Join Petrula Vrontikis for an in-depth discussion in this video An outline of contract structure, part of Running a Design Business: Starting Small.
Generally, a contract has six distinct sections. …You'll find the language I use not legalese, just clear objective phrases in …common terms. The first section states basic …information including the contract date. The names of the companies entering into …the contract and the name of the project. This is a legal contract so the client's …information should appear in standard business format. …It needs to include specifics about the project size, production methods, …deliverables, and number of components. Is it something completely new, or does …it need to adhere to existing materials? An estimate of fees will be provided in …task categories such as design, production, programming, then a total …amount is determined. An area called notes clarifies …stipulations unique to that project. Such as, what happens if the scope of the …project is larger or smaller, and what are the costs associated with that change.…
Also, it should contain some details about what is and is not covered in the …
- 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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