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

4 Key Things To Consider When Negotiating Contract Terms As A Freelancer

4 Key Things To Consider When Negotiating Contract Terms As A Freelancer

If you are doing any type of freelance work, or working as an independent contractor, I highly recommend having a contract in place with any client. When you have had an informal conversation with someone about work that you are going to do for them and they come back to you with a contract, pay … Read more4 Key Things To Consider When Negotiating Contract Terms As A Freelancer

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

9 Self-Advocacy Tips for Freelancers

Self-Advocacy Tips for Freelancers

Freelancing or embracing the self-employed lifestyle where you are offering your expertise to multiple clients is an exciting change of direction when you choose to do it. It’s a big and often welcome change to the restrictions of being employed. Launching and marketing your new service as a freelancer or independent contractor brings with it all the ups … Read more9 Self-Advocacy Tips for Freelancers

Business Collaboration: Things To Consider Before You Collaborate

business collaboration - legal things to consider - brisbane lawyer shalini

If you are considering a business collaboration, make sure you have all of your ducks in a row first. Collaborating can bring the best of skill sets together. If you are a solopreneur, a collaboration will allow you to offer a wide range of services that can help you get visible and grow your business. However… Business … Read moreBusiness Collaboration: Things To Consider Before You Collaborate

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)

Will you or won’t you?

Legal Will to protect your business - Brisbane Lawyer

So you have completed your financial planning and it’s a good feeling right? Your financial planning process may have involved decisions and changes about your home loans and mortgages, new investments, selling of existing assets or investments, insurance policies, your superannuation and savings management. Now you know that you have prepared as best you can … Read moreWill you or won’t you?

How to be a better advocate for your business

Shalini Nandan Singh Legal advocate & Business Advice

I have been working in the world of client agreements intensively for the last 18 months. Each time a client contacts me to talk about their client agreement, we devote a session to what I call “THE STRUGGLE”: the recognition that we all need self-advocacy skills in business. What does self-advocacy mean? In business, as … Read moreHow to be a better advocate for your business

4 steps to Loving Your Legals

4 steps to loving your legals - Brisbane Lawyer

I have spent the last two weeks deeply considering and having lots of online and client conversations on the topic of LOVING YOUR LEGALS—an area that has been close to my heart for some time now. Recently, I presented an information-packed webinar called “Do I need legals for that?”, and soon I will be presenting … Read more4 steps to Loving Your Legals

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