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Ep 48: Your Startup Agreement Toolbox with Bobby Klinck

By Bobby Klinck | YOG Podcast

Oct 16

If you’ve listened to me at any point, you’ve probably heard me talk about the power of written agreements. I am a true believer that they are the most powerful tool you have when it comes to protecting yourself and your business, so today I’m going to share with you the four key policies and agreements you need to have in place when you’re first starting out.

Now, of course there are going to be more that you’ll need as you grow your business, but what I’m talking about in this episode are the core set that I would call your startup agreement toolbox. Listen in to hear the key policies you have to have on your website, how to ensure your confidential information stays confidential, and so much more.

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What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Why you should always have written agreements in place.
  • Three legal policies you need on your website.
  • What to put in your website’s privacy policy.
  • How customer agreements protect you and your customers.
  • Why you shouldn’t be afraid of putting legalese in your contracts.
  • The different kinds of customer agreements.
  • How to protect yourself from a common issue that comes up with recurring payments.
  • What you need to address in your agreements with anyone who works for you.
  • Things to keep in mind when considering a partner or joint venture.
  • What to make sure is addressed in any independent contractor agreement.
  • How to prevent people from taking your confidential information and using it to compete against you.

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I am a true believer that written policies and agreements are the most powerful tool you have when it comes to protecting yourself and your business. - @bobbyklinck Click To Tweet I don’t use legalese—except in contracts. I include it in the contracts because it serves a very important purpose of protecting both sides in the agreement. - @bobbyklinck Click To Tweet Your know-how, your secret sauce of the way you do business, your customer list, your marketing plans—all of that stuff has value. … You want to make sure that that kind of stuff, you can protect. - @bobbyklinck Click To Tweet

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About the Author

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.