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Ready to get your legal ducks in a row? The Legal Road Map® blog & podcast is a must for the ambitious online business owner with a rocket strapped to their back. Stop scrolling for legal advice in Google and instead confidently scale your business to the next level with the right legal protections at the right time.

Hosted by Autumn Witt Boyd, an experienced lawyer who helps ambitious and creative business owners reach their big goals. Together with her team, Autumn guides coaches, memberships, course creators + educators, agencies + experts as they grow. She has special expertise in copyright and trademark issues, and her firm offers full-service legal support to creative businesses.

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Membership sites and online communities are some of the most popular business models in the online world. They allow your business (and consistent revenue) to grow quickly and reach more people without necessarily adding more work to your plate.
The words you write help business owners sell their products or services like hotcakes. Word of mouth is starting to do its thing and you’ve got a waitlist of people dying to have you write copy for their emails, sales page, or website.

Signature offers, growing a team, landing big clients, proprietary methods, taking care of legal, and more. This interview with Kathleen Shannon and Tara Street of Braid Creative will give you a behind-the-scenes peek into growing a successful graphic design and branding agency, and how a contract helped them feel confident enough to stick to their guns to work with Brené Brown.

You obviously have your logo design skills nailed down (hello, graphic designer!) and word of mouth about your gorgeous branding packages is starting to spread. You’re ready to make things business-official. But what about legal for your new graphic design or branding business?

The only thing worse than not protecting your business at all is putting legal protections in place -- but not following through so that they’re actually effective.

You probably know by now that I think contracts are the simplest, best way to protect your online business. But if you don’t get them signed, they won’t do you any good if you run into an issue.

Boss lawyer-turned-strategist Heather Hubbard shares her experience making the leap into entrepreneurship, why contracts are critical, and her recent Legal VIP Day experience with the AWB Firm.
Physician-turned-life-coach Katrina Ubell shares her experience growing her weight loss coaching business and the importance of using contracts.
Celebrity copywriter Laura Belgray dishes on what it’s like to co-produce an online course with Marie Forleo, how she reluctantly shifted from high-end service provider to course creator, and more.
You’re a busy entrepreneur, and you *probably* can’t handle every single task it takes to create a successful online course.  You'll likely need to enlist the help of graphic designers, copywriters, videographers, and more to complete your online course.
Growing a business to the point where it’s producing steady revenue is a milestone accomplishment for any business owner. But what are you doing to protect your revenue stream(s)? And when the time comes to grow your team, how are you making sure that the very things that make your business successful are protected?
Most businesses these days have a website. With all the online platforms available, it’s easier than ever to DIY this business essential. But one area of your website that you definitely don’t want to DIY is contracts: privacy policy, terms and conditions, disclosures, disclaimers, and more.
It can be easy to get caught up in the flashier parts of your business,  like selling a course or putting together an affiliate program, but if you don’t protect your business with contracts, you could lose everything you’ve worked for.

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