EPISODE 220

EP 220: Legal Stuff For Service Providers

August 10, 2021 Bobby Klinck
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Many online entrepreneurs have built successful businesses offering valuable services like web development, copywriting, social media management, or virtual assistance. While it can be tempting to jump into working with a new client before you have an agreement in place, that’s not a good idea.

If you’re a service provider and are wondering what you need to know about the legal stuff, then today’s episode is for you. We’ll cover what agreements you need to have and what you can do to help prevent disputes before they arise.

What You'll Learn in Today's Episode

  • The agreements you need if you’re a service provider
  • Client Agreement
    • Why you need an agreement before you exchange money
    • How a client agreement protects your relationship with your clients
    • How an agreement helps you avoid disputes 
    • Why your agreement should be as specific as possible
    • Why you need to define payment terms
    • Why you need to define ownership of the work
    • Why you need a dispute resolution clause
  • Team Issues
    • Independent contractors versus employees and the common misunderstandings around these classifications
    • Why you need an agreement with your contractors and what should be in them
    • Agreements you need with employees
  • Other issues to consider
    • Why you need a privacy policy, terms of use, and a disclaimer on your website
    • Naming issues for your business
    • Why every agreement in your business should be in writing

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