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Few people have had as great of an impact on my business than Katie O. Selvidge, and it was an absolute joy to join her recently for an interview on the Creative Well™. From Katie O. Selvidge: featuring my attorney Paige Hulse of Paige Hulse Law and Shop Creative Law I’m going to give you some tough love: […]

Podcast Feature: The Creative Well™ (013: THE 5 CONTRACTS YOU NEED RIGHT NOW IN YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS)

Jun 28

Business Succession

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One of the easiest ways to invite legal liability onto your business’ proverbial doorstep? Rushing blindly into hiring, or outsourcing any tasks. Business owners must understand the general differences between employees and independent contractors. Not only is this this a fundamental legal consideration, but one that carries significant task penalties and repercussions. In other words, […]

Hire Legally: You Must Know The Difference Between An Employee And A Contractor.

Jun 26

Business Succession

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This post is part two of the two-part series on becoming a visionary leader in business (post one can be found here). Nothing in business can be assumed, or taken for granted, and the longer you are in business, the more evident that becomes. According to some statisticians: “a surprising 42% of businesses fail because […]

3 Ways To Move Towards Becoming The Leader Your Business Needs

Jun 24

Business Succession

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This post is part one of a two part series on how to be a visionary leader in your business. Post two can be found here. In a word: integrity. We all have our own ways of defining our “guideposts” in how we conduct business. For some, they’ve been converted into clever taglines, beautiful slogans, […]

What Training Horses Taught Me About Owning A Business (And What It Will Teach You)

Jun 23

Personal

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Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with my friend D’Arcy Benicosa to discuss a topic every business owner must be familiar with: contracts. D’Arcy has had an incredibly successful career as a photographer, and in this episode, she shares tips on on how she manages her clients’ expectations that truthfully, I wish every […]

Podcast Feature: Play It Brave With D’Arcy Benicosa (IS YOUR BUSINESS LEGALLY SOUND?)

Jun 18

Business Succession

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This article first appeared on Boxwood Avenue. I’ve had the joy of knowing Chloe from Boxwood Avenue for a few years now, and was honored when she asked me to contribute to her blog with an article on what bloggers need to keep in mind to keep their blog legal. If you are a blogger, […]

BEGINNING BLOGGERS READ THIS FIRST: BLOGGING LEGALLY (Guest post for Boxwood Avenue)

Jun 12

Business Succession

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“Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!” And with that, Kanye West taught millions of viewers a very valuable lesson that every business owner can learn from: everyone has an opinion. They’re […]

Defamation: How To Conquer It With Class (A Lesson From Taylor Swift)

Apr 26

Contracts

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Every business owner, no matter the industry, can learn from the practices of one brand in particular: Coco Chanel. Many trademark owners fall into this all too-common misconception: receiving your registered trademark paperwork means that you have those federally-protected trademark rights forever. However, that is not the case, and Chanel has provided a great case […]

Maintaining Your Trademark:You Must Actively Protect Your Registered Mark

Apr 24

Intellectual Property

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  Some of the requests for the most rushed work I receive are that of clients wanting to rebrand their businesses. They may have poured literal thousands of dollars into their copy, their graphic design, a new website…only to find that the name or logo they’ve just invested in may be subject to intellectual property […]

Do Not Brand (Or Rebrand) Yourself Before Doing This

Apr 3

Intellectual Property

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If you own a business, your job isn’t just to start, and run the best business in your industry. Your job is to make sure that what you’ve built today will be here tomorrow. After all, others in your industry are hoping that you’ve become complacent, and have neglected planning for the future. That being […]

5 Topics That Must Be Included in Every Business Succession Plan

Mar 24

Business Succession

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