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Legal Survival Guide

Craig Heidemann

Legal Survival Guide

Craig Heidemann

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1 Class Introduction Duration:15:16
2 Small Business Failures Duration:23:04
3 The Business Plan Duration:35:12
5 Creating an LLC Duration:18:40
7 Obtaining a Federal EIN Duration:18:29
8 Sales Tax Duration:13:16
9 Employees and Contractors Duration:21:23
11 Releases and Permits Duration:10:15
12 Relevance of Copyright Duration:28:05
13 Copyright Registration Duration:29:42
14 Copyright and Infringement Duration:25:38
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1 Licensing and Transferring Duration:20:36
3 Accounting and Goal Setting Duration:22:28
4 Financing Your Business Duration:23:57
5 Quickbooks Overview Duration:30:31
7 Quickbooks Accounting System Duration:28:06
8 Estimates and Invoices Duration:36:06
9 Customizing Invoices Duration:21:48
10 Bookkeeper vs Accountant Duration:10:23
12 Protecting Personal Assets Duration:22:15

Class Description

Short on time? This class is available HERE as a Fast Class, exclusively for Creator Pass subscribers.

Ready to turn your creative side project into a thriving business? Join Craig Heidemann for an introduction to the business and accounting principles every creative professional needs to know. 

In this class, Craig will take you step-by-step through the process of setting up, running, and growing a small business. You’ll learn how to use QuickBooks to manage your finances, including managing client contracts and invoices. Craig will also help you navigate the potentially-confusing tax, legal, and copyright issues surrounding small businesses. You’ll also learn how to contract and/or hire people to do the tasks you can’t do yourself. 

Whether you’re just starting out as a business owner or you’re a longtime entrepreneur ready for a refresher course, this course will give you a roadmap to business success.


a Creativelive Student

Excellent course and subject topic. Mr. Heidermann is a great teacher! Wonderful explanation, clear and concise details, humorous delivery, he kept me engaged the entire time. I truly had fun watching and learning during this course.

a Creativelive Student

I'm literally fresh off the boat, as the saying goes, having moved back to the US after decades of living abroad. I have the photography down (in some measure due to the instructors and courses here at CL), but being new to the business of photography in this environment I was rudderless. This course helped answer all my initial questions and put me on the way to getting established in my region... and beyond! Craig makes legal issues almost fun with his jocular, engaging style. Thanks so much to Chase and the people at CL for knowing what courses real working photographers need.

Andrew V Gonzales

This class is amazing (as is the Instructor). Funny, real, and to the point, Craig has a great way of making these aspects of business MUCH less intimidating. Still very applicable even in 2016. Loved it!