It’s so great to have you on board!
I get it. Running a business is hard work. You’ve mastered your craft. But a lot goes into having a successful business. A lot that you didn’t realize you were signing up for. The legal side of your business is especially intimidating. That’s why we’re thrilled to take this legal stuff off your plate. By getting peace of mind about the legal side of your business, you’ll free up your mindset to optimize your creativity and productivity. Let’s get to work!
Joey from Indie Law
To get things rolling, please read and follow these 3 steps.
#1 Understand our core values
- We only work with creative small business owners.
- We’re transparent with our clients.
- We keep it simple.
- We keep it positive.
- We put relationships first.
#2 Get on board
THIS IS IMPORTANT! You must take these two steps ASAP, at least within five business days of signing our contract.
- Payment stuff. Let’s get this part finished and out of the way! If you’re paying up front, you can expect an invoice in your email soon. If you haven’t already, click here to sign your payment authorization form.
- Fill out this quick form. Here’s the form. We promise this won’t take long.
A quick note about Slack and Google Drive. We’ll be using Slack and a shared Google Drive folder to stay connected. Keep your eyes peeled for email invitations from Slack and Google Drive. Haven’t heard of Slack? It’s is a pretty awesome communication tool. Slack helps us keep all of our conversations centralized in one place. We prefer that you use Slack to communicate with us. That said, if you feel strongly that this tool won’t be a good fit for you, please let us know.
NOTE: We encourage our clients to sign up for email notifications for Slack so you don’t miss a message. We show you how to set that up in our Slack tutorial video. Click here to watch that video (jump to the 2:50 mark!).
#3 Read this book
(Or at least a summary of it.)
There’s one book in particular that every creative entrepreneur should read. It’s called The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It. It’s a classic in the business world, and it’s particularly helpful for creatives.
The creatives I work with are often transitioning from side-hustler to full-time business owner. You’ve mastered your craft, but it’s the business side that’s so new and challenging. Here’s the truth: you can be the best at what you do and still not have a profitable business.
In order for your business to reach its potential, you need to face hard realities. You can’t just work “in” your business (doing the creative stuff you love and that your customers are paying for)—you also have to work “on” your business (doing the managerial and forward-thinking stuff). You can’t do it all. As you grow, you’ll need processes in place so that you can confidently delegate things off of your plate. Your time is your most valuable resource—spend it doing the work that only you can do.
This book guides you through these concepts in a masterful way. Plus, it’s a fun read. I’ve read it three times now. It’s been a complete game-changer for me and my business.
One more thing . . .
Indie Law is all about keeping our clients not just satisfied but delighted. Here are a couple client reviews that show us we’re doing things right.
“I thank God for Indie Law on a regular basis. Joey is patient, kind, and a true friend to everyone he interacts with . . . not to mention an amazing advocate and educator. I cannot imagine doing business without him! ” — Jana Bishop, Owner of TwigyPosts
“I was very pleased with the quality, attentiveness, and responsiveness Indie law displayed from day one. I found Joey to be very knowledgeable on business law matters and more specifically the intricacies of a creative businesses regarding intellectual property law. Indie Law was instrumental in getting the initial legal bases covered successfully and advising me on weaknesses I was not aware of. Joey always acted as a true friend to my company, and became a trusted advisor.” — Heather Smith, Owner of Dots of Sugar
We’re proud of reviews like these and will do our best to provide you with the same high level of service and satisfaction as expressed by these clients. That’s our promise to you. From this point on, I hope you find your experience with Indie Law deserving of a similar great review.
And that’s it for now!
THRIVE ON + SMILE BIG
– The Indie Law Team