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Legal Tips for Podcasters
Legal Tips for Podcasters

Previously known as “audio blogs.” Podcasts have quickly become this generation’s version of radio shows. Since Apple introduced Podcasts on iTunes in 2005, the market for podcasts has only increased, and they have come to cover every topic from politics, to health,...

Do I need an LLC for my coaching business?

Do I need an LLC for my coaching business?

We recommend that you get an LLC for your coaching business, but I do think you could justify waiting longer in a coaching business than some other higher-risk businesses. For example, if you were a personal trainer or anything related to physical and health, the risk...

Get an EIN Number for Your LLC

Get an EIN Number for Your LLC

Sole Proprietor's do not need an EIN. But, most Sole Proprietors really don't need to be doing business without an LLC. Here's why. An EIN is like a business's social security number. It tells the IRS who the business is. Single-member LLCs don't always require them....

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How to Choose A Business Partner

How to Choose A Business Partner

First and foremost, make sure you truly need a business partner. Life can be simpler if you are the one in charge and just hire people to perform other services that are needed. At our law firm, we, unfortunately, see that business partners who failed to have the...

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Legal Checklist for Starting a Fishing Guide Business

Legal Checklist for Starting a Fishing Guide Business

Fishing guides and boat captains live a fun and exciting life. It’s one thing to know catch limits and the rules of waterway navigation, but understanding the legal side of business is important too. If not, you might find yourself in hot water. Don’t zoom through...

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Is Your Home At Risk from Your Side Business?

Is Your Home At Risk from Your Side Business?

If you are using an LLC or other legal entity (and using it correctly), then no probably not (unless you personally commit a tort or wrongdoing like punching someone). If you are a sole proprietor, then you need to understand your states’ homestead protections. What...

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Sole Proprietorship Examples Show Why You Need an LLC

Sole Proprietorship Examples Show Why You Need an LLC

“The Hunter Range” is a skeet shooting course for beginners. The owner, Hunter Holiday, is a master marketer full of novel ideas. “The Hunter Range” is his latest. Along with options for shooting, “The Hunter Range” has a small restaurant with seating overlooking the...

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Startup Legal Requirements You Can’t Afford to Skip

Startup Legal Requirements You Can’t Afford to Skip

You want to start a business or recently started one, but you want to do it the right way. Why? Well, because you want to run your business the right way and doing legal right is part of that. And, because you want to protect your personal assets. And your business...

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Legal Checklist for Starting a Cleaning Business

Legal Checklist for Starting a Cleaning Business

The cleaning business has endless opportunities – everyone needs detailed cleaning (from their home to their business), but few have the time and resources to clean well. Operating a cleaning business might seem straightforward, but there are legal requirements you...

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Legal Contracts Every Artist Must Have

Legal Contracts Every Artist Must Have

A painting is damaged during shipment. Your commission check arrives, but it’s substantially less than you expected. A buyer returns your work demanding a refund. Your sculpture collects dust in a gallery for years. A gallerist hosting your work begins representing...

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