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Copyright Explained: What It Is, What It Means and Where It’s Needed

It’s a pretty well known fact that if you have a website, then at the bare minimum you need to include a copyright notice in the footer of that site.  Any website developer or designer will tell you this and even if you’re new to the online world, it’s a pretty common thing to know.  […]

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4 Common Legal Mistakes That Cost Small Business Owners Thousands of Dollars

As a business owner, you wear a LOT of hats and you have to learn to juggle many different aspects of business.  From creating and selling your products and services, to providing customer service, to creating binge-worthy content, it’s a tough job.  But what makes it even more tough is when you make certain legal […]

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The Boutique Lawyer founder Amber Gilormo wearing a white shirt and smiling at the camera. 5 Ways I’ve Personally Overcome Overwhelm as a Busy Entrepreneur (and How You Can Too)

5 Ways I’ve Personally Overcome Overwhelm as a Busy Entrepreneur (and How You Can Too)

Discover effective strategies to conquer overwhelm as a busy entrepreneur. From time-blocking to delegating tasks, learn actionable tips to regain control and boost productivity.

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As a business owner, you’re probably already aware of some of the most common legalities thatyour business needs. Things like your LLC filing, trademarking, privacy policies, contracts and terms and conditionsare commonly known items that you might already have in place. (Psst: if you don’t already have those things in place, I’ve made most of […]

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Starting your own business isn’t for the faint of heart. Although it can be incredibly rewarding, it’s also one of the hardest things that I believe anyone can do.  In today’s world where social media is so prevalent in our lives, I so often see people making entrepreneurship seem like the only way you can […]

If I Was Starting My Business From Scratch, Here’s What I Would Do Differently

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If you’re an online business owner of any kind, chances are your story looks a little something like this… You started your business and primarily served clients through 1:1 services. After that, you quickly realized that you can’t scale your business with only 1:1 services. So naturally you start thinking of ways that you can […]

5 Must-Haves For Your Online Membership Contract So That It Serves You (and Your Clients) Best

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In April 2024, The Federal Trade Commision (FTC) announced a rule that will go into effect in the next few months (120 days after it is published) that bans non-compete agreements and clauses in nearly all post-employment contexts. That means that if you have one in an employment agreement or independent contractor agreement, they will […]

The 411 on the Federal Trade Commission Banning Non-Competes (and How You Can Alternatively Protect Your Business)

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Learn some of my favorite resources for launching a digital product, designed to optimize your process and ensure a successful rollout.

My Favorite Resources for Launching a Digital Product

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Navigating the complexities of trademarking a business named after yourself? This guide clarifies the rules, potential challenges, and strategic benefits of personal name trademarks, ensuring you understand how to legally protect your name while enhancing your brand’s credibility and uniqueness.

The Rules for Trademarking if Your Business is Named After You

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If you’re a mom, you know how hard it can be to find a balance between your work life and your home life. Society does a dang good job of always making us feel like we aren’t doing enough. Susie’s mom baked homemade cookies for the class party. John’s mom threw the best birthday party […]

4 Ways I Balance Work And Mom Life as a Trademark Lawyer, Entrepreneur, and Mom of 4

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How To Change The Name of Your LLC

Changing the name of your LLC involves several legal steps. This article breaks down the process, from checking name availability to filing the necessary paperwork with state agencies. Get detailed insights to ensure your business name change is smooth, compliant, and reflective of your evolving brand.

How to Change the Name of Your LLC

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How To Know If Your Small Business Needs a Trademark

Determining whether your small business needs a trademark is crucial for protecting your brand identity. This guide explores key indicators, such as brand uniqueness and market expansion plans, helping you understand when and why securing a trademark is essential for safeguarding your business’s future.

How To Know If Your Small Business Needs a Trademark

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With being in the midst of tax season, it never fails as a business owner that you start to see the talk of S-Corporations (S-Corps) circulating the internet. Many bookkeepers and accountants will start educating about S-Corps and as a business owner, it might be tempting to believe that you should switch to an S-Corp […]

S-Corps VS. LLCs And Which One Is Right For Your Small Business

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Hi, I’m Amber Gilormo!

I believe legal protection shouldn’t be determined by how many years you’ve been in business or how much revenue you’ve earned. All creatives deserve to seamlessly operate their business knowing they’re legally covered. As a practicing attorney and three-time business owner, I understand how complicated and overwhelming the legal world can be. That’s why I created The Boutique Lawyer, an encouraging place where creatives can find legal contract templates that are easy to understand and exciting for clients to sign.

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Have a business of your own?

Then you may need this! This guide breaks down 8 of the biggest legal landmines you could face when selling online so you know how to protect yourself (and your profits).

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