The cross blog conversation between Tricia of Time Saver VA and myself continues. If this is your first time here please go to our first conversation and follow along. Tricia and I have been doing this CBC for awhile now. She’s asked me some great questions and I enjoy hearing ‘newbie’ questions. Once again she’s asked me a great question.
Tishia, do you make your clients sign agreement forms?
Yes and no Tricia. This is actually something that I have to start getting better at doing. I need to make every client sign one especially my retainer clients. For awhile I was doing good about making new clients sign them. If a client doesn’t ask I tend to not push the issue.
For more than one reason that isn’t the smartest business move. A signed contract not only protects my client as well as myself but it also states all my policies, rates, late fee, etc plain as day. If an issue were to ever arise, I’d have a contract to fall back on.
Now I’ve made a post-it note to myself that I need to update my contract and start making it mandatory that all clients sign one. Thanks for asking that question & reminding me how important contracts really are!
A Question for Tricia:
Do you make your clients sign contracts?
Ok so I know it wasn’t very original turning around and asking you the same question Tricia but now I’m curious as to what your policy is.