Business insights for the style set: an explainer

Business insights for the style set: an explainer

With my return to the corporate workplace (haven't heard? - pop over here) and a brand refresh bringing you CATHERINEGRACE INC, I decided it was time to focus on providing business, financial and legal insights to those working in the creative industries; something you will hopefully find valuable.

As a corporate intellectual property and IT lawyer I have some lovely friends who are now well versed in their chosen field in the business, legal or financial world and I want to utilise my own legal knowledge, my connections and the concerns and questions I have as a small business owner in the creative world to help answer some of the issues I imagine other creatives think about. Business insights for the style set will be a regular segment that speaks directly to those in the styling, fashion, interiors, kids & lifestyle industry about financial, legal and business issues that affect those industries.

The series will include insights into securing the best lease agreement for your boutique, what questions to ask the bank {or, as you will soon discover, your mortgage broker} when applying for a small business loan to fuel your emerging label. We will have interviews with people who have done it all before, providing insights into how they managed to make their passion profitable and we will look at the types of insurance you should obtain, now that you are freelancing and your work and home life have become one.

Oh, and if the subject of budgets comes up, I promise never to tell you to skip your morning coffee, your afternoon coffee or any coffee at all!  If there is an issue or topic you would like this series to address, please let me know, I'd love to hear from you.

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and if the subject of budgets comes up, I promise never to tell you to skip your morning coffee, your afternoon coffee or any coffee at all!  If there is an issue or topic you would like this series to address, please let me know, I'd love to hear from you.

A couple of important notes

1. These posts do not, and should not, take the place of appropriate and individual financial, legal or other advice that directly takes into account your particular circumstances. To provide financial advice in Australia, and most other countries, you need a financial services licence. I do not have that licence and I am not a registered financial advisor. These posts are designed to highlight issues that may affect you and encourage you to delve deeper and seek out the correct advice in relation to the issues that will affect your life or business. I can often refer you to an appropriate advisor so please be in touch if you need that information.

2. For each post I have connected with friends and colleagues who are experts in a particular field to provide the most up to date and, obviously, correct, information. As with all my posts, I will always tell you if any of these partners have paid or sponsored me to write the post (if a post does not explicitly state it is sponsored or paid for, then I have received absolutely no remuneration of any form to include the post on my website).