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Legal Steps Every Business Owner Should Take

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Class Introduction

Christina Scalera

Legal Steps Every Business Owner Should Take

Christina Scalera

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Lesson Info

1. Class Introduction

Lesson Info

Class Introduction

Hey I'm Christina Scalera, the attorney and founder behind The Contract Shop and I'm so excited to be talking to you today about the legal essentials that you need as you start, or just get your business legit for the first time maybe, so let's get right into what these legal essentials are. Before we do that, I wanna talk a little bit about what's holding you back because a lot of you have told me in conversations privately, in groups, in different scenarios, that there are four key things that are holding you back from taking care of the legal things in your life. So the first thing to talk about is the permanence of this. A lot of you guys are scared that when you are dealing with the legal things in your business, this is a permanent mark that goes in your record somewhere as if this is middle school all over again, that if you don't do it correctly the first time, you are not going to enjoy the benefit of getting things done well, and out of the way. So how do you deal with the pe...

rmanence of this situation? Well let's talk about the other three things that are holding you back, and then move forward with the steps that you can take today that are going to make sure that even though this is permanent, it's something that can help you, it can build your business, and it can really support the life and the business that you are creating. So the second thing that is holding people back is overwhelm and overwhelm means that you don't know where to start. You know that you should take care of the legal essentials of your business, but you have no idea what that even looks like. The third thing that's holding people back is ignorance. Maybe you just don't even know what you need to learn about, you don't even, the whole concept of anything legal is scary and you just don't even know where to start. So unlike the overwhelm aspect where you know all of the things that you should be doing, but you don't know where to start, in the ignorance fear, you are holding yourself back because you don't even know what you should be considering. And then finally the overwhelming, overarching thing that we're talking about here is just pure fear. Legal stuff can be really scary, it can be something that you're not familiar with, it's something that our society has told us is for attorneys not laypeople, not business people, but I'm here to show you today that that isn't necessarily true, that there's a lot that you can do to help yourself and your business to succeed, and grow, and just protect yourself, so let's get right into that. Right before we do that though, one last reminder that this quote from Doctor Martin Luther King can help you get through the rest of the presentation. So you might not know exactly how this is all going to look in your business, how it's all going to pan out, but you can be confident that once you start taking some of these steps, even if they're little tiny, baby steps up the ladder, that they are going to set you up for success later, that they're going to be helpful, and they are going to help you to succeed and to manifest the business, and the profits that you want to see in your life.

Class Description

The content and opinions expressed in this course are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem

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Navigating the legal waters when it comes to your business can feel overwhelming. Attorney Christina Scalera breaks down all the information that you need to know, empowering you to run your business with confidence. This class will teach you:

  • The differences between an LLC, a sole proprietorship and an S corp -- and which one is right for you

  • How to protect your business with legally sound contracts and where to find them

  • What to do when faced with a dispute

By the end of this class, you’ll be able to start the process of setting up your business structure, follow legal best practices and understand the resources available to you.

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Every minute of this is filled with such valuable info! She covers every legal topic you could possibly need to know about as a creative small business owner and clarifies lots of confusing topics. I feel super confident about my small business ownership after watching this. Thank you Christina!

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I loved this course! Covered so many topics I've been wondering about in an easy and understandable way!! Brilliant! Thank you!


Amazing! This stuff can be so hard to try and wrap your brain around but this is simple, easy to follow advice.