Are you in your first year of business?
Do you want to protect your business, your intellectual property, and your family?
If that’s a yes, read on.
I’m not a lawyer. But I am a business owner, and I definitely want to do everything I can to protect my business, my intellectual property, and my family.
When I first started my business, I felt so overwhelmed trying to understand what the heck I needed to do to create a solid legal foundation for my business. But then I started following some pretty fantastic legal folks online, who all happen to be great at breaking down legal jargon into plain and simple English.
I’d love to share them with you. The only catch? These are all U.S. folks. So if you live in another country, these resources might not take into consideration your unique business laws and policies. (But feel free to add some of your own in the comments below!)
Kyle Durand @ Precept.co
Hands down, Kyle is my go-to guy. His company, Precept focuses on entrepreneurs, totally understands modern marketing, and covers accounting + tax, business law, and finance. Also, he’s an American Ninja Warrior, which is impressive and hilarious.
Even better, Kyle’s wife Cynthia is my dream CPA that I’ve been searching for for years. She loves working with entrepreneurs, has serious CPA street cred, and is a hoot to hang with. These two are my one-two punch.
Rachel Rogers @ Small Business Bodyguard
Rachel’s flagship product is Small Business Bodyguard, an online resource that is not only extremely informative but also the most fun you’ll ever have learning about legal shiz! Her tagline is, “Cover Your Bases. Cover Your Assets. Cover Your Ass.” And that pretty much sums it up. Rachel explains in simple terms what every entrepreneur needs to know about protecting their business, and why it matters.
Lisa Fraley @ lisafraley.com
Lisa is a legal coach and attorney who has an online course called “7 Days to Get Legally Enlightened”, created with coaches and entrepreneurs in mind. Lisa did a trademark search for me, so I could protect the business names I wanted to stake a claim to. She knows her stuff, and is so pleasant to work with!
Toya Gavin@ toyagavinlaw.com
Toya and I are digi-sisters of sorts, because we’re both members of the Conquer Club, a virtual incubator for women entrepreneurs. Toya is smart, capable, and a great advocate for small business owners. Aaaaand she’s currently cooking up some pretty great packages, so you might want to get on her email list, stat.
Now It’s Your Turn
In the comments below, tell me:
Who or what are your favorite legal resources? (Extra bonus points if they are outside of the United States!)
An avalanche of appreciation,
Wendy is the creator and founder of She Gets Business, an online community and five-week program for women who are ready to create the life they love, make the money they crave, and build something they’re super proud of.
She’s an experienced business coach, mentor, and teacher with a great love for education, technology, and empowering women and girls. She has 12+ years experience with companies like Adobe, Apple, and Google, and has coached oodles of entrepreneurs with products ranging from fancy frying pans to enterprise software.
Her true love is teaching women how they can apply these best practices to their own small business, take their business to the next level, and flourish.
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