Sheela Murthy of Murthy Law Firm gives New Year’s advice for budding entrepreneurs.

There may be no better time to launch a business than the New Year, when resolutions are fresh and energy is high. We asked a few of our successful entrepreneurs to share their best tips for starting up.

Born in India, Sheela Murthy was accepted to law school at Harvard University and then fought to obtain her citizenship for 12 years. The experience led her to open her own firm, Murthy Law Firm in Owings Mill, Md., specializing in immigration law. She expanded her services by offering free legal information online and now her website is one of the most visited law websites in the world.

In this video, Murthy suggests three tips for success for women planning to launch their own business.

Check out an entire report about Murthy’s startup story here.

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