If you’re an Online Business owner – or planning to start one – this legal guide is for you.
On the one hand, the opportunities available to Online Businesses are huge: access to customers worldwide, the potential to sell 24 hours-a-day, a competitive field that is still wide open, etc. On the other hand, running an Online Business is hard work: you’re on the bleeding edge of technology, probably working with minimal capital, trying to keep one step ahead of Google, etc. Exciting but stressful.
Legal issues faced by Online Businesses
In addition to the usual day-to-day issues faced by all businesses, using the Internet extensively in your business brings it’s own set of specific legal challenges. Including:
- How to hire contractors online, both in Australia and overseas, with confidence
- How to keep your ideas confidential when talking with potential investors and contractors
- What to do if you find your work has been copied or stolen online
- Protecting your business or brand name and making sure it’s not copied
- Making sure your comply with Australian Consumer Protection and Privacy laws
- Keeping up with the rapidly changing online legislation and regulations in Australia
How to manage these legal issues
Here at Legal123 we’ve put together a comprehensive set of legal templates that you can use to get on top of these issues (and mitigate downside risks as much as possible). The templates for Online Businesses include:
If you’re a Website Designer, App Coder or Service Provider …
If you’re a service provider to Online Business owners (e.g. graphic designer, website builder, application programmer, SEO consultant, etc.) we can help you in a couple of different ways: