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The Legal Paige® Podcast is a weekly interview show featuring legal, finance, and business tips for creatives and online businesses. We cut through the legal mumbo jumbo and make “scary” things like taxes, finances, business structures, and contracts EASY. You’ll hear from industry leaders on specific topics, and will walk away with bite-sized action steps for making your own entrepreneurial dreams come true. Grab a cup of coffee (or your fave adult beverage) and let’s make your business leg ...
 
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A big thanks to Paige Griffith, the founder and attorney behind The Legal Paige, for sharing so much of her legal wisdom with us in this episode. This conversation is chock full of tips that will help you make your business more professional. Paige covers the small and big ways you can set yourself up to be protected, especially looking at the pass…
 
Have you played around with the idea of rebranding your business? There is so much that goes into it, but do you actually need a rebrand? In today's episode, we exploring the three signs that signify whether or not it's time to rebrand, plus discuss actionable steps you can take moving forward. The Branded by Bernel Podcast is brought to you by Ber…
 
You've created a beautiful website and brand for your business, but are you missing out on connecting with your audience through your website copy? Rachel Greiman of Green Chair Stories joins us to talk all about the importance of copy, the different ways her team works with business owners and how website copy can impact your bookings. The Branded…
 
Is your dream job ‘travel influencer’? I don’t blame you! There’s something magical about the thought of traveling to the world’s most beautiful destinations, snapping awe-inspiring photos, and sharing your experiences with tens of thousands of fans. As with any career, there are laws and regulations in place even in the influencing space that you …
 
We are so grateful to get to chat with Diana Williams in today’s episode! Tune in for an amazing conversation all about how to properly handle the money, spending, saving and taxes in your business. Diana talks about how she left her corporate job to go out and make the finance space fun! She believes that good financial guidance can have a huge im…
 
In Episode #133 of The Legal Paige Podcast, I connected with wedding planner pro- Brandee Gaar- to dig into the legal, sticky situations that are common in the wedding planning industry (especially with inflation driving up costs), how to navigate destination weddings without hurting your bottom line, must-have clauses all wedding planners should h…
 
A big welcome to Jodie Brim of Jodie Brim Creative! We have a fantastic conversation to bring you today about making the most of photography in your business. Jodie talks about the sacrifices she made at the beginning of her business and how she went from shooting headshots in her garage for $50 to glam weddings and life-long clients. Whether you’r…
 
It’s that time of year again: WEDDING SEASON! If you’re a wedding photographer, you are right in the thick of busy weekends, back-and-forth communication, and a big editing queue. It's beautiful. It’s exhausting. And emotions are high. So what do you do when emotions are a little bit too high? In this episode, I tackle the topic of the indecisive (…
 
Jacqueline Paumier is a copywriter, brand whisperer, and doer of all things wordy. A self-proclaimed Ad Brat, she's been the copy voice behind brands like At&t, American Express, and Mini-Cooper. She's the founder of Self Writeous, providing consulting and copy services for disruptive entrepreneurs ready to own their voice and their message. You’re…
 
In Episode #131 of The Legal Paige Podcast, I went solo to chat about growing a legal (and enticing) associate photography program. As a former photographer myself, I have a special place in my heart for all my camera-slingin’ friends who want to grow a sustainable business. IMO, associates are a great place to start because they allow your busines…
 
Do you want to learn how to make your podcast work for you and actually add value to your business? Today is the day! Welcome Haylee Gaffin, the producer behind the scenes of Branded by Bernel, to talk with us about harnessing the power of podcasting. Some of the most popular motivations for starting a podcast are: wanting to help other people by s…
 
In Episode #130 of The Legal Paige Podcast, I sat down with family photographer and educator, Jodi Lynn Buckles of Jodi Lynn Photography. Jodi Lynn and I had a wonderful discussion about the business side of family photography- an area that can feel overwhelming when your heart beats for capturing connection (not figuring out how to book out your c…
 
We’re rolling out a new way to design with us! Welcome to the episode, we’re so excited you’re tuning in. Today we’re sharing all the details about our new Design on Demand program. On my calendar you’ll see Design on Demand days and you can book us for a full day or a half day and we will be completely “at the ready” to do the design refresh proje…
 
In Episode #129 of The Legal Paige Podcast, I sat down with beauty biz strategist, Tiyana Robinson, to uncover the legal woes in the solopreneur beauty industry + draw upon her entrepreneurial expertise. (Spoiler alert: She is a treasure trove of amazing advice!) Many beauty professionals come from a traditional cosmetology school background or are…
 
Katie Harrington, Founder of Rebel and Rise, fellow Showit Designer and all-around force! She’s focused her passion on design, development, support, and education toward personal brands. Today Bernel and Katie are taking about white label design where designers set aside a certain amount of time in their schedule for high-level projects and time-se…
 
Whether you're a new business or you've been in business for a while, managing all of the day-to-day operations in addition to building a solid business and marketing strategy can be overwhelming. That's why today's guest, Kierra Conover founded KLC The Studio, a one-stop-shop for marketing solutions for small businesses. In today's episode, Kierra…
 
In Episode #128 of The Legal Paige Podcast I’m covering the questions that most small business owners have about CONTRACTS! Do you need a contract? Will a contract really be beneficial to your business? Can you use one contract for a variety of purposes or do you need to purchase different types of contracts for each service? Tune in and I’ll share…
 
It's spring time, which means most of us have been spring cleaning around our homes, but what if you took the spring cleaning concept to your website? On today's episode, I'm walking you through everything you should review in your next website audit! Plus, I'm sharing a few tools you can use within your audit to make those updates! The Branded by …
 
In Episode #127 of the podcast, I discuss Contract Cancellations and how to best go about them with clients (whether its because your clients want or need to cancel, or you’re needing to cancel for some reason). Obviously this issue is a touchy subject because no one ever intends to enter into a contract to terminate it before all parties have comp…
 
Have you fully taken advantage of all that your Showit site has to offer? Maybe you've found the code snippets offered for your website, but aren't quite sure how to use them. Well, you're in luck, because Jordan and Chelsey Barhorst of Black Tie Design Co have created the resource you need—Showit Code Camp. In today's episode, Jordan and Chelsey j…
 
In Episode #126 of the podcast, I discuss the clauses members of The Legal Paige Community WISHED they would have put in their contract. The truth is, there are certain clauses you should always have in your contract because they can save you a world of headaches + legal troubles- in this episode, you’ll hear my list of must-haves as well as insigh…
 
With platforms opening the doors for more creators to get paid for their content, have you considered making the shift away from your business and into full-time content creator? LaShonda Brown did just that and on today's episode, she's sharing how she got started, when she realized she could turn this into a career, and the tools she's used to bu…
 
In Episode #125 of The Legal Paige Podcast, I chat with Adam Mason- a Washington D.C. based wedding photographer, mentor, and host of the Bearded Tog Podcast- about the #1 easiest way to avoid legal troubles with your clients (hint: it’s NOT contracts). As photographers continue to book sessions for the rest of 2022 and 2023, it’s so important to f…
 
We're back! Season 2 of The Branded by Bernel Podcast is launching April 30, 2022! The conversations we're sharing on this season will focus on the various paths that entrepreneurs have navigated and how their experiences can help you! Along with a little tell it like it is honestly, you'll walk away with actionable steps for growth in your busines…
 
Business owner, are you dealing with a massive rise in costs of supplies and goods? Is it leaving you looking at current contracts, budgets, and amounts wondering how your business is going to survive? Maybe you've routinely practiced in your mind how you would tell your clients that the price has to increase... Only to immediately shy away from th…
 
Don't do it! Over here at TLP we don't recommend changing your contract language, it's there for a specific reason. Except in limited circumstances, which I am going to share with you because at one point or another any our journey as a business owner you will run into these situations. This is a tough subject to navigate on your own, which is why …
 
We are discussing one of my favorite topics both business wise and legal wise: growing your team. And, specifically, this episode is for photographers or wedding industry professionals who are building out an associate team. Which is why I wanted to have Grace Troutman on the podcast! Grace is a photographer, but also a business coach! Grace Troutm…
 
I thought it was time that I gave all of you service-based business owners a COVID update. This is a tough subject to talk about because, I feel like it's unending and we're all a little bit sick of it. But it's no secret that there are various popping up left and right. The threat of COVID is still here and is probably unfortunately here to stay. …
 
If you're ready to file an LLC yourself and take the DIY approach, I want you to know as much as possible to help you prepare to file. A Limited Liability Company (or an LLC), provides very similar protections as a corporation. But LLCs are easier, and much cheaper to form and run. It's a way for business owners to protect themselves from personal …
 
Adventure Elopement Photography has seen an explosion post pandemic, and really since 2020. More intimate weddings were on the rise, people opted for smaller weddings opposed to the bigger events we traditionally saw. This brought on a whole layer of legal situations that needed to be addressed. Nina Larsen Reed is joining us today, to really break…
 
What's the difference between 1099-MISC, 1099-K, and 1099-NEC Forms? Let's clear the confusion and understand what exactly each of these forms is needed and used for with the help of Brittney Suttle! Brittney is an Indianapolis-based CPA, founder of Knies & Co, a virtual CPA firm, and Prosper Simply, an online financial course catalog for business …
 
Taking time off is easier said than done, am I right?! I love my business. You love your business. We've poured our hearts and souls into them. Oftentimes though, we're so scared to take a vacation because we feel like things just can't run without us. Even though, as entrepreneurs, we actually need time to unplug. Taking that break is going to do …
 
Hope Taylor is a senior portrait and wedding photographer serving both Charleston and Savannah joins us on The Legal Paige Podcast. If you are ready to get organized for Q1, or every quarter for that matter, this episode is for you! Hope began her business at 16 years old and decided as a senior in high school to pursue her business full time, inst…
 
Atiya Brown aka The Savvy Accountant, a CPA, CA and a Certified Financial Educator Instructor, joins us on The Legal Paige Podcast. If you are looking to get some answers to all "end of the year tax questions", stay tuned because this episode is for you! Atiya is dually licensed in both Canada and the USA as a Certified Public Accountant, with a 16…
 
Today, CPA Amy Northard and I are talking all about gifting as a business owner, and what is a tax deductible. The Legal Paige Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602195700208827 The Legal Paige On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelegalpaige/ The Legal Paige Podcast Shownotes: https://thelegalpaige.com/blogs/podcasts/episode-…
 
Today I am talking all about Black Friday week and how to approach the sales as a business owner. But, first of all, happy Black Friday week! If you are a business owner running a sale, I hope it's going smooth with lots of sales rolling in! l Paige Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602195700208827 The Legal Paige On Instagram: ht…
 
Today, I am talking all about The Legal Paige, and what sets our template contracts apart from others! The Legal Paige Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602195700208827 The Legal Paige On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelegalpaige/ The Legal Paige Podcast Shownotes: https://thelegalpaige.com/blogs/podcasts/episode-112-what…
 
Today's episode is all about custom contracts versus template contracts! Because the thing is, there's a huge difference between the two. The Legal Paige Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602195700208827 The Legal Paige On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelegalpaige/ The Legal Paige Podcast Shownotes: https://thelegalpaige.…
 
Today I am putting on my legal hat, and chatting about how I suggest that you send your contracts to your clients correctly via email or using your online client management system. The Legal Paige Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602195700208827 The Legal Paige On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelegalpaige/ The Legal Paig…
 
Today, I am sharing some spooky, scary stories as we are a few days out from Halloween, and these horror stories are the scariest of all.... All about what you want to avoid in BUSINESS! The Legal Paige Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602195700208827 The Legal Paige On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelegalpaige/ The Lega…
 
Today I am sharing some insight into the words deposit and retainer, and if retainers are really non-refundable. The Legal Paige Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602195700208827 The Legal Paige On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelegalpaige/ The Legal Paige Podcast Shownotes: https://thelegalpaige.com/blogs/podcasts/episod…
 
Today we are in full on baby prep mode! This is a conversation that I've been having a little bit online and of course, seeing from other mompreneurs as well. But I think it's important to keep sharing about this. The Legal Paige Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602195700208827 The Legal Paige On Instagram: https://www.instagram.…
 
In today's episode I am talking all about setting up your education budget for 2022, and why it's so important to continually invest in yourself! The Legal Paige Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602195700208827 The Legal Paige On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelegalpaige/ The Legal Paige Podcast Shownotes: https://theleg…
 
I am talking about the five people you should surround yourself with as a business owner and a person. I'm putting on my big sister Paige hat for this episode, because I truly believe this is going to elevate not only your business life, but your personal life as well. The Legal Paige Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602195700208…
 
Business coach and strategist Laylee Emadi is joining us on the podcast to talk all about coaching, online offerings, and how to join the education community! The Legal Paige Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602195700208827 The Legal Paige On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelegalpaige/ The Legal Paige Podcast Shownotes: h…
 
I am continuing with our "theme" of passive income. As you implement the passive income revenue stream to your business, you need to make sure that you're still doing this in a legally legit way. The Legal Paige Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602195700208827 The Legal Paige On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelegalpaige/…
 
We are talking all about passive income today. I am sharing my tips on the best ways to implement this into your business today, and build that wealth together by not trading our time for money. The Legal Paige Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602195700208827 The Legal Paige On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelegalpaige/ …
 
Megan Martin is joining us on the podcast to talk all about setting up your online shop quickly, to start selling digital products. The Legal Paige Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602195700208827 The Legal Paige On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelegalpaige/ The Legal Paige Podcast Shownotes: https://thelegalpaige.com/bl…
 
I am celebrating a massive milestone with you, it's episode 100! I thought it would be really appropriate to have reflection episode, and look back at the past 99! The Legal Paige Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602195700208827 The Legal Paige On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelegalpaige/ The Legal Paige Podcast Shownot…
 
A necessary COVID update discussing how to best prepare for the 4th wave, vaccine requirements, cancellations, potential restrictions, etc. The Legal Paige Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602195700208827 The Legal Paige On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelegalpaige/ The Legal Paige Podcast Shownotes: https://thelegalpaig…
 
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