Creative Counsel with Brittany Ratelle

Creative Counsel with Brittany Ratelle

This podcast helps creators, brands, and online entrepreneurs confidently grow and scale their modern businesses -- navigating the business side of content creation, influencer marketing, social media, e-commerce, online courses, in-person events, and digital products. Host Brittany Ratelle, an practicing business attorney shares action items, founder stories, and biz/legal tips to help you confidently OWN your business. If you are a creator, maker, artist, designer, speaker, coach, eCommerce owner, influencer, educator, or online service provider -- don’t miss this amazing resource to help you get legally legit and move forward one bite-sized step at a time.

Episodes

November 10, 2022 50 min

Join me and seasoned entrepreneur Sara Urquhart as we share stories (good and bad) about business partnerships and give you the tips you need to make smart business partnership decisions. Sarah spells out the critical questions that you should ask yourself when you are deciding whether to go solo, bring on a partner, and how to navigate changing roles, expectations, and life events that can threaten successful business partnerships...

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Courtney Brown is the CEO and founder of Cents of Style and Be Fulfilled, two multimillion-dollar Utah-based eCommerce companies. Cents of Style aims to bring the latest in clothing and accessories in an accessible and affordable way while Be Fulfilled aims to help influencers develop, source, ship, and service their own product lines. 

In this episode of Creative Counsel, Courtney shares her 15-year journey in building her compani...

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Worried about recession rumors? Want to get your online or creative business as resilient as it can be? Business attorney Brittany Ratelle guides you through the most important things you can change in your business to help set up business boundaries and protect your profits and peace. 

In this episode: 

what do you actually need in your website footer

what are the new privacy laws in 2023 and do they matter if you're a smaller...

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Hala Taha joins attorney Brittany Ratelle on the Creative Counsel podcast to share macro podcasting trends and reveal how Hala used battle-tested skills (and perseverance) to grow a 7-figure business podcast and podcasting agency from the ground up.

Hala Taha, dubbed the “The Podcast Princess,” is the host of Young and Profiting (YAP)  Podcast, frequently ranked as a #1 Education podcast across all apps. Hala is also the founder an...

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Kristen Ley, founder of Thimblepress® shares her wholesale secrets from being in the stationery businesses for more than a decade. Thimblepress is an international lifestyle company that encourages kindness and inspires fun, through her artisan cards, Push-Pop Confetti, and viral hits like the "Your butt looks great in those jeans!" card. In their interview with attorney for creators Brittany Ratelle, Kristen dives into her...

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Want to avoid the 7 biggest legal mistakes that physical product and eCommerce companies make? Attorney Brittany Ratelle walks through the most common mistakes that land modern product companies in legal hot water and how you can avoid these headaches as a small business owner.

 

Here are the top 7 mistakes: 

1. No operating agreement or business “prenup”

Operating agreements, also known as founder or partnership agreements, define...

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Serial entrepreneur Sierra McCleve, founder of two successful Utah-based food businesses, Thirst and Dottie's Kolaches shares on the Creative Counsel Podcast how created a positive team culture in the challenging food industry. She shares her wisdom as a baker, manager, owner, mom, wife, garage gym fitness enthusiast and now an investor in other projects. Sierra talks about how radical ownership can transform your role as a fou...

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From corporate to freelance with an abundance mindset with content marketer Carina Wytiaz

Carina Wytiaz joins the Creative Counsel podcast to share how having an abundance mindset allowed her to pivot as a content marketer working in tech, to her time as a solo freelancer, and then how she rolled that experience back to corporate leadership. Carina shares how she discovered what she is REALLY good at and how to market that value ...

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Today, we are joined by my sweet friend Heather Fujikawa! We are so excited about the arrival of her little girl and reminiscing on our journeys as wives and mothers who are also busy in their careers! 

Heather, my friend since college, started her company and entrepreneur journey as an interior designer in Los Angeles. She was drawn to the fashion and design industry and started a hair accessory business with her twin sister who w...

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What is a vampire client (bad clients who "suck you dry") and how can you avoid them? Or are there no bad clients but only bad "systems" for managing those clients? (and let's be clear...we're not talking about brooding vampires with extra "sparkle" or annoyingly hot vampire brothers...) We're all with Team Jacob on this one.

 

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Kylie Chenn, Founder of Acanela Expeditions, shares her story of growing her email list and strategically using promotions to build a booming $5 million dollar travel business, and then how that came to a crashing halt as the global COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down.   Tune in to hear Kylie's secrets on how she worked hard and smart to turn an industry-wide shutdown into SEVERAL other successful businesses: a true setback ...
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    Listen in to this killer conversation with food and media personality, chef, author, and Food Network Start Kelsey Nixon. Kelsey came in fourth place on the fourth season of the Food Network series Food Network Star and hosted the Cooking Channel series Kelsey's Essentials, which ran for five seasons from 2010 to 2013 as one of the first pieces of original programming on Cooking Channel and earned her a daytime Emmy nomination....

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    Ever wondered if we really "need" contracts and how you can use them without putting up a wall between you and your client, customer, vendor or business partner? This video will cover 10 tips for how to build collaborative contracts -- contracts that actually help protect and clarify roles and expectations for BOTH sides and preserve business relationships and boundaries. You will learn: - when and why contracts are necess...

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    Want to avoid some of the most common legal mistakes that new business owners make? Wondering how you can skip over some unnecessary frustration, worry, overwhelm or costly fixes that come from starting a new business and wanting your legal foundations to be solid?

    In this episode you will learn: 

  • the most common mistakes new entrepreneurs make
  • what you need to do to actually pick a solid business name
  • how to use other people's c...
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    Do you have a business built to last? Guest Michelle Gifford, business coach and content strategist shares what is working to move the needle on content marketing and how you shouldn't be putting all of your eggs in the Instagram basket. Learn about Reeles, email marketing, Pinterest, pretty and functional websites, and how everything should fit together in this juicy episode. 

    You will learn: 

  • what do you need to stop doing wi...
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    Ep. 64: Creating a Sustainable Career as an Indie Artist with Heidi Luerra, author of The Work of Art, Founder of RAW: Natural

     

    Tune into this podcast interview with Heidi Luerra, master creative consultant and event planner. For more than 20 years, Heidi has worked with artists of all creative genres. Starting her own clothing line at a young age, she earned her business stripes the hard way. Over the past decade, Heidi has grown...

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    Learn from serial entrepreneur Sharon McMahon, who started out her adult life as a government teacher, before leaving to pursue her side hustle full time. After she built a seven-figure business and sold it, she became one of her region's most successful photographers and has gone on to coach entrepreneurs via her coaching program, Masters Level Collective. When she's not answering all of Instagram's questions about gov...

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    Learn some super practical accounting tips for creatives with CPA Amy Northard. Amy shares hands-on tips to help you avoid tax stress and to help you set up successful money systems. We dig into hiring independent contractors, using Paypal, how to reconcile accounts and the top tips for avoiding tax issues as a creative entrepreneur. 

    In this episode you will learn:

  • 4 bookkeeping tips to reduce stress at tax time
  • how to work better ...
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    So how exactly do you run your business in the time of Covid and quarantines, masks and mandates, policy and personal protection equipment? This podcast episode will dive into the best tips about navigating the dynamic landscape of trying to run a small business during a pandemic. 

    You will learn: 

     

  • What websites should I be checking
  • What to say and what NOT to say
  • What are the reasonable measures for protecting my team? My custom...
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    Have you ever felt that panicky feeling when someone asks you what you "do"? Or spewed such a giant word vomit on them that you yourself got lost on what you ACTUALLY do to make money, let alone help people? Enter Macy Robison, StoryBrand Guide certified expert and marketing professional who helps creatives, influencers, and all-around multi-passionate people and helps them tell EXACTLY what they do so they can clearly arti...

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