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Legal Documents Your Business Needs
If you’re here, you’re a busy business owner. You don’t have time to research the legal documents you need for your business, or even the time to research an attorney you then have to pay by the hour. This checklist will walk you through what you need step-by-step, by business type, to help point you in the right direction.
Is your website legally compliant?
If you collect any personal information through form submissions, analytics, cookies or purchases, your website must meet minimum compliance standards. Otherwise, you’re vulnerable to fines and some payment processors won’t process payments you receive from clients. Terms and Conditions policies dictate, amongst other things, what behavior is allowed and is not allowed on your website, and a Disclaimer Policy is critical for limiting your liability should someone use or misuse any information you present and get hurt or somehow experience damages. It’s also where most business owners disclose affiliate links, ads, etc.
Our comprehensive guide walks you through these policies and the various compliance requirements for websites in 2020, why they matter and how to make sure you’re staying on top of it all.
5 Things To Consider Before Filing For Trademark Protection
A trademark can be a hugely valuable asset to any business owner, providing benefits including brand protection and exclusivity. The trademark process can be lengthy and expensive, however. If you’re considering a trademark in the United States, check out this list of 5 things to consider before filing an application. It can help you decide whether what you’re trying to trademark can be trademarked, and some preliminary steps you can take before filing to better evaluate whether your application may be accepted.
If you’re running a business, likely you’re using photos somewhere-on your webpage, your social media platforms, your digital products or marketing. Did you know you need a commercial license when using stock photos for your business? Or that taking a photo from Google can land you in legal hot water (i.e. fines and/or lawsuits). Avoid potential copyright infringement issues with this guide, which vets free and paid stock photo sites, and tells you what you need to know regarding license requirements for using stock photos in your business.
INSTAGRAM BEST PRACTICES
Did you know that sharing a photo or piece of content you didn’t create is copyright infringement? Even if you use a repost app? And even if you tag the creator? Instagram presents an interesting situation where most of the time, people are happy to have their content shared, but it’s still technically copyright infringement if you don’t have permission, so it’s important to be aware of Instagram best practices, especially if you’re using your Instagram account for business. Check out this infographic for more.
How to Maximize Your Coaching Agreement
Did you know your Coaching Agreement can not only be a legal protective shield for you, it can also help you grow your business? If you don’t yet have a Coaching Agreement, this webinar will explain why you need one ASAP, and how you can get a great one in place quickly.
Already have a Coaching Agreement? Learn strategies you can implement in your Agreement to protect you more comprehensively, ensure you get paid regardless of the circumstances, restore your sanity with better boundary protection, and grow your business.
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