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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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Personal

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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business

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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Contracts

  (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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business

I love working with entrepreneurs. That much is obvious- clearly, my entire career is built around it! And while my favorite clients are typically those who jumped into business because they followed a passion into business ownership, rather than vice-versa; admittedly, at times there can be a communication breakdown between lawyers and entrepreneurs.   It’s […]

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Trademark

Acquiring a trademark is an essential step to protecting your brand’s identity, and as such, is a consideration that every business owner should take into account. However, anyone who has looked into the process knows two things to be true: first, it’s expensive. Second, it’s time-consuming. So, it’s no surprise that one of the most […]

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social media

  Raise your hand if you felt personally victimized by the GDPR last month 🙋🏼 Mean Girls jokes aside, if you’re a small business owner, chances are the GDPR stole a little too much of your time and your sanity last month. At least, I know it did for me… I’m writing this post one […]

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employment

This article first appeared on lauraleecreative.com.    As entrepreneurs, there’s something about the extreme independence of owning a business that we all love. The business’ success and failure are all on us- and we love that thrill and the grit it takes to get the job done. But at the same time…at some point, we […]

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business

Before we get started: this is part two of a monster blog post. The GDPR is a sweeping new legislation that will affect most creative business owners and will have a direct impact on how many business owners can (legally) operate their businesses online. Please remember that this information is provided for informational purposes, and is […]


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