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17. 6 Legal Must Haves for Online Businesses
Episode 1715th November 2021 • On Your Terms • Sam Vander Wielen
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Online businesses aren’t immune to the laws, regulations, and rules that traditional brick-and-mortar businesses have to follow – despite what some “armchair legal experts” may have told you in a Facebook group chat. On top of that, there are some rules that apply specifically to online businesses and the ways that they grow. In order to make sure you are legally protected in ALL aspects of your business, let’s go over six specific things that online businesses need to do to be run in a legally legit™️, safe, and protected way.

In this episode, you'll hear… 

  • 04:49 - The similarities and differences between starting an online business and brick and mortar
  • 09:38 - How scope of practice changes when you’re working online
  • 12:43 - Why you must legally protect your website
  • 18:11 - The contracts you need to have in place
  • 23:46 - Why you need business insurance for your online services
  • 27:07 - Registering your online business
  • 29:49 - How to take online payments properly



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