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It means we’re proactive about solving the user’s legal problems before they occur.
So, let’s say you’re setting up an LLC. If you used a current online solution, you’d figure out the basic docs you need and where to file.
But you wouldn’t know about a bunch of other legal problems that should be taken care of right then. Like, for example, a trademark search. If you don’t do it when you’re starting off, someone might send you a letter a year later telling you that you’re infringing on their mark. Then suddenly you have to rebrand your entire business and you lose all your goodwill. But if you were proactive, you could’ve found that out in 5 minutes.
So being proactive is making sure you’re solving the problems “before it’s too late” and you have to deal with something like a $50 grand lawsuit against you.
Most people have more legal problems than they think. Usually this isn’t a big deal -- if you forget to do something marketing, for example, not a huge deal. You might miss some revenue but it won’t kill your business.
But that’s not the case with legal. If it’s too late, it’s too late. Have any confidential info? Have a business name? Have your entity set up? Have a website? Ever hired a graphic designer? All these things have at least 5 different oft-overlooked legal problems associated with each, and they apply to 90% of business owners I’ve met.
So, while you might not think there’s a lot of legal issues, there’s likely a lot more problems you’ll encounter than you think. And waiting until the problem happens is deadly for many businesses.
That’s like saying operations or marketing is a one-time thing. You’re constantly running into new legal issues with each new phase of your business.
Think of it this way: bigger companies have full-time attorneys on staff for a reason. Because there’s always new issues popping up. Any interaction you have with people, whether it be a customer, partner, contractor, investor, or just someone glazing over your website -- could be a legal problem.
This is exactly why we structured our product how we did -- most online resources are designed to have you pay higher one-time fees for a contract you know you need. We set up our subscription service so that you’re comfortable keeping legal help ongoing to make sure you actually solve your problems in advance.
This is also why we have great features like our weekly email to keep you aware of potential legal problems you hadn’t considered as well as things like a quarterly checkup, which we’re implementing in the near future.
When you sign up, you’ll get immediate access to our content. We recommend you start by taking our “legal checkup” that will ask you to answer a bunch of questions and then give you a diagnosis of the legal mistakes you’re making. We’ll give you a bunch of actionable solutions you can use to solve those mistakes.
Then you can access our exhaustive library of content, contract templates, videos, checklists, and cheat sheets that cover all the important topics. That way if you have a general idea about what you need, you can check out our content to help you spot the issues you hadn’t thought to help you make the best decision.
When you need a contract, you can use our templates and watch our videos or read our content to learn the important aspects you need to think about for that contract. We’re not just handing you a contract and asking generic questions. Instead, we strive to make sure you understand the contract so you can decide how to best customize it for your business.
In the near future, we’ll be adding a bunch of additional tools, including legal checkups for discrete topics.
Absolutely. If you cancel outside the first 30-day window, we’ll be sure to not charge you any additional fees besides what you’ve already paid.
Sorry. As much as we’d love to be it, we’re not your attorney and we don’t have an attorney-client relationship. However, our product is designed by attorneys and will fit the mold for what most businesses need--which is to provide the services an attorney would provide (being able to issue spot all the “don’t know you don’t know” issues).
We understand there are other plans that offer services that allow you to talk to an attorney. We’re not trying to compete with those plans. We think they don’t solve the problems small businesses and entrepreneurs face. We’re trying to give you as much content as possible and help to spot issues that matter to your business, all for a fixed rate.
Our product is designed to help you identify legal issues before they become problems and to walk you through DIY solutions. We believe that with the right tools, entrepreneurs can handle a majority of their legal concerns themselves. Of course, some issues are so complex that you really do need an attorney’s help. Legal GPS will identify these concerns and explain why contacting an attorney may be the right choice for your business. That’s all a part of our proactive approach.
Probably but it’s impossible to say for sure. Some more niche companies may have more specialized legal needs. Our goal is to help you become aware of every issue that matters and know what to look out for. And for the 95% of common issues that apply to everyone, we’ve got you covered.
Also, for most states, the laws are generally the same. When there are state-specific, county-specific, or city-specific issues, we’ll give you guidance on how to figure those out. Our goal is to give you tips to solving all the problems so that if we can’t answer everything, you’ll at least know where to look instead of having to feel completely lost.
Finally, sometimes there’s no getting around needing a lawyer. But we try to point that out so that if you do need to see a lawyer, you’ll know what you need and why you need it.
It’s just like insurance. Does insurance cover absolutely everything? Definitely not--just look at all the exceptions in any insurance policy. Even if you got literally every type of insurance possible, there will still be gaps. But, for most things, your insurance covers you.
Our next phase is partnering with 300 coworking spaces and incubators across the US in 2018, which will provide Legal GPS to their members as an added benefit.
Also in 2018, we’re quadrupling our content and adding user-requested features to make the product even more like the perfect product our customers have told us they want.
This is all part of our mission: which is to provide affordable-for-all access to a proactive product that eliminates all avoidable mistakes made by entrepreneurs.
|LEGAL GPS FEATURES||ATTORNEY'S FEES||GOOGLE RESEARCH|
|Independent Contractor v. Employee Analysis & Actionable Checklist||$300+||3-20 hours|
|Protect & Maintain Trade Secret Guidance & Step-by-Step Checklist||$500+||3-15 hours|
|Post Formation Legal Issues & Actionable Checklists/Cheat Sheets||$500+||3-10 hours|
|Doing Business in Other States Guidance & Actionable Cheat Sheet||$500+||5-15 hours|
|Guidance on Creating Strong Trademarks with Actionable Checklist||-||1-5 hours|
|Employment Registration Guidance & Actionable Cheat Sheet||$500+||3-15 hours|
|Determine if Copyright Registration Possible or Necessary||-||3-20 hours|
|Registrations & Licenses Guidance & Actionable Checklist||$300+||5-15 hours|
|Guidance on Ensuring Staff is Classified as Contractor||$300+||2-10 hours|
|Nonprofit Corporation Formation with 501(c) Guidance||$2,000+||20-40 hours|
|TM Infringement Guidance & Actionable Checklist||$200+||-|
|Standard Employment Forms & Policies Checklist||$300+||-|
|LLC Formation, including Operating Agreement||$1,100+||10-30 hours|
|Determine if Trademarks are Right for you||-||3-10 hours|
|Patents & Trade Secrets General Guidance||-||3-10 hours|
|Employment Contract Template & Guidance||$500+||3-10 hours|
|Conducting DIY TM Search with Checklist||-||3-20 hours|
|Corporate Formation, including Bylaws||$1,300+||10-30 hours|
|State/Tax Choice of Entity Analysis||$300+||10-30 hours|
|Independent Contractor Agreement||$500+||3-10 hours|
|NDA Template & Guidance||$500+||5-20 hours|
|EIN walkthrough||$100+||1-3 hours|
|TM Application||$500+||3-15 hours|
|IP Assignment||$250+||1-5 hours|
|And tons more content to follow!||-||-|
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