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I’m fairly certain that in the creative world, nearly every creative entrepreneur is a member of some sort of affiliate program, which I think can be such a great opportunity for both the business and the affiliate. Participating in affiliate programs has been a great opportunity for my business, and I credit much of the Creative Law Shop’s launch […]

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Contracts

How exactly can contracts not only detract from your client relationship but be a tool that enhances your client experience? When it comes to contracts, the most common complaint I hear from creatives is that a multi-page contract will scare off a client, which will send them straight to our competitors, and we’ll end up […]

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How To Do A Legal Audit Of Your Website Around this time last year, I decided to take my little calligraphy side hustle one step further and see what would happen if I lent my hand at making it look like a real business: I hit publish on my very first website. It was my […]

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Note: This article first appeared in the Rising Tide Society blog, my favorite online resource for creative entrepreneurs. Head there now to find the most up to date information, inspiration and resources by creatives, for entrepreneurs.  As a creative entrepreneur, chances are you’re on at least one social media platform, most likely Instagram. With algorithms […]

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As a business owner, you’ve likely spent a good amount of time focusing on how to enhance your client’s experience. From sending out an aesthetically pleasing welcome packet to sending thoughtful gifts at just the right time, upleveling each client’s experience is an ever-evolving priority for all of us. If you’re anything like me, all […]

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The most common question I get from business owners is this: why does my single-person LLC need an operating agreement, and how can I protect my business? If you’re a “solopreneur” with an LLC, chances are it’s because you’ve heard some sort of variation of this scenario: LLCs provide liability protection. If your LLC ever […]

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Today I’m going to nerd out about something not law related (for once)….all the books I recommend from 2017, and what’s on my list in 2018! I always love hearing what others are reading, so I thought I’d share some of my own. I’ve always been a voracious reader- when I was younger, my mom […]

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  For many of us business owners, the holiday season doesn’t necessarily mean more Christmas music and hot cocoa while we work. Rather, it means fighting overwhelm and incredibly busy schedules as we frantically try to tie up all the loose ends from the entire year while also mapping out our content for the year ahead […]

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It’s the end of the year, which means (in theory) we’re all focused on wrapping up 2017, prepping for 2018, and carving out time to enjoy the holidays. In reality, most of us are running between our emails, calendars, and client work, trying to frantically wrap up end of year projects and wrap all the […]

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“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”- John Steinbeck.    Today I’m shifting gears slightly from the legal realm to talk about another equally important side of entrepreneurship:  how can we steward our time, energy, ourselves well? What happens if we chose not to? How can we build sustainable […]


 the first ten things you need to do to make your business legal today: