In college, I started a small Etsy shop and blog from the storage closet in my sorority house. A few years later, and through a very non-linear journey, that small Etsy shop grew into an internationally recognized sweatshirt brand & that little blog led to bestselling books and a publishing career. Now, I'm obsessed about helping other women uncover what they're made to do and take steps to make it happen, too.
You’ve got a talent people will pay you for. You’re fired up about it. You’re ready to go. And just as you’re about to accept your first payment (Cha-Ching!), you panic!
“Am I doing this legally?” you wonder.
“Do I need to be doing something more official for Pam here to pay me?”
“LLC? Federal Tax ID? Do I need all these just to get started?”
Look, I know, all the legal steps to small business and mumbo-jumbo can slow us down.
If you don’t know the right next step to take, and don’t have a professional you trust to help you out, it’s easy to get stuck.
Meet Paige Griffith
That’s why in today’s episode, we’re talking with online business attorney Paige Griffith, and diving into foundational legal steps to start making money with your passion project online.
Paige is the owner of a virtual law firm working with online businesses and wedding industry professionals. She is a certified Juris Doctor barred in the state of Montana and holds a double B.A. in Economics and Political Science. After working as a federal law clerk, Paige traded in the traditional law life for a virtual one and opened the doors to The Legal Paige in 2018.
She helps her clients run legal and protected businesses and counsels them on issues related to contracts, intellectual property, privacy, and business law. Her mission is to create an online space where the law isn’t so scary and entrepreneurs can get legally legit in no time.
Law aside, Paige is a small town Montana girl who loves travel, her dog, Sugar, and a good glass of red wine. My kinda gal!
LEGALLY Start Your Small Business
In this episode, you’ll learn:
The basic legal steps you need to take when you’re just getting started so that Uncle Sam doesn’t come after you (ehem, taxes)
The 4 phases of entrepreneurship and what is required legally at each one
Why contracts are so important and which to start with
When to incorporate as an LLC
How to incorporate as an LLC
If you’d like to connect with Paige find her on Instagram here or visit her website for all of your contract needs!
Once you’ve had a chance to listen, I’d love to hear from you.
Which of these resonated the most and why? How do you plan to take you take action now?
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