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So here we are, running our own business… whether you are a sole proprietor, have a small partnership or have a few employees under you… we are all on our own. So, how are you protecting yourself? I wrote recently about Plan B talking about if you are sick or something happens to your home office. This would be more like where else would you work, who would take over or how would you.. you know, like make money? This time I wanted to talk to you about….legal ramifications.
What kind of legal protection do you have?
What happens when a client backs out of a contract? Oh, you don’t have one of those, do you? What if you do and it’s not legally sound? What about when a client doesn’t pay? Or the other side of that, they send you threatening letters?
What do you do? On any of those situations, how do you protect yourself or your business? Hopefully you set up your business correctly, separating yourself from your business with regard to taxes and liabilities, depending on the type of business, entity or situation you are in. Whoops, you didn’t do that yet? Likely you have questions about that too. Sure, you can go to the internet because heck, if it is on the internet, it MUST be true, right? So, now you get to sort through all these free legal sites, forums and such to try to figure out what to do because hiring an attorney or better yet finding a trustworthy one (let me rephrase, one that is referred to you, via personal experience) can be costly.Consider the overall hassle & cost versus the peace of mind. Protect yourself. Click To Tweet
Sure, you can find an online form or use a chat form from some online legal website, but unless you know who is on the other side of that form or chat and they have some skin in the game, how do you know they really have your back? Well, you don’t. So, maybe using that attorney that your friend had to use or use a legal service that was vetted from someone else you know (coughMEcough) might be another option. The point, maybe you should set money aside to have contracts reviewed, send letters on your behalf or consult you on just about anything for your business. Your business is worth it. By the way, a paid legal service just might be covering those things in your monthly premium., it’s worth checking into. 🙂
Your business & family is worth it
So, what do you think… is your business worth it to have the protection you need in these cases and many others? What if it not only covered your business but your family too? What, you mean like that little speeding ticket, divorce or child support issues, some pestering neighbor sending you hate mail or idle threats, what about that will that you have been meaning to set up just in case? Well, Legal Shield is a great option and I have had it for years and have used it for my daughter’s car wreck/ticket, setting up my LLC and some other Q&A consults as well as my living will. It covers everyone in my house for the same cost. Yes, I do sell it also, so of course I would get paid if you opted to protect yourself this way, but Legal Shield isn’t paying me to write this.
Bottom lineWhatever you do, know that you and your business are worth having protection and peace of mind. Click To Tweet
Whether you go online to get some of these things done, hire an attorney, use Legal Shield or a similar service, do SOMETHING to protect your assets. You are welcome!
Should you have any questions about Legal Shield and my experience or to sign up, let me know, I am happy to help.
Let me know in the comments below what you have for you and your business as far as protection for situations mentioned here.