How to Protect Your Creative Work & More

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Learn the legal side of starting and running a business! By the end of the course, you'll understand legal entities, contracts, liability, intellectual property protection, and more.
Enroll now & start learning immediately
Lifetime access
Go at your own pace, online, on-demand training when you need it — $297

How to Protect Your Creative Work & More

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Learn the legal side of starting and running a business! By the end of the course, you'll understand legal entities, contracts, liability, intellectual property protection, and more.
Enroll now & start learning immediately
Lifetime access
Go at your own pace, online, on-demand training when you need it — $297
what you'll learn
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How to Protect Your Creative Work & More

Course starts: Immediately

Fully Online, Lifetime Access

Instructor: Ben Thompson

  • Protect your creative work
  • Become an active participant in the legal side of your business
  • Discover the best legal entity for your business
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Why should you care about the legal side of your creative business?

As a creative, the legal side of starting and running a business can feel overwhelming, confusing, and intimidating. But, a solid understanding of this nuanced topic can be the difference between a well-organized and successful business, and a business that never makes it off the ground. 

Building a business in compliance with the law comes with a series of complexities. Whether filing taxes or hiring, entrepreneurs must understand various laws to avoid major bottlenecks and potential penalties. This course will help you better understand the laws that apply to your creative work and business and how to prepare for the legal decisions in business.

You will learn the key, foundational topics that will come up in your business, so you can confidently direct your company, employees, and business relationships. 

You will learn how to protect your art and intellectual property to define your brand and secure your spot in the industry.

Together, we will cover important aspects of starting or running a creative business, including how to set up companies, how to create essential contracts for your business, and how to legally hire and employ a team.

At a Glance

On-Demand

$297

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  • 8 hours of on-demand video lectures available online on any device
  • Learn from a practicing lawyer
  • Learn practical, apply-immediately legal tips
  • Supplementary resources and workbook
  • Lifetime access to course materials
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What you'll learn

  • Learn how to protect your creative work under the law so you can monetize your ideas and carve out your place in the industry
  • Build your confidence so you can actively participate in legal discussions and better direct your business
  • Explore all the business entity options and discover what type of company is best for your creative business 
  • Understand the ins and outs of brining on employees so you can confidently grow your team
  • Explore contracts, how they work, and the many ways your business will use contracts
  • Understand lawsuits, liability, and fraud, and how to protect yourself and your business

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to protect your creative work under the law so you can monetize your ideas and carve out your place in the industry
  • Build your confidence so you can actively participate in legal discussions and better direct your business
  • Explore all the business entity options and discover what type of company is best for your creative business 
  • Understand the ins and outs of brining on employees so you can confidently grow your team
  • Explore contracts, how they work, and the many ways your business will use contracts
  • Understand lawsuits, liability, and fraud, and how to protect yourself and your business

Oliver P.

Great opportunity to get an overview of legal issues and organizational structures. Online modules are clear.  Thank you for this opportunity - I'm a Mannes alum and there was NOTHING like this back in the day (the early 80s!).

Why On-Demand?

On-Demand courses are fully online and self-paced with lifetime access to course materials.

Fit into ANY schedule

Creatives and entrepreneurs are BUSY peopleand we get that! Traditional business training can be hard to fit in between meetings and launches, but with a Parsons Entrepreneur Academy On-Demand course, YOU set the schedule! Access course material on-the-go, on any device, and learn on your own time with lifetime access.

Lifetime access

Sometimes things just come up. Whether it's an unexpected opportunity (go you!) or a mad dash to get a big client project finished, one thing you DON'T need to worry about is your Parsons Entrepreneur Academy course. Because you get lifetime access, you can rest assured knowing that your course will be here waiting for you when things slow down again.

The business knowledge you need WHEN you need it

Starting and running a business is an ever-shifting and evolving task. Self-directed courses give you the freedom to jump around the modules to lessons you need in your business NOW. And with lifetime access to course material, you can revisit lessons ANYTIME if you need a refresher or encounter new scenarios in your business.

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Meet your instructor

Your instructor  Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson represents public and private companies in a variety of corporate matters. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general transactional matters, often based in or involving complex intellectual property issues. He has represented buyers, sellers, and other interested parties in acquisitions, divestitures, investments, and strategic alliances. Ben also serves as outside general counsel to multiple private companies, advising on a broad range of operational and governance matters. 

He has been recognized as a Rising Star in the 2018 edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers. Ben has also served as an adjunct professor of law, teaching Negotiation Strategy at Cardozo School of Law, and coached the school’s mediation and negotiation competition teams. He recently joined the adjunct faculty at Parsons School of Design at The New School where he teaches Business Regulations and Practices to Strategic Design and Management students.

Ben earned his J.D. from Cardozo School of Law. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University.

lawyer  |  business and law professor  
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Go at your own pace, online, on-demand training when you need it — $297