I’ve talked with so many business owners recently who are doing business with undocumented agreements.
Hand shake deals.
They tell me they intend to get it done, but we both know the truth … they won’t.
I get it – I experience a lot of my own personal resistance to getting agreements documented.
Getting written agreements in place brings up a lot of stuff that can be challenging to deal with.
Just the other day though I was reminded of how important it is.
Tina Forsyth hired me to create custom Terms of Service for the website for her THRIVE Hiring System and a template agreement that business owners who invest in the THRIVE Hiring System can use before hiring.
Before I began work, I sent Tina an agreement confirming what I understood the scope of work to be and it’s a good thing I did because I was slightly wrong about what I thought I was doing for her.
Had I gotten right to work without sending her the agreement for review/signature (as many of you are doing!), I would have wasted my time and hers.
This is why you do agreements – clarity, certainty, the best possible chance of success in your relationships, which means more work with less time and more ease.
Who knew you could get all that from an agreement?!?
Do you use agreements in all your business dealings? If not, why not? How can I help?