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Old 02-07-2005, 06:10 PM
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Rule Sheet for Customers

Since I am not 18 I cannot legally hold anyone to a contract so I have been thinking of just giving my new customers a rule sheet with things that would normally be in a contract. I still cannot think of a good way for billing either. In the years past I just get paid upon completion of job or several weeks in advance so I may just continue with this method. Also, I need some simple estimate sheets if anyone has them. Thank you and any advice appreciated
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Old 02-07-2005, 06:15 PM
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Check out Captainding An estimate form you can use in the elements of business section a lot of guys have been using it.As far as a rule list type them out a letter explain to them what you expect out of them as a customer and what they can expect out of you as there service provider.
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Old 02-07-2005, 06:39 PM
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Yeah, I thought of a letter instead of a sheet. It may be a little more personable and friendly. What estimate sheet are you talking about (captainding) ? Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-07-2005, 07:25 PM
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Husky, are they asking for a contract? Me personally do not offer contracts. I think they are a waste of time. If you are not worried about them going somewhere else I woundn't worry about it.
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Old 02-07-2005, 07:33 PM
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Captainding made his own estimate form that a lot of guys are using.Do a search under estimate forms I think its in the just starting out in business forum.I do not know how to add the link.
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Old 02-07-2005, 11:14 PM
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I give customers a "service agreement", which basically tells the customer the price, frequency, payment terms, etc. The word "contract" seems to have a million interpretations on LS. I think some guys are looking for something that will guarantee the customer will pay for the entire year, even if they cancel after the first cut. I'm not sure of the legality of that, I'm sure it could be done, but not many people are going to agree to an arrangement of that kind.

I would have them sign some sort of service agreement. So what if you're not 18. I don't know how many customers will be thinking "Oh, I can screw this kid, he's not 18 yet".
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