About Shontavia

An entrepreneur, creator and lawyer committed to helping you leverage your experiences + expertise to build a brand and business

About Shontavia

Helping good people become entrepreneurs

I’ve dedicated my work, and this platform, to helping good people build dynamic personal brands and successful businesses. I’ve met amazing folks literally all around the world who have ideas for companies that the world NEEDS. I aim to help as many of them as I can. Hopefully you’re one of them!

I love big ideas, connecting people to resources, using the world as a classroom, and, of course, Beyoncé. I’ve connected all of these things within my company. Yep, even Bey!

 

How I Got Here

When I started my first business, it was purely out of the need to make more money when money was very tight. Everything I did was focused on adding to my bank account. Things went okay, and I made a little money, but I was tired, scattered, and frankly, a mess.

Over time, I learned how to build my brand and business –  literally from the ground up – in a way that became less focused on money and more focused on vision & mission. 

Along the way I realized that I could help others identify their own expertise, understand how to package and brand that expertise, and navigate complicated issues around entrepreneurship–especially related to intellectual property.

My Background

I have a pretty unique background: I have an engineering degree, a law degree, a license to practice patent law, and certifications in arbitration and mediation. When I got out of school, my goal was to get rich and I took jobs that I thought would get me there.

I quickly learned that money isn’t everything. I became so unhappy that one day I just quit, cut all my hair off, and left the U.S. for 3-4 months. When I came back, I had a new outlook and a new respect for the expertise I had gained while chasing large paychecks. I started teaching and writing about intellectual property law, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the university setting, and over time I felt the pull to do similar work for the larger public.

So began my mission to help good people become well regarded and well compensated for their work and expertise.

How I can help you

If you found your way to me, you must be interested in leveraging the tools you’ve learned at work, at home, and in life to build a brand and/or start a company.

I’ve dedicated this website and my life’s work to helping good people pursue entrepreneurship and find opportunities to leverage their expertise. Yes, GOOD people. No toxic folks allowed.

You’ll find classes, videos, articles, podcast episodes, books, and other dynamic content here – all designed to help you develop your own brand and business.

Please keep checking back for more – I look forward to connecting with you!

 

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