I'm fortunate to have many contacts on LinkedIn, and many present themselves as "consultants." That term is broad enough to encompass such heavy hitters as Accenture on one hand to a retired respected Meijer vice president on the other.
But all consulting firms - whether large or small or somewhere in between - have one thing in common: they need an effective "form" contract for their clients. The reason? To state, in plain language, the necessary business and legal provisions that govern their relationship. The purpose of these provisions?
First, to state the parties' rights and duties applicable to the consulting services to be provided.
Second, to avoid a disruption to the parties' relationship down the road by preempting problems before they occur.
Do you think that consulting agreements must be lengthy and dense? Balderdash! 😏
An acceptable consulting contract, especially for smaller engagements, can be as short as 2-3 pages. I know because I've drafted them for my clients. And I can do the same for you. In fact, I'll draft a "form" consulting contract for you to use with your clients for a $250.00 fixed fee. (Certain conditions apply; those are stated here.) Just email me at email@example.com.
So how can I afford to price my contract-drafting services so low? Because I regard the preparation of "form" consulting contracts as a "loss leader" and hope that you'll use me for future legal work. No mystery there. Thanks.