Episode 153: My Beef with Tax Pros & Lawyers

other legal solo show Mar 25, 2021

On this episode of the podcast I share why going out and hiring someone is not your best first step and what to look for if you do hire someone.

 

This episode is brought to you by my FREE Tax Challenge. Taxes suck but we all have to file them. I'll walk you through the 5 steps you need to get your tax documents organized and ready to file. Sign up for this free challenge.

 

We get different answers from different people because everyone looks at something from a different lens - an accountant and a lawyer will give you two different answers to the same question, even though tax and law are so related.

 

Taxes are a function of law - tax attorneys should know the tax law. I often see bad advice from accountants and attorneys (more on that in my podcast episode "Three of the Worst Pieces of Legal Advice I Have Seen in Facebook Groups"). For example, accountants love to throw out arbitrary numbers for how much income you should have before filing for an LLC.

 

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Episode 133: How to close sales without a phone call

other legal solo show Jan 19, 2021

On this episode, I chat with Maria Bayer, sales coach, strategist, and wealth builder, about how to close sales when you hate talking on the phone and feel like selling in the DMs is unnatural.

 

This episode is sponsored by my FREE training: 3 legal & tax mistakes made by new and experienced creative entrepreneurs & how you can avoid them. Sign up for this free Masterclass here, and get ready to unf*ck your biz.

 

Today's question comes from Melissa McClure, a wedding and boudoir photographer and educator who asks, "Do you have any tips on closing sales when you hate talking on the phone and when you feel like selling in the DMs is unnatural?"

 

Most importantly you have to get comfortable with talking to your clients. If you can't communicate with them you won't be able to evoke emotion with them and sell them what they truly need. You can't do that in the DMs, especially if you are selling a high-end service. Part of why people are uncomfortable is...

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Episode 128: An open discussion on equitable financial practices in business

interview other legal Jan 01, 2021

On this episode, I have an open and honest conversion with Meg Wheeler about diversity, equity, and inclusion and how to build better financial practices in business.

This episode is sponsored by my FREE training: 3 legal & tax mistakes made by creative entrepreneurs & how you can avoid them. Sign up for this free Masterclass here, and get ready to unf*ck your biz.

Wealth is inequitably distributed among people based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and more causing wealth gaps. It's important to design your business in a way to eradicate these wealth gaps and make your business part of a shifting culture toward equality and long-term wealth.

When starting a business, having equitable practices is not as talked about in the small business space as it is in the corporation space with diversity and inclusion. It's planning and conversations that are often put off until a person's company is bigger or they start hiring but the truth, is if we build a business focused...

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Episode 126: My 6 life & business lessons learned from 2020

other legal solo show Dec 24, 2020

On this episode I'm talking about the six life and business lessons I learned in 2020.

This episode is sponsored by my FREE training: 3 legal & tax mistakes made by creative entrepreneurs & how you can avoid them. Sign up for this free Masterclass here, and get ready to unf*ck your biz.

(1) Life lesson: Minimalism is fantastic

My desire for minimalism stems from my Ennegram 7 and need for control when stressed. Minimalism and cleaning allows you to take control of your space. On this episode I discuss a conversation I recently had with one of my students about the message that minimalism sends, and thoughts that the message of minimalism is one associated with elitism.

I subscribe to the phrase, "Cluttered space, cluttered mind." Minimalism has helped me on the business side of my life to streamline my offers. I've gotten my business down to one funnel (check it out here). It will walk you through the steps to unfuck your biz.

Minimalism has helped to curb my spending,...

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Episode 118: How to deduct and handle credit card fees

interview other legal Nov 24, 2020

On this episode, my guest answers the question "I have no idea what to do about credit card fees, like whether I record the income amount that my client paid or the amount I actually got?"


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Episode 112: A personal account of small claims court

interview other legal Nov 05, 2020

On this episode, Kevin Dennis shares what it was like to go through the legal system to defend his contract against a COVID related cancellation refund.

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Episode 102: Stop Paying for Bullshit Round #2

other legal solo show Oct 13, 2020

On today's episode, I rant more about where you may be wasting money in business.

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Grab your copy of the book.


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Episode 100: The Unf*ck Your Biz Book is Here!

other legal solo show Oct 06, 2020

On this episode, we're celebrating! It's episode 100 and my book is here. I'll also be sharing a roundup of my favorite episodes among the first 100.

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Grab your copy of the book.


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Episode 094: Which category do you use for your trademark?

other legal solo show Sep 22, 2020

On this episode, we answer the question "What category do I file my trademark?"


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Episode 092: License Terms on Purchases Designs

other legal solo show Sep 15, 2020

On this episode, I answer the question "If I purchase an image or vector and use a portion or all of it to make another product such as a card, can I offer the template on my site for others to download?"


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