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I’ve been hesitant to write this blog post for fear that it would be taken the wrong way, but the truth of the matter is, we need to talk about the conversation around creating original work and copying. My creative law firm has officially been up and running for five months now, and as I’ve said […]

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By far and away, the most common question I get from creatives is either a. How to protect your business from getting copied, or b. What to do once you’ve discovered that it happened. These are fears that loom over the creative community, and for good reason: so much of what we do is shared […]

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    This week I’m tackling an issue that seems to be running rampant in the creative industry: how to use social media legally. First up, a question that was raised by a friend of mine recently: do you have any intellectual property rights to a #hashtag? In my video answer, I’m breaking down: What […]

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Blogging is a pretty low-risk business, right? Typically, you’re not really providing goods or services to clients. However, you’ll most often find yourself in legal hot water after you’ve lulled yourself into a false sense of security, so it’s important to understand what you must do to stay legal. Below, I’ve laid out the 6 […]

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  (photo by Lauren Carnes) First Things First: What Is A Mastermind Retreat? The Mastermind Retreat is the brainchild of Josefina Sanders, Callie Lindsey, Laura Foote, Brooke Olsen, and Lauren Carnes. These movers and shakers in the creative industry had a dream of creating a space where creatives could come together to share their talents, fears, […]

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You originally picked up a calligraphy pen for a creative outlet and never put it down. Friends and family start noticing, and inquiries are starting to trickle in. You realize you really can do this: pursue your creative passion and maybe start a little business in the process. You’ve caught the entrepreneur bug, and you can’t wait to […]

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  How To Find The Right Attorney For Your Creative Biz Newsflash: If you’re looking for a lawyer, you won’t have trouble finding one. In fact, it’s pretty common knowledge in the legal community that there are too many of us. As of 2016, there are 1,315,561 Licensed Lawyers in the United States… in Oklahoma alone, […]

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When I was in college, I ran track with a guy who later became an engineer. Anytime we would walk into a new building or stadium, while we’d all be surveying the track, his eyes would quickly go up- silently assessing the structure of the building, and the layout of each beam and pipe. We […]

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My husband and I were at his ten-year high school reunion the other night (does that mean we’re old?), and one of his classmates asked me what I did. “You work from home?” He said. “I bet you have a hard time getting anything done…I’d just watch Netflix all the time.” Au contraire. As my […]

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graphics by Hayley Bigham Designs When I started an online business, I knew that I would have to invest in marketing through social media- Facebook, Instagram, email marketing…but I was completely caught off guard when I found out the Pinterest can be one of the most effective tools to drive traffic to your website. To be honest, […]


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