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The Legal Road Map™ podcast teaches creative entrepreneurs how to protect your rights and stay out of legal hot water, so you can confidently build your dream business. Host Autumn Witt Boyd, a lawyer for creative and online businesses, gives you the answers to your copyright, trademark, and business legal questions. Like having an attorney in your back pocket. What contracts should you have? What the heck is a website privacy policy or terms and conditions? What should you protect with a co ...
 
Being Boss® is an exploration of not only what it means, but what it takes to be boss as a creative business owner, freelancer, or side-hustler. Join host Emily Thompson as she explores the mindsets, habits, and tactics of harnessing your creative ambitions and embracing the adventure of starting and growing your own business so that you can make money doing work you love.
 
Heather Hubbard is a former partner and practice group leader at an AmLaw 200 law firm. She’s taking you behind-the-scenes and giving you unfiltered advice about how to succeed in the legal industry. Not only does she want to help you rise to the top, she wants to help you get there in an authentic and deeply satisfying way. Each week she addresses a topic related to “hustle” (such as marketing, business development, confidence, leadership, negotiations) or “flow” (such as mindfulness, balan ...
 
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Our go-to boss lawyer, Autumn Witt Boyd, rejoins the podcast today to talk about growing your business. She goes into detail about all of the methods and tactics that she used herself to expand her own business over the past 6 years. Get full show notes for this episode here --- Listen to more Being Boss shows on our website, on Apple Podcasts, or …
 
When you're a creative, there's often a whole heap of overlap between your work and what you do for fun. But making time for doing things that you enjoy that have NOTHING to do with work is important, even if it requires a bit more effort and intention. In today's episode, Emily shares with you the importance of strategizing your way into pursuing …
 
Two multi-passionate creatives, D'ana Joi Spencer and Dana Kaye, join Emily in a conversation that navigates through the definition of being a multi-passionate creative entrepreneur, whether or not you should be focusing your endeavors, and the pros and cons of being our kind of boss. Get full show notes for this episode here --- Listen to more Bei…
 
2020 did a number on our basic structures: our boundaries, habits, and routines that we've been creating over the years, which means that now is the perfect time to get back to the basics. To help you start making that move, this episode is all about successful habits of CEOs, the decision-maker for your business (which is likely YOU). Get full sho…
 
If you listen to just one episode of the Legal Road Map® podcast, let this be it. In the final episode - at least for the foreseeable future - Autumn shares takeaways from the past 5 years of running her own law firm, what all online business owners need to know about legal protection to build a sustainable, profitable business, and more. In this e…
 
Surely 2020 wasn’t ALL bad, right? Podcast guest regular Tara McMullin joins Emily to talk about what worked in 2020, what the year taught us about business and what we can carry into 2021, backing away from goal setting, and experimenting with removing due dates. Get full show notes for this episode here --- Listen to more Being Boss shows on our …
 
We love helping our clients get their legal house in order, but sometimes when we introduce a new service, contract template, or marketing initiative at the AWB Firm, we have to be our own lawyers, too! We recently hosted our very first 5 day list building challenge that brought up some questions around our terms and conditions, protecting a potent…
 
If you’ve been in business for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard about (or seen firsthand) the value in building your email list. No matter how large a following you may build on a social media platform, that following isn’t owned by you - it’s owned by the platform, and they can change who sees your content on a dime. But an email list? Th…
 
Erica Courdae joins Emily to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion in business in the six months following the murder of George Floyd. They also check-in on the DEI commitments made by businesses, the difference between being explicit and implicit with your values and intentions, and staying grounded in the face of adversity. Get full show notes…
 
Finances and legal are like four-letter words for most entrepreneurs. You know you need to have a grasp on them to run a successful business, but the amount of things you don’t know about finances and legal makes you want to bury your head in the sand. In this episode, I brought on CFO consultant and founder of 100 Degrees Consulting, Stephanie Skr…
 
Planning for next year is in full swing. You may be planning new products or services, epic launches, new training series, and more. And you’re probably also working on your budget with line items all geared toward helping you facilitate those rollouts. While most people forget to add legal into the budgeting equation at all, the good news is that …
 
According to our annual listener survey, year after year, time management is the biggest struggle for bosses. In a year where all of the rules of normal business operations have been thrown out the window, Emily is revisiting what it means to manage your time by prioritizing the right tasks to get the job done, by spending less time doing more, and…
 
We’re here… finally. Down to the final weeks of 2020 and there’s no better time to start creating your business’s legal plan for next year. If you’ve got your sights set on building a successful business, creating a legacy, launching a new product or service, or simply maintaining your current side hustle, this episode is for you. In this episode, …
 
Preparing to launch or run a year-end (I see you coming Black Friday / Cyber Monday) promotion involves a lot of moving parts. It can be easy for things that may seem less important to fall through the cracks, but tightening up your contracts shouldn’t be one of them. Learn what you need to know about getting your contracts in shape before your lau…
 
Leadership expert Sally Netherwood joins the show today to talk about how business owners can give and receive new levels of support by focusing on being leaders. Sally and Emily discuss how leadership fits into the Being Boss mantra, how leadership contrasts with management, and what it takes to be an effective leader. Get full show notes for this…
 
Testimonials, endorsements, and more. Whatever form it takes, you know that being able to share your customers’ success from purchasing your product or online course is one of the most powerful ways to drive sales, especially during year-end promotions. But the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) actually has quite a few guidelines about how your custom…
 
Most everyone I know will not shed one single tear when it’s time to bid 2020 farewell. We’re all ready for a new year and a new start after everything that’s been thrown at us this year. But there’s still plenty of opportunity to run a successful year-end promotion in your business. Going through a launch, running a challenge, or doing a Black Fri…
 
Mecca Woods joins Emily to explore the vast world of astrology and discern the most important pieces for using it to plan for business. Recorded live at the Gathering: Guided by Intuition online event. Get full show notes for this episode here --- Listen to more Being Boss shows on our website, on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.…
 
Navigating the world of LLCs, bookkeepers, and legal can be tough when you’re new to the business world. But doing it in the middle of Covid? That’s a lesson in patience and perseverance! Boudoir and personal branding photographer Layra Marte shares how she navigates the world of online business and in-person connections to grow her photography bus…
 
It seems there are more ways than ever to grow a thriving photography business. Mini-sessions, branding photography, wedding and events, to name just a few. But each of these revenue streams presents its own unique set of considerations to make sure you and your photography business are protected legally. While the barrier of entry to the photograp…
 
A special, surprise guest joins Emily as she gives an inside look at how and when she used her intuition and – in some cases – magic to grow Indie Shopography, Being Boss, and Almanac Supply Co. Get full show notes for this episode here --- Listen to more Being Boss shows on our website, on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow…
 
There’s an online course for just about everything these days. And for good reason. More people are learning online than ever, and online courses can be wildly profitable if you play your cards right. Jacques Hopkins is a bit of an anomaly in the online course world because he took a subject he’d never taught before (piano) and turned it into an ex…
 
Online courses are quickly becoming one of the most popular points of entry to the online world. They can cover nearly any topic and the online format makes them accessible to a broader audience. Online courses can be a lot of work to put together with many moving parts ranging from copywriting to video editing, which is all the more reason you wan…
 
Tara Street and Tasha Harrison join the podcast today to talk about editing... your words, your brand, your offering... and why you need to embrace the ever-evolving nature of growing as a human and as a business. Get full show notes for this episode here --- Listen to more Being Boss shows on our website, on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen …
 
If you’re a service provider -- like a web designer or copywriter -- you might feel like you’re tethered to a single revenue stream: designing websites or writing copy. But the online world now offers more opportunity than ever to diversify your revenue streams. A mix of affiliate marketing, memberships, and online education can all be perfect comp…
 
Web design is one of the most collaborative creative service relationships we see at the AWB Firm. Because of this unique relationship, it can be especially easy to find yourself dealing with things like scope creep and delays caused by your client. The best way to avoid these issues altogether is… you guessed it… to use a rock solid client contrac…
 
Michelle Khouri is back again, this time to talk with Emily about the importance of sharing your story, why own who you are, and how you can let your story fuel your business. Get full show notes for this episode here --- Listen to more Being Boss shows on our website, on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow Being Boss on Inst…
 
Losing sleep worrying over your business is no fun. But Britt Seva, founder of Thrivers Society, found herself in that exact situation before she decided to take care of the legal blindspots in her business. Learn how Britt has built an extremely successful membership business model by starting small and growing smart. In this episode, we’ll cover:…
 
Membership sites and online communities are some of the most popular business models in the online world. They allow your business (and consistent revenue) to grow quickly and reach more people without necessarily adding more work to your plate. But to anyone who’s ever seen a discussion around social issues turn ugly, or found your own resources p…
 
In this all new era of Being Boss, Emily is all alone and she's focused on making sure she continues to thrive. She's going over how to control your negative self-talk, setting yourself up for success, creating proof of your accomplishments, investing in yourself, and so much more. Get full show notes for this episode here --- Listen to more Being …
 
Interior design can transform the dullest of spaces in your home into an inspiring retreat. But there’s a lot more to a gorgeous design concept than meets the eye. Managing client expectations, coordinating countless vendors, and even a little marriage counseling from time to time. A designer’s work is complex and requires a lot of focus on process…
 
To an outsider, interior design or decorating can seem like a fun and easy gig. You pick paint colors, recommend a few pieces of furniture, top your vision off with a few accessories. Done! But actually, interior design and decorator contracts are some of the more complex contracts we work on at the AWB Firm, with moving parts like who’s responsibl…
 
In this final part of the biggest conversation we've ever shared at Being Boss, Michelle Khouri wraps up her interview of Emily and Kathleen by covering how they'll share content that they created together, what support systems they leaned on for this decision, what's next for Kathleen, and what the future holds for Being Boss. Listen to Part 1 of …
 
Copywriting can be intimidating to a lot of online business owners. It seems like an elusive yet necessary skill to running your business successfully and increasing sales. But copywriting genius Ashlyn Carter joined us in this episode to give a behind-the-scenes peek at what starting and growing her agency/curriculum-based business looks like, inc…
 
The words you write help business owners sell their products or services like hotcakes. Word of mouth is starting to do its thing and you’ve got a waitlist of people dying to have you write copy for their emails, sales page, or website. So how do you make sure you grow your copywriting business legally? Do you really need to form an LLC or get busi…
 
In this landmark Being Boss episode, Emily and Kathleen are interviewed by Michelle Khouri about their burnout and how it led Kathleen to make the decision to sell her ownership stake of Being Boss. Listen to Part 2 of this interview: https://beingboss.club/podcast/future-of-being-boss Get full show notes for this episode here --- Listen to more Be…
 
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