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how long can you play copyrighted music on youtube

How to Legally Play Copyrighted Music on Youtube?

If you are creating videos for YouTube and other social media platforms, chances are you want to add some music to your content to spice it up a bit.  But you must be careful. Generally speaking, if you didn’t create the music, or you don’t have a commercial license to use it, then you can’t

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how to pay yourself from your LLC

How to Pay Yourself if You Have an LLC

Paying yourself is likely one of the most confusing aspects of starting a business. Not only do you have to decide how much to pay yourself, but you also have to plan for taxes, make sure you have enough cash left over to operate your business, and determine an appropriate cadence for taking a salary

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Woman wondering what to do after she forms her LLC

What to do AFTER you form your LLC

Many people who set up their LLC on their own don’t realize just how much goes into this process. There are so many opportunities for mistakes and things to overlook. In today’s episode of The Legal Jim we will be discussing all the things you must do AFTER you file you LLC to make sure

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8 Common Mistakes People Make with their LLC

This post contains affiliate links. If you click through to one of those links and make a purchase, it won’t cost you anything extra but it will support my firm financially. Thank you in advance for your support! In today’s episode of The Legal Jim we will be reviewing 8 of the most common mistakes

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Josh Brown

Build a Business Like a Franchise with Josh Brown

If you are wondering how to systematically build and grow your business like the big franchises do, then today’s episode will be perfect for you. Today I welcome Franchise Lawyer Josh Brown onto the show to talk about the legal and practical things you need to do to take your business to the next level.

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Do you REALLY Need a Trademark Lawyer

Do You REALLY Need to Hire a Trademark Lawyer?

Yesterday I returned to Lisbon from a long weekend in the Azores, which are a group of islands in the North Atlantic that fall under Portuguese control. After two days of trying to explore the island of São Miguel on our own, we gave up and hired a local guide for our last full day

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why I'm now charging for strategy calls

Why We Charge for Trademark Strategy Calls

As a lawyer with a YouTube channel, I receive a fair number of calls and emails from people interested in scheduling a consultation with me. And since August 2022, if you were interested in protecting your brand, that call was free. In this post, I’m going to explain why I started offering free strategy calls,

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Navi Maraj Save big on taxes

Save Big Money on Taxes with Navi Maraj

Navi Maraj is an accountant and CPA who works with small businesses to save them money on taxes. He also has created a course to teach people all the ins and outs of bookkeeping so that they can deliver a clean set of books to their tax preparers each year. In today’s episode we talk

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launching an online store and staying off brand

Launching an Online Store and Staying Off Brand

In today’s episode of The Legal Jim, I had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Ohsman, Hayley Brucker and Summer Jubelirer from The Always Off Brand Podcast. These three amazing people are experts in all things e-commerce, specifically selling on Amazon. Whether you are just starting out and selling a couple thousand dollars a month, or

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