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How to Pay Yourself and your Team Members as a Small Business Owner hiring how to resources Jun 15, 2022

This blog post is based on bookkeeping tips and wisdom local Colorado bookkeeper Heather Byron generously shared with Creatives Learn Law.

 

In our last blog we covered a bit of bookkeeping 101 to get you started in your small business and talked about what type of financial statements small...

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Small Business Bookkeeping - Where to Start? how to resources small business Jun 07, 2022

This blog post is based on bookkeeping tips and wisdom local Colorado bookkeeper Heather Byron generously shared with Creatives Learn Law.

If you’re new to running a small business, unless you’re a financial professional, chances are good that the hardest part of running your business...

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Do I Need A Trademark for My Small Business? legal tips resources small business May 06, 2022

Have you ever thought about getting a trademark for your small business? Why do small businesses get trademarks? It’s not a quick, cheap, or easy thing to do, so today we are covering what type of businesses can benefit most from the trademark process and some things to expect. 

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How Does the Trademark Process Work? how to legal tips small business May 06, 2022

In our last blog we talked about who should or shouldn’t consider registering a trademark for a small business. Once you have decided that it’s time to pursue a trademark for your business, you might be wondering where to start or how the process works, so let’s get into it!

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Should I Use a Non-disclosure or Non-compete with my Employee? hiring legal tips small business May 03, 2022

So – you’re ready to hire an employee in your creative small business. Maybe you’re a photographer looking to hire an associate photographer, or a designer looking to bring on an assistant. Whatever kinds of services or products you offer, you may be concerned about protecting...

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How Much Should I Pay my First Employee? hiring how to small business Apr 19, 2022

If you’re used to paying an independent contractor’s invoice and calling it a day, leaving your contractor to figure out how much and when to pay taxes, payroll may feel like uncharted territory. I’m sure you know that how much you pay your employees depends on the role, the...

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Do I Need a Contract with my Employee? hiring legal tips small business Apr 06, 2022

If you’re used to working with independent contractors or if you’ve worked as one yourself, you know that contractor agreements can get very long and very detailed, covering in-depth what each party can and can’t do. 

 

But when you’re hiring an employee, it...

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When to Use a Trade Name creatives legal tips small business Mar 15, 2022

Are you thinking of making some changes in your business? Maybe adding a new line of service under a new brand, rebranding, or changing your business’s name? If you’re exploring any of these options, you might be wondering if a trade name is right for you. Today we are covering trade...

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How to Set Up a Business Partnership for Success creatives legal tips small business Mar 02, 2022

In 2021 I went through what lawyers call a “business divorce.” I promise it’s not as bad as it sounds! My former partner, Ashley, and I decided to part ways for reasons that benefited both of us and while there were some tough conversations along the way, all was well in the end...

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