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What Should I Do When a Client Won’t Pay?

A quick, non-judgemental phone call might be your quickest way to get paid. Some people have great difficulty asking for payment, even though they know the money is owed. If this is you, create a process that you can follow, or delegate to someone else to follow, to avoid the emotional hesitation attached to asking for money.

Legal Issues for Startups

The key is to identify the legal issues that put your startup business at risk of irreparable destruction or overwhelming cost, and deal with those issues first. What impacts your startup business most will depend on where you are, and where you want to get to in the...

How To Use Copyright Images On Your Website And Avoid Legal Claims

I’ve been getting lots of questions lately about what you can and can’t do with copyright images you find online. Loads of people seem to think that just because an image shows up on a Google search it must be available for use for free. It is a common...

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What Should I Do When a Client Won’t Pay?

What Should I Do When a Client Won’t Pay?

A quick, non-judgemental phone call might be your quickest way to get paid. Some people have great difficulty asking for payment, even though they know the money is owed. If this is you, create a process that you can follow, or delegate to someone else to follow, to avoid the emotional hesitation attached to asking for money.

Legal Issues for Startups

Legal Issues for Startups

The key is to identify the legal issues that put your startup business at risk of irreparable destruction or overwhelming cost, and deal with those issues first. What impacts your startup business most will depend on where you are, and where you want to get to in the...

GDPR for business outside Europe

GDPR for business outside Europe

If your business is not in Europe, should you be worried about GDPR? GDPR has the potential to impact any business that might be doing business with a European resident, whether the business is online or not. This article covers some of the most frequently asked...

GDPR and the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit

GDPR and the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit

The UK is set to exit the European Union on 29 March 2019 and there still isn’t an agreed exit deal on the table. So what? It’s not the regulator that you have to worry about so much as all the service providers in the EU and UK that you work with who might restrict...

Compare Crowdfunding in Australia

Compare Crowdfunding in Australia

What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is about enabling other people to support your cause or idea by donating money to you.  Some fundraisers offer perks or rewards in exchange for donations, some don’t. Organisations that have deductible gift recipient (DGR) status can...

How to set up effective ‘terms of service’

How to set up effective ‘terms of service’

Hi, this is Jeanette Jifkins. I've just been at an Angel Investor and Entrepreneur breakfast, and one of the things that came up was terms of service. One of the people I was speaking to is in the website and marketing design and development space, and the challenge...

Can You Trademark A Hot Dog?

Can You Trademark A Hot Dog?

Hi, this is Jeanette Jifkins from Onyx Online Law. What I'd like to talk to you about today is trademarks, and what is a trademark, and could you trademark hotdog? Well, let's look at something as an example. Take Nike. Nike has the Nike trademark, the name of the...

How Governance Can Help an Organization Add Value

How Governance Can Help an Organization Add Value

Hi. This is Jeanette Jifkins from Onyx Online Law. What I want to share with you today is the importance of governance and what exactly is governance. Well, it's not that complicated. It's just the rules around doing business. If you're a registered company, there are...

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