1. Preparing Your Family & Finances for the Future feat. Andrew Zihmer with Zihmer Law Firm Beefy Marketing 43:54

Death often comes unexpectedly, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for it and ensure that your loved ones are taken care of. Today on the Small Business Origins Podcast, we are joined by the co-founder of Zihmer Law Firm, Andrew Zihmer, to discuss how he and his wife went from working for other people to founding their very own successful business. Tuning in, you’ll hear all about Andrew’s background and how that contributed to the entrepreneurial spirit he has today, his studies as an engineer and what it was like working on massive engineering projects, and what inspired him and his wife to quit their jobs and start their law firm. Being on top of life insurance and planning for accidental death is essential, and in this episode, Andrew walks us through the best time to consider Zihmer Law Firm’s services, how they can assist you, and what the process is like. Finally, we talk through a few scenarios that Andrew often sees in his line of work, and we are inspired to take action to avoid mistakes. This is an episode for everyone, so don’t miss it! 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • An introduction to today’s guest, Andrew Zihmer.
  • Why M&Ms are Andrew’s go-to candy. 
  • Andrew tells us a bit about his origin story and how he became the entrepreneur he is today. 
  • Andrew’s history as an engineer and what it was like to work on those kinds of projects. 
  • How Andrew and his wife met online in 2011 and why we miss Myspace. 
  • How Andrew moved from working for other people to working for himself.
  • Why Andrew is able to make gut-reaction decisions a lot faster now than he used to.
  • The kind of law Zihmer Law Firm practices and where they practice. 
  • Andrew tells us when to consider using their services, and he walks us through that process. 
  • The importance of making sure your life insurance is up to scratch. 
  • How tricky marriage and partnerships can be when it comes to life insurance. 
  • How Zihmer Law Firm assists the children of deceased parents when they have both passed. 


“Now, looking back, I can’t believe I delayed or had hesitations or maybe didn’t believe in myself.” — Andrew Zihmer [0:19:38]

“You can either have that life that you hate, but it’s safe, or you can take risks and live and die by your own sword. — Andrew Zihmer [0:19:53]

“Every day is a gift. Tomorrow isn’t a guarantee.” — Andrew Zihmer [0:37:41]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Zihmer Law Firm

Zihmer Law Firm phone number: 412 223 525

Andrew Zihmer

Andrew Zihmer on LinkedIn

Andrew Zihmer on Instagram

Small Business Origins

Beefy Marketing

John Kelley Email Address

John is a Texas firefighter, entrepreneur and marketing advisor. As a business major, small business owner and marketing advisor for Beefy Marketing, he has become very familiar with the challenges entrepreneurs face every day. Bringing his humor and love for helping others to The Beef, he dives deep into what makes each business tick, helping bring useful information to other small business owners. Learning all about a business and putting them into the spotlight gives listeners a reason to visit each business featured and give them a try.