Got big plans in 2017? Good! Now you’ll want to protect them.

by | Jan 26, 2017 | Business-Building Resources

Now that we’ve eased into the New Year, we’ve gotten Mercury Retrograde out of the way, and you’ve identified your 2017 game plan, it’s a great time to think about how you’re going to protect the programs, courses, retreats, and ALL that you want to launch this year.

You may be launching your first course or retreat – congrats!

You may be farther along and branching out to bring on affiliates, host a retreat, launch a podcast, or hire a team – kudos!

You may know you need a Client Agreement for your 1-on-1 clients, or Terms of Use for your group programs or online courses.

But if you’re doing any of these cool things this year like holding seminars or retreats, adding affiliates, hosting a podcast, and hiring a team, you may not know that you need these legal docs:

  • Holding a day-long seminar? You’ll want an Event Waiver for your attendees to sign when they arrive or even before the event. (But, for an overnight retreat at a hotel or an exotic location on the beach, use an Overnight Retreat Agreement instead. Staying overnight requires different language…)
  • Signing up affiliates? You’ll want Affiliate Terms & Conditions to spell out the affiliate commission, when they will get paid, what happens if someone signs up without using their affiliate link, and more.
  • Interviewing guest experts on your podcast? Use the Guest Expert Consent Form to be sure you’re on the same page, especially about how the interview content, intellectual property, and recording can be used by both of you afterwards.
  • Hiring a Virtual Assistant (VA)? Be sure to use an Agreement for Hiring a Virtual Assistant to lay out how you will work together, what tasks you need help with, and when you will pay your virtual assistant. (If you are hiring other team members, like a graphic designer or other independent contractors, you can use specific agreements for them too).

Are you doing any of these things in 2017? I’d love to hear what you have planned. Feel free to share with me here what you’ve got up your sleeve and ask any questions about what legal documents you need. I’m here to support you!

Here’s to your 2017 BIG BIZ PLANS and getting legally protected with the right legal docs to feel safe and secure to create anything that you want!

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