Legal Made Easy

Legal Made Easy

As a business owner, contracts, trademarks, and LLCs are probably the last thing you want to worry about. But business can get messy – unless you cover your a$$ets, and get legally legit. Licensed attorney Amy Nesheim makes the legal aspects of running an online business simple and easy to implement. Tune in so you can build your business with confidence knowing it’s legally protected whatever comes your way. *This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice*


September 12, 2023 23 mins

My annual membership Cover Your Assets is open for enrollment with some additional bonuses this week! Tune in to this bonus episode to hear answers to some of the questions that I've been getting about Cover Your Assets this week, including a rundown of what's included in the membership and who is a good fit to join.

Join by Friday, September 15 to cash in on the extra bonuses: the Trademark Roadmap and a VIP ti...

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You hold the vision for your business. Ultimately, you're the only person who can decide what's best for your business. But how do you make informed decisions about the legal side of your business when you aren't a lawyer? Tune in to hear my solution for balancing relying on experts and embracing your responsibility as a business owner.

If you're an online business owner who’s ready to take the guesswork out of the le...

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You have to be able to manage your business's money for your business to survive, but unless you had a finance degree, it's probably not something you learned in school. Many, many business owners struggle to manage their business money - either leaving it all in the business and never touching it, or spending it all and running out of money to operate the business. 

In this episode, I'm sharing the three ru...

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As a solo business owner, when you move, your business has to move, too. I just moved across state lines and I'm going through the process of moving my LLC from New Hampshire to Maine, so I thought I'd give you a rundown on the process as I'm doing it. Tune in to hear the three options for moving your LLC and a little insight into my experience as I go through it.

If you're an online business owner who’s ready to take...

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It's easy to look at established business owners and think they've got it all figured out - but even as a practicing small-business attorney, I didn't get everything right when I was starting my business! Tune in for my reflections on 3 (legal) things I'd do differently if I were starting my business from scratch - plus the one thing I'm happy I did before getting started.

If you want to make sure your busin...

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Deciding to register a trademark for your small business is an emotional decision - you're invested in your brand and don't want it stolen - but it can also be a strategic choice to help your long-term business growth. Developing your branding with a long-term trademark strategy in mind can help create a cohesive, recognizable brand and catapult your growth. Tune in for a few examples of successful long-term trademark str...

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There are certain aspects of the "legal stuff" that you can absolutely manage on your own... But is registering a trademark one of them? In this episode, I walk through my top 3 reasons why it's crucial to have an attorney by your side throughout the trademark registration process.

If you want to learn more about the trademark process and what it's like to work together, head over to

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If you're dreaming up a new product or service for your business (or thinking about the next evolution of your brand), there is one crucial step you don't want to miss that can make the difference between a product that stands out and one that fades into all the online noise. Choosing the name of your next product should be a strategic choice informed by data - data you can get with a trademark search. Tune in for a few t...

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If you're holding back on launching a new offer or starting your business because you're afraid someone else will copy the name... this episode is for you. You can file a registration for a trademark you haven't used yet, but it may not be the best idea. Tune in to hear my (somewhat controversial) opinion and the requirements for an intent-to-use trademark application.

If you're ready to protect your tr...

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You've heard you should register a trademark, but how important is it really? Tune in for a breakdown of the benefits of registering a trademark with the USPTO and the top questions I pose to my clients to help them figure out if trademark registration should be a priority for them.

If you're thinking about registering your trademark and want to chat through a few questions or learn more about the process, book ...

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You absolutely can get all the legal stuff in place for your business - you just might need a little guidance to get there. Tune in for a breakdown of the Asset Protection Method, my signature 3-step system I teach inside my program, Cover Your Assets, and answers to a few FAQs about the program.

Cover Your Assets gives you the tools, action steps, and resources you need to get your business legally legit so you can grow w...

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Your to-do list is long enough when you're starting your business... Adding "get legal" to it can feel like just one more thing you don't have time for. 

Tune in to hear the number one piece of the "legal stuff" I think is absolutely necessary when starting your business (even though it's not *technically* legally required).

If you're ready to take the guess-work out of the legal aspects of you...

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Have you had clients push your boundaries or ignore your requests? Contracts are the ultimate way to make sure you can always enforce your boundaries, but what happens when your client doesn't read your contract? Tune in for my top tips for effectively communicating your expectations to clients and how to back them up with contracts.

If you're an online business owner who’s ready to take the guesswork out of the legal aspects o...

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If you're an entrepreneur, chances are you have more than one interest. But do you have to open up a new LLC for each new venture you start? Tune in to hear the pros and cons of using one LLC for multiple lines of business and how that relates to using DBAs.

If you're an online business owner who’s ready to take the guesswork out of the legal aspects of your business, watch my free training to learn the 3 steps to get your busi...

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February 14, 2023 17 mins

You've heard you aren't supposed to mix your business and personal money... but then how do you pay yourself from your LLC? Tune in for my take on paying yourself from your LLC and some tips on making sure you keep that legal wall between you and your LLC in place while you give yourself a paycheck.

If you're an online business owner who’s ready to take the guesswork out of the legal aspects of your business, watch my free...

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It's probably fair to say that most of us have used someone else's ideas as inspiration at some point in our business. There's value in using other people's experiences to figure out what's working. Not to mention it's nice to have a place to start.

But how do you know when looking for inspiration crosses the line into copying? Tune in to find out.

If you're an online business owner who’s ready...

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Just by putting our content out there on the internet, we risk someone copying it. It's easy to get so caught up in this fear that we avoid hitting publish at all. Here are three reasons I think you actually don't need to worry about copycats.

If you want to protect your content and feel confident you know the steps to take if you ever have to deal with a copycat, sign up for the Copycat Workshop. Learn more here...

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January 17, 2023 15 mins

As online business owners in the information age, everything we sell is intellectual property. But what exactly does that mean? How can we protect our work when most of what we create is intangible? Tune in for an overview of intellectual property, including the difference between copyrights and trademarks and the steps you can take to protect your content and client work.

If you want to own your brand and make sure no one...

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Not sure what to focus on for your 2023 legal strategy? Tune in for a few legal areas that always need attention at the beginning of the calendar year and my best advice for planning a legal strategy that evolves with your business throughout the year.

If you're an online business owner who’s ready to take the guesswork out of the legal aspects of your business, watch my free training to learn the 3 steps to get your business legall...

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If you designed your logo on Canva, you probably can't register it as a trademark. Your logo helps your customers recognize your brand, but if it was designed with a Canva template, it may not be unique enough to legally function as a trademark. It's also against Canva's policies to register a design that uses its elements as a trademark.

Tune in for a discussion on the implications of using Canva to design...

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