The following is a sponsored post for Small Business Bodyguard. The opinions are mine.
There’s a lot we do in business that we do on faith, and most of the time, that works out just fine. But sometimes, there are challenges and legal issues that we don’t even know exist and that can bite us pretty badly.
It turns out our lawyer, Rachel Rogers, created this project with Ash Ambirge of the House of Moxie (and also The Middle Finger Project), as a way to help with the challenges you know you have as well as the ones you don’t.
I’ve gotta tell you: legal stuff puts me to sleep, bores me, and scares me in equal parts. But what I like about the Small Business Bodyguard project is that it’s written in a fun and engaging way. Oh, and it’s absolutely for Owners!
Maybe I Don’t Need This Product Yet?
I was thinking something along these lines. Then I stole all this from their site:
But maybe you’re thinking, Eh, I’m not that big yet.
Maybe you think no one’s going to notice or care about your tiny little business.
Maybe you think all this legal stuff is just for the big dogs. The ones with fancy websites and assistants and logos and impressive profits.
Maybe you’re thinking (and hoping and praying) that you can get by on a friendly, written agreement via email. Or worse, a verbal one.
Maybe the idea of figuring all this stuff out is nauseating and intimidating (and it is when you’re doing it on your own, which is precisely why we created this–because it doesn’t have to be)
Maybe you’re confused about what you really do need–and what you don’t (we spell it out–no matter who you are)
Or maybe you think you’re above the law, you outlaw, you.
So one last thing: there’s a deal just for Owners (you don’t need to know any code – instead, they’ve just let the door open an extra day early and YOU get the notification now). You can check this out and if you want it, buy it on December 1st for the Owner special deal. Okay? Find out more here.
What if You’re Not in the US?
What? We at Owner know that some people don’t actually live and operate in the US? Yes! We! Do! Some notes about that:
Much of business law originally derived from English common law and was spread to the U.S., Canada, India, Australia, Nigeria and various other countries that were once colonized by England. So, though the law evolves, there are still significant similarities in the business law of common law countries. That said, we don’t make any guarantees about the applicability of this resource to countries outside the U.S. but we have many customers from various countries like Canada and Australia, who have told us how helpful this resource was for them. Here’s one example:
“I’m actually based in the UK where, although a lot of the statute and case references don’t directly apply, the legal principles are very similar … So I’m really grateful for this guide for pinpointing what I need to do. I felt quite naked until I read SBB.” – Catherine Haymes