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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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Jenny Shih of the Success Your Way podcast joins us in this episode to talk about the importance of knowing when it’s time to pivot your business and how crucial work-life balance is to online entrepreneurs.
We’ve all probably heard a partnership or collaboration horror story or two. Join me in this week’s episode to learn ways to protect your partnership or collaboration from the start.
Giving someone permission to use your process, teaching method, or body of work can feel overwhelming. This week’s episode covers many of the important things to consider when you’re developing a licensing agreement.
If you’ve written a book or are in the process of writing a book, join me for this week’s episode where I discuss protecting the intellectual property in your book. You pour your heart and soul into the body of work you create. Protecting the intellectual property in your book is essential to making sure all of your hard work continues to work for you and not for others.
Mary Beth Storjohann, founder of Workable Wealth, shares her experience of doing business in a highly regulated industry and the challenges of self-publishing a book.
Publishing a book is a tricky process to navigate. Traditional publishing and self-publishing both bring their own set of unique challenges. This week’s episode lays the foundation for understanding the process of publishing a book as well as some of the legal issues you’ll need to keep in mind.
Being Boss®  founders, Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson, share valuable insights about partnering with others in business and the ins and outs of publishing a book.

If you’ve never worked with a lawyer, where do you even begin? I usually suggest a custom contract to protect your main revenue stream: client services, group programs, digital products or online courses, event attendee, or wholesale terms.

Growing your business by LICENSING your products, brand, or methods to others. This is a great next step for business owners who have strong brand recognition, but feel maxed out and want to grow their revenues without putting more of their own time into their business.
Why contracts are the most important legal protection for your creative business and how you can write your own!
Negotiating a book deal: Points to think about plus working with an agent.
What contracts do you need for attendees, sponsors and speakers at your conference, workshop or live event? Learn how you can use photos of attendees, and get permission to use attendees' own photos, for your marketing, as well as protect yourself from someone getting hurt or hurting someone else.

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