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  Before we get started, I want to be very clear about one thing: I am NOT a tax advisor, tax attorney, or accountant. The information I list below is purely for educational purposes, and should not be taken as legal or tax advice.    As I mentioned in this post, while there are certain […]

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  If you’ve spent any amount of time poking around at paigehulse.com, you’ve seen links to what I call the “sister side” of my business: The Creative Law Shop, which I officially launched at the end of 2017. Since then, many friends, clients, customers and peers have asked me “What is the “Shop”; “Why did you […]

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  I think it’s safe to say that one of the most sweeping events that impacted the online entrepreneurial world this year was the GDPR, a regulation passed by the European Union on May 25th. Aimed at protecting the privacy of EU “internet users”, it initially caused panic in much of the online world, but […]

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New business owners looking to replace their previous “corporate” income, or those who want their business stick around for the foreseeable future: listen up. You need to educate yourself on the option of electing to be taxed as an S-Corporation. First off, to clarify, an S-Corp merely indicates how an entity is taxed. It’s not […]

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By far and away, my #1 piece of advice in legally preparing for a new year? If you want things done right, they can’t be rushed. Of course, it’s hard to plan ahead if you don’t know in advance what your business will require, right? Therefore, I hope this post help to clarify & demystify the […]

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  Unfortunately, this is something of a necessary follow up to this post. In the same way that as a business owner, at some point you will encounter the client who wants to terminate your contract; you are just as likely to run into the scenario where a client or customer contacts you after the […]

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September marks a month I’ve been waiting for, for a long, long time now: this week, I’m headed up to the absolutely beautiful Camp Wandawega to speak at Camp Wed. Camp Wed was one of the first creative conferences I heard of back in the days when I was still at the firm, doing calligraphy […]

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I’ve posted about this a few times on Instagram and have gotten so many questions each time, so today, I hope you enjoy this brief departure from legal talk to share about my favorite tool I’ve discovered this year; both in terms of business, and just life in general: the Enneagram.   To begin, yes, […]

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As a business owner, you know that the first element of your business framework is liability protection and choosing the right entity…but all too often, I talk to business owners who think that just forming their LLC is enough, and they don’t need to follow through with the next steps. All too often, business owners […]

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  (photo by Design House of Moira)   The blessing and the curse of my business are that as I grow more and more selective about the clients I take on, I typically end up having a close relationship with them. Which means that when they get taken advantage of or treated unjustly, I do […]


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