JESSICA | EVENT PLANNER
An often overlooked, but important reason for having written contracts is how they communicate to your clients. The contracts show your clients you’re a professional and they’ll take your business seriously.
It says “Hey, client– clearly I’ve got my act together, so you should feel confident in hiring me.” And as the professional, it’s your job to educate your clients about your (and your client’s) roles and responsibilities.
Because, let’s face it, chances are your client has never worked with someone in your field and therefore, has no idea what is reasonable to expect from you and his/her role in the process. And you know what we’re going to use to accomplish that? You guessed it - a contract. Smarty-pants 😉.
It also distinguishes you from your competition. In a saturated market, you need every competitive advantage to set you apart as the no-brainer choice for your clients.
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Remember playing Mad Libs as a kid? Well, that's exactly how these templates work. The contract templates have some blanks you need to fill and few sections where you pick between different options.
Depending on how far along you are in terms of thinking about your business process and procedure, it might take you about 1-3 hours to customize.
This is the perfect time to get your business off on the right foot. Starting your business is like building a house. You need to lay a proper foundation before you can get to the fun stuff like painting the walls and picking the backsplash for your kitchen.
Without a solid ground to rest your business on, you run the risk of your walls crumbling down in the form of losing money and time along with your emotional energy being zapped from dealing with client drama. It's a bad look for everyone and might result in negative client reviews on Yelp or worse, you'll lose out on client referrals and repeat bookings from your client.
Remember, these are yours to keep forever. And when the time comes when you need these contracts, and trust me it will, you’ll have them at your fingertips. And you can use them over and over again with each new client you bring on board.
I totally get it if resources might be tight. But I want to challenge you a little bit here by asking you— how can you NOT afford this right now? The next client or project might be the one who could turn into a nightmare.
I'd rather save you the heartbreak of having an uncomfortable conversation and letting an unhappy client tax your energy. Because let's be honest if you put in the effort to create a beautiful, memorable event… it's soul crushing to hear anything less than you're amazing.
Worst case scenario, having the contract gives you a way to navigate the difficult conversation after your event. But the real purpose is to curb any problems before they happen. When you set expectations beforehand everyone involved can breathe a sigh of relief.
If you’re serious about your business, then this is a small investment to make to have peace of mind. In fact, the cost of these products is probably less than what you’re charging your clients. Which means, each time you book a client, this product will pay for itself time and time again.
Plus, most lawyers charge at least $300-350 AN HOUR for their time and expertise. And we all know it typically takes more than one hour to draft a contract.
These templates are an affordable way to get contracts drafted by a lawyer - who actually understands your business - without the hefty price tag of a lawyer's hourly rates.
OK ladies now let’s get (in)formation ← whips Beyonce hair. Whether you’re a LLC, S-Corp, or Sole Proprietor... any time there’s an agreement between two people you need a contract.
Although these contracts are not state specific, these contracts are drafted with general principles of contract law for the United States. There is no one size fits all contract.
However, taking these templates to a local lawyer will save you a lot of time and money because the local attorney will not be drafting a contract from scratch.
These contracts are drafted with general principles of US law, so unfortunately we can't speak to whether these contracts would hold up for you in your country.
Under these circumstances, if you do decide to purchase the templates, you may want to take them to a lawyer in your local country to review after you’ve customized them. It's usually much cheaper to do it this way than to have a lawyer draft them from scratch– it’s always more cost effective here in the US!
Hate to break it to you, but Google is not your lawyer.
Right now, there are about 235,000,000 results for the search term “small business law,” so there’s no doubt that you’ll have a lot of resources at your fingertips.
But let’s face it, do you REALLY want to wade through website after website to get answers to the questions you have. Who has time for that? Not me.
And can you really trust those contract samples you find on the internet or borrowed from a friend? How do you know they say what they should to protect you and your business?
As a lawyer AND someone who's owned her own creative business, I have a unique understanding of what creatives and small business owners need. With each contract, I interview industry professionals to ensure that the contracts address the particular needs of that creative industry. Although other lawyers will have the foundational legal basics to draft a contract, they’re often unfamiliar with what takes to run a creative business like yours.
Most lawyers charge a minimum of $300 AN HOUR to draft similar contracts. By using a template, you can save THOUSANDS on attorneys' fees for having a lawyer draft one for you from scratch.
With a few minor tweaks, you can easily tailor the contract to fit the needs of your business. You'll receive a return on your investment each time you take on a new client.
You'll receive a comprehensive VIDEO guide that explains each term of the contract in plain English so you actually understand what your contract means.
Drafted after interviewing industry professionals, the template addresses pitfalls and issues common in your unique industry.
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KAT | WEDDING PLANNER
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