Episode 31: How To Legally Protect Your Business with Andrea Henry
Building a business is an exciting process! We think about the fun and creative activities that come from building our products. We sometimes tend to neglect the legal side of building a business and leave legals tasks for a later time.
In this week’s episode, we have Andrea Henry on the podcast to talk about the legal side of starting and building a business. Andrea is a Cambridge-educated lawyer with more than a decade of experience working with businesses of all sizes and at every stage of the entrepreneurial journey.
Your business is built upon the foundations of the law. Every aspect from your marketing, finance, human resources, production, taxes, and etc deals with the law. Understanding how the law impacts all these areas of your business will help you build a sustainable company with peace of mind.
In this episode we discuss:
- Contracts with vendors, employees, and what to look for in contracts
- Leases with landlords
- Corporations structure
- Different types of shares and employee stock options
- Intellectual property & trademarks for your business
- Reconciliation with business partners
- Creative rights in Canada
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