Today, I’m going to do things a little differently. Instead of having a special guest expert on the podcast, this episode will begin a series of shows where I’ll be addressing the legal issues that online entrepreneurs face. Now, I know I can’t teach you everything about the law, but I also know I can’t give you great lessons if I’m only doing my usual five-minute legal lessons at the end of other shows. So these next few episodes will give you more in-depth looks at the things you need to know to protect yourself legally.
To kick things off, I’m giving you a roadmap of sorts that covers the six major legal issues I see online entrepreneurs struggle with in their businesses. Think of this episode as a checklist of the big picture issues that, in my view, every single online entrepreneur needs to be aware of and take action on to ensure they’ve got themselves—and their businesses—covered.
Bobby Klinck is an intellectual property attorney, but he’s not your typical lawyer. Sure, he went to Harvard Law School and worked at some of the most prestigious firms in the country, but if you look at the big whiteboard in his office, you won’t see much about the law. His whiteboard is filled with tasks related to platform building, inbound marketing, and sales-funnels. Bobby is a full-fledged online entrepreneur, whose area of expertise is the law.