Having been in the legal space for going on 20 years, it’s safe to say that I have had a vast number of conversations with business owners seeking legal support! Some were with established business owners. Some were with men in business. But by far largest business owner group I have supported are new female … Read more Common Pain Points New Female Entrepreneurs Face During Their Start-up Phase
Do you feel you are committed to a quote or a proposal you provided for a client? It’s important to understand that a quote is just an offer, and you can still refuse the client if it doesn’t feel like a good fit. You put time and effort into providing your scope of service and … Read more A Quote Is An Offer, Not a Contract
Do you really know the Muffin Man? Ha ha! What I mean is, do you know who you’re actually doing business with? Sometimes, the name of the person you’re directly working with is not the name that should be shown on the client agreement or invoice. In order to make sure you have recourse to … Read more Do You Know Who You Are Doing Business With?
It is all too common that setting up legals are a lower priority for new business owners. So why should legals be a priority in start up phase? And why are they so often avoided? This question was raised by members of a business mastermind in which I participate as a legal coach and mentor. … Read more Why start-ups avoid setting up legals
Hey you, yes you…over there. Yes you who are poring over your social media post plans, your canva graphic creation to match your #helpfultips posts, and your offer copy that you labour over for #promoday not to mention trying to find a graphic to match! You are spending a lot of sweat, time, and possibly … Read more 10 Ways Business Terms & Conditions Educate Your Clients
If you are a smart business person you will have a service contract or client agreement in place with all of the clients you work with. You will also be asked to sign a contract when doing business with another service provider. For example that may be a contract or service agreement from your graphic … Read more 8 Tips For Managing Contract Amendments
Jurisdiction appears in almost every contract or terms and conditions I draft for my clients. I find that people often don’t understand what it means and how it affects dispute resolutions for your business. So what is a jurisdiction? Jurisdiction refers to the reach of the law in which your business operates. It’s the power … Read more What Is A Jurisdiction And Why You Need To Know Yours
There are two main fears that come up for solopreneurs frequently that can be managed quite effectively with well-crafted legals. Starting your business, creating products and services, your brand and marketing your business while putting yourself out there can be daunting. It’s something all people who start a business experience. You need to build resilience … Read more Managing Fears In Business With Well Drafted Legal Contracts
One of the most commonly asked questions I get from business owners is whether or not you still need legals if you’re only using Facebook to run your business. Watch the video below for the answer, and how to navigate this issue as a start-up entrepreneur. Many businesses start out by having online presence as … Read more Do You Need Legals For Your Business Facebook Page?
Business, especially your own, can be a minefield of challenges. All business come across challenges sooner or later during their operation. Difficult clients, unreliable suppliers are just a few of those challenges. Just the changes you have to deal with on a day to day basis when you’re in business can be quite overwhelming. Add … Read more 5 Sure-fire Ways To Stand Up For Yourself In Business