The Legalpreneur Podcast

The Legalpreneur Podcast

Navigating the legal side of your business can be intimidating and expensive. Each Tuesday, and some Thursdays, join Andrea Sager, former big law attorney turned lover of all things small businesses, as she explains the legal necessities for small business owners. Whether you want to start a business, just launched a business, or have been in business for years, you will learn from Andrea and the world's most elite entrepreneurs on how to legally protect your business; and just how simple it can be.... Show More

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February 23, 2021 11 min

One of the most common questions I receive during tax season is how LLCs affect taxes. My answer sometimes surprises people: Your LLC has nothing to do with taxes. 


There’s a lot of misleading information out there about LLCs and taxes, so today I’m going to lay out the facts and dispel some myths so that you are armed with the knowledge you need to make the right decisions for your business. 


In this episode, we’ll cover: 


  • Why filing...
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    February 9, 2021 8 min

    Tax season is here and today we are focused on some tax tips that will save small business owners a lot of headaches and potentially a lot of money. Taxes are something we unfortunately have got to do, but that doesn’t mean they have to be daunting, nor do you have to do them yourself.  

    In this episode, we’ll talk about: 

  • Hiring a tax preparer, and the differences between a bookkeeper, an accountant, and a CPA
  • Important Tax Dates for...
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    Today we’re diving into final step of our 5-part Legalpreneur Legal Success Framework series. 

    The Legal Success Framework begins with Setup and Foundations, follows with the Growth Period and Enforcement, and concludes with Review. 

    Review is a recurring process by which you confirm that all your paperwork is up to date and complete.  Whether it’s forms with the government, contracts with your vendors, or intellectual property, it i...

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    Today we’re diving into Part Four of our 5-part Legalpreneur Legal Success Framework series. 


    The Legal Success Framework begins with Setup and Foundations, follows with the Growth Period, and continues with Enforcement, a crucial tenant to protect your business. 


    Enforcement refers to the process of keeping yourself empowered legally. This means maintaining your business compliance with all applicable rules and laws, and it also mea...

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    Today we’re diving into Part 3 of our 5-part Legalpreneur Legal Success Framework series. 

    The Legal Success Framework begins with Setup, then Foundations, and continues with a critical element: the Growth Period. 

    The Growth Period of your business is all about Intellectual Property - copyrights, trademarks, patents - which are your company’s most valuable assets over the long haul. Today, we’ll go over best practices and pitfalls a...

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    Credit cards are an essential part of doing business in America, but how they work can be confusing as both a vendor and a consumer. Jonathan McAlees is with FortisPay, a customer-service-focused payment processor for small- and medium-sized businesses, such as Andrea Sager Law. I brought him on this week to discuss the confusing world of credit card sales and he drops a TON of knowledge info for any entrepreneur.

    In this episode, w...

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    Today we’re diving into Part 2 of our 5-part Legalpreneur Legal Success Framework series. 


    The Legal Success Framework begins with Setup and continues with a critical element: Foundations. 


    The Foundations of your business are all about contracts and payments, two processes that you must take seriously in order for your business to survive and thrive. Today, we’ll go over best practices and pitfalls around these very important founda...

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    Today we’re diving into Part 1 of our 5-part Legalpreneur Legal Success Framework series. 

    The Legal Success Framework begins with a very important element: Setup. 

    Setting your business up with the correct entity and tax structure is a fundamental step in your legal success journey. Today, we’ll arm you with the information you need to make solid setup decisions for your business. 

    In this episode, we’ll cover: 

  • How to choose the corr...
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    December 15, 2020 15 min

    ‘What do I need to do to protect my business?’ 

    This is probably the most common question I receive as a small business attorney. While I could simply provide a checklist of the legal details you need to keep in mind for a new business, that is only part of the story. 

    In order for you to create a strong small business that is protected and safe, you really need to understand why each legal step is necessary and how each element prot...

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    If you have an online business, then your intellectual property is your most valuable asset. Trademarks are essential to keeping your intellectual property safe and strong, so end your 2020 right by beginning your trademark application soon. Prices are about to go up at both the USPTO and at our firm, so there is no better time than now to begin! 


    In this episode, we’ll cover: 


  • How Trademarks keep your business’s value safe, even dur...
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    The US Trademark Office’s fees are going up in January, and so are ours, so now is the best time to get your trademark application started. Email me and reference this podcast for $100 off your trademark filling! 


    Plus, for a limited time, all new signups for the Legalpreneur Membership signing get access to The Trademark Course for free! 


    Joining the Legalpreneur gains you a ton of benefits: 

  • All-access to Andrea and her team for an ...
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    November 24, 2020 12 min

    The Thanksgiving weekend is upon us here in the United States, and that can mean a lot of work for retailers and a lot of stress for individuals.  This week we’re talking about the buying and reselling pitfalls that many may find themselves in, and talk about the importance of mindful gratitude during turbulent times.. 


    In this episode, we’ll cover: 

  • The legal reasons to avoid knock-offs at all costs
  • The importance of protecting your ...
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    November 17, 2020 7 min

    Trademarks are integral to your brand, and they can hold a lot of value. When filing for a trademark it’s important to consider who (or what) will own the trademark: yourself, your LLC, or something else?  This week we’re diving into all of the details you’ll want to keep in mind when considering who is the legal owner of your trademark. 

    In this episode, we’ll cover: 

  • Can individuals own trademarks?
  • Why an LLC can, and often should, ...
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    November 10, 2020 16 min

    Limited Liability Companies are relatively simple structures for businesses, but some elements can be confusing for new business owners. Where to incorporate your business and what to do when your company moves states are two big questions that can be difficult to suss out. This week we’re diving into all of the details you’ll want to keep in mind when considering the location of your LLC. 

    In this episode, we’ll cover: 

  • How to handl...
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    This week’s episode is a little late, a little different, and a little more personal. 

    I’m running late this week because I’ve only just had the chance to set up my podcast equipment in my new apartment, where I will be embarking on a new journey of co-parenting my two children with my husband while he and I separate. We are stepping forward as co-parents with deep mutual respect for each other, and for that I am so incredibly grate...

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    I know what it’s like to not be able to afford your business needs, that’s why I created The Legalpreneur and this podcast - to help make business legality simpler and more affordable for small businesses. Our newest offering is The Trademark Course, an affordable alternative to hiring an attorney to handle your trademark applications. The course contains 6 bite-sized modules. We cut out all the fluff and get straight to the point.


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    Jennifer Anne Garcia,  founder of Best Resumé Coach, has built a career out of helping professionals improve their resumés and social media presences. Yet, like many small business owners, she still feels awkward when presenting a contract to a client. Discussing contracts can be uncomfortable. However, reliable contracts are absolutely necessary in order to keep both you and your clients safe. Today Jennifer and I discuss how to g...

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    Non-payment: It’s one of the most common challenges that small business owners face. The circumstances of each non-paying client are unique, and it can be hard to decide how to best handle the situation. However, there are some tried and true tactics that will absolutely help in your quest to recoup your earnings. Stick around for my best advice on what to do when a client doesn’t pay. 

    In this episode we’ll cover: 

  • Why a rock solid ...
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    Tiffany Carter’s entrepreneurial career has been incredible, but definitely not without its bumps. Tiffany, the President of TLC Enterprises and Founder of Project Me with Tiffany Carter, experienced an exhausting 10-year long lawsuit, with legal fees that totaled one million dollars! ...Even though she had done nothing wrong. Today, Tiffany graciously shares her story of what it’s like to go through a lawsuit, and how early preven...

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    October 13, 2020 8 min

    Trademarks are worth a lot more than the piece of paper that they’re written on. In the age of the Internet, it is much more cost effective to enforce your trademark than it used to be. Many of the most effective ways to enforce your trademark can be done without a lawyer! Today I’ll cover the various methods available to petition websites and services to protect your trademark online. 

    In this episode, we’ll cover: 

  • How to search fo...
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