Originally Posted by magicmike
You have a contract (service agreement) you can sue for the cost of the service. Without one you cant charge any kind of late fees, returned check fees, pretty much anything like that. Plus it looks more professional, if people dont want to sign a contract with you maybe you need to present yourself as a professional (not saying the guys who dont use them are not). If you have one you can also sue for damages, so say if you have payments for your truck, equipment, etc., you can sue for extra fees (if included in the contract but it needs to be written very well to get the client to sign
). Take a business law class before you choose not to include contracts. Very important in my mind.
No lawyer for small cases like this only the contract with signatures.
So what would you add to a standard proposal form like this. I would basically be using this as a service agreement.