Protecting Your Business: A Guide for Independent Businesses
You’ve worked hard to build your business. All the energy and ideas you’ve poured into your marketing, branding and client relationships are worth protecting. But dealing with the legal side of running a business can be overwhelming and, when you’re already wearing so many hats, it can be easy to overlook.
That’s where this month’s guide comes in! We’re unpacking best practices for how to protect your business (read: all your hard work). From copyright and trademarks to online contracts and setting boundaries with your clients.
This month’s guide covers:
- What you need to protect your business
- How to set clear boundaries with your clients
- Information about copyright and trademarks
Consider trademarking your brand:
Increase your client retention:
Set clear boundaries with your clients:
So you know what a trademark is, but how do you decide when it’s the right time to get one for your brand? Joey has some insights to share with you, including how to conduct trademark research, level up your brand and how to get started with the trademark process, if that’s what you decide is the best choice for you.
It’s a fact of doing business that sometimes a client will want to cancel their agreement with you. No matter the reason, it’s important to have a clear process for how to deal with contract breaches of any kind so you can move forward in your business with confidence. Christina shares her tips for how to deal with challenging contract breaches and how to preserve positive relationships.
Disclaimer: The advice featured in this guide and on the blog was sourced from our community members for sharing general information and knowledge. For specific legal, financial, tax, mental health and professional advice, please consult an authorized professional.