Works started entering the public domain again in 2019. Curious if something you want to use is covered by copyright or in the public domain? Click through to view a chart that helps you to decide where it falls.
Doing a trademark search helps assure you’ve got a unique name that won’t infringe on anyone else’s trademark rights. Click through for step-by-step instructions on performing a trademark search AND download your free checklist to help you complete all the steps.
This post was first published on March 25, 2020, and was last updated on March 27, 2020. It will continue to be updated as new information becomes available. This week we saw additional cities, counties, and states put in place “shelter in place” and “stay at home” orders. As a result of this order brick […]
I’d say that 90% of the giveaways I see on Instagram aren’t legal. In fact, when I see one that is legal it stands out. So how do you make your giveaway legal? Watch this video to learn the five required steps!
Are you unsure if you should send your client a proposal or a contract? Contracts and proposals have very different purposes, by the end of this video you’ll know when you should send each.
Does your business need a doing business as (dba) or fictitious business name (fbn)? Learn when you need one and why you’ll want to get one in this video.
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Most collaborations end at some point and discussing these 7 questions before you start your collaboration will increase your chances of ending with a happy parting of ways, not a fiery crash.
Unsure if she is an independent contractor or employee? Click through to learn the test you’ll use to decide plus 7 examples. And grab a PDF checklist!
Congrats! You’ve been approached to illustrate a book. But now you start to worry about copyrights. How do you keep them? How might you lose them? Learn the three ways you could lose them in this Ask Kiff episode.
The reason that most creatives hate contracts is that many contracts are 20-pages long and stuffed with legal jargon. But did you know that your contract doesn’t have to look like that to be valid? Watch this video to learn what is required for a contract to be valid.
Almost every creative business owner will sign a contract they later regret. But how can you limit your chances of this happening? Watch this video to learn!
Nervous and scared to post your work online because you are afraid it will get copied? The short answer is the only way to protect your online content, is by not posting it. But this is unrealistic. Learn the 5 ways to protect it in this video.
How much money does your business need to be making before it’s time to become an LLC? Can you create an LLC if you aren’t financially stable? Watch this video to learn!
Does your LLC need a “real” business bank account? Or can you just get away with a personal bank account where you only keep the LLC’s money? Watch this video to learn!
When is it a good (or bad) idea to have multiple projects, brands, or businesses in the same LLC? The short version is is it’s okay when you are fine with them impacting each other. Watch the video to learn more.