Is it OK to use images from Google on my website?

using google images on your website

Are you writing a blog and wondering what the deal is with using photos from the internet? The internet is a visual smorgasbord – photos are dished up from everywhere – published on Google, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. So, the question is: Can you download a photo from Google (or other platforms) and use them … Read more

Complying With GDPR As An Australian Small Business

complying with GDPR as an australian small business

Now that GDPR is a thing, as an online business owner, you must check that your website legals comply with GDPR.  This live is all about who’s who in the GDPR jungle and YOUR role in your Privacy Policy. This video is about what your role is with regards to your Privacy Policy. Are you … Read more

5 Important Reasons Why Yoga Teachers Require Website Policies

5 Important Reasons Why Yoga Teachers Require Website Policies

Why Yoga Teachers Require Website Policies Recently I had a conversation with a Yoga Teacher who provided classes at her studio. She really had her mind set on a few things: “I don’t need to have Terms of Use, a  Disclaimer or a Privacy Policy on my website because I am not providing any health … Read more

Legals you Need to Consider Before Signing Up For An Online Course – Part 2

Legals you need to consider before signing up for an online course - part 2 -legally shalini

In Part 1, I delved into what legals you should look for when signing up for an online course, and how to know it is legitimate. If you missed Part 1 of this series, you are welcome to watch it first here. Today, in Part 2, I am talking to you about the Terms and Conditions … 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, but legal documents are important nonetheless. 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, … 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)


Still need help protecting yourself?

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Shalini XX

Things to consider BEFORE signing up for an online course

Things to consider BEFORE signing up for an online course

Online course and online program websites and landing pages often have fancy sales copy, pretty graphics, and an outcome that is depicted EXACTLY like what you’ve be wanting. The online course looks good; it feels good; you really want to do it…. BUT WAIT!!! Before you jump in boots and all, you must read and do the following background … Read more

Why should I bother with website legals? (And how do I write them?)

website legals for online small business owners

Who has time for Website Legals? Your business is birthing, you have started marketing, and you are all over Facebook, Instagram, and your website (all of which are going to showcase your beautiful business to the world). You have spent bucketloads of time and angst writing the perfect ‘about’ page, crafting landing page copy, taking … Read more

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