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Lachlan McKnight - Legal basics all business owners need to know

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Legal issues can get messy. They can become stressful. And it can be one of the most challenging things a business owned would need to face. Without understanding some of the basic legal foundations to business, you could be losing money, business, time, and everything else you've worked so hard for.

That's why we've brought on Lachlan McKnight, the Co-Founder of Australia's fastest-growing and award-winning law firm, LegalVision, for this episode of The Make It Happen Show. Lachlan covers what to look for in a good law firm for SME's, when to start building relationships with a law firm as a startup, the legal foundations your small business should be setting up now for your future success, and so much more that any business owner should learn in this episode.

And as one of the Top Startups named by LinkedIn and a Most Innovative Firm Winner, LegalVision's tech-driven and customer-centric strategies that have helped them win over 48 awards since launching. If you're ready to grow your business so you're at the forefront of innovation and disruption in your industry, listen to this interview today.

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"Customers are judging you. Not against other law firms but against Apple, against Qantas, those kinds of service providers."

— Lachlan McKnight

In this episode, you will learn:

  • 2:46 - How LegalVision built itself into one of the biggest law firms in Australia
  • 3:59 - How to craft a successful marketing and sales strategy
  • 5:06 - The transition from corporate lawyer to entrepreneur
  • 6:15 - Is it possible to build a business without prior background?
  • 7:51 - The opportunity of tech service solutions for service-based businesses
  • 11:57 - How LegalVision has evolved throughout the years
  • 15:34 - The membership system that could work to any service-based business' advantage
  • 19:51 - The most common legal challenges SMEs face at the early stages of business
  • 25:39 - The realities behind innovating traditional law firms in Australia
  • 28:15 - The strategy behind LegalVision's innovative marketing and sales approach
  • 29:40 - Make It Happen In A Minute




Great insight for business owners and super practical takeaways!

Bruce Casanovic

Amazing guests, great insights into their journey and what has helped make their businesses successful. Great to hear how some of the guests have navigated challenge as well. Loads of good practice takeaways.

Perfect for the Monday commute


Great to listen to on the commute to work on Monday mornings. Great content, well delivered and plenty of insights from industry leaders in a variety of fields. Good to see the entourage getting out there with a podcast series

Top-shelf guests. Top-shelf conversations.


This is so awesome, so helpful, and so fresh. Right from the get-go, the team at The Entourage have brought out the big names in the Aussie entrepreneur and business space to have conversations that every business owner should listen to. I can't wait to see who they bring on next.

Amazing guests


Loved the episode with Tim Fung, Airtasker CEO! You guys are getting some awesome guests in! Thank you!

Entourage on point again!

Adz Rodger

Great content again from The Entourage! Particularly like the 1st episode and the points Tim Fung made about making sure you make time to map out the future and don't get stuck on day to day 'work', as well as the observation that you really need to be strategic about your people management and not just try to save money. Two awesome take homes I have already taken action on!

For entrepreneurs and non-trepeneurs alike


Well this was one of the best things I’ve heard in a while. I’m by no means the target demographic, having zero business or entrepreneurial experience at all. Luckily the advice given for business growth and success is remarkably applicable to personal growth and success. Loved the conversational style, by the end of the podcast I felt like I knew both Tims personally, which is a great mark of engagement. And I loved hearing about the humble beginnings of Airtasker from the founder himself. Give this a listen if you’re craving a bit of personal or professional inspiration.


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