19 episodes

This podcast helps creatives launch and scale their online businesses with confidence, while being sure they stay legally legit. Do you need help deciding upon the best way to start an online business? How about help scaling your online business? Well, friends, we've got you covered. Welcome to the "Legals & Biz with Riz" podcast, a weekly show that's dedicated to helping online businesses build their empires and thrive. Each week, host, lawyer and entrepreneur Riz McDonald will provide you with practical tips and tricks and provide legal resources - minus the legalese and billable hourly rate. Riz has experience launching and scaling a successful e-commerce business and has an intimate knowledge of what it takes to grow and scale an online business on a shoestring budget, combined with over 16 years of legal experience. We are more than a virtual law firm. So let's get building your online business empire with a solid foundation! Annnnd let's be friends. Join us @founddlegal on Instagram!

Legals & Biz with Riz Riz McDonald

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This podcast helps creatives launch and scale their online businesses with confidence, while being sure they stay legally legit. Do you need help deciding upon the best way to start an online business? How about help scaling your online business? Well, friends, we've got you covered. Welcome to the "Legals & Biz with Riz" podcast, a weekly show that's dedicated to helping online businesses build their empires and thrive. Each week, host, lawyer and entrepreneur Riz McDonald will provide you with practical tips and tricks and provide legal resources - minus the legalese and billable hourly rate. Riz has experience launching and scaling a successful e-commerce business and has an intimate knowledge of what it takes to grow and scale an online business on a shoestring budget, combined with over 16 years of legal experience. We are more than a virtual law firm. So let's get building your online business empire with a solid foundation! Annnnd let's be friends. Join us @founddlegal on Instagram!

    19. IP Ownership & Design Platforms

    19. IP Ownership & Design Platforms

    Hello Everyone! Welcome to Episode 19 of Legals and Biz with Riz! Today, I’ll be talking about IP Ownership & Design Platforms 

    These days, doing a Google search and coming across a website or platform that can hook you up with designers or DYI designs are all the rage. Canva, Vistaprint, Upwork, you name it. They’re all over the web, they’re easy to use, and they’re more affordable than hiring a design firm to do the work for you. 

    All that being said, it isn’t as cut and dry as it seems. All of these sites have terms and conditions. You know those things that most people scroll through without reading, just so they can hit the “I accept” button? Yeah. Those. Those niggly things are actually pretty dang important when it comes to getting clarity on whether or not you will actually end up owning that design you just created or had someone throw together for you...yeah. It may not be yours at all. And you could end up copping some flak if you don’t do your homework before you have someone on Airtasker design a campaign for you. Are you clear on trade marks? Copyright.  

    If you’re starting to get the sweats, don’t worry - we’ve got you. Listen up Episode 19 of Legals and Biz with Riz so you can get some clarity before you start using designs that aren’t yours to build that business empire. Stay legit.  
     

    LINKS IN THIS EPISODE 

    Book a free consultation 

    Course - Tricks of the Trade Mark 

    Foundd Legal Contract templates 
     
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    DISCLAIMER 

    The content provided in this podcast is intended to provide commentary and general information in an informal style and should not be relied upon in place of hiring your own lawyer.  Furthermore, it does not create a client-lawyer relationship between you and Riz McDonald or with Foundd Legal. We love to keep you informed but our podcasts are not intended to be relied upon as legal advice. We advise you to seek legal counsel for up-to-the-minute advice and proper addressing of your queries and concerns. Any information you may provide by using this content is not privileged or confidential.  

    • 8 min
    18. 8 Things Your Business Should Do This Week!

    18. 8 Things Your Business Should Do This Week!

    Hello Everyone! Welcome to Episode 18 of Legals and Biz with Riz! Today, I’ll be talking about 8 Things Your Business Should Do This Week. 

    It's super important that you take the time to check in frequently on different areas of your business, particularly during the tough times but also as a matter of good practice.  If you find yourself with a little more time on your hands (and if you don’t make time!), focus inward on your own work. From negotiating payment plans and auditing your business to revamping your marketing plan, we’ve got a list of 8 things your business should do this week to get back on your A-game or stay on your A-game.  

     

    LINKS IN THIS EPISODE 

    https://www.ato.gov.au/ 

    https://treasury.gov.au/ 

    https://foundd-legal.mykajabi.com/Tricks-of-the-Trade-Mark 

    https://www.businessaustralia.com/campaigns/free-business-grant-finder 

    https://australiangrants.org/ 
     
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    • 7 min
    17. Course Creators: Protecting Your Intellectual Property

    17. Course Creators: Protecting Your Intellectual Property

    Hello Everyone! Welcome to Episode 17 of Legals and Biz with Riz! Today, I’ll be talking about how Course Creators can protect their Intellectual Property. 

    If you’re ready to get down with hugely important insight into how to protect your Intellectual Property, then you’re in the right place;) Outside of payment and having the appropriate disclaimers stating that you can’t guarantee results of the course you offer, protecting your IP is the highest risk that you need to cover as a course creator. So let’s talk about copyright in your content, how to protect it, terms and conditions, trademarks and the other goodies you need to be aware of to cover your brilliant course creator arse. 

     

    LINKS IN THIS EPISODE 

    https://founddlegal.com/blogs/podcast/15-challenges-and-benefits-of-launching-an-online-course 

    Essential Legal Kit for Online Course Creators 

    The Course Creators Checklist 

    https://founddlegal.com/products/copyright-licence-agreement-contract-template

    https://foundd-legal.mykajabi.com/Tricks-of-the-Trade-Mark 

     
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    Don’t want to miss an episode?  Then subscribe to Legals & Biz with Riz!  I’ll be mixing up my regular episodes with sneaky little bonus episodes and you definitely don't want to miss those! 
    If you’re feeling the love and want to share some around, I’d truly appreciate it if you could leave me a review! Taking the time to leave a review means so much, and it would also ensure that other people get to hear about me, too! What can I say? I love the love.  So go ahead, it’ll only take a minute! In iTunes, select  “Ratings and Reviews”, select the stars icon to leave your rating then click “Write a Review” button, this will open up a pop-up window for you to write and submit a review!  Easy peasy. Let me know what you liked about the podcast and I’ll make sure to create more content around your faves. Thank you so much!
     
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    Foundd Legal Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com.au/founddlegal/

    • 8 min
    16. Intellectual Property Factsheet

    16. Intellectual Property Factsheet

    Hello Everyone! Welcome to Episode 16 of Legals and Biz with Riz! Today, I’ll be talking about Intellectual Property. 

    Ever wonder what happens after you create some freaking brilliant content? An awesome image? A clever creative course? What the heck does ‘intellectual property’ even mean, exactly? If you’re wondering about that wonderful intellectual property, “the property of your mind, or proprietary knowledge”, trying to sort out why it’s important, who owns it, licensing and permissions, and so much more little golden nuggets!  If you want to keep yourself protected while at the same time monetise your genius, have a listen to Episode 16 of Legals and Biz with Riz  Intellectual Property Fact Sheet and you can get the skinny on all things IP. Find out the answers to questions like: Who owns IP? What does it mean to license IP? Can I keep my rights as an owner if I license or assign my IP? What are moral rights? And more...more! We promise we made it more interesting than the average legal podcast! Hit up our podcast and listen up! 

     

    LINKS IN THIS EPISODE 

    Tricks of the Trade Mark FREE Masterclass https://foundd-legal.mykajabi.com/totm-masterclass 

    How to transfer my trade mark to another business https://founddlegal.com/blogs/legal-resources/how-do-i-transfer-ownership-of-my-trade-mark-to-another-business 

     
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    If you’re feeling the love and want to share some around, I’d truly appreciate it if you could leave me a review! Taking the time to leave a review means so much, and it would also ensure that other people get to hear about me, too! What can I say? I love the love.  So go ahead, it’ll only take a minute! In iTunes, select  “Ratings and Reviews”, select the stars icon to leave your rating then click “Write a Review” button, this will open up a pop-up window for you to write and submit a review!  Easy peasy. Let me know what you liked about the podcast and I’ll make sure to create more content around your faves. Thank you so much!
     
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    • 8 min
    15. Benefits and Challenges of Creating an Online Course

    15. Benefits and Challenges of Creating an Online Course

    Hello Everyone! Welcome to Episode 15 of Legals and Biz with Riz! Today, I’ll be talking about the Challenges and Benefits of Launching an Online Course. 

    Building a course from scratch is a helluva lotta work. Like crazy amounts of work. But for me, it was also one of the most rewarding experiences of my career and my life in general! I stepped up and stepped out in a new way, learned so much myself and most importantly, was able to impart some pretty cool knowledge onto some amazing humans. I loved it! Are you one of those people who’ve thought about starting your own ecourse but froze, feeling like the whole thing was just too overwhelming? Maybe it’s time you get back to jumping on that course creation train!  

    The benefits are pretty awesome, from the obvious passive income of a side hustle, to the chance to have more freedom, flexibility and notoriety in your field. You need to love what you do, but if you have that on your side, you can totally make your idea a reality. And we want to help you make it happen.  

     
    LINKS IN THIS EPISODE
    Essential Legal Kit for Online Course Creators
    The Course Creators Checklist 
     
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    Don’t want to miss an episode?  Then subscribe to Legals & Biz with Riz!  I’ll be mixing up my regular episodes with sneaky little bonus episodes and you definitely don't want to miss those! 
    If you’re feeling the love and want to share some around, I’d truly appreciate it if you could leave me a review! Taking the time to leave a review means so much, and it would also ensure that other people get to hear about me, too! What can I say? I love the love.  So go ahead, it’ll only take a minute! In iTunes, select  “Ratings and Reviews”, select the stars icon to leave your rating then click “Write a Review” button, this will open up a pop-up window for you to write and submit a review!  Easy peasy. Let me know what you liked about the podcast and I’ll make sure to create more content around your faves. Thank you so much!
     
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    • 16 min
    14. 3 Things that Put Your Business at Risk

    14. 3 Things that Put Your Business at Risk

    Hello Everyone! Welcome to Episode 14 of Legals and Biz with Riz! Today, I’ll be talking about the 3 things that could be putting your business at risk.
    When you have put every ounce of yourself into something - a new business, a new project or idea - you want to make sure that it has legs to stand on and that it’ll be a success. Watching all of that blood, sweat and tears crash down around you would be a devastating thing! And we refuse to stand by and let it happen! So. Here are a few things to think about while you’re sweating and tearing and…blood letting…? That’s a weird saying. But, we digress.
    Here are 3 things that put your business at risk.
    1️⃣ Not having a privacy policy. Get on this. It’s a legal requirement if you’re having clients or customers sharing any information with you at all, even just an email address for your newsletter. Cover your arse.
    2️⃣ Not having legal contracts. A pinky promise or a hand shake just doesn’t cut it these days, folks. You have to get everything down on paper. Due dates. Pay rates. Number of revisions. Scope. Rights. Then make sure both parties sign on the dotted lines.
    3️⃣ Not trade marking your brilliant brand and business! You may be thinking, hey I’ll get there once I start making money. But that’s a big ol’ mistake, friends. By that point, someone else could have swept your brilliant brand or business name right out from under you. Because you know, people can be jerks sometimes. So when you know you’re in it to win it, get on the trade mark.
    These 3 steps can get you started on the right foot early on, so you can stay focused on your brilliant ideas and building that empire! Now get to it, friends!
     
    LINKS IN THIS EPISODE
    Privacy Act - Small Business (oaic.gov.au)
    Free Course - 5 Days to Scaling a Legally Legit Online Business
     
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    Don’t want to miss an episode?  Then subscribe to Legals & Biz with Riz!  I’ll be mixing up my regular episodes with sneaky little bonus episodes and you definitely don't want to miss those! 
    If you’re feeling the love and want to share some around, I’d truly appreciate it if you could leave me a review! Taking the time to leave a review means so much, and it would also ensure that other people get to hear about me, too! What can I say? I love the love.  So go ahead, it’ll only take a minute! In iTunes, select  “Ratings and Reviews”, select the stars icon to leave your rating then click “Write a Review” button, this will open up a pop-up window for you to write and submit a review!  Easy peasy. Let me know what you liked about the podcast and I’ll make sure to create more content around your faves. Thank you so much!
     
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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

Leapin2Literacy ,

Great podcast for quick and helpful tips!

I love listening to Legals and Biz as I have learned so much about ways my business can stay on track with the financial and legal side of things. Riz explains everything in an easy-to-understand method and it’s a quick ten minutes or so for everything I need to know. I am learning a lot, thanks Riz! Allison with Leap into Literacy

Michelle_AugustStudios ,

Informative and fun

It’s a pleasure to listen to, legal info shared in a way that isn’t stale and you can understand. Riz truly wants to help people build their business the right way, without the legal jargon but with all the knowledge. Thanks Riz, looking forward to hearing more!

AmTickell ,

Extremely Informative AND Fun to Listen to!

How often do you get a podcast that talks about legal and business that is also a joy to listen to? Riz has a lot of experience under her belt and she shares it with confidence, knowledge and the perfect amount of cheek. Great podcast - highly recommned to anyone looking to grow or scale their biz!

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