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Do you have an idea that you believe would make a good business? Concerned about how and where to get started? Or are you in business and may be considering bankruptcy? Perhaps you’re in business and are trying to recover from bankruptcy?

Welcome to Financial 1st Aid hosted by Vera McCoy. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or an investor who’s wanting to start a business or considering bankruptcy, Financial 1st Aid is here to help you move in the right direction – from idea to development to implementation!

A business owner and practicing attorney focusing on real estate and bankruptcy, Vera McCoy provides legal counseling and services regarding real estate and bankruptcy, as well as contract preparation and review, evictions, foreclosure, short sales, and property management and maintenance.

Starting a business is no walk in the park. Even with the grandest ideas, you still need the knowledge and know-how to actually build it, especially when you’re building it from scratch. You don’t want to invest all that hard-earned money on something that would someday be taken from you or crumble to the ground.

Here on Financial 1st Aid, we’ll guide you on how to build your business empire from the ground up. Discover actionable steps from refining your idea and building your team to choosing your vendors, branding yourself, and so much more!

We always hope for the best when we start building our business empire. And even when we have the drive, the resources, and a fool-proof business plan, unpredictable things like the pandemic could pull the rug from under your feet. When the chips are down and the push comes to shove, the hardest decision we’ll ever make is having to declare bankruptcy. Even then, it’s not the end of the world. You can still recover if you know how!

Join Vera McCoy here on Financial 1st Aid today! Move from bankrupt to abundance as Vera shows you how to start your business smartly and recover from bankruptcy a lot more quickly.



F1A 8 Adam Markel | Power Of Resilience
  Your business is like a baby. It will test you, but you will never abandon it. No matter how hard things get, you have to have the resilience to handle it. Maybe make a few life pivots here and there, but you have to take care of it. Join Vera McCoy, Esq. in this episode with guest Adam Markel to talk about the power of resilience. Adam is a recovering attorney and entrepreneur and is
F1A 6 | Embracing Failure
  If you are an entrepreneur who doesn’t know how to balance its high and lows, then you might be in the wrong career. This is why those who succeed in this scene know the right level of courage and motivation in embracing failure. For Tom Matzen, these lowest points served as his springboard to improve himself and his business as a whole. He joins Vera McCoy, Esq. to look back on the biggest lessons
F1A 5 | Dr. Erin Hudson
The road to financial freedom can start from any place, even rock bottom. This episode’s guest will tell you how having to file for bankruptcy doesn’t mean the end to one’s hopes and aspirations. In this episode, Vera McCoy, Esq., is joined by Dr. Erin Hudson, who shares her journey from bankruptcy to financial freedom through real estate. Dr. Erin is a managing partner of Quattro Capital, whose mission is to amplify wealth and amplify
F1A 4 | Chasing Your Passions
If you are good at or love doing something, there’s nothing better than to start making money out of it. Chasing your passions and integrating them with the most effective marketing strategies is a straight path towards success. Mediapreneur David Simons shares what it really takes to discover your gift, get out of a position that you don’t enjoy, and find what can be considered your “dream job.” He talks about his inspiring journey on sticking with
F1A 3 | Positive Impact
  If an entrepreneur focuses on delivering a positive impact to a specific target audience and even the community as a whole, nothing can ever go wrong. Do this, and everything will naturally fall in place, from a huge following to bigger revenue. Diving deep into this mission with Vera McCoy, Esq. is five-time best-selling author and CEO of Professional Impact, Wendy Lipton-Dibner. Wendy unravels how upholding her integrity above the desire of money-making allowed her to overcome
F1A 2 Jennifer I. Grimson | Filing Bankruptcy
Who would have thought that filing bankruptcy – twice – can serve as a springboard to a better life? This is exactly what Jennifer I. Grimson did. As a single mother who lost everything twice because of divorce, she managed to find success in real estate the second time around, rebuilding everything that she has lost. Sitting down with Vera McCoy, Esq., Jennifer looks back on how she used short-term rentals to build her own small empire and
F1A 1 | File For Bankruptcy
  The entrepreneurial path can be quite a treacherous ride. It is inevitable not to get bumps and bruises along the way. Some even had to file for bankruptcy. Even so, these shouldn’t stop you from pursuing business success. Kicking off the show to a great start, host Vera McCoy, Esq. is joined by a retired attorney, Jeff Saper. As someone who has assisted over 1700 families and small businesses either wipe out or restructure