We had the good fortune of connecting with Shahab Maslehati and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shahab, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
Seed Money Consulting helps the community and the world by sharing knowledge with individuals who are eager to chase their dreams, accomplish their goals, and meet their responsibilities. We share our knowledge to help protect family’s and small business’s financial security and prosperity. The impact is measurable through an increased number of jobs and higher quality of life. Our mission is to partner with clients, as an independent fee-only fiduciary, to help secure their financial safety and prosperity while adhering to laws, regulations, and our strong Code of Ethics. To accomplish this mission, we focus on service and education to promote awareness and encourage growth. Our services and educational efforts will center on concepts found under the umbrella of objective financial planning. Leveraging these concepts will aid our clients to implement a comprehensive, tax-centered financial strategy. The vision for SMC is to establish a practice built on a reputation of reliability, collaboration, and expertise centered on the foundation of helping others. This process will take time as limiting factors include certification processes, regulatory registration, market penetration, and so on. However, based on an objective approach, we accumulate necessary resources to grow operations and work toward a multi-department organizational structure employing highly talented financial professionals to service an engaged, enthusiastic, and growing client base.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
We are a financial planning and business consulting firm. We focus on servicing the under-served. We are different than any other company because we service all demographics in the financial planning landscape — not just high net worth or ultra-high net worth. We believe EVERYONE deserves a well-seasoned financial expert in their corner at a rate that is affordable and adds value. We price our work based on the scope and complexity of the client. This allows us to serve a broad market while allowing us a budget that fits the client’s budget and allows us to accomplish and protect our mission. A few other difference-makers include real-time advisor access, no financial products, and the highest-fiduciary standard possible. The market response has been tremendous and we are only getting started!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Spending time with my closes friends is precious to me. I am very intentional with every hour of my time so I am blessed enough to have friends that share the same values. Generally, if I am spending time with friends, we are going for a run through the mountains, building businesses, lifting weights, playing sports, or playing board games with our kids.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Family and Friends — having the RIGHT support network continues to be vitally important to my work. You must ensure you are spending your ultimate currency — time — wisely! Make sure to spend it with those who love to see you pursue your dreams and add to your energy.
-Julie Harris Photography (family photo)