About the business:
Prior to launching her very own court reporting and legal videography company, CEO Terri Urbash was a full-time court reporter with a firm. She wanted to spend more time with her family, so she became an independent court reporter. With all the equipment she needed and $100 in the bank to buy custom-made letterhead paper, Urbash took the plunge and started her own court-reporting firm.
The combination of Urbash's experience in court reporting and her network of talented reporters that she could bring into the firm made it too good of an opportunity to pass up. Her staff was evidently versatile as well as skilled as they doubled as the company's sales force! The company also produces verbatim transcripts -- a rarity in the world of court reporting -- and operates a number of programs with local community colleges to teach court reporting.
--By Eno Alfred and Alex Rodriguez
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