at 25 years old?
Patience and forethought to know what you don’t know

Tricia Meyer 301

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.