Welcome! You are here because you are ready to feel smart and confident when it comes to the legal, insurance, financial and tax parts of your business. Whether you are handling these matters yourself, or hiring a team to do it, you want to know that you've made the right choices.
I went to law school and then built two million dollar businesses before I figured out that I couldn't just keep faking it when it came to the legal, insurance, financial and tax parts of my business.
Maybe you know what I mean when I talk about "faking it" -- pretending you understand when you are talking with a lawyer about how to set your business up right, or what that agreement should say, but you aren't sure it does, or maybe how to be protecting your intellectual property, or hiring and firing team members.
I faked it for a long time. I nodded my head, acted like I knew, when secretly I had mostly no idea what was going on and didn't even know the right questions to ask.
I didn't want to appear dumb. I was a lawyer for God's sake! I felt like I should know the answers already. And when I did ask, I got responses that really didn't clarify anything.
For example, I knew there were some financial reports I should be looking at when my business started to get into the 6-figures, but when I asked my accountant what I should be looking at she said "well, it depends what you want to know." But, I didn't know what I wanted to know!
So, I buried my head in the sand even deeper and figured, well, it'll all work out. I'll just make enough money so that I can pay for the cost of any mistakes.
And pay I did. And pay. And pay. And pay.
To the tune of at least a million bucks worth of mistakes. No lie. Super painful. And, totally unnecessary for you. IF you take action, and be willing to learn what you don't know, so you can at least ask the right questions, and hire the right support, and even do it all yourself, if you want.
That's why I created the LIFT Foundation System. And the LIFT Foundation System Toolkit.
I did it so no other well-meaning, on a mission business owner, would have to go through the insecurity, fear, and confusion I did when it came to understanding what you actually need when it comes to the Legal, Insurance, Financial and Tax parts of your business.
I'll be honest, I was NOT going to create this system, or even ever talk about these mistakes (I mean, really, who wants to share they made a million bucks of mistakes?!?), but I was in a Mastermind back in 2009 with Ali Brown, Lisa Sasevich, Kendall Summerhawk, JJ Virgin, Sheree Keys, and Karen Knowler and they wouldn't let me NOT do it.
They said, Alexis, it's no mistake that you are a lawyer AND you made these errors yourself. This is your gift to give. You MUST teach from these mistakes.
And then, they helped me see that legal, insurance, financial and tax matters aren't something to avoid or be ashamed about, and they aren't even boring (they can get quite exciting, in fact). They helped me to see that the right Legal, Insurance, Financial and Tax decisions actually LIFT (they came up with that to inspire me to be willing to share my mistakes) your business up to the next level with a solid foundation.
I was convinced.
So, I did hundreds over 100 hours of interviews with lawyers, insurance folk, financial people, and tax strategists to understand what I actually needed to apply to my own micro/small business -- because law school just didn't teach me what I needed to understand in our world.
And, applied everything to my own businesses. Then, I whittled the teaching down to a manageable 5 hours or so of education, implementation maps, hiring workbooks, conversation starters to you ask the right questions before entering into agreements or hiring anyone for your LIFT team, and even gathered together all the agreements you need ...
AND, then I made a super cool binder that not only holds all of your educational material BUT also operates as an organizational tool with all these cool tabs to hold all of your LIFT documentation and that shows you if you've got an empty tab, you're missing part of your foundation. (LIFT Binder comes with our Deluxe/Toolkit version. Or you can choose the digital only option and get all the education, maps, agreements, and tools without the LIFT Binder.)
Now, it can be yours.
The LIFT Foundation System & Toolkit ensures you are building your business on a solid foundation with the right legal, insurance, financial and tax systems in place.
The LIFT Foundation System & Toolkit empowers, inspires and educates you to make the right choices for your business, not from a place of fear, worry, doubt, uncertainty or ignorance, but from a place of surety, clarity, certainty and confidence. Very little feels better than LIFTing your business to the next level of security with systems you can count on to support you.