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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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NEW RULES FROM SBA - hot off the press Friday, May 15 - about how to spend your PPP money. Watch to learn what's changed and how WHEN you pay payroll and other expenses makes a big difference. Recorded 5/18/20, information is changing rapidly.

From retail to restaurants, businesses in every industry are flocking to the online space.

Navigating the ins and outs of online business can add another layer of unclear rules and laws to sift through as you set up your business. So, how do you know where to begin?

Thinking about moving your business online? Watch PART 2 in this series to learn what you need to know to run an online business the right way, right from the start. What legal protections you MUST have in place before you "go live", contracts with your customers or students, online and email marketing legal rules, and more.

See part 1 of this series here.

How can you be sure your PPP loan is forgiven, so you don't have to pay it back? Watch to learn HOW you should spend your $$$ and WHAT paperwork you need to collect to be sure you aren't stuck paying back your PPP loan. Recorded 5/13/20, information is changing rapidly.

When you’re just starting out, it’s easy to let legal fall to the bottom of the priority pile. It can be much more exciting to work on your branding or website, or work up some new product ideas. But if you skip a few basic protections now, it could lead to big problems later. 

In this episode, I walk through the three actions I think every business owner should take before making their first $5k. 

Should your business return your PPP loan because it wasn't "necessary"? Watch this video to learn the penalties if your loan wasn't "necessary" under the CARES Act, and how to decide your next step before the extended deadline - next Thursday 5/14.
Thinking about moving your business online? Watch to learn what you need to know to run an online business the right way, right from the start. How you might offer products or services online, setting up your website legally, choosing a clean domain name, and more.
NEW PPP Guidance was released yesterday - if you have laid off employees and received a PPP loan, you may be worried about bringing your headcount back up to ensure your loan is forgiven. The Dept. of Treasury released new info about what happens if you laid off an employee, offered for them to come back to work, and they say no. WATCH NOW!

Financials can either be exciting or depressing, depending on how your business is doing. But no matter how you feel about them, reviewing and understanding your business’s numbers is critical to growing a successful, sustainable business. 

Danielle Hayden with Kickstart Accounting and The Profit Planner shares her tips for making bookkeeping more manageable and enjoyable, even if you’re doing it yourself.

My friend Mike Michalowicz and I spoke about actionable strategies you can use TODAY to get out of survival mode and figure out the most important thing you need to tweak to grow your business.

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Hiring a lawyer for one-on-one help to protect your business probably seems like an impossible goal for a lot of business owners I know, especially in the midst of a pandemic. 

But did you know there are steps you can take on your own that will have you worrying less about things like refund requests, scope creep, and clients stealing your content, and more about how you’ll be able to scale to serve all the new clients coming your way? (And some of these steps won’t cost you a dime!).

Learn the latest updates to the PPP forgivable loan program AND I'm answering questions about launching an online course in health care.

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