Join Petrula Vrontikis for an in-depth discussion in this video Terms and conditions basics, part of Running a Design Business: Starting Small.
A standard conditions of agreement, or terms and conditions document, should be …called a dozen ways to keep things from going wrong. …It's a really great tool for communication. …If you and your client understand this agreement, it's rare that there will be …any dipute or misunderstanding. Really, this agreement is necessary. …Think of it as business relationship prenup. …It's signed once and doesn't need to be sent with subsequent estimates, unless …your contact with the company changes. You must understand any document you give …to your client. Often, I'll go through it, point by point …with a new client, just so there is no confusion.…
Everyone knows what's expected. I've included a template of this type of …document in the resource files. I will briefly explain each point. …Here we go. The first statement enables you to charge …10% more, even if the project scope does not change. …It establishes a design office's responsibility to notify the client if …there are revisions and gives hourly rates for different types of tasks. …
- Naming and structuring your business
- Keeping records
- Cultivating business relationships
- Hiring employees and subcontractors
- Creating schedules and managing deadlines
- Understanding industry trends
- Avoiding the pitfalls of spec work
- Promoting your business through social media
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Running a Design Business: Designer-Client Agreementswith Terry Lee Stone1h 10m Appropriate for all
1. A Solid Foundation
2. Structure and Form
3. Getting Work
4. Developing Contracts
5. Keeping It Running
6. The Trends
7. Looking Ahead
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