Are you an online business owner completely overwhelmed by trying to figure out:
What contracts do I need? How do I get them?
How do I protect my content?
How do I make sure clients pay-and pay on time?
Do I need an LLC? How do I form one?
Am I missing something? Is my business compliant with all laws?
And…how much is this going to cost me?
I get it!
Legal can seem intimidating and overwhelming, and so many business owners just (dangerously) put their heads in the sand, hoping for the best.
A sleek new website or logo? Much more of a fun spend than legal. But without first building the right legal foundation, they're just window dressing.
Think of it like building a house.
You pour the concrete before you choose your paint colors, right?
Same goes for legal and your business. You need a solid foundation, which is the right corporate structure (e.g. LLC). You need contracts, which guide the entire relationship with your client, dictating everything from what you're doing, to how, what and when you'll get paid. Think of contracts like the roof and the studs.
You need to protect your house.
You don’t want someone coming along and stealing all the stuff in your new house.
Same goes for your business. Contracts and copyright protect your intellectual property, whether you have a group program, online services, a course, or are just sharing great (info-packed) freebies, whereas trademarks protect the use of your brand name. Without a trademark, you're just renting that house, not actually owning it.
You need to insure your house.
Don’t forget insurance in the event of a disaster. Just like you'd protect your home with homeowner's insurance, you need to insure your business, too.
Legal affects every facet of your business.
You can’t succeed in business without legal. And trying to do it yourself is about as effective as trying to build a house yourself. You don't have the right tools, knowledge or experience. And it's going to cost you big time:
...and so much more.
And not to scare you, but small business cases can cost $50k+ just to litigate. Trust me, you don't want to get sued.
Back Pocket Legal™ is your all-in-one legal solution.
Everything you need to start, run, and grow a legally protected business.
You’ll get the contracts you need now—plus the contracts you’ll need as you scale — and the video tutorials that come with each contract.
As quickly as possible (we’re all about getting you what you need efficiently, without fluff), I’ll teach you the basics of incorporating your business, business insurance, copyright, and what to do when things go wrong.
You’ll also get step-by-step instructions on how to trademark your business!
You’ll finish BPL confident you’ve not only protected your business and your content via killer contracts, but you know what you need to do if things go south with your clients and you know how to stay compliant with all laws. AND you've filed your trademark application so you're well on your way to owning your brand.
Plus, you’ll have support from me via live Q&A sessions.
Client contracts + launch contracts + the webpage policies to protect your site and avoid fines. You'll also get quick videos walking you through customizing your contracts.
Client work as an OSP (social media managers, VA's, OBM's, consultants, brand experts, web developers, and more...if you're providing services online, our client agreements will work for you!)
Contracts for Your Offers
Selling a course
Running a mastermind
Offering paid intensives or VIP Days
Starting a group program
Launching a workshop, challenge or webinar
Hiring a service provider for your business
Protecting your confidentiality
Protecting your webpage
Collaborating with other business owners
Starting a referral program
Bite-sized legal modules
Easily digestible modules will teach you everything you need to know to start, run, and grow a legal business.
BUSINESS STRUCTURES & INSURANCE
How to properly set up your business (think LLC, tax ID, etc.)
What you need to know about business insurance
COPYRIGHT & NAVIGATING SOCIAL MEDIA
How to protect your content
Social media best practices
Running promos & giveaways
HOW TO TRADEMARK YOUR BRAND
Make power moves from the start by owning your brand
BPL will walk you through, step-by-step, how to trademark
WHAT TO DO WHEN THINGS GO WRONG
Client late or won't pay?
BPL will teach you exactly what to do AND provide you the resources (e.g. demand letter for outstanding payments)
Biweekly live Q&A sessions
Join our live sessions every two weeks to ask questions. I'll also talk about the legal mistakes I'm seeing business owners make and train on additional subjects as they come up.
How does BPL work?
Contracts, info, and action plan you need to protect your business quickly, plus biweekly live Q&A!
Once you complete your purchase, you'll receive an email with login info to access to the BPL dashboard where all contracts and BPL modules are housed.
Download the contracts you need. Each comes with step-by-step instructions and video tutorials to help you customize. Have questions about a contract? Bring them to the next live session!
Watch BPL modules and learn the basics of insurance, setting up your business properly, how to trademark your business, copyright, and what to do when things go wrong. You'll not only learn what to do when things go wrong, BPL will give you the templates (e.g. demand letter if a client ghosts).
Biweekly live Q&A sessions give you the opportunity to ask questions, as well as learn about the mistakes I'm seeing business owners make. We'll also incorporate trainings on additional topics as they come up.
Peek into the BPL modules
MODULE 1: INTRO
✔️ A welcome to BPL and instructions on how to find everything in the course, including the contracts you need specific to your business.
MODULE 2: BUSINESS STRUCTURES & INSURANCE
✔️ Learn about sole-proprietorships, LLC’s and S-corps, how to set up an LLC, and how to file for an EIN. We’ll also talk about why setting up a business account ASAP is critical.
✔️ We’ll walk through the basics of business insurance including what it is, its limitations, pros and cons, and who should have it.
MODULE 3: COPYRIGHT & SOCIAL MEDIA BEST PRACTICES
✔️ Learn the basics of copyright and social media best practices
✔️ Instruction in how to legally launch promotions and giveaways on social media platforms
MODULE 4: HOW TO TRADEMARK
✔️ As a Back Pocket Legal member, you get access to our DIY trademark course, Lock Up Your Brand.
✔️ You'll learn what searches you need to run before finalizing your business, course, or program name, plus how to avoid infringing on someone else's trademark, and I'll walk you through the application process, step-by-step, using a real world application.
MODULE 5: WHAT TO WHEN THINGS GO WRONG
✔️ What do you do when a client is late or defaults on payment altogether? What steps do you need to take if someone steals your content? Module 5 answers all of these questions, plus gives you the templates you need if you find yourself in any of these situations.
Flexible Pricing Options
We know you're balancing a lot of different expenses in your business. Pay in full or in monthly or weekly installments.
Pay in Full
My entire bank of contracts
Video tutorials to help you customize your contract
Why am I so passionate about Back Pocket Legal™️ for you?
Successful business owners have prioritized legal. They've set up their business properly. They've protected their entire product suite with the right contracts. They've limited their personal liability. Their websites are legally compliant. They've protected their brand, programs, and courses by trademarking, so they actually own their brand (and can prevent anyone else from using their name). They've protected all of their content, even their freebies. They've protected their payments. They've protected themselves and their businesses when they hire anyone to work in their business (think confidentiality and non-solicitation). They've legally protected their time and energy and all their boundaries. They know what to do when things go wrong.
With Back Pocket Legal,™️ you'll have the tools and the knowledge to do exactly the same.
Back Pocket Legal™️ will help you build a better business.
Knowing you've set up your business properly, protected it comprehensively, and established yourself as a serious business owner from the outset gives you massive peace of mind and confidence. You have the freedom to make big moves because you know you've laid the proper foundation. And by protecting your time, energy, and payments, you're able to make (and keep) more money.
Start as you mean to go on by taking 7 figure steps now.
Still on the fence?
Back Pocket Legal is for you if...
– You’re brand new to online business and don’t have a clue where to start.
– You have no idea who drafted your current client contracts and whether they actually say what you think they say.
– You’re ready to launch a course, mastermind, VIP Day, workshop or paid intensive, and had no idea you needed a contract for each until you saw this page .
– You didn’t have time to build the right legal foundation. You need to form your LLC and you’re ready to hire a contractor.
– You’re ready to take your business to the next level, and you know that means lawyer-drafted contracts and trademarking your brand.
– Legal gives you nightmares. You worry you’re doing something wrongand are going to get in trouble. You want to feel confident that you’ve protected your business as much as possible, and understand what you need to do if things go wrong.
“This has been a blessing for my online coaching business. Prior to joining, I knew about the importance of having my legal ducks in a row, but I didn’t really know where to start and all of it seemed overwhelming. Now I have everything I need to protect me and my business, AND Mairin has made it easy to understand and implement with her fill-in-the-blank templates and step-by-step videos. The bonus legal Q&A was like icing on the cake. Now that my legal matters are sorted, I feel a big sense of relief and confidence as a legit business owner. This program is worth every penny."
Business Hypnosis, Coach & Mentor
“10 stars!! If you are an entrepreneur, Mairin's contracts are essential. This has been a game changer for the security of my business (and anxiety). Mairin’s work is thorough and detailed, yet easy to digest. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Do yourself a favor and protect your assets.”
Life, Health & Fitness Coach The Megan Lund Initiative
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Still have questions about BPL?
How do I know what contracts I need?
Great question. Once you purchase, you’ll be emailed your Kajabi login information. This will give you access for an entire year to all of the contracts in Kajabi!
You’ll get a detailed info guide that will walk you through what you need by business type. Contracts are divided in Kajabi by business type and launch type, so you’ll easily see what client contracts you need to download, plus what contracts you need for your next launch, and what you need for your webpage.
I use Dubsado/Honey Book/any electronic signature service. Can I still use the contracts in BPL?
Yes. Your contracts will be in Word format. You’ll be able to download them directly from your Kajabi account. Every section you need to customize will be highlighted, and you’ll be provided with instructions in the templates themselves, and via video tutorial for each contract. Once the contracts are completed, they can be uploaded into your electronic system.
I'm not a coach or a service provider. I don't work with clients directly, but I have a course. Do I need BPL?
Absolutely. Just because you don’t work with clients one-on-one doesn’t mean you don’t need to protect your business legally. In fact, the nature of your type of business actually introduces unique legal nuances (like intellectual property). You still need contracts, just a different type than if you were working with clients directly. With this program, you’ll learn exactly what contracts you need and why, and can download and customize them and have them ready for your website by the end of the program.
Also, you really should be thinking about trademarking your course name so you have exclusive use of it and no one else can use it. In BPL, I’ll walk you through how to trademark step-by-step!
How do the live sessions work?
Live sessions will be hosted every 2 weeks. We try to vary the times of the sessions to allow BPL members across the world to join live. You can ask questions during the sessions, and you’ll also have the opportunity to send us questions in advance via a Google Doc survey which will be emailed to you with the Zoom link ahead of each session. All sessions will be recorded and available to you in your Kajabi account.
You will have access to live sessions and session recordings for the life of the program. Also, because you have access to BPL for the life of the program, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions during live sessions in when BPL is launched again in the future.
Material to be covered in live sessions varies, but in addition to answering your questions, I'll discuss recent legal mistakes I've seen. When it comes to legal, you often don’t know what you don’t know, so reviewing where other business owners are going wrong can be hugely helpful.
****It's important to remember that I'm not your lawyer and purchase of BPL doesn't in any way mean that I am your lawyer. I can't give personalized legal advice.
I'm not from the U.S. Can I still take Back Pocket Legal?
Yes, but with a caveat. All of our contract templates are drafted to work internationally, so you can use them in your country with clients in your country or clients anywhere in the world. However, the trademark modules will not be applicable to you, unfortunately. In the U.S., the law requires anyone from outside of the United States applying for a U.S. trademark to have a U.S. licensed attorney file their application. This isn’t to say you can’t benefit from the info, though. If you want to trademark in the U.S., you can take the trademark modules and do the searches, thereby minimizing the amount of time you’ll need a trademark lawyer for and reducing your costs. Your purchase of BPL would entitle you to a discount on our DFY trademark service.
Once I enroll, how long do I have access to the material inside BPL?
You will have access to all of the material inside of BPL for the life of the program. Material includes all modules, contract templates, and recordings of live sessions. Any new contracts we create for sale through Solivagant Legal will also be placed in your BPL dashboard so you'll not only have access to all current contracts, you'll have access to any future contracts as well.
If I enroll in BPL, is Mairin my lawyer?
No. Obviously, I'm an attorney, but taking this program does not in any way create an attorney-client relationship between you and me or you and Solivagant Legal and we can’t offer personalized legal advice. This program will give you the tools and knowledge you need to customize your contracts yourself (and that’s why we are able to offer this program at this cost versus something easily 5 times as expensive), but Mairin I cannot customize them for you.
If you have a specific situation (like you think you may need custom provisions added to your contract) or you'd like a legal audit of your business, you need me to review another party's contract before you sign, or any other circumstances necessitating 1:1 with me, you can book a Power Hour at a reduced cost.
BPL sounds incredible but my business isn't making any money yet. It's more of a side hustle. Why should I enroll now?
The best time to get your contracts in place? Before you get your first client. You don’t need to be making a certain amount of money before it’s appropriate to protect yourself, your business, and ensure you get paid! In fact, new business owners often get taken advantage of because they don’t have a contract clearly outlining the services they’re providing, their boundaries as to when and how they’re available to clients, and payment terms (especially in the event of late or default payments) when they get their first client.
You-and your prospective clients-will start taking you and your business more seriously once you’ve created that solid business foundation and started showing up as the business owner you aspire to be.
If you’re worried about the financial investment, we don’t want anyone to not protect their business because of finances. We have payment plans that give you the flexibility of multiple payments versus lump sum, so check them out!
And finally, the reality is....without a legal foundation (which includes a formal business structure, lawyer-drafted contracts, knowledge of how to run your business legally, etc.) you have a hobby, not a business. I always say start as you mean to go on. You want your business to be a success? Not only does that require a mindset of success, it requires the right tools. With BPL you'll get everything you need now, plus what you'll need as you grow and scale.