9 Authentic Things I’ve Found To Be True About Entrepreneurs

9 Authentic Things I've Found To Be True About Entrepreneurs - Legally Shalini

After helping over 320 entrepreneurs and micro-businesses with business legals here the 9 authentic things I’ve found to be true about entrepreneurs: 1. Show Your Ideal Client, Who You Are To stand out from the online presence of numerous entrepreneurs doing similar work you need to show your ideal client who you are, what you do … Read more

Aligning Business Terms and Conditions to your Marketing Messaging

Marketing Messaging and Business Terms Conditions

Your Business Terms and Conditions and your Marketing Messaging are more connected than you realise! Think about your marketing messaging and your target market or ideal client. In compelling copy, you are speaking to your client about: the problem you solve, how your beautiful business came about, who you are in your business, why they … Read more

Legals You Need to Consider for Your Ideal Client

Legals you need to consider for your ideal client

Who are your ideal clients? Today I am talking to you about the notion of an ideal client and the importance of Business Terms and Conditions. You can educate your clients about how to become your ideal client. By that I mean, when you are onboarding a client, communicate with them about your expectations of … 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 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 that are … Read more

Legal Agreements for your Clients and Paying Attention to the Services Section

Legal Agreements For Your Clients And Paying Attention To The Services Section

For coaches, consultants, therapists and photographers!!! Today I am talking about the need to pay attention to the Services section of your Client Agreement or Business Terms and conditions. A poor description with insufficient detail or one that doesn’t gel with what you actually do in your business leads to unhappy clients, legal issues and negative … Read more

Legals You Need When Hiring People

Self Advocacy as a client! Today I am talking about what you can do as a client, to get the best outcome for yourself when you engage someone’s services. Whenever you are hiring people or making a purchase, the biggest thing to ask for is their Business Terms and Conditions. The terms and conditions should describe the … 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

Legals For When You Are Working From Home

Legals For When You Are Working From Home

How do you legally protect yourself when working from home? Today I am talking about working from home and where that sits in the scheme of professionalism, self advocacy and choosing your life! You really must be prepared for feedback when clients aren’t prepared about what to expect when working with you. Whether you are working … 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

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)