Breaking Up with Clients Legally

Breaking Up With Clients Legally

Breaking up is legally hard – particularly when it’s with a client. Clearly, this is NOT the outcome we envision when we accept a new client, and for most small business start-ups, it causes huge anxiety to turn down work. BUT sometimes, there are differences in opinion over scope, deliverables, even pricing and values, which … Read more

Testimonials for Small Business – legal problems and solutions.

Legally Shalini - Blog Cover - Testimonials for Small Business

If you’re a small business, testimonials from happy customers are great to use when encouraging new customers to choose you, rather than your competition. They can be a key factor deciding whether to work with you or not, so it’s important to get them right. But you need to make certain you have legal permission to … Read more

Calling all coaching or therapy service providers!

Coaching or therapy service providers

Do you have a Service Contract? Your own custom drafted service contract for YOUR coaching service? Perhaps you offer some or all of these – Business coaching Mindset coaching Visibility coaching Health coaching Energetic therapies Holistic Health Massage therapy Nutritional coaching Coaching Packages A contract is an agreement made between you and your client that … Read more

When Copy/ Paste Becomes IP Theft.

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

I am Woman. I am Human. I am a Legal Practitioner.

Shalini Nandan Singh Brisbane Contract Lawyer

This is difficult to write… but write it I must. Tonight, like so many other business women, I am feeling very stressed, overwhelmed and so tired. The most positive thing I can summon energy for is hot milo on coconut milk and Bloodline on Netflix and my couch. Normally when I am feeling stressed, I just … Read more

Are penalty fees legal?

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

Do You Know Who You Are Doing Business With?

who you are doing business with

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

How To add your Privacy Policy to your Facebook Page

adding your privacy policy to facebook

Did you know that General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires that your Facebook Business Page have a compliant Privacy Policy uploaded? This requirement educates your visitors on how you manage information they may be asked to provide via your Facebook Business Page. This video is about the steps on how to upload your Privacy Policy … Read more

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 more

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 to protect yourself.

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 yourself and your clients
  • Provide confidence to self-advocate

All of these are 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 to protect yourself
  • 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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