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What Sets The Artists’ Lawyer Apart from Other Lawyers Out There?

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What Sets The Artists’ Lawyer Apart from Other Lawyers Out There?

Why The Artists’ Lawyer? You might be thinking, “Why would an artist need a lawyer?” And that’s not an unfair question. After all, your priority is about putting something creative and beautiful out there in the world for people to appreciate — maybe it’s photographs or illustrations, web designs or music.  You don’t need legal […]

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3 Tips For Wedding Album Contracts From A Lawyer

  I don’t have to sell you on the importance of a bespoke, heirloom-quality album for our clients, ensuring their wedding memories will be beautifully preserved for generations. You’ve taken the time to research the absolute best wedding album partner who uses high-quality paper, perfect printing, and superior mounting and binding processes with gorgeous options […]

How To Trademark & Protect Your Business

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The Ultimate Guide to Trademarking and Copyrighting Your Work

Is imitation the most sincere form of flattery?  Not in business, as it turns out—especially when revenue is on the line.  And before I dive too deeply into the material, it’s important to make the distinction between a complimentary resemblance and an insincere competitor. As it turns out, a fellow business owner who is acting […]

A Step-By-Step Guide To Catching Up On Your Bookkeeping

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A Step-By-Step Guide To Catching Up On Your Bookkeeping 

  Tax season can be tough, but organized bookkeeping always helps! Getting your books tax-ready ensures you’re compliant with the IRS recordkeeping requirements, meaning no late fees, no surprises, and a successful tax return that won’t cost you extra time later on (we know you’re busy).  This step-by-step guide will help you get through your […]

Legal + Savvy Ways To Grow Your Photography Team

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Legal + Savvy Ways To Grow Your Photography Team

  All small businesses begin – well – small really. Even the instantly recognizable household names we all know and love started in a basement as a one-man-band or a dynamic duo. There comes a time, however, when a founder wants to reach new heights and flying solo just won’t cut it.  When I became […]

Contracts

5 Actionable Contract Tips For Business Owners

  Contracts aren’t just a good idea – they’re essential. Not only do they protect you, but a thoughtfully composed contract also makes expectations, services, and deliverables clear from the start. This means your client knows exactly what they’re signing up for and can communicate any questions, concerns, or priorities before officially enlisting your services. […]

Top Legal Mistakes Creative Entrepreneurs Make

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Top Legal Mistakes Creative Entrepreneurs Make

  We know that owning a business can be hard, especially when you are new to the world of business & entrepreneurship. Thankfully, we’ve been there and now we’re sharing advice on how to avoid some of the most common mistakes creative entrepreneurs make. Not Using Lawyer-Composed Contracts When you run a business in the […]

How to Maximize Your Deductions & Minimize Your Tax Bill 

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How to Maximize Your Deductions & Minimize Your Tax Bill 

  Whether you’re in the thick of tax season or planning for the year ahead, tax deductions are one of the easiest ways to save your business money. And the best way to maximize tax deductions is to itemize your expenses. Heads up: When it comes to itemizing your expenses, the most powerful tool at […]

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5 Must-Have Contract Clauses For Photographers

Wedding Photography Contract Essentials One of the most common mistakes I come across in the wedding industry is the lack of attention paid to contracts. When you run a wedding photography business, contracts aren’t just a good idea – they’re essential. Not only do they protect you, but a thoughtfully composed wedding photography contract makes […]

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How to Automate Your Small Business 

  While running your own business is one of the most rewarding things, it definitely gets overwhelming! Thankfully, there are parts of business that can be completely automated. Automating tasks like payroll, tax filing, and invoicing frees up time, reduces stress, and lets you focus your unique talents on helping your business succeed! Here are […]

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