Written by Andrea Henry
I can’t believe we’re in the second quarter of 2017 already! We start the year with such good intentions and then…life happens. It’s never too late though, to begin again. Among your brilliant marketing initiatives and hiring strategies, make time to implement these 5 things and save yourself money, time and worry in what’s left of 2017.
Get it in Writing.
If you do nothing else, resolve to get EVERYTHING in writing. Seriously. You will save yourself so much time, money and grief if you make sure that your agreements are set out in writing. Taking the steps to put the agreement in writing will help clarify what both parties expect, ensure that you both are on the same page and help avoid some of the more obvious disputes. Plus, should a dispute arise, written contracts will make asserting or defending your position in court that much easier. To paraphrase my mother, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and thousands of dollars worth of legal fees and business losses.
Know who you are doing business with.
Who are you dealing with- a sole proprietor, a corporation or a partnership? Has the person on the other side of the contract ever gone bankrupt or had a judgment made against them? The best contract in the world will provide little comfort if the other party is a corporation with no assets or an individual with a history of failing to meet his or her obligations. Continue reading Top 5 Things to Do for Your Business Before 2018