016: Are You Legally Protected? Click Play to Find Out.

Guest: Mel Norton, Esq.

Do you know the most common legal mistake most entrepreneurs make when starting their first business? Well, I didn’t either.

And full disclosure, I have needed to reverse engineer some of those early legal oversights and thank goodness they didnt lead to an unfortunate and avoidable situation in my business. I mean, sometimes when we are so busy making money and taking names as entrepreneurs, we forget about minding the fine print. Literally.

Today I am chatting with my friend, entrepreneur, podcaster and razor sharp lawyer Mel Norton about the things that you should be aware of in your business, from a legal point of view.  I am so lucky to have Mel to help me foresee weak spots and potential liabilities in my business. I mean, I truly don’t know where I would be without him. And today, Mel is sharing the things that you need to be doing in your business, starting today – even if you can’t afford to hire a lawyer – to make sure that you are protected.

Mel is a wealth of knowledge, he has so many valuable and tactile tips that you can be implementing in your business. So if you haven’t thought about the legal implications in your business, or if you think your business could be legally vulnerable in some way, or you just plain arent sure, well settle in my friend,  this workshop weekly episode is especially for you!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Potential oversights and preventative steps you can take to protect yourself and your business from a legal standpoint.
  • The three most important things an early-stage entrepreneur should be doing.
  • The right business structure for you (sole proprietor, partnership, incorporation, not for profit) and the foresight that might save you down the road.
  • The types of contracts and contract clauses you will want to consider in your business.
  • Types of written agreements and tools you can use.
  • Why you should create a practice of saving all emails in your business.
  • Mel’s thoughts on the rise of boilerplate contracts and what to watch out for.
  • The three most common legal “mistakes” entrepreneurs make.
  • The most important legal agreements you will likely need to review to mitigate risk in your business.
  • The one thing you should do to protect yourself and your business today.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Canadian Employment Standards

Provincial Employment Standards

United States Employment Standards

Health and Safety Guidelines for Return to Work Covid

Get in touch with Mel:


Call Today for a Consultation (506) 633-3737

[email protected]

Mel on Twitter

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