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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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Learn what copyrights can protect when you should register them, and the benefits EARLY copyright registration provides.
Lawyer turned Thinkific CEO Greg Smith talks about lessons learned when developing his own online course and shares some of his best tips for course creators who are just getting started.
Learn about the important terms your affiliate program agreement needs to include. This is part two of a two-part series on affiliate programs.
Scalability expert Haley Burkhead shares how she's grown her online business to a half-million dollar brand in just 12 months, plus some tough legal lessons learned (yes, hackers are a real thing!)
Learn how affiliate programs can increase the reach (and bottomline!) of your online course without having to hire an entire sales team.
Professor turned CEO Dr. Lindsay Padilla helps teachers become entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurs become teachers with her signature method that focuses on helping students to actually finish online courses.
Collaborating with a guest expert for your online course is a great way to provide incredible value to your students. But mapping out (in writing!) things like who's doing what, and how the expert is compensated is crucial to preventing a guest expert collaboration from going south. In this episode you'll learn the important questions to ask when you're collaborating with a guest expert in your online course.

Have you ever felt like you were doing all the right things, but not getting the results that were *supposed* to magically appear?

Then you need to listen to this episode with Harvard-educated lawyer turned feminist mindset life coach Kara Loewentheil, who shares about her unconventional launch strategy, initially failing to succeed in business, and her experiences registering trademarks and hiring employees.

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.

Have you had issues with customers not fulfilling their payment plans?  Gravy’s Casey Graham talks about the value of personalized human interaction in an age where automation is the online business practice du jour.

If you sell an online course, digital product, or do business online, you may offer payment plans to your customers. But what do you do when the customer stops paying?
Corinne shares how legal has helped her grow her online weight loss community with confidence. She now uses an online course as the entry point for all new members to her community.

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