Persevere Podcast

EP 2: Keeping It Legal: Covering Your Bases and Bottom Line

In Episode 2 of the Persevere Podcast, Patty welcomes Todd Taylor, Checkable Medical’s corporate attorney and co-founder and partner of Avisen Legal in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Todd and his team of business lawyers specialize in providing legal services for entrepreneurs and business owners. Todd himself specializes in corporate governance, contracts, and financing.


Patty and Todd discuss how business leaders can benefit from quickly developing an open, honest, and trusting relationship with a lawyer. A partnership with a good lawyer who understands the company’s goals will help guide all legal decisions of the business and prevent issues from turning into problems. Patty and Todd share stories and relate to some of the common mistakes founders make when establishing a company. They have found that cheap can be expensive; not taking the time to calculate legal decisions can be costly. Both agree taking the time to evaluate decisions with your lawyer will pay off for the company in the long run.


Patty opens up about her experience in fundraising for Checkable Medical and her past ventures. She has feared low valuations and dilution but has gained great perspectives and confidence from Todd. Todd has seen companies fold because they chose not to accept money, so he coaches entrepreneurs to not worry about dilution as much as what can be done with the money raised. Funds raised can lead to faster increases in company valuation. In Patty’s case, funds raised for Checkable Medical helped her hire a great team, thus increasing output and company valuation.


You can visit Avisen Legal’s website at avisenlegal.com and contact Todd at 612-325-5036 or ttaylor@avisenlegal.com.


EP 24: Product Production: Optimize Your Workflow from Start to Finish with Ignition

Ignition is a platform that allows product marketing managers to have a centralized location to manage all of their different workflows. When it comes to launching a product, there are many different workflows from budgets to timelines to advancements .

EP 23: Abundance in Mind: Patty's Personal Journey of Relocating to North Dakota to Grow Her Company

If you have a business or are thinking of starting a business, this podcast exists as an example of how to have an abundant and open mindset to help make the best move for your business.

EP 22: Home Grown Capital: Changing the Game of Venture Capital in the Midwest

Learn how co-founders Matt Paulson and Tim Weelborg Homegrown Capital, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota is changing the game in venture capital and angel investing in the Midwest.

EP 21: Future on Focus: How North Dakota Impacts Growing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

When it comes to growing and sustaining businesses, North Dakota does things differently. By growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem, providing accelerated learning and leading the growth in ag-tech, they provide platforms for founders to help them grow and succeed.

EP 20: Growth Potential: How North Dakota is Leading Commerce Innovations

Learn from Dr. James Leiman, Commissioner at the North Dakota Department of Commerce on how North Dakota is a leader in commerce, supplying innovative programs and focusing on economic development.

EP 19: Redefine Change: How to Make it Possible for You, Your Team and Organization

Learn how to successfully implement change into your organization with Erika Anderson

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