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)
Lawyer, Contract Specialist, Speaker & Advocate for Women in Business.
Drawing on more than 15 years’ experience as a lawyer and a woman in business, Shalini Nandan-Singh helps Australian service-based entrepreneurs protect their businesses and their bottom lines with empowered legal advice and contracts.
Encouraging listeners to #loveyourlegals, Shalini firmly believes that business legals should be an authentic extension of your business. Her goal is to educate audiences that, rather than confusing legalese, business legals should be an authentic extension of your business, creating positive business boundaries that support you in working with your clients with compassion and understanding.
Disclaimer: This blog is written to support business owners to consider legal requirements and issues that may arise in business. The information provided is for general and educational purposes only. It is not intended as legal advice for your individual circumstances. Please consult your lawyer for advice specific to you and your business.