Sydney Event

Don't let your business
land you in jail!

6 – 9 PM – WEDNESDAY NOV 29
Level 3 50 York St, Sydney

          Seats are limited – booking required.

Find out more!

Sydney Event

Don't let your business land you in jail!

6 – 9 PM – WEDNESDAY NOV 29
Level 3 50 York St, Sydney

Seats are limited – booking required.

Find out more!

Sydney Event

Don't let your business
land you in jail!

6 – 9 PM – WEDNESDAY NOV 29
Level 3 50 York St, Sydney

          Seats are limited – booking required.

Find out more!

3 Expert Speakers
Workshop

Networking Event

Light refreshment provided 

Free 190 page ebook for all attendees

Never sign a contract, employ a staff member or sell anything before you hear this...
  • Dodge the legal pitfalls that could see you in court, bankrupt or even worse in jail. You may even save thousands on barrister fees discovering what you ‘should have known’ all along.
  • Escape the common traps of commercial lease without paying the price in tens of thousands.
  • Avoid the dangers of ‘Personal Liability’ for other people’s actions without learning the hard way from a prison cell.
  • Protect your company and personal assets from vultures and parasites without having to start over again with $10 in your pocket after you’ve lost everything..

There is SOOO much you need to know about the legalities of being in business. Find out the most common and most dangerous pitfalls so you can avoid falling into the fangs of a ruthless legal rival.

Business Man

Being in business is risky business – so to speak.

Often much riskier than most Entrepreneurs realise.

Legal issues will always exist but we all need to arm ourselves with the knowledge of what could go wrong in order to protect ourselves, our business and our families from disaster.

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Being in business is risky business – so to speak.

Often much riskier than most Entrepreneurs realise.

Legal issues will always exist but we all need to arm ourselves with the knowledge of what could go wrong in order to protect ourselves, our business and our families from disaster.

Blind Business
WHAT IF

You may have just (borrowed and) paid to buy and deliver your first $100k for a special stock order to a giant chain of stores and you find out that they hone into liquidation the day after they got the delivery. What if?

You may be just starting out and only just getting traction and you’re about to get a phone call telling you that someone had an electrical shock by one of your electronic products you’ve been importing from China.

RISK

You may have been persistently and tirelessly building your business for years and you’re about to get slapped by a Fair Work claim or Worker’s Compensation fine that can threaten your existence.

You have just lost one of your best staff and are about to get a call from one of your regular customers that your former 2IC has gone into competition with you and is calling all your clients – and your employment contract was missing a critical link and doesn’t give you any protection.

The problem is, in most cases we only find out much too late what we could and should have done to avoid these catastrophes.

Sometimes we dodge the disaster
Sometimes we painfully survive it
And sometimes we don’t

The problem is, in most cases we only find out much too late what we could and should have done to avoid these catastrophes.

Sometimes we dodge the disaster
Sometimes we painfully survive it
And sometimes we don’t…

But we're not saying that you should do everything your lawyer tells you to do:

Some lawyers are dream takers, they just don’t get it. If every Entrepreneurs did EXACTLY what their lawyer told them, you’d never got off the ground, never take a risk, and, you could go broke forever seeking advice. Of course you need a good lawyer in your corner, some one who is balance.

Entrepreneurs need to know how to drive lawyers to get the best bang for buck and not just follow. You need to know enough to have balanced conversations with experts. And yes, the risks can be overwhelming.

Avoid spending tens or hundreds of thousands lining the pockets of lawyers who overcharge

Or you’ll be running off to your lawyer for every decision you need to make … urghhh!

And we’re not saying to ‘wing it’ and ‘shoot from the hip’ either…

  • Otherwise you could end up in hot water in a heartbeat
  • You will easily be taken for a ride by someone who knows better
  • You can jeopardise everything because ‘I didn’t know‘ does not count in the eyes of the law

There needs to be a balance.

That’s where we come in…

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Hear both sides of the story

The perceptive, risk-taking sharp shooter struck by the entrepreneurial bug.

RC will share his countless experiences with nerve-racking legal challenges throughout his decades of business and how he manage to evade all of them sometimes by skin of his teeth… (no fun smile )

AND

The no-nonesense, savvy, discerning and vigilant Lawyers.
They will share the most common and dangerous business
an asset protection mistakes that business owners make.

And so much more

Hear Rick’s unbelievable stories, some so horrible, some wonderful, all, real life events that only a serial entrepreneur of his calibre and experience could possibly reveal.

Hear how he has saved what would be hundreds of thousands by knowing when NOT to go down the usual route and negotiating insurmountable outcomes even against the might of Westfield and carving red tape like butter through unyielding bureauocrats and obstructionists.

Spot management and staff skimming your takings, stealing your contacts, setting up shop planning to take you out, when a supposed civil matter becomes criminal.

Find out how close business owners regularly manage to avoid the slammer, how your fancy fine print can work against you, and, umm, yeah, persistence in fighting against all the odds. And the Dreaded Nuisance Payments..

Or you’ll be running off to your lawyer for every decision you need to make … urghhh!

Meet
Rick Chisholm

Rick Chisholm
Founder, Serial Entrepreneur and Mentor

As the founder of InnovestSME, Lightsounds, LSW, Light Emotion and Author of Business Success for Life, Rick helps owners of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) achieve and exceed their business goals. And unlike other business coaches, he actually walks the talk – He has started and grown over 30+ SMEs in a variety of industries and turned over in excess of $300 million. He has experienced great success, but he has also failed. He’s been near broke more than once. He’s been sued. In 1990, thanks to the recession ‘we had to have’, his first million-dollar-business took a big hit and revenue more than halved.

The lesson is that for any SME, struggle precedes success. Rick has faced and overcome the exact same business challenges you are facing right now and can help you do the same.

Hayder Shkara

Hayder Shkara
Commercial Lawyer

Hayder Shkara is an Australian Olympian and 9x Australian Taekwondo Champion. Despite his young age and his sporting commitments, he has succeeded in establishing a rapidly-growing thriving legal practice.

Hayder is highly versatile and talented commercial lawyer specialising in providing small-to-medium-business solutions.

Alex Tees

Alex Tees
Asset and Property Protection

An experienced and well-known consultant solicitor, Alex Tees is an expert in Asset and Property Protection, Wills, Estate Planning and Business Succession.

His 25+ years as a corporate lawyer, solicitor and consultant have prepared him well for advising you on various subjects relating to business matters. He is a brilliant and accomplished solicitor with an unusually wide range of knowledge in various fields of law.

Meet
Rick Chisholm

Rick Chisholm
Founder, Serial Entrepreneur and Mentor

As the founder of InnovestSME, Lightsounds, LSW, Light Emotion and Author of Business Success for Life, Rick helps owners of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) achieve and exceed their business goals. And unlike other business coaches, he actually walks the talk – He has started and grown over 30+ SMEs in a variety of industries and turned over in excess of $300 million. He has experienced great success, but he has also failed. He’s been near broke more than once. He’s been sued. In 1990, thanks to the recession ‘we had to have’, his first million-dollar-business took a big hit and revenue more than halved.

The lesson is that for any SME, struggle precedes success. Rick has faced and overcome the exact same business challenges you are facing right now and can help you do the same.

Hayder Shkara

Hayder Shkara
Commercial Lawyer

Hayder Shkara is an Australian Olympian and 9x Australian Taekwondo Champion. Despite his young age and his sporting commitments, Hayder has succeeded in establishing a rapidly-growing thriving legal practice.

Hayder is highly versatile and talented commercial lawyer specialising in providing small-to-medium-business solutions.

Alex Tees

Alex Tees
Asset and Property Protection

An experienced and well-known consultant solicitor, Alex Tees is an expert in Asset and Property Protection, Wills, Estate Planning and Business Succession.

His 25+ years as a corporate lawyer, solicitor and consultant have prepared him well for advising you on various subjects relating to business matters. He is a brilliant and accomplished solicitor with an unusually wide range of knowledge in various fields of law.

business man

Register yourself now for this unique, highly actionable and crucially important live session to make sure your business does not turn into a living nightmare and arm yourself with the weapons of legal and business insight.

Knowing even some of these pitfalls could save you hundreds of thousands, it not millions…

But it won’t cost you millions!

Actually it won’t cost you anything AT ALL because it’s FREE to attend

It’s a no brainer!

business man

Register yourself now for this unique, highly actionable and crucially important live session to make sure your business does not turn into a living nightmare and arm yourself with the weapons of legal and business insight.

Knowing even some of these pitfalls could save you hundreds of thousands, it not millions…

But it won’t cost you millions!

It will cost you nothing AT ALL because it’s FREE!

It’s a no brainer!

Here are some of the topics will go through on the night
Contract

Contract Law

The critical elements that MUST exist in a contract

Lease

Commercial Leases

Don’t sign a lease with these conditions in it

Credit Card

Getting paid

Take these actions when supplying goods or services to any customer on credit to avoid being bypassed at the creditors meeting!

Structures

Structures

How to choose between Partnerships, Shareholding Companies or Sole Trader structure for best legal protection.

Employment

Employment

Essential clauses to include in employment contracts to protect YOUR rights.

Customers

Customers

The guarantees you are enforceable whether you like it or not, the guarantees you can’t afford to make.

Scissor

Director's Liabilities

How to reduce the risks, what to watch out for, how to reduce the consequences.

Asset

Asset protection

For your business and personal assets

Five Star Testimony

Shortly after transitioning my part-time business to a full-time venture, I found myself needing to secure more regular, on-going business opportunities. I have worked with Rick and Tala for some time and found that their no-fuss approach to business resonated with me. They have helped me clarify my thoughts and begin to structure some robust business processes, delivering immediate results.

Michel Nicholson Picture
Michel Nicholson
Automation Squared

Five Star Testimony

Rick has certainly taught me the importance of KPI’s…apart from other aspects. It will change the way business will be conducted. Rick has got what it takes in taking a group of average people to the best of their ability.

Jeff Testa
Jeff Testa
former Franchisee

Five Star Testimony

If only I had known the stuff that Rick taught me BEFORE I started my Masters degree and wasted years of my life doing. Only to run my business and get hammered by customers that never paid up! I would have saved 5 years learning what I REALLY needed to know. No one I’ve ever met knows business like this bloke, he’s the real deal”

Michael Grey
Michael Grey –
MKG Events

Five Star Testimony

For someone who’s not a lawyer, this guy knows more about law than anyone else I’ve ever seen!

Alex Tees
Alex Tees
Lawyer and Entrepreneur, Legal Exchange

Five Star Testimony

Very, very interesting. I recommend this event to anyone in business or thinking of staring one

Rogelio Ernesto Moreno
Rogelio Ernesto Moreno
ABC Squash and Fitness

5 Star

You are truly inspiring sir!!

Steven Lee Testimony
Steven Lee

Five Star Testimony

Incredible wealth of knowledge and great directions to managing and growing a successful business. Rick is a seasoned entrepreneur!”

Ishwar Shretha
Ishwar Shretha
AWL Accounting

Five Star Testimony

Rick’s guidance has been critical to the growth of my firm. I’ve had plenty of sports coaches, so working with a business coach made perfect sense to me”.

Hayder Shkara Picture
Hayder Shkara
Neat Law Olympic Athlete 2013-2016

FAQ

Is this just a scaremongering session so I can use your legal services or something?

No.

Firstly, Innovest is not a legal firm. The guest speakers are competent lawyers that we’ve used time and again but they are not part of our company. 

Secondly, Innovest specialises in helping business accelerate their growth, not slow it down! sure, we’re telling you about the risks but our intention is that you put the guards in place to MAKE SURE you can ACCELERATE the growth of your business!

Are you going to try and sell me something during this session?

We give the maximum amount of content and value possible within the time that is allocated for the session. What you decide to do with that is up to you. We will also let you know about the (ridiculously affordable) business education and acceleration programs that Innovest has to offer but we don’t do the hard sell on people. That’s always our PROMISE!

How do I know this is relevant to me? My business is not risky in any way, really.

It is. Something in this content will be relevenat to every business at one point or another. If there is not ONE thing that is relevant ask for a refund, its cool. You many not think that it’s risky, but you don’t know what you don’t know.

We’ve encountered many owners of ‘safe‘ businesses that ended up in massive trouble with risk of imprisonment for ‘crimes‘ that you would never have imagined were serious. We’ll tell you one of those stories when you come along!

Will attending this session protect me from all potential legal quarrels?

No. That’s impossible to guarantee as you probably know already! We’ve only got a couple of hours of content to share (in between a bit of networking, breaks and getting free advice). We CANNOT cover all possible risks but we will do our absolute best to give you the good oil from both perspectives.

OK, fine, I'll come along! Where do I sign?!

Right here: Register for this event and you’re on the path to a safer and more predictable business future!

Don't let your business land you in jail!

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- 3 Expert Speakers
- Workshop
- Networking Event
- Light refreshment provided
- Free 190 page ebook for all attendees

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