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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.

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.

    How to avoid 99% of legal issues in your web design business (S5E157)

    How to avoid 99% of legal issues in your web design business (S5E157)

    Web design is one of the most collaborative creative service relationships we see at the AWB Firm. Because of this unique relationship, it can be especially easy to find yourself dealing with things like scope creep and delays caused by your client.
    The best way to avoid these issues altogether is… you guessed it… to use a rock solid client contract. But what terms should you include to make sure you’re covered? And that you’re also fair to your client?
    In this episode, we’ll cover:

    • 32 min
    Growing your membership site with Britt Seva (S5E156)

    Growing your membership site with Britt Seva (S5E156)

    Losing sleep worrying over your business is no fun. But Britt Seva, founder of Thrivers Society, found herself in that exact situation before she decided to take care of the legal blindspots in her business.
    Learn how Britt has built an extremely successful membership business model by starting small and growing smart.
    In this episode, we’ll cover:
    Why starting micro (especially when it comes to courses + memberships) can be your best way to scale
    Why doing 1:1 work FIRST is an essential step to grow

    • 35 min
    What’s the real cost of your membership site? (S5E155)

    What’s the real cost of your membership site? (S5E155)

    Membership sites and online communities are some of the most popular business models in the online world. They allow your business (and consistent revenue) to grow quickly and reach more people without necessarily adding more work to your plate.
    But to anyone who’s ever seen a discussion around social issues turn ugly, or found your own resources pop up on someone else’s site, you know that there are lots of things that can go wrong in the membership site/ online community business model if you don’t

    • 38 min
    Designing your business with interior designer Kendall Simmons (S5E154)

    Designing your business with interior designer Kendall Simmons (S5E154)

    Interior design can transform the dullest of spaces in your home into an inspiring retreat. But there’s a lot more to a gorgeous design concept than meets the eye. Managing client expectations, coordinating countless vendors, and even a little marriage counseling from time to time.
    A designer’s work is complex and requires a lot of focus on process, efficiency, and client relationships - something that Nashville designer Kendall Simmons navigates with grace and ease.
    Enjoy this behind-the-scenes pe

    • 44 min
    How your interior design business can cost you BIG (S5E153)

    How your interior design business can cost you BIG (S5E153)

    To an outsider, interior design or decorating can seem like a fun and easy gig. You pick paint colors, recommend a few pieces of furniture, top your vision off with a few accessories. Done! But actually, interior design and decorator contracts are some of the more complex contracts we work on at the AWB Firm, with moving parts like who’s responsible for install, will you pass along your designer discount to your client, if you hire a photographer can your client use

    • 38 min
    Scaling in copywriting with Ashlyn Carter (S5E152)

    Scaling in copywriting with Ashlyn Carter (S5E152)

    Copywriting can be intimidating to a lot of online business owners. It seems like an elusive yet necessary skill to running your business successfully and increasing sales. But copywriting genius Ashlyn Carter joined us in this episode to give a behind-the-scenes peek at what starting and growing her agency/curriculum-based business looks like, including some pretty big legal lessons she’s learned along the way.
    In this episode, we’ll cover:
    How Ashlyn learned the importance of client contracts the ha

    • 41 min

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