154 episodes

The Legal Road Map™ podcast teaches creative entrepreneurs how to protect your rights and stay out of legal hot water, so you can confidently build your dream business. Host Autumn Witt Boyd, a lawyer for creative and online businesses, gives you the answers to your copyright, trademark, and business legal questions. Like having an attorney in your back pocket.

What contracts should you have? What the heck is a website privacy policy or terms and conditions? What should you protect with a copyright or trademark? Do you need an LLC or should you stay a sole proprietor? What should you do if a copycat steals your photos or content? What’s the right way to respond to a cease and desist letter? When is using someone else’s stuff fair use under the law? How should you hire employees or independent contractors?

Whether you’re just starting out and haven’t done any legal work on your business, or are going through a transition or growth spurt and want to make sure you’re covered, the Legal Roadmap™ podcast is a great tool to make sure you haven’t missed any key legal protections for your business. Subscribe today and get your business legally legit. Transcripts, show notes, and more info at www.awbfirm.com/podcast.

Legal Road Map®: copyright, trademark and business law info for online entrepreneurs Autumn Witt Boyd | Go-To Lawyer for Online Entrepreneurs

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The Legal Road Map™ podcast teaches creative entrepreneurs how to protect your rights and stay out of legal hot water, so you can confidently build your dream business. Host Autumn Witt Boyd, a lawyer for creative and online businesses, gives you the answers to your copyright, trademark, and business legal questions. Like having an attorney in your back pocket.

What contracts should you have? What the heck is a website privacy policy or terms and conditions? What should you protect with a copyright or trademark? Do you need an LLC or should you stay a sole proprietor? What should you do if a copycat steals your photos or content? What’s the right way to respond to a cease and desist letter? When is using someone else’s stuff fair use under the law? How should you hire employees or independent contractors?

Whether you’re just starting out and haven’t done any legal work on your business, or are going through a transition or growth spurt and want to make sure you’re covered, the Legal Roadmap™ podcast is a great tool to make sure you haven’t missed any key legal protections for your business. Subscribe today and get your business legally legit. Transcripts, show notes, and more info at www.awbfirm.com/podcast.

    Disrupting ecommerce with Vivian Kaye

    Disrupting ecommerce with Vivian Kaye

    Ecommerce can be intimidating to a lot of entrepreneurs, because they have misconceptions about needing tons of startup capital or product to get started (myself included!). But ecommerce business owner and business coach Vivian Kaye has debunked all those myths on her way to 7 figures.
    In this episode, in addition to a lot of inspiration and laughs, we’ll cover:
    Why you don’t need a warehouse full of product to start your physical product business
    Vivian’s favorite way to exercise your confid

    • 48 min
    Is your online store legal? (S5E149)

    Is your online store legal? (S5E149)

    Ecommerce is booming, with more brick-and-mortar stores taking their products online.
    And while there are tons of online store platforms that make the transition to online selling easier than ever, there are many pitfalls to not setting up your ecommerce store legally that you might never see coming.
    Get our best legal tips for ecommerce businesses to make sure your online store doesn’t cause you major headaches down the road.
    In this episode, we’ll cover:
    The best way to work with independe

    • 28 min
    Preparing for Brené Brown with Braid Creative (S5E148)

    Preparing for Brené Brown with Braid Creative (S5E148)

    Signature offers, growing a team, landing big clients, proprietary methods, taking care of legal, and more. This interview with Kathleen Shannon and Tara Street of Braid Creative will give you a behind-the-scenes peek into growing a successful graphic design and branding agency, and how a contract helped them feel confident enough to stick to their guns to work with Brené Brown.
    In this episode, we’ll cover:
    The benefit of having one signature offer for clients to access your creative services

    • 1 hr
    Stop losing sleep over your graphic design or branding business (S5E147)

    Stop losing sleep over your graphic design or branding business (S5E147)

    You obviously have your logo design skills nailed down (hello, graphic designer!) and word of mouth about your gorgeous branding packages is starting to spread. You’re ready to make things business-official. But what about legal for your new graphic design or branding business?
    What do you even need to tackle and when? What are the things that could go wrong that you don’t know you need to worry about?
    In this episode, we’ll cover:
    Why you should always start your client relationship w

    • 30 min
    Your contracts WON’T WORK without this one simple thing (S5E146)

    Your contracts WON’T WORK without this one simple thing (S5E146)

    The only thing worse than not protecting your business at all is putting legal protections in place -- but not following through so that they’re actually effective.
    You probably know by now that I think contracts are the simplest, best way to protect your online business. But if you don’t get them signed, they won’t do you any good if you run into an issue.
    In this episode, we’ll cover:
    What a signed contract really means
    What types of agreements MUST be in writing (we think all agreements shoul

    • 20 min
    The quickest way to lose your house because of your business (S5E145)

    The quickest way to lose your house because of your business (S5E145)

    As much as we don’t want to think about things going wrong in our business, calculating risk is part of being a responsible business owner.
    So how can you set up your business when you’re just getting started to make sure your personal home, car, bank accounts, and other assets are protected if something happens later? What role does insurance play in managing risk and do you even need to form a corporate entity at all?
    In this episode, we’ll cover:
    The best way to protect your personal as

    • 34 min

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