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You started your creative business because you are driven to create. But you quickly learned that creating is only a small portion of your day. And you’ve had to accept that the legal stuff is a necessary evil of running a thriving creative business.

And every time you hunt for legal answers you find confusing and conflicting information or information written in the foreign language of legalese.

Join the artist’s Courtyard and inject some ease into the legalese of running a creative business.

What's Included:

Legal Guide

You’ll have a secret weapon—a legal guide. Kiffanie joins our Guide-level members each month for several sessions. The session format and time rotates each month to best serve you! And often includes member workshops, Q&As, and Hot Seats.

Monthly Challenges

Each month our Guide-level members are challenged to improve one legal aspect of their business. Kiffanie provides them the tools and resources they need. They contribute time, energy, and a desire to improve their businesses.

Legal Roadmap

The artist’s Courtyard is filled with hundreds of practical, intuitive legal resources. Guide-level members can access all the resources, while DIY-level members have access to a portion of the resources.

Community

Both DIY and Guide-level members can join us in our Mighty Network hosted community. Where you’ll find a supportive bunch rooting you on and holding you accountable and chipping in to answer your questions and help you improve your business.

Here's what people are saying

Kiffanie is able to take complicated legal aspects related to creative enterprises and convey them in both language and context to make them approachable. I have recommended her before and am sure to do so again. Regardless of the format, I’ve found her explanations both informative and educational even on topics I had already spent time researching.

Margaret McGaffey Fisk

Before I connected with Kiffanie I was a bit lost and overwhelmed with the legal stuff related to running my small art biz. The info I’ve learned from her puts me at ease and gives me clear steps to take charge when faced with difficult legal situations. Kiffanie has such a friendly way of talking about law. It’s like having a best friend who is a lawyer on speed dial, who shows up with helpful tips and subjects you didn’t even realize you needed to pay attention to. And she’s super nice!

Mika Harmony

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the artist's Courtyard: DIY

$0

forever

Get access for free

Join at the DIY level

Access to 25+ resources

Mighty Networks community to ask questions and get feedback

5 must-do legal tasks e-course

2-4 calls with Kiffanie each month

Monthly challenges

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the artist's Courtyard: Guide

$37

per month

Pay month to month, cancel anytime!

Start your free two-week trial

Access to all 120+ resources

Mighty Networks community to ask questions and get feedback

5 must-do legal tasks e-course

2-4 calls with Kiffanie each month

Monthly challenges

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included in the artist’s Courtyard? 

It depends on your membership level! Here’s what’s included in your membership to the artist’s Courtyard:

Two to four calls with your legal mentor—that’s me, Kiffanie Stahle, each month. Depending on your needs these calls might be Q&As, masterminds, or workshops. (Guide-level members only)

Access to other creative business owners, just like yourself. With a Mighty Networks community to ask your questions and get answers from other members and me.

More than 125 practical, intuitive legal resources in our library. These include courses like Securing your creative business’ legal foundation, Using your website to boost trust and sales, and How to create an LLC for your creative business. As well as dozens of individual tools, templates, and resources to help you tackle other issues. (More than 25 resources available to DIY-level members)

Monthly challenges helping you tackle one discrete task in your creative business. Plus the library of past challenges on topics like, How to create a central legal file for your creative business (+ what needs to go in it), How to do a quarterly legal check-up of your creative business, How to find and take action against a copycat. (Guide-level members only)

Complete the 5 must-do legal tasks for your creative business e-course. You’ll automatically be enrolled in a 12-day e-course designed to help you tackle the five must-do legal tasks, I think every creative business should tackle. At the end of the five assignments, you’ll have started to not only secure your legal foundation but have a little confidence that not all legal tasks are hard and scary. (Guide-level members only)

What kind of resources are included in the artist’s Courtyard legal library?

Resources in the legal library include past video workshops and webinars, like a six-hour masterclass to help you create your LLC or interviews with Lisa Congdon about working with art directors and building multiple revenue streams. You’ll also find checklists, like how to run quarterly legal check-up or build your central legal documents file. There’s also written courses and resources like a 24-part course to help you build trust and transparency with your website or templates to send cease and desist letters or DMCA takedown notices.

For our DIY-level members there’s more than 25 available resources. And there’s more than 120 for our Guide-level members and new resources are being added every month!

What kind of businesses should join the artist’s Courtyard?

We are looking for creative business owners who are ready to take action. You should have a DIY-mentality, be a self-starter, and be willing to raise your hand and help out your fellow members. And the Guide-level might be right for you if you want to work with Kiffanie on a regular basis on a small budget.

What kind of businesses shouldn’t join the artist’s Courtyard?

If you are looking for an attorney, this isn’t the right place. Kiffanie can’t provide legal advice about how to handle your specific problem and joining the artist’s Courtyard doesn’t make her your attorney. She’ll only be able to provide information about the law and give you options. You’ll have to decide what’s right for your business. And if you don’t have the time, energy, or desire to do the work and support the community, this isn’t the right place for you.

How do the Guide-level sessions work and what if I miss them?

Each month, the Guide-level members will have two to four sessions with Kiffanie. Depending on your needs (and Kiffanie’s schedule) these might be Q&A sessions, Hot Seat sessions, or workshops. We generally host these calls on Tuesdays. But since our members are in different U.S. time zones and some are building their businesses while working full-time jobs, the calls rotate between 10 AM, 1 PM, 4 PM and 6 PM Pacific | 1 PM, 4 PM, 7 PM, and 9 PM Eastern.

Most of these calls are hosted via Crowdcast, so only Kiffanie (and anyone she invites in advance) will be broadcast via video. The remaining participants can communicate with her via a chat window or leave questions in advance. (Which means you can join in your PJs!). Depending on the type of session, you’ll have access to the recording after we wrap.

Can I cancel at any time? 

Yep! No contracts or commitments here. You can cancel at any time with just a single click from your member profile page.

 

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