Why start-ups avoid setting up legals

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 moreWhy start-ups avoid setting up legals

5 Sure-fire Ways To Stand Up For Yourself In Business

5 ways to stand up for yourself in business

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 more5 Sure-fire Ways To Stand Up For Yourself In Business

What Is Self-Advocacy In Business

What is Self Advocacy - Legally Shalini

Self-advocacy is a passion of mine and an important aspect of my work. I love working with my clients and help them learn what is self-advocacy and how they be a better advocate for themselves, in the context of their business. Every time I speak to a client about their business, it relates to their … Read moreWhat Is Self-Advocacy In Business

Why start-ups struggle to define boundaries in their business

boundaries in business for freelancers

Boundaries are a big game changer in business. When you know what you are prepared to do, and importantly what you are not prepared to put up with, you start to feel confident to put those rules and regulations out there for your clients (current and potential) to view and consider. It’s when this starts … Read moreWhy start-ups struggle to define boundaries in their business

February 22 the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 comes into full effect

February 22 the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 comes into full effect

February 22 is an important date for start-ups and small business owners, it is the date that the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 comes into full effect. Okay, so what does that mean for you and your business? Basically, this Act applies to you if you have a business that provides a health service or service … Read moreFebruary 22 the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 comes into full effect

9 Authentic Things I’ve Found To Be True About Entrepreneurs

9 Authentic Things I've Found To Be True About Entrepreneurs - Legally Shalini

After helping over 320 entrepreneurs and micro-businesses with business legals here the 9 authentic things I’ve found to be true about entrepreneurs: 1. Show Your Ideal Client, Who You Are To stand out from the online presence of numerous entrepreneurs doing similar work you need to show your ideal client who you are, what you do … Read more9 Authentic Things I’ve Found To Be True About Entrepreneurs

Cutting Through the Overwhelm of Business Start-up: Legal Fundamentals

Legal Fundamentals for Start-up Business

Recently I participated in a video summit called “Cutting Through the Overwhelm of Business Start-up”. The summit was hosted by Tracy Cox from Different Drummer Coaching. The summit was held to help start-up business owners with the information they need to find their feet and get off to a good start in business. As a small … Read moreCutting Through the Overwhelm of Business Start-up: Legal Fundamentals

The Importance of Legally Protecting Yourself In Business

importance of legally protecting your small business - shalini sylvia chierchia

When you start out in business, the last thing you want to spend my money on is legal stuff, even though it’s one of the most critical things you need to do.

Good legal documents are important for many different reasons. They:

  • Build credibility
  • Clearly outline your boundaries
  • Describe how your business operates
  • Articulate how you expect to be treated
  • Minimise your risk
  • Protect you and your clients
  • Provide confidence to self-advocate

All of these exceptionally powerful and amazing things yet so many small business owners either neglect creating business legals or copy legals from elsewhere online that don’t fully encapsulate the truly unique way easy business and business owner operates.

Recently I was interviewed by Sylvia Chierchia to talk about Legally Protecting Yourself In Business.

We covered topics like:

  • How women in business aren’t placing enough time & importance on their legals
  • Client agreements and how many people just seem to copy others in their industry
  • Website legals and why they are so important
  • The difference between using a template off the web vs getting website legals created specifically for you
  • What the most important legal documents to invest in are if you’re just starting out and strapped for cash

Watch the interview below (30 minutes)

Mindfulness: An important step in creating legal content for your business

mindfulness creating legal content for small business

A popular topic for online entrepreneurs at the moment is CONTENT. Content creation, content marketing, content strategy, content upgrades, blog content, social media content… and the list goes on… Any piece of writing, video, graphic or documentation that: talks about your business represents your business describes what you do Is classified as content, and what … Read moreMindfulness: An important step in creating legal content for your business

Three ways to make striking out on your own easier

Three ways to make striking out on your own in business easier 2

A client came to me recently when she was thinking about leaving her full-time job to move into a business of her own. She had thought about it for a while—in fact, she had already tried to go into business once before, but had been too scared and worried to go for it. She didn’t … Read moreThree ways to make striking out on your own easier

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