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?
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
Does your Terms of Sale policy cover you for Specials or Holiday Promotions? Holiday and special promotion times such as Christmas sales, New Year or EOFY sales, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Easter, IWD, etc, are all great times for small businesses to inject much-needed cash into their beautifully crafted businesses or to clear out the … Read more Terms of Sale – Are you covered for holidays and special promotions?
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 more FAQs are not Business Terms and Conditions (and why you need both!)
When you are sharing a special promotion for your business on a platform like Facebook or Instagram, the responsibilities that come with it are similar to when you engage customers in your services through the normal channels like your website or over the phone. Here’s a short video on how to cover yourself legally when … Read more How To Cover Yourself Legally When Promoting Your Business On Social Media
So what is a jurisdiction? Jurisdiction appears in almost every contract or terms and conditions I draft for my clients. I find that people often don’t understand what it means and how it affects dispute resolutions for your business. Jurisdiction refers to the reach of the law in which your business operates. It’s the power … Read more What Is A Jurisdiction And Why You Need To Know Yours
If you’re a solopreneur, then managing fear in business is something you do on a daily basis. There are two main fears that come up for solopreneurs frequently that can be managed quite effectively with well-crafted legals. Starting your business, creating products and services, your brand and marketing your business while putting yourself out there … Read more Managing Fears In Business With Well Drafted Legal Contracts