Does My Business Need a Privacy Policy?

Privacy policies are one of those things that many start-ups think they don’t need to worry about. However, almost every business needs to have an effective privacy policy. A privacy policy is a statement or a legal document that discloses how you gather, use, disclose, and manage a customer, website visitor, or client’s data. It … Read more

Good contracts create good relationships, especially during Covid-19 lockdowns

It feels like we’re playing a challenging game of Covid-19 whack-a-mole in Australia right now. As a result, I’ve had MANY small business owners reach out for advice about lockdown-related cancellations and refunds. I’ve had my own personal experience of navigating an event refund policy recently. My gorgeous granddaughter’s first birthday celebrations were cancelled in … Read more

5 Areas I will be Reviewing in My Business in the New Financial Year

The new financial year is here! If you’re like the business owners I’ve spoken with recently, it’s a milestone worth celebrating. From the end of JobKeeper, to snap lockdowns, wage increases and tax returns, it has been a tiring year. I believe it is a time to start with a fresh perspective. Whilst we’re learning … Read more

Have you read any Terms & Conditions lately?

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I’m often asked whether a contractual term or condition is legally binding, and/or enforceable.

Because let’s face it, so many people don’t take time to read, and properly understand ALL the clauses in a contract. Just think of all the times you:

– clicked “accept” on a cookie message,

– accepted new phone software terms of use that pops up with software updates,

– or skimmed through a business service agreement or client contract,

without reading the terms and conditions.

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End of Financial Year Legal Checklist – for June 2021

End of Financial Year Legal Checklist

So you blinked, and it’s already the End of Financial Year! Along with all your financial responsibilities, don’t forget that there’s a few legal responsibilities too!  With all the turmoil recently, things are likely to be extra-complex this year, so don’t be afraid to ask for help. Before you start to dread the weeks ahead … Read more

Breaking Up with Clients Legally

Breaking Up With Clients Legally

Breaking up is legally hard – particularly when it’s with a client. Clearly, this is NOT the outcome we envision when we accept a new client, and for most small business start-ups, it causes huge anxiety to turn down work. BUT sometimes, there are differences in opinion over scope, deliverables, even pricing and values, which … Read more

Did you know…? Templates have rules of use! Read on….

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When purchasing a template, it’s important to understand the rules of use. I want to share a conversation with you about using Legally Shalini templates for commercial purposes, other than your own  website and business because this applies to any templates you buy to use in your business. A website developer client (non-affiliate) asked me … Read more

Mindset, Relationship, and Life Coaches – how well is your client agreement written?

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Being a Heart Centred Entrepreneur – What Does Your Client Agreement Say About You? Law is not the easiest of professions.  Trust me, we do not come to our profession with creativity, empathy and heart space as a priority. Creativity and heart-centeredness is beaten out of us at law school and then the demands of … Read more

Testimonials for Small Business – legal problems and solutions.

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If you’re a small business, testimonials from happy customers are great to use when encouraging new customers to choose you, rather than your competition. They can be a key factor deciding whether to work with you or not, so it’s important to get them right. But you need to make certain you have legal permission to … Read more

One KEY thing that Business Planning Checklists miss!

Wow, 2021 is at our door! After the shenanigans of 2020, a little bit of planning now will go a long way towards a steadier, productive and profitable 2021.   Many planning checklists will come your way and checklists are great.  Except most business planning checklists leave out a KEY requirement for business success and … Read more

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