5 Tips For Starting Your Business As A Solopreneur

Tips for Starting Your Business as a solopreneur

A common question that I am asked, and one that pops up when people are first starting out on their entrepreneurial journey, is what 5 things should I do when first starting my business? There are so many aspects to starting your business, from accounting, to marketing, to business legals, to sales, even down to … Read more

Legals You Need For A Successful Business Collaboration

SMALL BUSINESS COLLABORATIONS Legals

Are you thinking about collaborating in business? Today I wanted to share the legal policies and agreements you need to have in place to make that collaboration a successful one – regardless of profit outcome. What do I mean by that? Well basically it’s much easier and less emotionally draining for all parties to be … Read more

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 more

3 Important Legal Documents You Need To Have BEFORE You Sell Online

3 Important Legal Documents You Need In Online Business

Starting an online business means different things to different people. To some it means being able to: Contribute to the income of the household or even becoming the breadwinner of the family; Spend time with kids, watch them grow and be a part of their lives everyday; Live the laptop life, travel the world and soak in new … Read more

Business Collaboration: Things To Consider Before You Collaborate

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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 more

The Importance of Legally Protecting Yourself In Business

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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)

Crucial foundations for start-up business success

Crucial foundations for start-up business success

I recently spoke with money mentor and profit pioneer, Laura Elkaslassy, on the crucial and critical foundations start-up business owners need to consider, but that they often overlook. We believe you need to have these things in place from the outset so that you can clearly and confidently advocate for your own business as you … Read more

5 mindset shifts needed to protect your business and help it thrive

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Ensuring quality legals is ensuring longevity and protection in your business. If you are anything like me, you’ve crafted a beautiful business, you’re working hard on your marketing, you’re seeing clients, you’ve adopted a can-do mindset towards growing your business, and you’re developing an abundance mindset around your finances… but now you are at that … Read more

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 more

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 more