Should You Incorporate Your Online Business?

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This is one of the most common questions that lawyers get when talking to entrepreneurs. “Should I Incorporate My Business?” For many bricks and mortar businesses, the answer is an undeniable and resounding “yes”. Before an entrepreneur starts signing leases and opening bank accounts, they want to make sure that all of their legal paperwork […]

Why Terms and Conditions for Websites Are So Important

What’s the big deal? Why do I need to concern myself with terms and conditions for my website? This is a common question I get asked by many online entrepreneurs. I mean, I get it. You are just building your business, you are still doing a lot of freelancing and consulting on the side to […]

The Melania Trump Speech Plagiarism Debate… Did She Really Just Do That?

Anyone else catch the Melania Trump Speech the other night? What about the Michelle Obama Speech 8 years ago? Well, in case you have been living under a rock for the past couple of days, let me enlighten you. On Monday night, Melania Trump gave a speech at the Republican National Convention. She spoke from […]

Legal Considerations for Starting an Online Business

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I was recently asked to put together a legal resource for an online community I am a part of. They asked me to answer some of the frequently asked questions from people that are starting an online business. Here is the edited version of that resource with additional links to articles and helpful resources for […]

Why Do You Need a Lawyer when You can just “Google It”?

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One of the biggest struggles we face as lawyers, especially in a transactional/consulting-type practice like I have, is making clients understand why they even need a lawyer in the first place. I mean honestly, do you need a lawyer for your online business? We are in this new world of DIY legal, Rocket Lawyer, Legal […]

5 Essential Professionals the Pros Use that You Don’t…

Professionals for your team

If you are running a business for yourself, you have at least one member on your team – and that’s YOU, the entrepreneur. But if you are looking to grow and build a sustainable business that will last for the long haul, you should take a lesson from the Pro’s, and build a team of […]

Registration for The Entrepreneur’s Law School is Now Open!

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I’m so excited to announce the opening of a new and innovative training program for online entrepreneurs that want to take affirmative steps to protect their business legally but can’t afford the high cost of legal help, and don’t know where else to turn. I’ve called it The Entrepreneur’s Law School. In anticipation of this launch, […]

Building a Business You Can Be Proud Of

I have to tell you, I am so fortunate to be a lawyer in today’s world. Things are so much different now than they were even 20 or 30 years ago. I look at older lawyers and their mindset and the way they practice law and I have to chuckle. They do is in a […]

What’s the #1 Legal Question You Currently Have About Your Business?

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Here at Hawthorn Law, we live for helping online entrepreneurs and small business owners. But in order to help you best, we need to know what your biggest problems and challenges are. Can you please take a minute and tell us what your #1 legal challenge is? Perhaps you don’t know what you don’t know – […]