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Take control of your destiny with the Queen of Business Law! Join Kelly Bagla, Esq., author of “Go Legal Youself!”, as she cuts through the often complicated and overwhelming legal side of owning a business. The Legal Lifecycle of a business is broken down into simple, winning strategies to launch an entrepreneurs’ dream into reality and give business owners what they really need to ultimately succeed, the right way!

Take control of your destiny with the Queen of Business Law! Join Kelly Bagla, Esq., author of “Go Legal Youself!”, as she cuts through the often complicated and overwhelming legal side of owning a business. The Legal Lifecycle of a business is broken down into simple, winning strategies to launch an entrepreneurs’ dream into reality and give business owners what they really need to ultimately succeed, the right way!
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Take control of your destiny with the Queen of Business Law! Join Kelly Bagla, Esq., author of “Go Legal Youself!”, as she cuts through the often complicated and overwhelming legal side of owning a business. The Legal Lifecycle of a business is broken down into simple, winning strategies to launch an entrepreneurs’ dream into reality and give business owners what they really need to ultimately succeed, the right way!

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Ep. 37 Chuck Sinks: How Do I Get Money for My Business

8/7/2018
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Today is that show where we interview an expert in their field who can help you become successful in your business. Today I’m joined by Chuck Sinks who’s a Small Business Adviser for the CDC Small Business Finance. Below are the social media handles and the "Cost / Effort" chart we referred to in this episode. The “Instant Boost Capital” is the working capital product we developed for our 504 borrowers who have the capacity to take on additional W/C debt, and was the reason we were doing...

Duration:00:43:43

Ep. 36 Money. Where to Find It Part 3

7/24/2018
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We’re still talking about money, and where to find it. Today I’m talking in part 3 about raising “venture capital” or finding an “angel investor.” Venture capital firms make direct investments in companies in exchange for equity stakes in the business. VCs (venture capital firms) tend to be highly selective and usually only invest in businesses that are already established and have shown the ability to generate profit. Another option you may have is to obtaining money from an “angel...

Duration:00:10:47

Ep. 35 Money. Where to Find It Part 2

7/17/2018
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In this part 2 of the 4 part series “Money. Where to Find It” we’re talking about borrowing from family and friends. You can always turn to people who you know best. It can be easier to persuade them rather than the big banks. Borrowing money from a personal friend or family member is a very popular option. Even though they’re a family member or friend, you still need everything in writing so everyone is on the same page. A 2015 survey found that 68% of small businesses used financing...

Duration:00:06:36

Ep. 34 Money. Where to Find It Part 1

7/10/2018
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Every year hundreds of thousands of Americans launch their businesses. About half of those new businesses survive for 5 years. One-third remain in operation after 10 years. A small percentage of those mature into legends. Before your business becomes a legend, you need to find a way to finance it from the beginning. In this part 1, we’ll be talking about “self financing.” Kelly on Tony DUrso’s Revenue Chat podcast > EP159. Kelly Bagla: The Queen of Business Law! Get your copy of the Go...

Duration:00:11:13

Ep. 33 Kathy Nelson: The Benefits of Using a Business Coach

7/3/2018
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I’m joined today with Kathy Nelson, a business coach with On Track Success Coaching. Kathy’s also known as the builder of business, holder of dreams, and the coach’s coach. Today’s lawyer joke? What do you call a lawyer who’s gone bad? (listen for the punchline) Even as a young girl, Kathy liked helping people. She shared this gift early on while working at Nordstrom. 22 years later since she started her business, she’s become successful helping people take their dreams and birthing them...

Duration:00:36:20

Ep. 32 Don't Get Bit By The Snake

6/26/2018
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Today's topic is an important one for those that use independent contractors. When you get sued, it’s usually an internal threat by desperate, dishonest people who have worked for you. For this reason, it’s very important to hire independent contractors "the right way." In the US people can be classified as employees or independent contractors. The distinction really boils down to the business owner paying taxes to the state if using employees. There is more critical information in this...

Duration:00:09:13

Ep. 31 Getting to Know Your Host

6/19/2018
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It’s always nice to get to know your host. Born and raised in England, I had a fantastic childhood. I’m a business transaction attorney that keeps my clients out of courts. I absolutely love what I do helping entrepreneurs like you stay out of trouble. I also own my own business too and understand the pains business owners go through. As a business owner, I recommend taking these steps: Legal Up and Get Known (stand out)! I’m the inventor of the “Eardorables” which can be seen from the...

Duration:00:17:20

Ep. 30 Do I Need an Attorney or Can I Do This On My Own?

6/12/2018
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Today we’re going to be discussing the 10th and final topic of the ten legal issues facing entrepreneurs. If you’re smart enough, you’ll know what you’re good at doing and what you know you're bad at doing. You may not want to take time out of your busy schedule to learn something you’re not good at, right? Sometimes you might perceive a legal problem to be small but in fact, the problem could impact your business in ways that only an attorney can foresee. Get your copy of the Go Legal...

Duration:00:07:12

Ep. 29 Shelley Murasko: Financial Planning For Your Business

6/5/2018
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I’m joined today by Shelley Murasko from Wealthspring Financial Planners. Honestly . . . we got a little “geeky” about financial planning today. Listen at the end of the episode for Shelley’s Top 3 Tips of what you need to start thinking about and take action on! Shelley’s unconventional career path from engineer to financial advisor was largely inspired by her working alongside successful, hard-working people who despite terrific careers and the best intentions were missing out on smart...

Duration:00:33:07

Ep. 28 Are Oral Contracts Enforceable?

5/22/2018
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Today we’re going to be discussing #9 of the ten legal issues facing entrepreneurs, “Are Oral Contracts Enforceable?” Although it’s a common misconception that oral contacts may be enforceable, there are some contracts that are governed by the “statutes of frauds.” Statutes Of Frauds have been adopted by most states and include: agreements to pay another's debts; contracts for over a certain amount of money; contracts that last longer than a party's life. These must be in writing. Please...

Duration:00:05:38

Ep. 27 Should I Use a Non Disclosure Agreement?

5/15/2018
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Today we’re going to be discussing the 8th legal issue facing entrepreneurs, “Should I use a non disclosure agreement?” So what is a NDA? What types are there? Here are just two types: Mutual non disclosure agreementsOne-way non disclosure agreements A well drafted non disclosure agreement will help protect your business while helping you grow to the next level. Get your copy of the Go Legal Yourself eBook FREE when you get the APP from your APP Store. Contact the Queen of Business...

Duration:00:04:37

Ep. 26 What Should I Do If I Get Sued

5/9/2018
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This is the 7th in a 10 part series on the ten legal issues facing entrepreneurs. Today we’re discussing “What should I do if I get sued?” This is not a subject most people want to even talk about. But it’s really important and best to prepare for when you get sued, rather then be caught off-guard. You don’t want to end up in court. There are two major downfalls of going to court: It becomes very, very expensive.It becomes public. There are ways you can settle a dispute prior to going to...

Duration:00:06:42

Ep. 25 Brian Smith: The Birth of a Brand

5/3/2018
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I’m so pleased to share with you this episode and interview with Brian Smith, Founder of UGG and author of The Birth of a Brand. Brian shares with us his stories, steps, and challenges taken to create the internationally successful brand UGG. The motivation to start, part-time jobs, a lucky break, the first achievement, too small to be big - to big to be small, failure and near disaster, a revelation, and the most valuable lessons learned. “Your most disappointing disappointments, always...

Duration:00:41:32

Ep. 24 Am I Probably Protecting My Business Name?

4/24/2018
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Today we’re going to be discussing the 6th legal issues facing entrepreneurs, “Am I probably protecting my business name?” Many businesses begin by using a company name only to find out that another company has been using that exact same business name. You need to do a “trademark search” on the web. The other search you need to do is a trademark search on USPTO (the United States Patent and Trademark Office). Do both of these searches to insure the business name you want is available. I...

Duration:00:04:10

Ep. 23 How Should I Structure a Partnership Agreement?

4/17/2018
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The fifth in our 10 episode podcast series of legal issues facing entrepreneurs is “How should I structure my partnership agreement?” Many new companies fail due to the fact that there never was a well written partnership agreement in place that spelled-out the duties and obligations of each partner and cover all issues the “could” arisen in the future. For example: Do all partners agree that company decisions are to be unanimous or by a majority vote? This is important and you’ll want to...

Duration:00:04:56

Ep. 22 Am I Probably Protecting my Personal Assets?

4/10/2018
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Get your copy of Go Legal Yourself FREE when you get the APP from your APP Store. To continue our series on the 10 legal issues facing entrepreneurs, today we’re talking about the 4th issue, “Am I probably protecting my personal assets?” It’s always important for you to keep your business assets separate from your “personal” assets, which at least is the one way you can limit your liability. The best way to do this is to maintain a separate business bank account and which it ONLY...

Duration:00:04:46

Ep. 21 Charles Guerin, CPA: The New Tax Law and What Business Owners Need To Know

4/3/2018
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www.GoLegalYourself.com Today I’m joined in the studio with Charles Guerin, CPA. We learned that with the new tax laws, it’s changed the framework towards how individuals now prepare their tax returns going forward into the new year for 2018. Some of these include: How we take our major deductions on our tax returns, including personal exemptions.The a drop in the marginal tax rates across the board.The child tax credit has increased. Additionally, we talk about how corporations are now...

Duration:00:32:12

Ep. 20 How Should I Avoid Problems with Employees

3/27/2018
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www.GoLegalYourself.com Generally as a employer, you should limit your liability before taking on any new employees. The three “must haves” are: an employee handbook which is given out to all new employees. The handbook should address everything from the company’s sexual harassment policy to the office dress code. You’ll have them read the handbook and sign an acknowledgment form. This handbook should also cover all of the employee’s “rights.” Again, have them read it and acknowledge...

Duration:00:06:00

Ep. 19 What Business Structure Should I Use?

3/20/2018
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www.GoLegalYourself.com Back in episode 3, I spoke about creating an entity and the pros and cons of each. I go into depth on this issue in my book Go Legal Yourself which you can find on Amazon here. To answer this question, you can ask yourself these 3 questions: Are you interested in having your company go public in the near future, or do you want to remain a private company?Are you planning on taking-on investors or will you be privately funding the company?What type of growth are...

Duration:00:04:33

Ep. 18 Is My Business Compliant?

3/13/2018
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www.GoLegalYourself.com Is your business compliant? Is it following corporate law? Corporate compliance effects companies in all types of industries. It’s important to find out what types of records and other types of documents should be generated and maintained by your business. Here are just a few of the factors you should consider: the type of legal entity you are; what state do you do business in? Contact the Queen of Business Law Kelly Bagla, Esq. Go Legal...

Duration:00:07:44