Contract Basics: Beginner’s Guide

Step by Step Guide for Freelancers and Small Business Owners to Protect Their Interests When Signing Contracts

Whether you are an independent freelancer or a small business owner, sooner or later you will be in a situation when you will need to sign a contract with another party, be it for provision of certain services or sale/purchase of certain goods.

What you’ll learn

  • Determine what are the main terms to be included to a contract.
  • Understand which contractual provisions are not in your best interests.
  • Learn how to negotiate alternative provisions.

Course Content

  • Introduction.
  • Key Sections of the Contract.
  • Quiz Question.

Contract Basics: Beginner’s Guide

Requirements

  • Desire to have basic legal knowledge for smooth business running.
  • Notepad to make relevant notes.
Description

Whether you are an independent freelancer or a small business owner, sooner or later you will be in a situation when you will need to sign a contract with another party, be it for provision of certain services or sale/purchase of certain goods.

Regardless of whether you require certain services to be provided to you or are the one providing them, or whether you are buying or selling goods you need to have your interests protected.

No matter what is your situation if you are just starting a business you will most likely be in a position when a third party provides you contract and asks you to sign it. Without legal background you are unlikely to spot any provisions not in your best interest. Moreover, if you are just starting your business you are unlikely to have enough finances to have the contract reviewed by a lawyer.

Thus, having a basic legal knowledge is crucial if you want to protect yourself and your business when signing contracts with third parties.

Important: This course should not be considered as an alternative to professional legal advice since each case is unique and circumstances vary on a case by case basis.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is made for freelancers and small business owners without legal background and is aimed to make you familiar with basic contractual provisions to be taken into account when signing contracts in the course of your business.
  • This course is NOT for people who have been in business for a long time and either have qualified lawyer in their team or work with a law firm that handles their legal issues.
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