Updated: Jul 16, 2021
Business creation is at a historic high. Join our 6-course program to join the first step in your legal entrepreneurial dream together.
Given everything that’s happened over the last year, you may have missed the headline that the United States is experiencing a startup boom. Month after month, business registrations have been at historically high rates. That’s right: Even amid an ongoing pandemic and economic recession, the number of new businesses created reached record highs.
There are a lot of factors contributing to this trend, but economists agree that these new businesses will create the majority of new jobs in America and will lay the foundation for post-pandemic prosperity.
There is no better time than now is the time to take those doodles and notepad lists and translate them into action by taking the first steps of your entrepreneurial journey. The fun part? Lawve is here to make sure that you won’t have to do it all alone.
Running from August 16 , our 6-course Digital Entrepreneurship program will convene a diverse group of small business owners as they get started together. Each course brings a new step-by-step guide to walk you through a different topic essential to launching a small business. You’ll be able to ask questions on live webinars with experts ready to offer their wisdom and support, and you can also pick the brains of fellow entrepreneurs participating in the program. There will also be weekly office hours with expert attorneys to answer real-world questions as they come-up while you work on growing your business.
Here’s a taste of what to expect:
1. Getting Started
There’s a lot of confusion about how to get started when you are building a business. Are you an LLC, LLP, GP, C-Corpo? It can all get a bit like alphabet soup. This course breaks down the basics of business formation, the benefits and drawbacks of different entity types, and provides suggestions on what else you might need to hit the ground running.
2. Protect your Creative Genius
Every great business begins with a great idea, service, or product. Without your special mojo, your business would struggle to keep its head above water. From your secret recipe for the perfect joy-inducing sparkle candle, to transformational coaching, your creative genius needs to be protected. This course covers the different classifications: Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, and Trade Secrets. Then we talk about how you can register your assets for maximum protection, then we tease you with how these assets can make you serious money.
3. Monetize your Creativity
You don’t just create something and sell because you’re bored. Part of the opportunity in creating an amazing product or service is finding the ideal customer and getting that product or service to them. What if there was a way to do that but with less work? And you make more money. This course walks through various case studies on how you can leverage you intellectual property, your creative genius to connect with your customers and make more money with a single product. Who knew the creative business solutions you were looking for were actually legal all along?
4 .‘Contract’ is Not a Dirty Word
Contracts have gotten a terrible rap. We get it. After endless artists and musicians lost the shorts off their backs, and some even lost their names (RIP Prince) it’s understandable that creative and small business owners would be wary. In this course, we take things back to the basics. First, we acquaint you with the parts of a course, then we explore the contracts you must have to run a successful business. Finally, we give you some negotiation pointers so you don’t end up selling your business for peanuts.
5. To Hire or Not to Hire
One of the biggest decisions you will make is whether or not to bring on help. Any growing entrepreneur or creative will tell you that the dark side of success is keeping up and you can’t keep up with the work all by yourself. At some point, you will need to figure out whether to hire an employee or go with independent contractors. This course will lay out the options and give you the questions you need to ask yourself to make the best business decisions for you.
6. Fight Club
So, there’s no secret society, Brad Pitt is not a guest appearance in the course, but disputes are definitely a reality for anyone who is running a successful business for any length of time. This course looks to provide you with options on how to resolve disputes with people you hire, with vendors, or with businesses that you have collaborated with. When you have options, it makes an unpleasant situation a bit more manageable, and for us that the first rule of Fight club.
Who This Is For
Whether you’re exploring entrepreneurship for the first time or a seasoned small business owner pursuing the next great idea, this sprint is here to help you build a solid foundation for future growth.
Together, we will help you share in the post-COVID small business boom. Register for the program at the link below, and please share this opportunity with a friend or family member who is an aspiring entrepreneur!
Register for the Digital Entrepreneur Program's First Cohort
August 16th, 2021