Protect Yourself Legally with Berkley Sweetapple

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A childhood obsession with pigs led Berkley to becoming an attorney. During law school, she started a blog for legal education, which led to a contract template side business. Then the side business she started became her passion and she stepped away from being an attorney. 

In today’s episode, we talk with Berkley Sweetapple, an Entreprenista with a legal contract template business. Berkley shares with us the mistakes she’s made and the lessons she’s learned, the legal protections Entreprenistas MUST know, how to create content that converts, and so much more. If you have any legal questions about starting a business, this is THE episode to listen to! 

“So that is one of the reasons why I wanted to create contracts that I use in my, in my law firm, you know, with one on one clients, and that I would charge maybe 1500 to draft from scratch, but have them be more in the $300 range so that entrepreneurs can DIY things that are DIY viable.” – Berkley Sweetapple

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This week’s takeaways from Entreprenista:

  • Berkley talks about law school and her early years as an attorney (3:47)
  • Berkley shares about starting her business in law school (6:58)
  • Mistakes Berkley made in the early days of her business and the lessons she’s learned (9:34)
  • Berkley shares the legal protections Entreprenistas need to know about (16:45)
  • Why Berkley wanted to start a business creating contracts (20:45)
  • The number one tip to create content that converts (23:10)
  • How to stay current with the ever changing landscape of social media (26:31)
  • Rapid fire questions (31:22)
  • How Berkley balances work life with being a mom (33:09)
  • The mantra Berkley lives by (33:50)
  • Berkley’s final tip for Entreprenistas [it’s an important one] (36:13)

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Our Favorite Quotes:

  • “You also are, like, relying on an oral agreement at that point if you don’t have something in writing, which is problematic because then it’s he said she said.” – Berkley Sweetapple
  • “When women are starting out with businesses, we don’t hire attorneys right away, because it’s one of those things where it’s like, okay, I know this is going to be a big investment, I’m going to push this off till later. And legal is one of those things that you really want to get ahead of, because problems become much more expensive, when you don’t deal with them right away.” – Berkley Sweetapple

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