Jessica Eaves Mathews

Jessica Eaves Mathews is America’s Advocate for Women in Business™, business lawyer and leading authority on helping women entrepreneurs and women business owners step into their power and create a brilliant business and a brilliant life on their own terms.

Jessica is a seasoned business lawyer, advisor and advocate for women business owners and women entrepreneurs. She is also a multi-passionate entrepreneur herself, having launched a number of successful ventures of her own throughout the past 15 years.

Jessica has spent her legal career representing businesses and business owners, from solopreneurs, to mom and pop stores and restaurants, to professional service-providers, to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. She was the head of litigation and compliance for Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft. She has been there in every phase of the business life cycle from start-up on.

Through her Business Brilliance™ brand, Jessica guides women entrepreneurs through the emotional and practical steps toward a rock solid business that empowers and liberates women to have a brilliant business and brilliant life on their own terms.

Jessica has now launched an incredible new e-learning center for entrepreneurs, the Business Brilliance University™, where they can create a solid legal foundation for their business quickly, inexpensively and painlessly. Most importantly, anyone will be able to do it without the huge expense and inconvenience of having to hire a business lawyer. For more information, visit

Jessica’s professional activities include:

· Expert blogger for StartupNation (

· Radio/podcast host on Entrepreneurial Podcast Network, Foundations for Business Brilliance. (,

· Adjunct faculty member for the Smart Women’s Institute of Entrepreneurial Learning (,

· An eLearning expert for MOMeo, the online community for mompreneurs (,

· A business and start-up expert on the up-coming reality life makeover show for women on the Oxygen network, 180: Life and Style Makeovers,

· Author of the soon-to-be-released book, Brilliant Business, Brilliant Life: A Woman’s Handbook to Having it All! (release date: August 2010).

She also has a successful golf clothing line for women called Grace & Game Golf,

In her free time, Jessica loves spending time in her Corrales, New Mexico home with her daughter, where they ride and show their Arabian and Quarter horses, play with their three, silly, large doggies, and enjoy the New Mexico sun.

Jessica loves being a part of the Startup Nation community!

Hello.  My name is Jessica Eaves Mathews and I am a serial entrepreneur.

There.  I said it.

I am coming clean.  It is high time I admitted that not only do I love helping my law clients set up and run their own businesses, but I have a *fond* attachment to setting up my own businesses.  Attachment might be the wrong word.



Flaming desire.

Whatever I call it, I love it.  Every minute of it.  From the conception of the idea, through the exhausting and creative process of birthing and launching the idea (Lordie — way too many reproductive references in there….).  It brings me sheer joy, I must admit, which is probably why I so greatly enjoy helping others make their own dreams into real, live, operating, and, hopefully, profit-making businesses.

And on my journey, I am finding that I tend to serve a role that is broader than just mere lawyer for my clients, friends and family.  I tend to be a sounding board, sage, marketing and brand advisor, cheerleader, and the voice of reason.  And I like it that way.  I love giving legal advice, but I also deeply love playing all of the other roles in order to help my clients get clarity, define their vision, and create a blueprint or recipe for how they are going to get from here to there.

So, why limit myself here?  While I was using this blog as a way to share information about the legal aspects of starting and running a business (and I still will), I realized that limiting my comments to just legal issues was actually resulting in a failure to share my entire process, whether it relate to my own ventures, or to those of my clients.  I am sure that broadening my perspective here will provide information that many of you will relate to, and hopefully what I share will be of value or encouragement.  As always, I welcome your comments, and emails.

If you ever have anything you would like me to address, just send me an email!  I’d love to get a dialog going with the readers of my blog, much like the dialog I have with my own clients (with the appropriate disclaimers of course…). Also, feel free to follow me on Twitter!  @jessmathews