Do you ever dream of quitting your job, throwing caution to the wind and beginning a business venture of your own?
Aside from the whole ‘throwing caution to the wind’ thing, that’s essentially what small business owners do when building an enterprise from the ground up. That and, well, embarking on a grueling and extremely difficult journey to create something profitable out of almost nothing.
To highlight the trials and tribulations of being at the head of a new company, we’ve partnered with Intuit, makers of QuickBooks, to speak with small business owners from a variety of different fields — including law, retail and professional services — for their take on getting started, overcoming obstacles and facing challenges along the road to success.
First up, we have Joseph Indusi from London Indusi LLP, a full-service criminal and civil litigation law firm with offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties.
With his partner Cary London, Indusi officially opened the doors to business in October of 2014. Already, the partners have an impressive CV of customers with favorable results, including assault charges dropped for the defendant in the NYC-sadly famous ‘Metro ‘slapper’ ‘ case.
HP: Why did you decide to start your own business?
Before opening my business partner [Cary London] and I worked in Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS). It was a great job. We have extensive experience and argued many, many cases. But when you’re a public defender, you cannot take just any case or intervene if a friend-of-a-friend gets locked up. You can not appeal to an interesting legal problem. Instead, you are assigned cases.