Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in legal services but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Paul Samakow, Founder of The Law Offices of Paul A. Samakow, PC., located in Vienna, VA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I am an attorney representing individuals who have suffered burn injuries.

Tell us about yourself

I have been an attorney since October 1980, now 42+ years. I became an attorney to help people, and over the years, I have positively impacted the lives of over 100,000 people. I am motivated to do this because most people cannot do this for themselves - fighting insurance companies - and I was lucky enough to be able to get into law school and then go out into the world and make a difference, one person at a time.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

There is no "one" accomplishment. My accomplishments are measured every day by the clients I help. People who can't pay bills that I get paid for people who lose money because they can't work, and I get them paid, and people who have suffered horribly, and I get them compensation for their suffering.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Managing all of the little things, the details, to assure the clients get the best service.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Go into a business that makes you eager to get up in the morning.
  2. Put yourself into the perspective of your customer or client and ask what they want from you, and then give it to them and more.
  3. Grow your business first by doing excellent work or providing excellent products and marketing to your target audience.

Where can people find you and your business?


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