106: Make Your Art Business Legal with Autumn Boyd

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Today, we’re talking all about making your art business legal.


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • What you need to do first to set up a business!
  • Which very important legal documents you need to have on your e-commerce website (one of these is required by law)!
  • What the heck the difference is between an LLC, sole proprietor, and what you really need.
  • What you should do from day one to avoid issues with the name of your shop and products.
  • How being legal protects you, your artwork, and your business.

Links Mentioned

LINKS FOR LEGAL RESOURCES (DISCLAIMER: This podcast is information, not legal advice specific to your situation.)

About Autumn

Autumn Witt Boyd is a lawyer who helps entrepreneurs protect their most valuable asset — their intellectual property. She provides legal guidance with copyright and trademark protection, contracts, and problem solving. Along with her team at The Law Office of Autumn Witt Boyd PLLC, she loves helping entrepreneurs grow their dream business through smart collaborations and deals. You can find Autumn in Chattanooga, Tennessee hanging out with her three kids and husband, monogramming and putting glitter on anything that stays still, or sipping a glass of champagne after bedtime. Autumn also hosts the Legal Road Map® podcast, which teaches business owners how to protect their rights and stay out of hot water.

About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m Miriam Schulman, Chief Inspiration Officer of The Inspiration Place. I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity, learn new skills and techniques, and profit from their art. After witnessing the 9/11 terrorist attacks, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Rejecting the starving artist myth, my paintings have been seen on NBC, published in art magazines & home décor books, and collected worldwide. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies


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Listener shout out of the week!

“I just wanted to say, this episode was so inspiring Miriam. All of your episodes are, but this one really stirred something in me. Thank you.”

~Jaime Haney

I just OPENED the doors to the Artist Incubator Self Study program!

This program is PERFECT for artists 👩‍🎨👨‍🎨 who are ready to kick things up a notch when it comes to making a sustainable income from their art. 

If that’s you, get ALL the details here!
👉 schulmanart.com/enroll

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I’m Miriam Schulman, Chief Inspiration Officer.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity, learn new skills and techniques, and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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