Non-disclosure agreements are a valuable and important tool to protect your business information so it doesn’t fall into a competitor’s hands.
Join us for this Q&A session, with Kiffanie Stahle, a lawyer who specializes in craft businesses. Register in advance and submit your questions to Kiffanie.
There are basics to negotiating effectively. Expert Katie Lane shares techniques for being ready to negotiate when opportunity knocks!
Negotiating a business relationship or contract on your own can be incredibly intimidating, especially if negotiation doesn’t come naturally for you. It didn’t come naturally to Katie Lane when she first started work as an attorney. She had to learn how to negotiate including how to help herself when she felt uncomfortable or intimidated.
Katie shares her expert tips for getting comfortable in your role as a negotiator when you own a creative business.
Preparing an operating agreement is a wise step to take before entering into a business partnership. Here are some questions to ask as you start.
When you’re building a customer base and creating a brand, you want to make sure you won’t be mistaken for anyone else. That’s where trademark registration comes in.
Katie Lane is an attorney who specializes in negotiation for artists. In this webinar, you will learn to negotiate successfully, avoid caving into high-pressure demands, and most importantly, be calm, confident, and ready for action when opportunities present themselves.
Cosy Project catches designers by surprise by selling digital versions of their patterns previously published in magazines.
If you have a multi-contributor craft blog how can you be sure that the posts and images contributors are submitting are original? Fiona Pullen of The Sewing Directory speaks from first hand experience with these expert tips.
Make sure you consider the following issues when drafting or reviewing a design agreement.
A takedown notice is like any legal remedy, to be effective it must be done right. Learn about takedown notices, then use our template to craft your own.
Many patterns from indie craft designers include a copyright notice. But is this restrictive language valid, and can it be enforced against the purchaser?
The lines are very blurry when it comes to pop culture intellectual property infringement in the craft world. Here are some thoughts on it from experts!
You’ve got a crafty kid who’s asking if they can sell their wares on Etsy. At first you think, “Sure! Why not?” But then doubt sets in. Can kids sell on Etsy? Aren’t there rules about that?
What craft industry professionals should know to comply with rigorous child safety testing laws for small-batch manufacturing.
If you’re knee-deep in orders and way behind on just about everything, finding an intern who will work for experience instead of money might seem like an obvious answer. But bringing in help for your creative business, even temporarily, isn’t an endeavor you should enter into lightly.
Copyright law protects the ownership of certain kinds of intellectual property, but not all variations. Here’s some common copyright law myths, debunked.