Serious Entrepreneur: Spanish Language and Cultural Instructor
Ankhi-Krol Law (www.ankhikrollaw.com) features various successful entrepreneurs in its series "Serious Entrepreneur."
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Michelle Ruiz of Espáñate
Industry: Language and Culture
Espáñate is a Manhattan based company that provides Spanish tutorial services to everyone from toddlers to high school aged student through creative, effective methods.
How long has your business been in existence?
I started my business in February of 2014.
What made you decide to start your own business?
Since I was a little girl, I always considered becoming a business owner. I decided to pursue my dream by building a business around what I love to do - teach.
What sets you apart from your competition?
My love for education, my creative and fun sessions, and my deep knowledge of Spanish grammar set me apart from my competition. Through years of experience, I have learned to make it easy for Americans to understand and become fluent in Spanish. Also, because I am bilingual and have been living in NYC for about 5 years, it is easy for me to explain and effectively communicate with my students.
Who’s your target clientele?
My target client is everyone from toddlers to high school students.
Why did you use Ankhi-Krol Law?
I have worked with Ankhi-Krol Law three times: to trademark my company’s name; to trademark a product name; and for a breach of contract issue, for which I was able to recover money owed to me by another company.
Why is that service(s) necessary/important in your industry?
If your intention is to build a long-lasting business, brand protection should be your primary concern because it's necessary for advertising and recognition. I think it's a must to trademark your business name and logo before starting any advertising campaign for your business.
A piece of advice for other small business owners.
Find a mentor or professional to help you with what you don't know.
A fun fact about you that not too many people know:
I have gone tandem skydiving twice in my life and would love to do it again.
Your contact information:
What was your overall professional experience with Ankhi-Krol Law?
Excellent! I highly recommend her to anyone in need of her services. Shahrina Ankhi-Krol is very reliable, professional and explains all the steps in advance. She consistently keeps you updated with the process.
About Ankhi-Krol Law
Ankhi-Krol Law is a boutique law firm located in the heart of Midtown, New York City. The firm takes pride in working with ALL types of businesses in the areas of:
Business Law; Contract Law; Trademark Law; and Copyright Law
Niche focus in the following industries: Fashion, Art, Pets
Shahrina Ankhi-Krol is the founder of Ankhi-Krol Law. She started the law firm with the goal of providing accessible and transparent legal representation to small business owners after noticing that small business owners are often uninformed or ill-informed of the law. As a result, they either attempt to solve legal problems on their own or do nothing at all. Both courses of action are dangerous as “un-doing” a legal mistake – either through misfeasance or non-feasance – costs more money and time than would have been spent if the business owners obtained legal counsel from the start. Ms. Ankhi-Krol not only provides legal representation, but also provides business counseling to her clients in order to identify and address small problems before they become unmanageable.
Shahrina Ankhi-Krol, Esq.
Admitted in: NY, NJ, EDNY, SDNY
Small Business & Intellectual Property Lawyer
112 W. 34 Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10120
Phone: (212) 729-6153
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