Almost every business, regardless of whether it earns $100/year or $100,000, is operated out of a home or a rented studio, sells jewelry or soap, has laws to follow.
I know the laws aren’t always straightforward and can be overwhelming, which is why I’ve put together this easy to follow guide outlining the steps almost every business owner must take to properly start their business, operate legally and protect their assets.
The laws and steps are similar from country to country so this ebook applies to sellers in ALL countries and specifically provides links for:
“Such a great resource! I’ve been running my business for a few years, and still found a few spots I need to pay attention to. I especially appreciate having the links to government and other relevant websites right in the book, as those can be super hard to find sometimes.”
The information contained in this ebook is given as general legal information, and does not consist of legal advice. The information herein is provided by non-lawyers without any legal representations; it is not an alternative to obtaining legal advice, and should not be treated as such. If you have specific questions regarding a legal matter, you are urged to contact an attorney or other professional legal service provider. Nothing contained in this ebook will act to limit our liability in any way.
It answers common questions such as:
It only takes one:
And you could be hit with some hefty fines, forced to stop selling items or worse, have your business shut down.
…And that’s why I wrote this ebook, in a simple, easy to understand language; skipping the fancy legal jargon.
It’s 43 pages plus 5 worksheets.
The information outlined in this ebook covers general steps that apply to almost any country. It was written based mainly on US and Canadian laws and provides links to specific resources for US, Canada, UK and Australia for each step of starting a business.
No. I am not a lawyer and the disclaimer in my ebook states that I am in no way providing legal advice. I’m a business owner who has started several businesses (and several types of businesses) and gained a basic understanding of how to properly set one up.
Most likely. Almost every business must take the same basic steps to set up and operate legally. Although this ebook doesn’t get into the nitty gritty details of the laws for each specific type of business and product or for every state/province and country, it provides the general steps your business must likely follow and provides information on what to research for your specific business, business activities, products, jurisdiction, etc.
The information contained in this ebook is given as general legal information, and does not consist of legal advice. The information herein is provided by non-lawyers without any legal representations; it is not an alternative to obtaining legal advice, and should not be treated as such. If you have specific questions regarding a legal matter, you are urged to contact an attorney or other professional legal service provider. Nothing contained on this ebook will act to limit our liability in any way.
As a Visual Communications Design graduate, past Regional Visual Merchandiser, former craft show vendor, current crafty website owner and forever and always a handmade hoarder, I’ve learned a few tricks along the way. From methods taught in the classroom to techniques used by major retailers to bring in the big bucks, I’ve tested them all to see what works and what doesn’t.
I want nothing more than to see your small business succeed and to share every bit of information I can to help you along the way. I hope you love reading my advice as much as I love sharing it. Check out the blog if this is your first time visiting Made Urban. Read a few articles to be sure you like my style of writing and find my advice valuable. Over 10,000 people have joined my Seller Newsletter and my articles are read by thousands each day, so I’m confident you’ll find value in my articles or ebooks too.
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