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Sunday, May 6 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Getting Your Biz in Order: Tax and Legal Considerations for Influencers

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From creating dynamic content to taking amazing photos, influencers are already balancing a million plates at once. But before you post one more picture on Instagram, make sure you’ve laid the proper foundation to support your business. Often in the hustle and bustle, things like establishing businesses, protecting copyrights, and making smart tax decisions fall by the wayside. However, these are the exact issues that influencers, who are looking to transition from hobby to business, are starting to pay attention to. How to disclose a sponsorship? What expenses can be written off on our taxes? This workshop will discuss legal and tax aspects of great importance to bloggers: from write offs to FTC compliance to brand protection, so you can focus on what you do best.

What you can expect to learn:
  • What should you be doing today to protect your blog -- and yourself?
  • How and when should you incorporate, if at all?
  • What blogging income and compensation can you expense?
  • How do you ensure FTC compliance?

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Colon

Crystal Colon

Crystal Colon is a mother, business owner, auditor, blogger, author and speaker. She has an accounting degree and MBA and has audited small businesses for over 11 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge as an IRS auditor and is very proficient with tax law.  She has the unique perspective... Read More →
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Tyra Hughley Smith

Attorney/Blogger, Hughley Smith Law/BarrisTourista Travel Blog
Tyra Hughley Smith is an attorney who has been practicing for almost 10 years. Her firm, Hughley Smith Law, specializes in copyright, trademarks, business law, and contracts. Tyra penned a legal guide entitled Insights from the Inside: A Legal Guide for Small Businesses and Content... Read More →


Sunday May 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Montmagny | Fairmont Le Château Frontenac 1 Rue des Carrières, Ville de Québec, QC G1R 4P5, Canada