10 Ways Business Terms & Conditions Educate Your Clients

10 Ways Business Terms & Conditions Educate Your Clients

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 more10 Ways Business Terms & Conditions Educate Your Clients

8 Tips For Managing Contract Amendments

8 Tips For Managing Contract Amendments

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 more8 Tips For Managing Contract Amendments

FAQs are not Business Terms and Conditions (and why you need both!)

FAQs are not business terms and conditions - Shalini

You may see on many websites selling items or services a section called the “FAQ” or the “Frequently Asked Questions” section. I want to draw your attention to the difference between FAQs and actual agreements, policies, or legals on your website that people are bound by. The bottom line or key thing to remember is … Read moreFAQs are not Business Terms and Conditions (and why you need both!)

When can ‘No Refund’ apply to a sale of a product or service

In this video I talk about the old chestnut: When can “no refund will be offered” apply to a sale of a product or service on your website? What does Australian Consumer law say about “no refunds”? What are the Consumer Guarantees? What have they got to do with applying a “no refund” policy? I also … Read moreWhen can ‘No Refund’ apply to a sale of a product or service

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 moreLegals You Need For A Successful Business Collaboration

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

Must-Have Website Legal Policies For Online Business & E-commerce

Must-Have Website Legal Policies For Online Business & E-commerce

A stitch in time, saves nine. We have all heard this proverb but when it comes to your legal policies, this is the absolute truth. Legal issues definitely cost less to prevent than to solve. Previously I wrote about the 3 most important legal documents to have in place before you sell online. However, because of different business … Read moreMust-Have Website Legal Policies For Online Business & E-commerce

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 more3 Important Legal Documents You Need To Have BEFORE You Sell Online

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)

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