When Copy/ Paste Becomes IP Theft. So, you’re a new small business, everyone wants a piece of your time, your suppliers all want their money and your customers are refusing to pay. Your profits are being squashed from all sides, and something’s got to give. You are looking to cut corners. Get something for nothing. … Read more When Copy/ Paste Becomes IP Theft.
Is it legal to charge late payment, penalty or cancellation fees? With all the Corona and COVID issues at the moment, there’s so many order cancellations, late payments, and customers defaulting on invoicing at the moment – it seems timely to discuss the legalities of charging non-payment, late payment, penalty or early cancellation fees. So … Read more Are penalty fees legal?
We all like to think that we know our businesses inside out, but if you don’t have a solid client agreement, how well do you really know your business? You may know that you have a service or product-based business, and that you’re seeing clients, or that you’re generating sales. You may have processes that … Read more How well do you really know your business?
A Non-Disclosure Agreement, also known as a Confidentiality Agreement, is a key tool for protecting your business ideas. Whether you are: starting a new business creating a new project or service in your business need to talk about ideas about a new direction product or service It is really important to keep your cards close … Read more Protect Your Business With A Non-Disclosure Agreement
Protecting intellectual property You’ve worked hard creating your business, right? It’s taken a lot of thinking and overthinking and discussion with besties and mentors to refine your business idea and to come up with that perfect business name. Right? Have you considered that your business name and logo are business assets and you need to … Read more Protecting Your Intellectual Property In Your Business T&Cs
We all want a beautiful business, exquisitely crafted, that delivers magnificent results for our clients and gives us a wonderful life. Part of nailing business mastery is getting good at marketing what you do; the more you market, the more clients you attract. As you sit back, you let out a sigh of satisfaction, your … Read more 5 Ways to Love Your Legals
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