Protect Your Business Assets to Minimize Risk and Liability

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SHOW NOTES

If you’re a solo professional, freelancer, author, expert or even someone who runs a small firm, today’s topic may not be the most sexy thing to hear but it’s certainly among the most important topics you’ll hear.

You may have heard me talk about a friend of mine who ran a small firm that used contractors to do the work. There were periods of time in a year and during planning times when it was just her and her partner. When things went sour in their relationship he somehow got her connected to a lawsuit.

Just defending herself and getting herself removed from the situation cleaned out her savings account. Then terror attacks of September 11th happened and business took a nose dive. Then the crash of 2008 happened.

She was devastated.

I tell you that story because bad things happen to good people and as business professionals it’s important we take the steps to protect ourselves. And that’s what today’s episode is all about.

My guest today is ReeJade Richmond. She’s an acclaimed business and legal strategist who empowers women to embrace their true power bossness and turn their business into an empire.

From rock-solid business structures to impenetrable contracts, she shows them how to get legal, legit, and profitable.

A first-generation college graduate, ReeJade finished law school determined to live the fairytale that every up and coming attorney dreams of. Seven figure salary. Partnership. Presitge.

ReeJade landed a position with one of the top intellectual property firms in the Detroit Metro area and quickly earned her superstar spot, working on the continued preservation of Malcom X’s and Alex Haley’s heirs legacy.

A complicated labor left her 1.3lb baby in the NICU and Reejade with complex health problems. She ended up bankrupt but risked it all to have it all. She’s committed to helping women build something big and understand all the words above the dotted line and the value of the assets that could make or break their bottom line.

Remember, my guests and I aren’t giving you professional advice.

The information we’re sharing is for educational and entertainment purposes only. If you need help be sure to seek out a trained professional whether it’s a financial advisor, tax professional, legal expert, or healthcare provider.

That being said, listen in as ReeJade and I discuss:

  • How you may actually be running a fraudulent business and how to make it legit
  • Why you need to pay Uncle Sam first and not you
  • The legal concept of liability and how to protect yourself and your assets
  • The importance of having an attorney review anything you sign before you sign it
  • How business relationships are like a marriage
  • How to hire an attorney for your business.
  • The basics of intellectual property and what should be protected
  • And why it’s not always worth it to use images from a stock image site whether you pay for them or not

As always, listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.

Guest Contact Information

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Facebook

LinkedIn

YouTube

Resources

United States Copyright Office

US Patent and Trademark Office

NOLO 

Legal Zoom

Biz Counsel

 

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