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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Are you stuck working “in” your business and not “on” it? Have you read the EMyth Revisited -- or had it on your “list”? Considered one of the most influential business books of all time, EMyth is the Creativentrepeneur Book Club Pick for January and is a classic story that helps business owners “beat” the sobering statistics of small business burnout and failure. You do not want to miss this special interview with the OG busine... Read more

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Well -- the SEO-droolworthy title kind of says it all, right? If you plan events or want to plan events for your business or organization -- then you need this episode in your life (to be honest, you probably needed it a few Diet Cokes ago). This episode comes BURSTING with all the real legal issues that can crop up when you are planning an event and breaks them down one-by-one. You can host events and rock then AND do it legall... Read more

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Does the thought of “selling” make you feel sleazy and leave you feeling like you need a shower? You’re not alone! It’s actually quite common for creative entrepreneurs, and even more so for female entrepreneurs to struggle with the thought of sales. If you struggle with the idea of selling, you’re going to love the message that guest Erika Tebbens has to share—selling can be simple, authentic, and leave you feeling good with mo... Read more

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Do you want to start a business? Or have you started and WISHED you could skip over some of those mistakes that other entrepreneurs have tripped over? This is one of those killer episodes that summarizes HUNDREDS of conversations I've had with other business owners to give you the BEST fighting chance of thriving, not just surviving, in your business. 

In this episode, you will learn: 

What a "jobby" is... Read more

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Are you interested in turning your influence into real money in your pocket? Enter in stage right, Michelle Gifford, a brand strategist and business teacher who specializes in launching courses and content management systems for influencers. Michelle shares her business tips, strategies and contagious laughter on her own Michelle Gifford podcast. She is also a nationally recognized photographer and main stage speaker who... Read more

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“Licensing” is a term that gets thrown around a lot but many creative entrepreneurs struggle to understand exactly what it is. Licensing is what allows you to make money on your works by selling the rights to others. When you know what you’re doing, this can be a huge benefit for you. But, when you move forward without really understanding what you’re signing and giving away, you’ll probably regret it later down the roa... Read more

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One area that many creatives struggle with is hiring help. Your business is personal to you and you are the one that has turned it into a success. But, there comes a day when you realize you just can’t really do everything on your own. You might start dropping balls or you may find that you just can’t grow any further.

That’s why I’m really excited to have Chellie Peterson on the Law & Wit podcast. She’s a Virtual Ass... Read more

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September 23, 2019 36 min

Ready to jump into every creative entrepreneur’s favorite topic—pricing? It’s one of those sticking points that a lot of creatives and designers get hung-up on. You don’t want to charge too much and not be able to build your business. But you don’t want to undercharge and not be able to pay your bills. How are you supposed to determine the value? How do you determine how to charge your customers? And, how do you enforce it once ... Read more

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Melanie Burk started college planning on getting a degree in accounting. That didn't last long! She eventually switched to graphic design, something she knew little about. And, even though a college professor told her she wouldn't be successful, she made her own path and has been wildly successful.

Melanie dabbled in several different areas of design before finding her exact niche. But, since she did, she... Read more

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Do you have a business partner or want to go into business with someone? This is your MUST-LISTEN episode to walk you through exactly what questions you must ask each other so that you can be on the same page (literally and figuratively) for your business. The episode includes 5 Tips (areas) that you're going to want to talk about -- strategy, management, ownership, intellectual property, and exit and includes ALL the questi... Read more

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When Elle Rowley of Solly Baby created her first product it was out of necessity. She had one little one and another on the way. While she enjoyed wearing her oldest in a baby carrier, she was looking to find a different product to use because of the tension headaches she got using her store-bought carrier. She ended up sewing her own wrap, fell in love with the experience, and never looked back. (**sidenote...I have wor... Read more

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Chelsea Peterson was always planning on being a stay-at-home-mom. But, she discovered she had a love for photography when she started playing around with a camera to capture photographs of her children. This hobby has turned into a serious business with Chelsea being one of the most sought-after photographers in Utah for senior portraits.

Like many creative entrepreneurs, Chelsea struggled with undervaluing her services a... Read more

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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 strugg... 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. Sh... 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.

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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 benefi... 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.

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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 ha... 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 -- t... 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, engagi... Read more

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