The Aspiring and New Entrepreneur's Legal Handbook.
In "Entrepreneur's Guide To Building A Solid Legal Foundation," Attorney Thomas breaks down the fundamentals of what aspiring and new entrepreneurs need to know in the early stages of their business.
She discusses topics such as business entities, contracts, copyright, trademarks, licensing, and more, so that entrepreneurs can have a solid understanding of entrepreneurship law and feel empowered as they prepare their business and brand for wild success.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
How to protect your million-dollar business idea
The difference between sole-proprietorships, LLCs, S-corps, C-corps, and partnerships, and which one is right for your business
The best way to formalize business relationships to avoid conflict
Seven types of contracts that you must have as an entrepreneur and the important terms of each
How to make sure that you actually own your logo and other content that you did not create yourself
The difference between copyrights and trademarks and how each can help increase your revenue
The best way to protect your business name and logo from copycats
What you absolutely need in order to be eligible for a federal trademark
How to make sure you don't owe overtime pay, benefits , and taxes for workers who are not officially employees
How to legally protect your invention
How to make yourself marketable for licensing deals to increase your profits and brand exposure
Three important ways to keep your personal assets safe despite business risks
Book and Contract Bundles
Entrepreneur's Guide Book
Your copy of Entrepreneur's Guide to Building a Solid Legal Foundation.
Book + Contract Bundle
Your copy of Entrepreneur's Guide to Building a Solid Legal Foundation PLUS Contract Bundle
1. Non-Disclosure Agreement
2. Copyright Assignment Agreement
3. Independent Contractor Agreement
Note: Nothing contained in the contract bundle constitutes legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is established by your use of these documents or the existence of these documents on this website. All terms and notes used in this document are suggestions, not instructions nor legal advice.
"I know that many entrepreneurs are not yet in a position to allocate the required budget for legal fees. That's why I have made it one of my goals to be more creative in getting fundamental legal information to aspiring and new entrepreneurs, so that I can support them in their journey."
- Dayna Thomas, Esq.
About The Author
Dayna Thomas, Esq. is an Atlanta-based entrepreneurship and entertainment attorney with a passion for helping people build their lives, careers, and businesses with the support of the law. She focuses her practice on assisting entrepreneurs and entertainers in reaching their goals, protecting their businesses, and building strong brands.
Early into her career, Dayna acknowledged her true passion for entrepreneurship. Prior to starting The Law Office of Dayna Thomas, Dayna founded a business consulting company where she helped entrepreneurs establish their business entities and advised them on business strategies to develop their business idea, understand their target market, create their brand, and build relationships. A few years later and just ten months after graduating law school, she founded The Law Office of Dayna Thomas, LLC.
During the first six months of launching her firm, Dayna has serviced over fifty small businesses and helped her clients secure over six-figures in investor funds. Along with providing legal services, Dayna also coaches clients through the startup process and serves as a speaker at conferences and events to educate and empower aspiring and new entrepreneurs and teach them how to develop a winning entrepreneurial mindset.
Certified in transactions, Dayna received her Doctor of Law from Emory University School of Law. Her participation in the Transactional Law Certificate Program allowed her to focus her studies on contract drafting and negotiation, particularly in the areas of intellectual property and business law. Dayna also gained significant exposure to business litigation as a clerk for two judges in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she reviewed filings for breach of contract and other business disputes and made recommendations for the judges’ ruling.
Prior to attending law school, Dayna graduated magna cum laude and in the top 3% of her class at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.
Dayna currently serves as the Georgia Section Director for Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, tasked with ensuring that members in the entire state develop into principled business leaders. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for The Black Burdell, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to support, promote, and cultivate black-owned businesses.
Dayna’s life motto is “believe and act as if it were impossible to fail,” which is instrumental to her work and value as a legal professional. Her commitment to her community has been nationally recognized as she received President Barack Obama's Volunteer Service Award for her dedication to education, income, health, and homelessness initiatives in the city of Atlanta. In her daily grind, Dayna is dedicated to helping aspiring and current entrepreneurs make more money and live more fulfilled lives.