Legally Blonde – Safeguard Your Business With These Legal Essentials

The legal side of your business can feel like a whole other language. But a little ‘Legalese’ and some help from the experts can go a long way! From Business Structures 101 to Fair Work, cut through the jargon and gain the confidence you need to protect yourself and your business as you grow.

Presented by Peta Gray from Enterprise Legal



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When it comes to the legal side of your business, you don’t need to know it all (there are experts with years of training for that). But you do need to know enough to protect and safeguard your business, so you can get on with what you do best. 

Let’s be honest – legal entities, business structures and intellectual property can sound like some pretty darn dry and complicated topics. There’s no getting around that, no matter how many chocolate frosted sugar coatings we add. But, as our guest presenter will tell you, if you haven’t set up the ‘legals’ to suit your business, you could not only be missing out on some very important advantages, but you could be exposing your business and your assets to more risk than you need to.

And let’s face it — no one wants exposed ass-ets and very, very few people look good in orange. If you are ready to learn from one of the best in the biz, and the legally blonde bombshell that we rely on to help us keep The Women’s Accountant in shape, then get ready to bend and snap.

What we will cover:

  1. Business structures – confused about the difference between companies, trusts, partnerships, and being a sole trader? Don’t know which structure is right for you and your business? All will be made clear!;
  2. ‘T’s & C’s’ and other ‘must-have’ legal documents – what you actually need and why the docs that you find on Google just won’t cut it;
  3. Intellectual Property – what is it and what you need to do to protect it?;
  4. Employees and Subcontractors – top tips to be aware of to avoid legal risk and exposure; and
  5. Future Planning – help to identify where your business is headed and why it is important to know (and plan accordingly) from a legal perspective.

This Masterclass is perfect for you if:

  • You are a business owner who has already hired or is looking to hire employees and wants to better understand their obligations
  • You work with external contractors and are not sure which legal safeguards you need in place
  • You are a sole trader looking to expand or change your business structure but not sure where to start
  • You’ve been bitten on the legal backside before and you don’t want to run the risk of it happening again
  • You don’t have a ‘future plan’ for your business (eg. selling, expanding, franchising) and you’re curious to learn more

You will dance away with:

  • Clarity on how you can reduce your legal risk across key areas including your business structure, documents and employees;
  • Tips for conducting a ‘self-audit’ of current legal risks in your business; and
  • An understanding of why having a long-term plan in place for your business is important.

Nice and tight legals can be the difference between a business that thrives and one that struggles. And we’re all about the thriving.

Fortune favours the fierce.

Your facilitator

Peta Gray is the Managing Director and Owner of innovative law firm Enterprise Legal. Winner of the LawyersWeekly Excellence Award in 2021, Enterprise Legal is the first law firm in the Darling Downs area to offer absolutely all of its services on a value-priced basis. This unprecedented level of transparency for clients, which — we’re sure you’ll agree — is not exactly what lawyers are known for, is how Peta does business. 

Passionate about providing accessible legal services, as well as a positive client experience, Peta has practised exclusively in business and commercial property law for her entire career. Having worked on thousands of business and property transactions, you could say that this legal superstar knows a thing or two about business and the law, supporting everyone from ASX-listed corporates to ‘mum-and-pop’ shops and start-ups.

Since 2017, Peta and her business partner have been supporting and enhancing local businesses and the people behind them through Enterprise Legal. And recently, she collaborated with Emma from The Women’s Accountant on the Level Up Business Program — an ultimate step-by-step program to help Toowoomba locals build a business that truly serves them, complete with all the legal and financial systems, structures and strategies they need.

Emma Bowdler | The Women's Accountant

Your Facilitator

Emma Bowdler

Cheerleader for women in business and an accountant bursting with personality. With a Bachelor of Commerce Emma is  an award-winning international entrepreneur and Registered Tax Agent.

Having managed four successful businesses including an accounting firm since 2009, and as a mum of four, Emma knows firsthand that running your own business is not all lollipops and lychee martinis.  It can be a grind, and it can also be a little lonely at times, which is why she knows that every boss needs their cheerleader. 

Starting The Women’s Accountant in 2019 was her way of using her skills as an accountant & business advisor to help cut through the BS and help other boss ladies thrive.