Get It in Writing:
The IT Professional's Guide to Essential Contracts

Chapter 1: Contracts that Define Client Relationships
Part 2: How to Create Client Contracts on a Budget

As a small-business owner or tech entrepreneur, you probably don't have the bankroll to keep an attorney on hand to create legal documents as you need them. Get around this by…

  • Having a lawyer create boilerplate contracts for each of your major services. Yes, this takes a little capital, but once these basic contracts are approved and legally sound, you can adapt them for projects as needed.
  • Pillaging the Internet's endless (and useful) resources. Of course, you'll still need to use your common sense here and only enlist the advice of trusted sites. We recommend ContractEdge.com and Nolo.com, two websites that offer downloadable contracts and DIY tips.

Now that we've covered client contracts, let's take a look at some employment contracts that help prevent problems when hiring workers.

 

Next: Chapter 2: Contracts that Define Employment Relationships

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