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EP42: Carolin Soldo on Hiring a Team & Hosting Live Events

Carolin Soldo and I recorded this interview prior to her large live event in September called “From Passion to Profits”. I was honored to speak on her stage for the second year in a row and be part of helping entrepreneurs learn 4 key pillars for their business. I shared 7 legal steps to get legally covered that are also good for your soul. Carolin plans to have her event again NEXT year so this episode gives you an idea of the thought and care she puts into hiring a team and planning a...


EP41: Legal FAQs for Book Authors & Writers

Are you thinking about writing a book? Worried you might write something that could get you in trouble? Not sure if you can mention your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend or write about your former 9-5 job and your horrendous boss? It can be scary to write a book wondering if you’re going to inadvertently offend someone or, worse yet, have someone sue you. In this episode, you’ll hear 6 frequently asked questions by writers and authors who are sitting down to write a book or an article and the...


EP40: 5 Money-Saving Year-End Tax Tips

One of the most stressful parts of running a business is preparing for tax season. What do you need to know as you approach year-end? How can you potentially save money in taxes by making some smart moves before December 31st? In this episode, you’ll learn 5 valuable year-end tax tips and steps to take now on the money front. Why right now? Because what many business owners don’t know is that the way you wrap up your year financially can have a BIG impact on your taxes in the spring. In...


EP39: 3 Things All LLCs Must Do

An LLC, or Limited Liability Company, is one of the easiest corporate entities to set up for your business. However, there are several requirements you must follow to keep your status as an LLC. Many biz owners don’t know - or were never told about - these 3 key actions that all LLC owners must take to protect and honor your status as an LLC. Otherwise, you can jeopardize the very protection created for you by your LLC. I always say that “you always know when it’s time to go pro” when it...


EP38: Keri Nola on Giving Yourself Permission to Receive Abundance

I’ve invited Keri Nolan to be a guest on the podcast because I have respected her work for so long. She is multi-talented and looks at the world from a beautifully grounded, energetic place, and she has hosted podcasts and retreats as well. Keri shares that she is working with healing entrepreneurs around the topic of abundance and prosperity. She finds that healers have such open and giving hearts and tend to get a little stuck when it comes to giving permission to receive. What does it...


EP37: Top 10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Lawyer

Let’s face it. Lawyers have a bad rap. A lot of people have had bad experiences with lawyers or sometimes associate lawyers with bad or sad events in their life – whether they’ve gone through a painful divorce, or they’ve had to handle a will or estate after losing a loved one, or maybe they bought or sold or foreclosed on a house, or created or ended a business and not always on such good terms. But lawyers aren’t all bad, and lawyers and entrepreneurs aren’t all that different. We’re both...


EP36: Don't Miss These 5 Sections in Your Client Agreement

You may already know that if you work with 1-on-1 clients you want to use a written Client Agreement to protect your income, especially if you have a high-end client program. But what does that Client Agreement need to say? Does your current Client Agreement have huge gaps leaving you open to liability or loss of income? It’s crucial that you include these 5 key components in EVERY Client Agreement. This podcast episode is devoted to helping you NOT miss these 5 key sections that should be...


EP35: Which Laws Do I Follow as a Virtual Business?

Do you have a business where you work with clients in other states or countries? Is your business solely online? Do you have a “virtual office” or consider yourself a nomad without a “home base”? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be wondering what laws you should follow as a virtual business. Whose laws do you follow? Whether you’re a jewelry designer, health coach, biz coach, life coach, spiritual healer, or any other type of holistic practitioner or entrepreneur...


EP34: Erin Armstrong on Accounting & Tax Deductions for Small Business Owners

In this episode, I interview Erin Armstrong, Small Business Tax & Money Coach, Entrepreneur, and Professional Speaker who has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs understand their business financials through her services and online course called Tax Deduction Clinic. She especially “gets” lifestyle business owners and mompreneurs, and understand there’s a particularly great need for financial information to be presented to small business owners in a digestible, non-fearmongering, and...


EP33: Trademarking Gone Wrong – Don’t Do This!

One of the most complicated areas of the law that impacts entrepreneurs, coaches and holistic professionals is Trademarking. It’s trickier than it looks. Your Trademark Application description needs to be spot-on and really specific, or it may have holes that leave you vulnerable to others financially benefiting from your hard-earned brand identity and value. Listen in to this episode to learn from one entrepreneur’s mistake and use the lesson to protect your own unique brand. In this...


EP32: 4 Steps That Made It Feel Safe to Film Videos

Getting on camera can feel terrifying. Recording videos can make you feel visible and vulnerable and unsure of yourself – at least that’s how I used to feel. But not filming videos can hold you back from sharing your message, from reaching more clients and from having the business and life that you want. In this episode, I share the 4 steps that made me feel Courageous and safe to film videos and how you can work through your Fear to step in front of the camera too. In this episode Lisa...


EP31: How to Choose the Best Business Name

What name should I choose for my business? Should it be my personal name? Something else? How do I know if the name I want is even available? How do I register my business name? There are several things to think about when it comes to selecting the right name for your business. The BEST business name is aligned with you, your brand and your messaging from a marketing standpoint AND it’s energetically aligned with you. How so? Listen in to this episode to learn how to choose the best business...


EP30: 3 Reasons Not To Guarantee Results

You want ALL of your clients or customers to get the results that they seek, feel happy and inspired, give you raving testimonials, and recommend you to their family and friends, right? However, there are several reasons why you may WANT results for your clients but you don’t want to GUARANTEE specific results. You’ll learn 3 reasons why you should NOT guarantee results - and why you’re not EVER actually responsible for your clients’ results. You’ll also learn about how to protect yourself...


EP29: Copyright 101 & When to Use the Little C

You may not know it, but copyright principles apply to EVERYTHING you do as an online entrepreneur or small business owner, including social media, blog posts, e-books, books, program materials, course handouts, emails, website content, sales pages…you name it! Copyright can seem confusing. You may be unsure what Copyright even is or when to use the Copyright symbol. In this episode, you’ll learn the basics about Copyright 101 – and you’ll get clear about when and where you can use the...


EP28: Amber Lilyestrom & How She Reduced Missed Payments From Clients

I’ve invited Amber Lilyestrom, to be a guest on the podcast to share how having her business legally protected allows her to stay in alignment with her beliefs when it comes to missed or default payments from clients. Amber shares her own story about when a client suddenly stopped paying her. She explains how she worked with the client to reach a solution by using her skills as a coach. She talks about how she approached the situation with her client to reach a positive conclusion that felt...


EP27: Legal Basics: Your First 3 Legal Steps

Most coaches and business owners have NO idea where to start and wonder if they’re doing everything legally right. Do you feel that way too? If so, then you’ll love learning the first 3 legal steps that many entrepreneurs take when just starting out. You get the basics about 3 legal protections to help you feel safe that you’re not leaving yourself vulnerable or exposed as you work with 1-on-1 clients. Knowing the legal steps to take can eliminate worry, stress and lying in bed at night...


EP26: Why Shifts are Gifts

Sometimes we feel ourselves shifting. Shifting in our perspective, our priorities, or our desires. Shifts can sneak up on us when we least expect it, out of the blue, completely and unpredictably. When our energy shifts, or “up-levels” to a new frequency, the Universe reflects that same energy frequency back to us through different and new experiences. In this podcast episode, we’re talking about when and how shifts happen in business and in life – and how to find the gifts in the shifts -...


EP25: How to Trademark in 2 Steps: The Search & The Application

Want to trademark your business name or logo but have NO idea what steps to take? Maybe you’re not sure if you really need to do a full Trademark Search or what’s involved with filing a Trademark Application. Trademarking is a complex area of the law. Learning the ins and outs trademarking can take HOURS so this episode hits the high points about the Trademarking process, You’ll learn the 2 steps of Trademarking to protect your brand and keep it safe so you can stand tall as the king or...


EP24: What to Do When A Client Wants a Refund

One of the most stressful parts of running a business where you sell products or services is when a client asks you for a refund – and you aren’t expecting it. If it’s ever happened to you, you know how helpless and angry you can feel when a client demands a refund and you don’t want to give one. After all, your business – and your livelihood – depends on getting paid, so it can be stressful and scary when you are expecting income to come in and all of a sudden someone demands their money...


EP23: Melissa Pharr on Clients Making Chargebacks

Ever had a client issue a chargeback to stop payment on a credit card purchase? As a business owner, it’s not much fun when this happens. I’ve invited Melissa Pharr, Online Marketing Strategist and Business Coach, to be a guest on the podcast to share her own story about what happened when she experienced a chargeback in her business. With a positive outlook during this unfortunate situation, Melissa was able to take the necessary steps to protect her income - allowing her to create clarity...