Do you know the difference between a true and brand pen name? You should because a brand pen name comes with legal requirements.
Life sometimes gets overwhelming. Click through to read four ways I’ve been dealing with decision overwhelm.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When it comes to legal business types you have four major choices: 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 or more friends.) But like Michael Scott learned […]
Designing an accessible website should be a priority for all business owners. Learn five ways you can increase website accessibility on your site.
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!
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.
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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.
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.