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Before we get started: this will be 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 not intended […]

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  Spring 2015, I was a freshman in college, gearing up to study abroad for the first time. I had never left the U.S. and hopped on the opportunity to travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with an Emerging Economies course. 10 days on Copacabana beach for spring break didn’t sound like a bad deal; […]

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You’re head down, hard at work, creating. You’ve been working hard lately- after all of those late nights and hard work, you’ve finally launched that program that you’ve been working on for so long. Now, you’re busy wrapping up all of those loose ends and are starting to dive into your next phase of your […]

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LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES   As a new business owner, one of the earliest (and most important) questions you’ll be faced with is whether or not you need an LLC, or a sole proprietorship.   What is an LLC   A limited liability company (LLC) is a business entity that provides enhanced liability protection for the […]

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Case Study: The Tom & Jerry Anvil Company The backstory: Welcome to the familiar story of Tom Fheelein & Jerry Rhodeint, 2 friends that both owned 50% of a budding business. During the early years they were so busy scaling their business upwards that they “did not have time to plan” for anything else. Orders […]

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If you’ve hung around these parts for long or spoken to me one on one, you’ve probably heard me say this before: Turning your passion into a business is one thing…but creating a business that endures? That’s an entirely different scenario. This difference separates the businesses that last from those that founder after a few […]

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A monthly peek behind the curtain of my internship program A few months ago, an email landed in my inbox from a local college student seeking an internship opportunity. “Internship?” I thought. “Is my business even ready for an internship? Can I take something like that on?” When I finally responded, we set a coffee […]

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Who should sign your contract? It seems like a simple decision on its face, but this is one of the most common questions my creative clients have regarding contracts. You’ve done the hard work… you’ve found the client and they’ve decided to work with you. You’ve even had that important talk with them about the […]

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Contracts

Your most common contract questions, answered. While I primarily work with creative business owners, no matter what type of business you have, one truth remains the same: as long as you are selling any sort of goods or services, contracts are the bedrock of your business. Case in point: meet my dad. He’s owned his […]

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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 […]


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