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.
Your creative business is growing and it’s time to bring on a legal expert to help you. But how do you find an attorney for your creative business? Watch this video to learn!
Are you starting a creative business? Click through to download a checklist on what legal tasks are (and aren’t) important from Day 1.
Before law school, I was a wildlife biologist. And after nearly a decade of counting birds and rodents, I was ready for a change. But I wasn’t sure what that change was. At the time, I was showing my nature photography in galleries and I debated trying to go full time. But law school had […]
How do you pick a business name that won’t force a rebrand or get you in legal hot water? Watch this video to learn what a trademark search is, why it’s important, and if you can DIY it. Plus grab a FREE worksheet to help you do a trademark search.
Writing a business plan sounds like business basics, not legal. But it is because some legal projects waste your time and money if they don’t move you forward. Click through to read why and grab a FREE 1-page business plan.
Congrats you are an LLC! Now you have to act like one! In this Ask Kiff video, you’ll learn how your LLC should (and shouldn’t) sign a contract! Watch the video | Listen or download an audio-only version | Read the show notes | Read the transcript Show notes Read what else LLC’s are required […]
Discover what legal tasks you have to do PRACTICAL ONLINE WORKSHOP + WORKBOOK Learn the 5 must-do legal tasks every creative business should tackle. And how these tasks will set your creative business up to achieve your big goals. Your privacy is important to us. Learn how we protect it here. I commonly get asked, What legal […]
Overwhelmed by that business legal checklist you downloaded? You probably don’t have to do all those legal projects right now. Click through to learn how to prioritize them and grab a worksheet that will help you sort them.
You have lots of questions about the legal aspects of your business. Join me Friday, November 17 to get answers to all your legal questions in a comfortable, conversational environment. Save your seat and leave your question! It can be scary, not to mention expensive, to ask legal questions. Maybe you worry that your question […]
Are you overwhelmed by all the possible legal to-dos? Not sure what your next legal step should be? Members of the artist’s Courtyard have access to our private online community, hosted via Mighty Networks. And when members first join, the question they get asked is, What’s your current biggest roadblock in your creative business? And […]
Running a creative business is a rollercoaster. You have amazing days and tough days. Last month, I was in a serious funk. The tough days seemed to keep piling up. And for a few days, I fantasized about burning everything to the ground. And after that running away to a cabin in the woods for […]
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed, then you need to follow Tiffany Han. Tiffany helps creative women take bold, inspired action. She helps you raise your hand and say yes to all those crazy ideas and things you’ve been dreaming of doing. And thanks to her, anytime I’m overwhelmed, I stand up and look at my feet. […]
LLCs are only for the big guys, right? Often creative business owners think LLCs aren’t necessary. They think that because they are starting out and not making much money that they don’t need one. But business revenue is only one small piece of the puzzle in making the decision to create an LLC. Why form […]
Ready to create an LLC? Click here to grab a checklist you can use to make sure you jump through all seven legal hoops. I would be a rich woman if I requested a dollar from everyone that asked me if it was time to become an LLC. (Here’s the post that explains my secret […]
Discover what legal tasks you have to do PRACTICAL ONLINE WORKSHOP + WORKBOOK Learn the 5 must-do legal tasks every creative business should tackle. And how these tasks will set your creative business up to achieve your big goals. Your privacy is important to us. Learn how we protect it here. Kate Butler and I first […]
Not sure how to keep your LLC on the up and up? Learn exactly what it takes to stay legit. Enter your information and get a checklist that walks you through the tasks you’ll need to tackle to keep your LLC legit. Your privacy is important to us. Learn how we protect it here. Doing […]
the artist’s Courtyard Resource 5 Year Vision Workbook Want to know the 7 questions I use with my clients to figure out where they are headed? Download a workbook that will help you answer them. Members Only Not a member of the artist’s Courtyard? Join and get instant access to this resource and 100s of […]
t=”225″ /> Overwhelmed by all the legal to-dos? Click here to get a free legal tip each week in your inbox from your friendly legal eagle. San Francisco is famous for its hills. And a couple years back early one morning, I was on top of my favorite hill, Tank Hill. At the time I […]
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.
Jordan Brantley and I have never met IRL, but we’ve got one of those serendipitous online friendships. We both were watching and tweeting along to one of Tara Gentile’s CreativeLive classes. I can’t remember which of us started the conversation, but we connected that day. And after a few Twitter conversations, we started exchanging emails. […]
Lisa Anderson Shaffer is one of my favorite people of all time. She’s wicked smart, talented, and has a wardrobe I constantly drool over. I’ve loved watching Lisa’s business grow by leaps and bounds the past several years. As you might know, in addition to running this blog, I also run a law firm. And […]
I’m sure you don’t like to login to your bank account and feel dread in the pit of your stomach. I can’t imagine a single person likes that feeling. But I know that many creative business owners feel this way frequently. I know that when I first started my business, this was a regular occurrence. […]
Hatred. Frustration. Feeling like you are being taken advantage of. Every so often I get a call from someone who is feeling like this. She is finally at the point that she can’t take the hurt and frustration any longer. Generally, the phone call to me comes shortly after a blowout. She tells me that […]
Psst…I have a secret. Last week I encountered several creative business owners dealing with the same struggle. All were fretting, researching, and didn’t know what choice to make. They knew that making this choice was going to come with a price tag and probably a trip to a lawyer’s office. This, of course, didn’t excite […]
Want help putting together your LLC records? And would you like to understand exactly what’s expected of you now that you are an LLC? Then check out my course designed to help you keep your fence strong and accomplish all the one-time and on-going tasks that an LLC is expected to do. Learn more The […]
Last month I wrote a guest post series for Oh My! Handmade Goodness on shoring up your business foundations. We talked about getting your website, contracts, structure, and intellectual property shored up. One of the post comments totally made my day. Arianne Foulks wrote: Thanks so much for making this seeming drudgery accessible and actionable. This comment […]
Thinking about becoming an LLC? Click here to download your free copy of a workbook that will help you decide if it’s the right time. Sometimes when the law and business intersect, we have to talk about unhappy, scary, rather not think about things. On deck today – lawsuits. I wouldn’t wish a lawsuit on […]