Pop Quiz, Monday with Marie Fedorov

Marie Fedorov
Photo credit: Marie Fedorov

The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business owners. The examination is not a surprise after all since the interviewee already knew about the questions in advance. However, we can always pretend and have fun with the scenario of a young entrepreneur sitting in class nervously biting on their pencil. They are ready to take a pop quiz on a chapter that they were supposed to read the night before. Instead, they played Metroid all night on their SNES (Oops, this was me in high school). The real purpose of the pop quiz is that this is a fun way to introduce business tips from real-world experiences that you can not learn in a classroom. We want to thank our entrepreneur for being a good sport and volunteering their time to answer a few questions to help our community grow from their knowledge.

I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday.

Can you please tell everyone your name?
Marie Fedorov

Marie Fedorov
Photo credit: Marie Fedorov

What is your job role?
Director of FEDOROV Family Lawyers and Family Mediation Station.

Tell us about your company?
FEDOROV Family Lawyers has been built around the motto ‘Life is Short.’ The firm takes an innovative, caring and personal approach, always aiming to help every client move ahead with their lives, free of legal burdens. FEDOROV Family Lawyers are focused on helping eliminate the emotional heartache associated with divorce, property settlements and parenting issues.

What do you love most about your job?
That people trust me to be there for them during one of the most challenging times in their lives. I love that I can reassure them that they will be able to get to the end of the divorce maze and it’s my job to get them there.

What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
Working on new ways to help people go down the divorce path that is quicker, less expensive and where they can feel supported from start to finish.

How do your co-workers inspire you?
They genuinely care about our clients and want to make sure that they get the best result possible. They are there for their clients every step of the way.

How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
Our daily stand up meetings is a great way to find out what everyone is feeling good about. We really enjoy our social get-togethers, whether it’s a donut at the paddock, lunch somewhere nice, drinks after a long day or a session at top golf – we enjoy spending time together. We can’t wait for our Christmas party!

What are some of the challenges of your job?
Recruitment is always tough. I really focus on team culture and people being able to work well together. Lots of people can do the job, but I want to make sure that my entire team is happy with the people that they work with as this increases morale, productivity and ensures we have happy clients.

What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
Not to wing it. Plan, plan, plan. Don’t let external pressure to press go overtake your gut feeling to sit on an idea, let it percolate, then plan your execution.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?
It can be lonely so surround yourself with other business owners. Plan, plan, plan, set budgets and make sure that you save some money for those quiet times.

Thank you for taking our pop quiz today. You get an A+ for effort. You can learn more about our interviewee and their business by visiting them on the web:

FEDOROV Family Lawyers


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Written by Ricky Singh, MBA

Founder & Editor of The Startup Growth


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