Introducing: The Entrepreneur’s Legal Digest

When Google Searches Are Not Enough – Lessons You Can Understand. Actions You Can Take.

start-your-greatergood-businessAre you ready to start a business, but get lost in all the “Legalese”? Has your company reached a growth point and you don’t know where to turn?  Are you completely confused by conflicting information you find online? Never fear, the Entrepreneur’s Legal Digest is here to help. Get easy to follow instructional videos and guides (in terms you can understand) from a legal professional on the legal issues that are holding you back.  Save countless hours of your time and thousands of dollars.

Get the entire Entrepreneur’s Legal Digest series (Best Value), or select only sessions you want à la carte. Note: Bonus session is only available for those who select the entire series. Click the links within each tab to purchase individual sessions or Click the button below to purchase the entire series.

What Every StartUp Needs to Know About Branding, Copyrights & Trademarks: You don’t want to start off with a name or logo that could get you sued. This session will cover: (1) how to create a top-quality business name for marketing and legal purposes; (2) the 8 laws that affect your business name; (3) free/low-cost ways to avoid liability and protect your brand from competitors.

Video Available: Sept. 20th – 30th, 2016
Q & A: Friday, Sept. 30th at noon (CST)

blog-lawBlog Law:
Blogging is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to gain traction with search engines and present you as the “expert”. Sounds easy enough, but do you know when you can be sued for your blog’s content? There are a lot of moving parts of the law to coordinate if you want to avoid legal troubles with your blog. In this session you’ll learn 3 easy-to-remember areas of the law from copyrights to defamation of character issues. After this session you’ll be able to start your blog with confidence.
Video Available: Oct. 11th – 21st, 2016
Q & A: Friday, Oct. 21st at noon (CST)

advertising-marketingAdvertising, Marketing & Sales:
Investing in advertising and marketing is costly enough without the added expense of having your advertising create legal troubles. Learn how to avoid mistakes that could create legal difficulties, disputes, and unwanted publicity. This session covers all of this, plus the 10 legal essentials to starting an e-commerce website.
Video Available: Nov. 4th – 15th, 2016
Q & A: Tuesday, Nov. 15th at noon (CST)

Insider Tips to Hiring Help – Employees or Independent Contractors:
As your business grows you’ll need to hire some help. Are you hiring employees or independent contractors? Are you sure about that? October 2015 brought changes to the rules for how your help is classified. Because of this, audits for small businesses by the Department of Labor are on the rise. In this session will help you understand the differences between employees and contractors, and teach you what you need to know to comply to the vast array of federal, state, and local employment laws.
Video Available: Jan. 10th, 2017
Q & A: Jan. 17th, 2017

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Contract Essentials: WHEREAS the party of the first part, heretofore known as you, enters into an agreement you don’t understand with the party of the second part, heretofore known as your customer, you could end up getting raked over the coals. Whether you’re signing them or having them signed, contracts are a large part of the business world. Watch this session before you sign anything else. We’ll discuss (1) the basics of a good contract; (2) some of the pitfalls of creating your own contracts; and (3) the pros and cons of using free legal forms you find online.
Video Available: Feb. 14th, 2017
Q & A: Feb. 21st, 2017

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Corporate/LLC Legal Protections:
You set up a Corporation, LLC, or Social Purpose Corporation to protect your personal assets from liability. Alter ego theory (which some call “piercing the corporate veil”) happens when a business owner abuses or “hides behind” his corporate ownership to avoid creditors or commit fraud or another wrongful act. Yes, this theory applies to LLCs as well! In this session you’ll learn the simple steps you need to take to protect yourself and your business. Our Baskin Robbins case study provides tips you need so your legal protections don’t melt away like ice cream on a hot summer day.
Video Available: March 14th, 2017
Q & A: March 21st, 2017

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Bonus Session – Only Available for those who purchase the entire series: Financing Flambé: If you don’t have the funds to act, your dreams of owning a business could go fizzle out before you can get started. In this session we’ll discuss ways for you to get the financing you need to ignite your business, turning it from a spark of an idea into a blazing success. We’ll cover funding methods like: angel investors, capital financing, convertible notes, crowd sourcing, and family seeds.
Video Available: TBD
Q & A: TBD

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What happens when you have a question? Never fear! By signing up for the Entrepreneur’s Legal Digest you’ll have access to monthly Live Q & A calls with Tisha Dodge, founder of StartUpGreaterGood. Can’t make the call? Send in your questions ahead of time. Tisha will answer then during the call and post the answers online along with the other sessions.

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