Law and Wit

Law and Wit

This podcast helps creative entrepreneurs and influencers confidently grow and scale their modern brands -- navigating the business side of content creation, influencer marketing, social media, e-commerce, and digital products. A legal bestie for female entrepreneurs, Brittany, a licensed attorney and entrepreneur herself, serves up tidbits of law and wit that are digestible and fun for your busy life -- minus the leather-bound books and billable rate. Claim your boss babe title and get the information and inspiration you need to move your business forward by tuning in to weekly interviews, action items, and legal tips to help you confidently OWN your business. ... Show More

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Summary In this episode of the Law & Wit podcast, host Brittany Ratelle goes a little off the path of legal topics to share an important message for all creators. While there is a time and place for copyright and trademark, there is also a place for understanding that in a sense, everything is a remix and that's OK. This message is helpful for both new creative entrepreneurs that are struggling to get started because they think all... Read more

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You don't have to be an extrovert to thrive as an entrepreneur. However, introverts face challenges that others don't understand. Morra Aarons-Mele is a wildly successful "accidental entrepreneur" who just so happens to be an introvert.  Morra is the founder of Women Online, a social impact agency, along with being an internet marketer that has worked in both the political and private sector industries. She was even the Director of... Read more

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This is the fourth and final episode of the Business Legal Systems series that discusses the things you need to know in getting your creative business up and running right from the get-go. If you want to make sure that all the hard work you've invested into your business is protected, this is the episode for you. Part 1- Where Do I Start? discussed how to properly set up your business.  Part 2 – How to Get Your Site Legit cover... Read more

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As a creative entrepreneur and just a person, there are a lot of things fighting for your attention. There’s family, marketing, sales, and [fill in your own list of tasks]. It doesn’t take long to feel overwhelmed by it all. Enter Kim Christensen from Talk Wordy to Me. She’s a freelance writer, journalist, and a book-loving mama. She mixes writing and mindfulness for a really unique perspective that every entrepreneur can benefit f... Read more

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This is the third part of the Business Legal Systems series that discusses the bedrock business and legal foundations you need to address when building your modern business. If you've had that inkling that you need to get some contracts in place or make updates to the ones that you use, this is the episode for you. Part 1- Where Do I Start? discussed how to properly setup your business and Part 2 - How to Get Your Site Legit co... Read more

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Get your Instagram questions answered as social media expert, Anna MacFarlane, shares a wealth of information on how to grow your following and build your community. Anna is the woman behind Anna is the Worst, Kids are the Worst, and Things are the Worst. The irony here is Anna is the absolute best! While she started her career in traditional marketing - direct mail (remember that?) - she continued to adapt with the times and has b... Read more

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March 13, 2019 45 min

This special Part 2 segment in a new series about Business Legal Systems -- the bedrock business and legal foundations you need to address when building your modern business. (listen to part 1 - Where do I start, Episode 34 HERE). If you have been wondering what you need to do for a step-by-step process to get legit -- then you have FOUND it. This concise walkthrough is a DIY legal audit that tells you exactly what you check on yo... Read more

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Listen in to this truth-bomb-laden episode with content queen and serial entrepreneur Ashley Reeves of Ashley's Fresh Fix. Ashley shares her entrepreneurial origins from being a teacher to blogging about Amazon deals and gadgets to migrating to the health and food space. She has successfully launched and grown multiple businesses, offerings, and products and has tons of wisdom to share about creating relevant content, engaging with... Read more

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February 19, 2019 36 min

Are you ready to get your creative business legit but don't know WHERE to start? What needs to come first? And how you are supposed to make sense of this alphabet-soup of advice you are seeing swirling around FB groups, Google and podcasts? This special episode is the first segment in a new series about getting #legitwithbritt, getting a handle on those business legal system you cannot afford to ignore when building your modern bus... Read more

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Join us for a behind-the-scenes interview with creativepreneur matriarch Gabrielle Blair, longtime blogger at Design Mom, Best-selling author and founder of the Alt Summit Conference for creatives and influencers. Gabrielle shares her 10-year story in building and reiterating Alt Summit, and the lessons she has learned along the way.  In this episode you'll learn:  how she got the idea for her first conference Gabby's formula for ... Read more

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Want some help in landing good clients? Avoiding bad ones? And keeping the ones you have happy??!  Dive into this week's episode of Law and Wit: Creative Counsel for Entrepreneurs as we explore 6 Tips for Improving Client Relationships. Whether you love 'em (or want to leave 'em) -- clients are the lifeblood of a creative service business -- so let's figure out how we can spot troublesome clients (BEFORE YOU SIGN THAT CONTRACT) and... Read more

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Make friends with your numbers in this episode with Peter Lang, a CPA who specializes in working with creatives, designers, and online entrepreneurs.  Peter, a 17-year veteran accountant digs into the most common myths and problems he sees creative making, and how getting a handle on your numbers can do more than just simplify tax time.  In this episode of Law & Wit, you will learn:  When should a creative professional/designer en... Read more

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Likes, follows, and DMs don't actually pay the bills -- so how do people actually "make money" from creating content -- as a blogger, vLogger, Instagrammer, influencer, or other type of content creator? And what tips and tricks can help you diversify your income, monetize your talents AND not alienate the followers you have come to love and appreciate. This episode shares eight ways content creators make their money and tackles som... Read more

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Do you know what isn’t always comfortable? Going for your dreams. Like sell-your-house, load your knapsack into a bus and hit the road with your family band kind of discomfort. This episode gives a behind-the-scenes look at an incredibly talented quartet of sisters, the Paper Dolls, (previously known as the Red Head Express) and their creative musical journey across the American landscape. With performances in all 50 states, 11 ye... Read more

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Are you unknowingly doing some of these "common" online practices that may be putting your business at risk? Brittany Ratelle, Attorney for creative entrepreneurs, shares the FOUR things she sees content creators getting wrong online and what you can do to set up smarter and safer workflows for your business. Whether you are an influencer, business owner, freelancer, or creative service-provider, get a handle on these four legal pi... Read more

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Listen in to this rocketing designer who has built a design company with more than 30 employees in just three years. Shea McGee of Studio Mcgee interior design firm and Mcgee & Co. store shares her story of getting started in the design world, despite lacking a degree in interior design. She talks about bringing on her spouse to scale her business and how approaching a creative business with fresh eyes can do more than create a kil... Read more

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November 17, 2018 22 min

Have you heard or seen DBAs mentioned in contracts or among your business peers and wondered whether you are one of if you need one? Or whether it's the right fit for your business?  Dig into this episode and finally get some clarity about this alphabet soup mumbo-jumbo acronym that gets tossed around like a runny salad dressing...and get the info you need to get your creative business set up for success. Make sure you have the fou... Read more

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October 28, 2018 44 min

Dive in with two savvy internet attorneys in sharing the need-to-know tips for online business owners who want to grow their businesses in the ever-changing digital frontier. Special guest Richard Chapo, a California-based Internet attorney who has helped the Who's Who of internet businesses, shares his tips to help understand what is going on with privacy, copyright, and the "splinternet" concept of legal zones online.  In this ep... Read more

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Do you want to know what trademark can protect and why you might need one? Tune in to this episode of Law and Wit: Creative Counsel for Entrepreneurs and learn about federal trademarks and how can they help protect your brand. This episode from attorney-for-creatives Brittany Ratelle dives into the tips and tricks of using these registrations to protect the distinct characteristics of your business that may be at risk of getting ri... Read more

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Want to have die-hard fans for your brand? Listen in to this interview with Andrea Williams, co-founder of Tubby Todd, an all-natural bath products company that believes in good, clean fun for the whole family. Andrea gives a behind-the-scenes look at her entrepreneurial journey, from product development to getting those few bottles in the hands of the right influencers, to quitting her husband from his job to jump all-in, to bring... Read more

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