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Is your creative business legally protected?
I know thinking about the legal bits of your business isn’t fun, or maybe for you, it has the ick factor and is scary. For me, I just found the step-by-step process and time involved overwhelming. I have spent a lot of time googling and even talking to lawyer friends about what my contract should include (hint- it’s wide open and unclear). I have even wondered about why I need contracts when I have such fabulous clients. Nothing could go wrong, right?
Contracts aren’t just about what could go wrong. In a positive sense, they help each member of the contract understand more what service/product you are providing. It reduces confusion, questions, or even hurt feelings. But, sometimes things do go wrong, and a legal document can protect your best interests.
What are your legal options?
Sure, you can cobble together a contract from Google, J.D, contact a lawyer and draft a contract ($$$), or go contract-less (and unprotected). For me, the best option is to just buy a contract from a trusted source. I recommend The Contract Shop:
TheContract.Shop was created by attorney Christina Scalera as a way for creative entrepreneurs, online educators + course creators, coaches and wedding professionals to take control of their business, set thoughtful boundaries with clients and most importantly, get PAID fairly and on time.
The Contract Shop offers various types of contracts, but if you are acting as a independent contractor or hiring on an assistant (in which you’ll need a non-disclosure agreement), there’s probably one that is a good fit for you. Let the legal experts do their thing, while you can rest knowing your business is legally protected. Want more tips from an actual lawyer, read this post from Christina Scalera herself.
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In a few minutes after purchasing, you can have a fully prepared contract, ready for incoming client inquiries to book and secure clients. Because, after all, how much is peace of mind and time worth?
Are you using a contract for your small business? Tell me in the comments!
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