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The podcast to empower entrepreneurs to find confidence in their legal foundation and alignment in their purpose. Let our conversation be your guide.

We don’t want your busy schedule to keep you from getting the goods. If you give me 15 minutes each week, I will honor your time with to-the-point guidance on entrepreneurial and legal topics while linking arms and sharing real-talk with our incredible guests empower you to stop playing small and start building your empire.

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The podcast to empower entrepreneurs to find confidence in their legal foundation and alignment in their purpose. Let our conversation be your guide.

We don’t want your busy schedule to keep you from getting the goods. If you give me 15 minutes each week, I will honor your time with to-the-point guidance on entrepreneurial and legal topics while linking arms and sharing real-talk with our incredible guests empower you to stop playing small and start building your empire.

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How Do I Foster a Safe Space in My Group Coaching Program? In This Episode, You Will Learn: How to set clear expectations in your agreements. The disclaimers to keep in mind specifically in your group coaching setting. How to protect your group coaching container with termination rights.   Resources + Links:   Coaching Bundle | Buy Now   ....................   Work with Guide My Business   Connect with Lauren on Instagram | @thelaurenboyd   Join the our Facebook Community Show Notes: Coaches, we’re here to support YOU! As a coach we know how important it is for you to communicate clearly, set expectations, and create a safe space in your coaching programs. What does this look like from a legal standpoint? In this episode, we’re here to shed light on 3 things you’ll want to have in place for your coaching programs. Including important points when it comes to your agreements and disclaimers. Setting clear expectations will benefit you and anyone that joins your group coaching program, and it ultimately starts with you! Tune in for our tips, and check out our Links and Resources so we can help you get started and be your legal team to support you.   01:30 What expectations do I need to set in my coaching agreement? 03:40 What disclaimers should I have in my group coaching community? 05:15 Protecting your group coaching containers with termination rights. 07:00 Think of the possibilities that can take place when you’ve created a safe space for your group coaching program.
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How Do I Foster a Safe Space in My Group Coaching Program? In This Episode, You Will Learn: How to set clear expectations in your agreements. The disclaimers to keep in mind specifically in your group coaching setting. How to protect your group coaching container with termination rights.   Resources + Links:   Coaching Bundle | Buy Now   ....................   Work with Guide My Business   Connect with Lauren on Instagram | @thelaurenboyd   Join the our Facebook Community Show Notes: Coaches, we’re here to support YOU! As a coach we know how important it is for you to communicate clearly, set expectations, and create a safe space in your coaching programs. What does this look like from a legal standpoint? In this episode, we’re here to shed light on 3 things you’ll want to have in place for your coaching programs. Including important points when it comes to your agreements and disclaimers. Setting clear expectations will benefit you and anyone that joins your group coaching program, and it ultimately starts with you! Tune in for our tips, and check out our Links and Resources so we can help you get started and be your legal team to support you.   01:30 What expectations do I need to set in my coaching agreement? 03:40 What disclaimers should I have in my group coaching community? 05:15 Protecting your group coaching containers with termination rights. 07:00 Think of the possibilities that can take place when you’ve created a safe space for your group coaching program.
What Does It Means to "Buy a Business"? In This Episode, You Will Learn: Agreements and documentation needed when you buy a business. What to consider when negotiating to buy a business. How intellectual property will be transferred to you as the new owner.   Resources + Links:   Non-Disclosure Bundle | Buy Now ....................   Work with Guide My Business   Connect with Lauren on Instagram | @thelaurenboyd   Join the our Facebook Community Show Notes: Do you have plans to buy a business in the future? Buying businesses can be such an incredible investment when done properly. In this episode, we’re sharing the things you will need to keep in mind and have documented when buying an existing business. Does it have a physical location? What happens to existing trademarks? What agreements do I need to have in place before I begin the discussion of buying a business? We’re answering all these questions and more! If you are eyeing a business, or have plans to buy a business in the future, reach out to our team! We’d be happy to support you, answer any questions, and make sure you are set up for success as you move towards investing in buying an existing business!   01:15 What are you actually “buying” when you buy a business? 02:30 What happens when you begin the discussion of buying a business? 03:15 The importance of having a non-disclosure agreement. 05:00 What if you are buying a business with a physical location? 07:00 Will I need a non-compete agreement in place? 08:15 How will Intellectual property be transferred to me when I buy a business?
Is your podcast a business? In This Episode, You Will Learn: Whether or not your podcast should be treated like a business. Agreements you should have in place for your podcast. How to include a podcast guest release into your process with ease. Resources + Links:   Podcast Guest Release | Buy Now ....................   Work with Guide My Business   Connect with Lauren on Instagram | @thelaurenboyd   Join the our Facebook Community Show Notes: If I’m using my podcast as a way to build community, is it still considered a business? This is such a great question. If you’ve listened to an episode or two of our show, you know we’re big fans of disclaimers and setting clear expectations with contracts. This is so important when it comes to your podcast. Whether you have a co-host, do only solo episodes, or have guests join you on your podcast,  I’m here to share some things to keep in mind to protect your podcast. We’re talking about trademarks, disclaimers, guest releases and more.   01:15 Is a podcast a business offering? 02:30 What do I need to have in order if I have a co-host? 04:00 Disclaimers to consider for your podcast! 06:15 Do you have a podcast guest release? 08:00 It’s time to protect your podcast.
Giveaway Requirements You Should Know In This Episode, You Will Learn: What to include in the caption of your next giveaway. Disclaimers you must know and use for your giveaways. What you need to know about giveaways and taxes!   Resources + Links:   Giveaway Bundle | Buy Now ....................   Work with Guide My Business   Connect with Lauren on Instagram | @thelaurenboyd   Join the our Facebook Community Show Notes: Do you know if your last giveaway was in compliance? What about taxes when it comes to giveaways? Giveaways can be an amazing way to give back and grow your online community! We’re here to make sure you know the basics so your next giveaway won’t leave you with any issues down the road! In this episode, we’re sharing what you need to include in the caption of your giveaways and how to make sure you are covered with disclaimers!    01:30 What do I need to include in the caption of my next giveaway? 02:20 Did you know a giveaway on social media can trigger an application of the endorsement guidelines? 03:40 Include this to make sure you and your entrants are both in compliance! 05:30 What do promotions on Instagram need to include? 08:00 Disclaimers you need to know and use for your next giveaway! 09:00 Do I need to submit a 1099 form for my giveaways?
Non-Compete are enforceable… for now In This Episode, You Will Learn: What a non-compete is and how it can benefit you. The limitations and enforceability of non-competes. The latest legal update and executive order around non-competes you need to know (and what you can do in the meantime). Resources + Links:   Employee Bundle | Buy Now   Independent Contractor Agreement | Buy Now   ....................   Work with Guide My Business   Connect with Lauren on Instagram | @thelaurenboyd   Join the our Facebook Community Show Notes: Are you wondering about the future of your non-competes? Today, we’ve got the answers to all your questions! This episode, we’re discussing everything about non-competes: What are they? What can they do for you? What should you be considering when drafting one? We also go over the limitations you might face, as well as the red flags you need to be aware of. Finally, it’s time to talk about the big legal update, and what it could mean for the enforceability of non-competes going forward. Tune in and learn how you can compete with your non-compete! 01:00 What is a non-compete, and are they enforceable? 03:20 What are the benefits to non-competes? 04:50 The limitations on enforceability. 06:50 How do non-competes work with independent contractors? 08:05 What are some red flags you should look out for? 09:25 What should you take into consideration when drafting a non-compete? 12:15 What can non-competes prevent and what can they not prevent? 13:25 What should non-competes be coupled with? 15:35 The legal update. 17:20 Who does this affect? 18:30 What can you do in the meantime?
Tis the Holiday Party Season In This Episode, You Will Learn: How to prevent sexual harassment at your holiday parties. Things to keep in mind when alcohol will be served at your event. How to minimize the risk of employer compensation liability. Resources + Links:   Work with Guide My Business   Connect with Lauren on Instagram | @thelaurenboyd   Join the our Facebook Community Show Notes: The holidays are right around the corner! As you are making holiday party plans for your team, this episode is a quick checklist of things you’ll want to keep in mind to protect you as a business owner! We’re sharing tips from ways to prevent sexual harassment, to making sure it’s clear that your holiday parties are just that - parties, and don’t require work activities. This list will not only protect you as an employer, but set boundaries to make for more fun for everyone involved!   01:00 How can I minimize risks when preparing for my business holiday parties? 02:00 Preventing sexual harassment at your holiday parties. 03:40 What if I plan to have alcohol served at my employee sponsored event? 07:30 How can I minimize the risk of employer compensation liability? 09:00 Ways to make sure your party is voluntary, and no work is involved.
Where to Reiterate Your Contract into Your Process In This Episode, You Will Learn: How to use your contract more in every part of your business How your contract can empower your clients and their on boarding process Where you can bring your contract into your process   Resources + Links: Work with Guide My Business   Connect with Lauren on Instagram | @thelaurenboyd   Join the our Facebook Community   Show Notes: Documents, deadlines, and disclaimers - oh my! Today’s episode is delving into the importance of you and your contract, so you can learn how to reiterate your contract and use it in every part of your business! We’ll discuss what you can do to bring your contract into your process in order to evolve your team and your business. Then we talk about the best ways to create clear boundaries with your clients so everyone stays on the same page. It’s time for you to find the true value in your contract and take your business to the next level! 00:55 How can you bring your contract into every part of your business? 03:50 How to utilize disclaimers and list necessary materials in your contracts. 05:30 What is the next step after a client signs a service agreement? 07:10 What makes clear deadlines so important? 08:15 Why should you set boundaries with your clients? 10:35 How can you get clients to respect your intellectual property limitations? 12:00 Evolving your contract and your process.
Is There Going to Be Increased Legal Regulation In Coaching? In This Episode, You Will Learn: Three things online business owners should consider! If you need a privacy policy. The increased regulations we are seeing with sales tax for digital products. Resources + Links:   Coaching Bundle | Buy Now   Accessibe - Link for 10% Discount ....................   Contract Shop   Work with Guide My Business   Connect with Lauren on Instagram | @thelaurenboyd   Join the our Facebook Community   Show Notes: Did you notice the little addition to today’s podcast INTRO? (Mama!!) Our host Lauren and her husband Will welcomed their sweet baby girl last week, so now among the many incredible titles and hats Lauren wears, she is also officially a mama! In this episode, she answers a great question she was recently asked at an event she was speaking at. Is there going to be  increased legal regulation in the coaching industry? Lauren is here to share 3 things not only coaches, but online business owners in general should be considering for the future!   01:15 Three things online business owners should consider when it comes to increased legal regulation! 05:40 What does more resources for online business owners mean for regulations that may come in the future? 07:20 Do I need a privacy policy? 11:50 What about sales tax compliance?
My Plan For Maternity Leave In this Episode, You Will Learn: My thoughts as I prepare for the birth of our baby girl! What it means for me to be a business owner, and care for you, while taking time for maternity leave. Where you can follow along with our journey, while continuing to learn here on the podcast!   Resources + Links: Work with Guide My Business   Connect with Lauren on Instagram | @thelaurenboyd   Join the our Facebook Community Show Notes: Maternity leave is here! This is a time in my life that I have been preparing for, long before this pregnancy with our baby girl. A big reason I dove into entrepreneurship is because I wanted to have the freedom to build a life around my family, and future family, like we are now. In this episode, I’m talking about how this season looks differently for everyone, as well as sharing my experience preparing to have our little girl and what that means for me as a business owner. We couldn’t be more excited for her arrival, and are balancing making plans with trusting the process.    02:00 What my thoughts and plans are with my career and business, as I prepare to have my baby girl. 05:00 How my systems and offerings will look while I’m on maternity leave. 09:00 What if you need contract templates? 11:00 How I’m communicating with my team, and Will as we prepare for the arrival for our baby girl.
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