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Your Legal Requirements as an Affiliate or Influencer

November 8 2022
Affiliate marketing (also known as influencer marketing!), is a great way to diversify and add in...
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How to Increase Your Rates as a Freelancer

October 20 2022
Pricing your services as a freelancer or contractor can be tricky when you’re just starting out, ...
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Is your Website ready for Black Friday?

October 12 2022
As soon as the calendar turns to October it seems like every business starts talking about Black ...
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Who Owns Copyright in my Brand Photos?

September 24 2022
Whether you’re a brand photographer, commercial photographer, or someone who is hiring a photogra...
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How to Legally Collect and Use Testimonials

September 6 2022

When it comes to running and promoting a business, learning to leverage client testimonials can be your not-so-secret weapon for converting leads into high-paying clients.

There’s no doubt testimonials are one of the most persuasive and compelling ways to show you provide an incredible product or service. 

And you guessed it, there’s a right and wrong way to use your client testimonials, legally speaking. 

Do I Need Insurance for my Online Business?

Do I Need Insurance for my Online Business?

August 8 2022

With so many types of insurance for online businesses out there, it can be quite confusing to decide whether you need insurance as an online business owner and if so, what you need and what you don’t. It’s important to look at your business, your clients, and the potential risks (especially cyber risks!) involved in your work when deciding what insurance policies to take out. Let’s dive into the most important things you need to know about insurance for online service providers!

Podcast: Should I Incorporate My Business? And other questions I get asked all the time!

Podcast: Should I Incorporate My Business? And other questions I get asked all the time!

July 25 2022
It’s so important to legally protect your business but it can be super overwhelming. Whether you are sorting out whether it makes sense to incorporate your business, trying to find a great contract template to protect you or figuring out the difference between a contractor and an employee, having relevant and actionable legal information can make all the difference!
10 Must Have Clauses for your Life Coaching Contract

10 Must Have Clauses for your Life Coaching Contract

July 25 2022

Life coaching is an ever-growing industry these days. With more and more people becoming coaches, the need for solid contracts and legal guidance in this space is paramount. It’s important to establish the guidelines and parameters of your coaching relationship in order to protect yourself, your business, and your clients. If you’re a life coach or thinking about becoming one, check out these 10 must have clauses for your life coaching contract. 

Are E-Signatures Legal?

Are E-Signatures Legal?

July 14 2022
Using e-signatures, especially with your contracts as an online business owner, is super handy. E-signatures make it easy for your clients to sign your contract and return it back to you so you can start working together ASAP. Here's what you need to know about the legality of e-signatures and the benefits of them.
What is a Disclaimer and Do I Need One?

What is a Disclaimer and Do I Need One?

July 7 2022
Disclaimers are all around us. Business owners, especially those in the online space, should use disclaimers that apply directly to their business. Read on for a few key pieces of information to keep in mind in order to use disclaimers effectively and legally in your business. 
Podcast: Scaling an Online Business, The Power of Referral Partners and Building a Strong Affiliate Network

Podcast: Scaling an Online Business, The Power of Referral Partners and Building a Strong Affiliate Network

June 14 2022
Wondering what to queue up in your earbuds next? I recently had the opportunity to sit down with ...
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When Do I Need to Use a Non-Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”)?

June 2 2022
"Non-disclosure Agreements"  "Confidentiality Agreements" It's quite likely you'll come across o...
Important Terms for Your Virtual Assistant Agreement

Important Terms for Your Virtual Assistant Agreement

May 8 2022
Virtual Assistants are becoming more and more in demand, and for good reason! With the uptick in ...
Podcast: The Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship and Protecting Your Business with Contracts that Work as Hard as You Do

Podcast: The Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship and Protecting Your Business with Contracts that Work as Hard as You Do

May 2 2022
This was such a fun episode to record! I sat down with Sara and Teri, founders of @saveherseat an...
How To Handle Scope Creep As An Online Business Owner

How to Deal with Scope Creep in your Business

March 11 2022
Scope Creep: when the scope of work creeps outside the original scope of services outlined in your client contract. Scope creep can impact your business growth, mental health, and definitely your bottom line.

Learn how to recognize, handle and respond to scope creep in your business with these easy to use tips and example responses.
2022 Wedding Boom Contract Tips

Is your Contract Wedding Season Ready?

March 2 2022

It’s no secret that many weddings have been put on hold over the past couple of years. Between the COVID 19 pandemic and the financial hardships people faced during quarantines and lockdowns, weddings were not at the top of the list. 

But (thankfully), that’s all predicted to change and a 2022 wedding boom is on the horizon!

Check out these 7 tips for ensuring your wedding/event planning or services business is prepared and ready to take advantage of this wedding boom! 

What freelancers need to know about copyrights

What Freelancers Need To Know About Copyrights

February 16 2022
As a freelancer, it is essential to understand copyrights and the laws around them. Not only is this important to protect your own work as a freelancer, but also the work of your clients. It can often be confusing to know exactly what copyright is and what it protects. Read on to learn exactly what freelancers need to know about copyrights. 
Podcast: Legal Contracts Every Small Business Owner Needs in their Business

Podcast: Legal Contracts Every Small Business Owner Needs in their Business

February 5 2022
Laura Kelly, a business coach and host of "You Might Not Like It" and I connected on Instagram an...
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Do I Really Need a Privacy Policy on my Website?

February 4 2022

When it comes to building your own website, there are some key website policies you’ll want to have in place to protect yourself, your customers, and ensure your website is legally set up for success.

 I was honoured to be interviewed by design and creative strategist, Abigail Regucera, where I shared 5 reasons why you need a privacy policy and terms of use on your website. 

Legal Considerations When Making Your 2022 Biz Resolutions

Legal Considerations When Making Your 2022 Biz Resolutions

December 16 2021
Are you in the process of setting New Year's resolutions? Be sure to check out these legal considerations when making your 2022 biz resolutions.
The Right Way to Make Changes to your Contract

The Right Way to Make Changes to your Contract

November 12 2021
You know what they say “The only one true constant is change” It’s inevitable that at some point ...
How to Give Your Business a Fall Refresh

How to Give Your Business a Fall Refresh

September 27 2021

There is a certain magic that comes as we roll into September, isn't there? It's typically known as back-to-school, but I think of it as back-to-business too. After taking it a little easy during the busy months of summer, where clients are off sunbathing and business slows down a little, September hits and we have a new energy to bring back to business. 

6 Things to Consider before Using Influencers in your Business

6 Things to Consider before Using Influencers in your Business

August 15 2021
If you’re looking to seriously scale your product-based business, it’s likely that you’ve conside...
Why You Need a Will (Even if You Think You Don’t)

Why You Need a Will (Even if You Think You Don’t)

June 23 2021
*Note: Daniel Goldgut is a past colleague of mine and I couldn't be more excited to hear that he...
4 Must Have Contract Clauses for Social Media Managers

4 Must Have Contract Clauses for Social Media Managers

May 25 2021
Social media.    Love it or hate it, you can't deny It’s an incredible tool that’s allowed us to ...
My Client won't sign my contract...now what?

My Client won't sign my contract...now what?

May 18 2021
Picture this: You just got off an incredible discovery call with your dream client that left you ...
The 5 Biggest Mistakes Freelancers Make (and how to avoid them)

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Freelancers Make (and how to avoid them)

April 13 2021
Whatever stage of business you're in, there's lots of learning that comes with the entrepreneuria...
How Creators Can Protect Their Work Online

How Creators Can Protect Their Work Online

March 5 2021
The online landscape has changed the way we interact, how we communicate, and the way we share in...
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Contract Essentials for Wedding Photographers

February 4 2021
Weddings are a high-stakes business.  While there’s no doubt it’s an honour to be chosen to captu...
Creating your 2021 COVID Plan

Creating your 2021 COVID Plan

January 15 2021
Well, it looks like COVID19 and the fallout is here to stay for awhile. Even with the roll out of...
Independent Contractors v. Employees - Do you know the difference?

Independent Contractors v. Employees - Do you know the difference?

January 4 2021
Before you hire your next team member, it's important that you first understand the difference be...
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Are you a Coach? Read this before you book your next Client!

October 20 2020
If you're a business coach, health coach, finance coach or providing any kind of coaching service...
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3 Legal Must-Haves Before Launching Your Online Course

October 17 2020
The world of online courses is booming.   Forbes predicts that the e-learning sector will be a $3...
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My journey to launch Contracts Market - Q+A with Female CoFounder

October 17 2020
Wondering how the heck Contracts Market came to be? Well a lot of blood, sweat, tears and well...drafting contracts!
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Should I Incorporate My Business? Read this First!

August 6 2020
One of the most common questions I get asked as a lawyer is "Should I incorporate?" And I hate to...
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3 Contracts You Need to Protect your Business

August 6 2020
Congratulations!  You did it - You started your own business! Now that you're an entrepreneur, it...