Legal Advice for Photographers - Protecting Your Business Without Losing Your Heart with Rachel Brenke
The Art and Soul Show
The founder of TheLawTog shares her most valuable legal advice for photographers, and how to keep a personal connection with your client in the cold world of contracts, copyright and liability protection.Introduction (2:18)Which time management strategies do you recommend? (3:03)Schedule your own and family activities, then schedule different days for different aspects of your business. What do you wish you knew when you started out? (4:25)Look at others you respect to see what is working for them, then adapt it to work for you.How to make the most of the legal advice for photographers that you get in groups (6:02)As an entrepreneur, you have to research for yourself.What are the essential legal items to do first in your business? (7:13) Legal Liability Protection (business structure, insurance, and contracts) and Copyright Protection.Why is liability insurance so important (8:52)If there is a claim against you, it’s one of the first things that can protect you. Which preventable messes do you see most often with photographers? (10:06)Not having contracts. How to create a contract that is legally binding (12:37)Research what the top issues are amongst photographers are, then find a contract attorney who can review it.What if a client refuses to sign your contract? (15:13)Say goodbye. Advice for trademarking your logo and business name? (16:08)Advice around photographers representing someone else’s work as their own (19:15)If you’re a new photographer, don’t steal images. You can be sued for both copyright infringement, and breach of contract.If you are an established photographer, register your photos (In the US), and then pursue people and corporations who infringe.Should you always retain copyright? (22:54)There may be situations where it’s beneficial to sell copyright and just retain portfolio marketing rights.What is your legal advice for photographers whose clients edit their photos before posting? (25:38)It is not worth destroying a whole relationship over.Are there right and wrong ways to get testimonials? (28:43)Yes, in the US, if you give a benefit to a client in exchange for a review, you have to legally reveal that every time . How do you extract your unique story to connect with clients? (34:52)Figure out who you are trying to reach – then visualize them in everything you do.Why is it important to share more of your personal life? (37:25)The technical specs of what you do is not what will sell – it’s the messaging and the story and connection that attracts people to you.Discover more about Rachel Brenke Website: Www.thelawtog.com www.rachelbrenke.com Facebook: @rachelbrenke @thelawtog @fitlegally Instagram: @rachelbrenke @thelawtog @fitlegally Bio: Rachel Brenke is not your average entrepreneur. As a business consultant, intellectual property attorney, disabled Army veteran wife, mother to five, rescuer of puppy dogs and founder of multiple 7-figure brands. Her mission to help women have a real business so they can have the real life they desire. This includes physical, emotional and financial freedom.Rachel’s digital brands have gained more than $4 Rachel’s digital brands have gained more than $4 million dollars in revenue -servi2021 FR dynamic content with music
Episode 43: Rachel Brenke, business strategist & attorney, shares how real failure comes from not trying at all
Embrace the Pivot with Dr. Cheryl Robinson
Rachel Brenke is a millennial mom, lawyer, business consultant, cancer survivor, disabled-veteran spouse, and Team USA athlete with five school-aged children that she is currently homeschooling. Rachel has served more than 18,000 entrepreneurs in over 50 countries. She shares how real failure comes from not trying at all. There’s a difference between trying, learning and pivoting to letting self-doubt and fear hold you back from achieving your dreams.
Episode 164: Legal Protection For Your Photography Business During Covid-19 with Rachel Brenke
Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers
Find more from Rachel Brenke:https://thelawtog.comTheLawTog Facebook groupinstagram.com/thelawtogGrab three free product templates to show your clients what their images will look like in albums and frames at https://photofieldnotes.com/productlove
In this episode, Scott talks with photographer and attorney, Rachel Brenke, about the changing photography industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, they talk about things photographers should be doing to protect themselves from possible future problems that could arise.
60: How to Do It All, Not Do It All and Get Outside (Rachel Brenke)
If all you know of attorney and entrepreneur Rachel Brenke is her online presence, you might be tricked into thinking she literally does it all. Her boutique law firm specializes in supporting small businesses nationwide with their brands, providing legal resources for digital entrepreneurs, photographers and gym owners. But she’s also a mom, spouse, runner, ironman and thyroid cancer survivor. But behind the magic is a finely tuned system of hard work, maximizing what she spends her time on -- and hitting the outdoors to help the whole thing work. In this episode Rachel talks about how the outdoors helps her make it happen, how she fits it in with her multiple jobs and hobbies and tips for others looking to balance it all. Find full show notes at humansoutside.com Register for our newsletter to win a decal: https://humansoutside.com/newsletter Follow us on Instagram and share your outdoor life with the hashtag #humansoutside365.
068. How to Protect Your Business, Legally with Rachel Brenke
Welcome to Zimmerman Podcast Episode 68. Today, I’m sitting down with Rachel Brenke, an entrepreneur, mom, and attorney for small business owners. The truth is, when it comes to legal stuff, you’re either gonna spend a little time and money now or you’ll spend a lot later… in tears, time, and your hard-earned cash! Believe me… I’ve been there!Episode 68 Topics:- Demystifying the role of an attorney in your business - Common legal mistakes entrepreneurs make- How to avoid any business-ruining slip-ups- Why an attorney is essential for any capital-B business
007: Protecting your Intellectual Property with Rachel Brenke
Are you protecting your business assets? Things like your photography, blog content, course names, etc.? Rachel Brenke is a lawyer and the founder of TheLawTog and Fit Legally who is a genius in the area of intellectual property law. In this episode, we explored what intellectual property is and all of the things that full under intellectual property. She shared her knowledge from her many years as a lawyer about copyrights, trademarks and how you can protect yourself and your business. You’ll also hear why she started niche businesses to help entrepreneurs in the fitness and photography industries. What you’ll find in this episode: What IP law is and what things all fall under intellectual property Things that you might not know are copyrighted The types of clients that Rachel typically serves Where the majority of intellectual property issues come up What you can do to protect yourself from the liability of copyright infringement Proactive steps you can take to register your work What you need to know about the DMCA The steps to take when trademarking your business (and why you need to do an extensive trademark search) Why she started TheLawTog and Fit Legally Her experience with the Ironman competition Connect with Rachel:Website | TheLawTog | Fit Legally | Instagram Links:Copyright Office Google Alerts Ironman The Business Bites Podcast® It’s truly been a pleasure to have you join me for this episode of the Legit Endeavors Podcast. I’d love for you to leave me a review wherever you enjoy podcasts. If you want to learn more about me or what I do, please visit me on my website or follow along with me on Instagram or Facebook. If you’re looking to legitimize your business or start off on the right foot with a new business idea, be sure to download my new business checklists.
Cover Your Assets and Don't Get Sued with Rachel Brenke, FitLegally
The gymOS Podcast from PushPress
Lawyer. Business Strategist. Author. Athlete. Mom. Rachel Brenke is a taco-loving, dog-rescuing and coffee-drinking entrepreneur from the East Coast. She has spent over a decade helping entrepreneurs legally protect, market effectively and strategically implement their businesses. She is not any other lawyer. She brings legal and business strategy advice from the perspective of being a multi-biz owner and passionate entrepreneur herself.On this episode, Rachel and Dan talk a lot about broccoli and chocolate, and in case you haven't guessed it, "legal stuff" is the broccoli. But don't worry, Rachel will explain it in a way that you've never heard, a way you can actually understand! Listen in as she talks about the most important things you can do as a gym or studio owner to protect yourself and your livelihood.***If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts/Itunes. It takes less than 60 seconds, and it helps get our message out to those who need it. We appreciate it!For links, show notes, and transcripts of episodes, click HERE.Follow PushPress:Twitter: twitter.com/pushpressapp Instagram: instagram.com/pushpressFacebook: facebook.com/pushpressSupport the show (https://www.pushpress.com)
057: Trademarks, Copyrights, Intellectual Property, DBAs, and Contracts with Rachel Brenke
The Heart & Hustle Podcast
If you struggle with the legal side of your business and terms like “trademarks, copyrights, intellectual property, DBA, LLC, contracts” freak you out, then keep listening! Today we’re talking to the incredible Rachel Brenke. Rachel is a lawyer, MBA & Business Consultant, and entrepreneur. She helps entrepreneurs succeed in their business by being efficient, strategic, and legally protecting themselves. This conversation is a GOLD MINE of information. It has taken us YEARS and THOUSANDS of dollars (and lots of mistakes) to learn what she drops in today’s show. We polled our podcast Facebook group (aka YOU!) to see what questions you wanted Rachel to answer and she dove DEEP on each one. We dive into why and how contracts are set up, if you should have different contracts for different projects, and if contracts are state specific. Rachel also talks about intellectual property, copyrights, and trademarks. We even tackle questions about business formation, changing your business name, DBA’s, LLCs, and all that jazz. If you’re an entrepreneur (and not a lawyer) this episode is SOLID GOLD information. Rachel’s such a joy and we’re so excited for you to learn from her today. Show Notes: https://theheartuniversity.com/057-trademarks-copyrights-intellectual-property-dbas-and-contracts-with-rachel-brenke HoneyBook: share.honeybook.com/heart In addition to a FREE 7 day trial, get 50% off your first year of HoneyBook, a $200 value!! www.theheartuniversity.com/apps If you want to connect with us and other listeners in the Heart and Hustle community join our Facebook group here. www.rachelbrenke.com Free checklist: https://rachelbrenke.com/freechecklist/ Follow along: www.instagram.com/rachelbrenke www.instagram.com/mrslindseyroman www.instagram.com/evierupp www.instagram.com/theheartuniversity
67 | Make Yourself...Have Your Disaster Plan in Place With Rachel Brenke
This week, Rachel Brenke joins us and provides legal insight to protect your business. Rachel has been featured in Business Insider and the International Business Times, sharing her knowledge on legal business basics. We’re diving into business insurance, how to prepare an emergency disaster package, and making sure your business affairs are taken care of in the event your family is needed to help run your business. Tune-in to learn how you can better prepare your business for the unexpected.