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Law and Wit Episode 34: Where do I start?

Feb 19, 2019

Internet law, Legal Tips, LLC, podcast

Are you ready to get your creative business legit but don’t know WHERE to start? What needs to come first? And how you are supposed to make sense of this alphabet-soup of advice you are seeing swirling around FB groups, Google and podcasts?


This special episode is the first segment in a new series about Business Legal Systems — the bedrock business and legal foundations you need to address when building your modern business. 

Creative Counsel Episode 34 


In this flagship episode, you will learn

  • How to know if you are a “real business”

  • The first money plans you need to make

  • How to properly set up your payment processors (Stripe/Paypal, etc)

  • What and EIN is — and you can get one

  • What is an LLC — when you need to set one up, how you do that, and what to spend your money and what to DIY

  • How to pick a good business name

Episode Links

Get the FREE workbook that covers ALL the important steps in this episode HERE. 

Full Shownotes: 

Episode 6: Do you need an LLC?

Episode 10: Copyrights vs. Trademarks

Episode 31: Accounting Tips for Creatives

IRS EIN online application (** it has hours..I know…lamest thing ever…so don’t leave this to your nighttime solopreneur to-do list!)



Make sure you’re legally legit with my FREE workbook


Do you have the contracts you need in place? Take a free quiz and find out exactly what you need for your business at creativecontracts.co.


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*This blog post is not intended as legal advice. No attorney-client relationship. For informational purposes only.


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