Is your business name safe to use? Learn how to decide if your business name will land you in legal hot water.
Ready to be confident you have the right business permits and licenses?
Unsure which business permits and licenses you need? Click through to learn the four steps you can take to know exactly what’s required.
Creatives: Ask me your legal questions (without spending an arm or a leg)!
Several years back, I had a YouTube series called “Ask Kiff”. And while I loved answering your legal questions, the process of creating the videos was time-consuming. After a while, I really admired those that regularly created YouTube content by themselves, because for me the planning, recording, editing, and everything else involved was too much. […]
How to send a DMCA Takedown Notice
Discover the 4 steps to sending a DMCA Takedown Notice, one of the most cost-effective tools to dealing with online copycats.
Are there any legal requirements for a pen name?
Do you know the difference between a true and brand pen name? You should because a brand pen name comes with legal requirements.
4 ways I’ve been dealing with decision overload…
Life sometimes gets overwhelming. Click through to read four ways I’ve been dealing with decision overwhelm.
A fancy name for who gets legal documents for the LLC
I’m an affiliate of Northwest Registered Agents and if you use any of the links below I’ll earn a small commission. But it won’t change the price you pay. Every LLC has someone with a fancy name, “the agent of service of process”. The LLC’s agent is the person, business, or government agency that gets […]
Do you have an important legal docs folder?
Often I hear that it’s onerous or silly to keep a central file of legal paperwork. But if you are an LLC/corporation, if you fail to keep a central file of required documents, you are poking holes in your fence. And if you poke holes in the fence, then when you need your limited liability […]
Want to form your LLC DIY? Why I don’t suggest LegalZoom
In addition to running the artist’s J.D., I’m a practicing California attorney. And over the past dozen years, I’ve helped hundreds of businesses become California LLCs. I’ve also “fixed” dozens of LLCs that creative businesses formed via LegalZoom. Don’t get me wrong, services like LegalZoom serve a valuable purpose. But their sole value is making it […]
Confused by s corps? You aren’t alone
When it comes to legal business types you have four major choices: sole proprietorship partnership limited liability company (LLC) corporation As soon as you offer products or services, you automatically become a sole proprietorship or a partnership. (The first if you are on your own, the second if you are running your business with one […]
5 ways increase website accessibility
Designing an accessible website should be a priority for all business owners. Learn five ways you can increase website accessibility on your site.
How do I host a legal giveaway?
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!