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Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by kaufmaninc, Jan 18, 2003.
Do y'all write your own or have you gotten a template from somewhere? I'd be interested to see.
write my own. only u know how u want to run your agreements
i took about 10 (mostly from searching this site for hours) and re worked them to how i wanted it to read.
I have taken a 4 page contract written by a lawyer and a couple written by local comanies (friends in the buisness) and developed my own. I have reworked them about six times. You think you're finished and then one day while out working you will think of something else that needs to be in there.
I use a "Contract" for my commercial accounts. It's longer and more detailed.
I use a "Maintenance Agreement" for my residential accounts. It's not as long and seems to not scare people away as much.
I hope this helps.
Made my own template and customize it as needed. BTW, if you write one up by yourself, have an attorney look at it too to make sure it's ok.
Woud anybody be willing to share?
I think there are some contracts under sales and estimating
would any one else like to share there tempaltes that they made
Send me an email and I will share my basic template privately if you are still interested.
Just do yourself a favor & keep it short & sweet. Try to keep it to 1 page. List your services, prices, and payment terms. Make sure you include late fees and how returned checks are handled. Also make sure there is a cancellation clause, and if you'reconcerned about increasing fuel costs,a fuel escalation clause. I know its important to dot i's & cross t's, but I've seen some guys w/ multi-page contracts and they are not only forboding, but also very confusing