Consultant contracts are reasonably straightforward, but you must have a good sense for work scoping, pricing, and terms and conditions for the work. The more well-versed you are in what each section and clause of a contract is about, the more you can focus on doing great work instead of arguing over contract provisions.
- Consulting contracts are fairly straightforward, but you have to have a good sense for scoping work, pricing, and terms and conditions for the work. The more well-versed you are in what each section and clause of a contract is about, the more you can focus on doing great work instead of arguing over contract provisions. Contracting can be intimidating and tricky. The more complex the project or client relationship, the more complex the contract.
That said, don't be afraid to read and work on contracts yourself. You don't have to be attorney to understand what you're getting yourself into. This course covers common elements you'll see in consulting contracts, as well as offers tips and techniques for successfully navigating the contracting process. This is not a substitute for good legal counsel. Go out and get a qualified attorney. The more contracts you read, write, and understand, the bigger the library of contract provisions and standard contracts you can build.
This'll make your future contracting efforts more efficient and more effective. A contract is the key to opening the door to providing consulting services. Get a good understanding of how contracts work.
- Major and minor contracts
- Registering as a supplier
- Setting pricing, payment, and other contract terms
- Insurance requirements
- Defining your project
- Negotiating the contract