Kate Northrup on having a contract with her boyfriend

by | Apr 30, 2018 | Podcasts

Does it sound crazy to have a business contract with your boyfriend?

It sounds a little crazy, doesn’t it?

But take it from Kate Northrup. It’s not. You’ve got to have a contract with ANYONE you do business with…even your boyfriend.

In this week’s podcast I was so excited to interview Kate.

If you don’t know Kate Northrup, she’s the founder of Origin Collective, author of Money: A Love Story, mother of 2 (she just had her second daughter!), and she happens to be my local Mastermind sister in the #MERockstars here in Maine.

Her work has been featured by The Today Show, Yahoo! Finance, Women’s Health, Glamour, and The Huffington Post, and she’s spoken to audiences of thousands with Hay House, Wanderlust, USANA Health Sciences, and more. She’s also in the process of writing her second book with Hay House coming out in 2019.

My favorite part of the interview is where Kate shares a story about how she and her then boyfriend (now husband!) Mike decided to go into business together.

She knew they needed to have a contract between them detailing the specifics of their business relationship down to a tee. Even though they were dating.

I also asked Kate to talk about about WHEN she knew that her business needed a super solid legal foundation and WHY it can be just as important as setting up the financials and operation sides of business.

Listen to Kate talk about her own super solid foundations – and having a contract with her boyfriend! – in Episode 11 on iTunes here.

(Don’t have iTunes? Listen through my website here.)


Legally Enlightened Podcast Episode 11 with Kate Northrup

We know you’re busy so it’s less than 30 minutes long – short and sweet!

Listen to the Legally Enlightened podcast Episode #11 for my interview with Kate here.

There’s a new PRIVACY LAW that you need to know about!

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new privacy law that affects ALL businesses with clients or list members in the European Union – and it goes into effect May 25, 2018.

That means that even if you have just 1 person on your list or 1 client located in the EU, it impacts YOU – which means you’ll need to make changes to your Privacy Policy pronto!

Don’t worry! My legal wonder twin Gena Shingle Jaffe and I are holding a free webinar on Tuesday, May 15 at 2 pm to share exactly what you need to do.

Register for the GDPR webinar here so you’re legally up to speed.

Here’s to super solid foundations – and using contracts with your beloved!

Please know that in this episode Kate is voluntarily sharing her own personal experience and it’s not meant to serve as legal advice, nor was she paid to do the interview. (In case you’re wondering, I’m legally required to tell you that.)  Each situation is different so be sure to talk with your attorney.