Contracts http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/contracts The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Contracts en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:30:00 GMT How to Set the Right Tone for Contract Negotiations Reading the fine-print is important, but big picture items -- and a little humor -- go a long way. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/235878 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/235878 Tanya Benedicto Klich Reading the fine-print is important, but big picture items -- and a little humor -- go a long way. 5 Reasons Why Zero-Hour Contracts Are the Future of Work Zero hour contracts, already common in UK and Europe, are likely to catch on in the US. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235568 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235568 Maite Baron Zero hour contracts, already common in UK and Europe, are likely to catch on in the US. Be Calm, Flexible and Speak Up in a Negotiation, and Everyone Can Win Follow these nine steps to get a fair deal that both parties are comfortable with. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235719 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235719 Stephen Key Follow these nine steps to get a fair deal that both parties are comfortable with. 3 Legal Precautions in Hiring Freelancers While those who work project by project are integral part of the U.S. workforce, a startup needs to take measures of protection. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235155 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235155 Jaia Thomas While those who work project by project are integral part of the U.S. workforce, a startup needs to take measures of protection. Why Your New Business Needs a Lawyer Yesterday Even a young company can run into legal problems. An attorney is trained to identify potential problems -- before they happen. Fri, 23 May 2014 22:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233421 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233421 Michael Acosta Even a young company can run into legal problems. An attorney is trained to identify potential problems -- before they happen. No Brown M&M's: What Van Halen's Insane Contract Clause Teaches Entrepreneurs What was thought of a case of rock star excess actually provides a powerful business lesson. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232420 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232420 Steve Jones What was thought of a case of rock star excess actually provides a powerful business lesson. Up Your Odds of Snatching Freelancing Projects From Experienced Competitors When you're first starting out, you need to build your reputation. Here's how to increase your chances in landing your first few gigs. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231673 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231673 Anand Srinivasan When you're first starting out, you need to build your reputation. Here's how to increase your chances in landing your first few gigs. 7 Tips for Becoming an Expert Barterer The exchange of goods and services rather than money is alive and thriving in today's startup economy. Here's how to get in on the action. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230884 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230884 Christina Le Beau The exchange of goods and services rather than money is alive and thriving in today's startup economy. Here's how to get in on the action. How to Choose the Best Printer for Your Direct Mail Campaign These tips can help you choose the printer whose product and service will meet your needs. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230747 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230747 Craig Simpson These tips can help you choose the printer whose product and service will meet your needs. Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound Whether they know it or not, almost all startups possess some sort of intellectual property. Here are a few ways to protect these IP secrets. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231309 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231309 Mary Juetten Whether they know it or not, almost all startups possess some sort of intellectual property. Here are a few ways to protect these IP secrets. Are You Putting Your Company's Good Standing At Risk? It can take hours, and hundreds of dollars in added fees, to try to figure out why your company has been placed in bad standing by the state. Here's how to avoid that. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230325 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230325 Nellie Akalp It can take hours, and hundreds of dollars in added fees, to try to figure out why your company has been placed in bad standing by the state. Here's how to avoid that. 3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs If you fail to implement a formal agreement, there can be costly consequences in the end. Be sure to put it in writing and save the hassle down the road. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230181 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230181 Chas Rampenthal If you fail to implement a formal agreement, there can be costly consequences in the end. Be sure to put it in writing and save the hassle down the road. How to Know When It's Time to Break Up With a Client "Follow the passion; don't follow the dollar," says CEO Harry Herington. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229377 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229377 Christopher Hann "Follow the passion; don't follow the dollar," says CEO Harry Herington. How Housing Franchises Got Back on Their Feet The subprime mortgage crisis wreaked havoc on the U.S. housing market, but several franchises that operate in the sector managed to weather the storm. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228391 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228391 Jason Daley The subprime mortgage crisis wreaked havoc on the U.S. housing market, but several franchises that operate in the sector managed to weather the storm. Do Angry McDonald's Franchisees Have a Leg to Stand On? If you're thinking of becoming the owner of any franchise someday, there's an important lesson contained in what's currently going on with this fast-food giant. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227994 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227994 Joel Libava If you're thinking of becoming the owner of any franchise someday, there's an important lesson contained in what's currently going on with this fast-food giant. How a Handshake Can Destroy Your Business Handshakes, verbal agreements and even email documentation aren't enough to ensure you aren't in legal trouble should a business relationship go sour. Here's how to protect yourself. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227904 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227904 Mark J. Kohler Handshakes, verbal agreements and even email documentation aren't enough to ensure you aren't in legal trouble should a business relationship go sour. Here's how to protect yourself. 3 Tips for Doing Deals With Big Companies A role-playing event at a New York City incubator shows what early-stage startups should look out for when trying to land their first big client. Tue, 21 May 2013 08:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226775 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226775 Brian Patrick Eha A role-playing event at a New York City incubator shows what early-stage startups should look out for when trying to land their first big client. Why Written Agreements Are Critical for Doing Business Attorney Nina Kaufman on why the days of 'doing business on a handshake' are over. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/224392 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/224392 Nina Kaufman Attorney Nina Kaufman on why the days of 'doing business on a handshake' are over. The American Pickers Guide to Negotiating Hate to negotiate? Fans of the History Channel's hit reality show about a pair of likable antique dealers might learn to love it -- and get better at it. Thu, 10 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223430 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223430 Carol Tice Hate to negotiate? Fans of the History Channel's hit reality show about a pair of likable antique dealers might learn to love it -- and get better at it. Five Overlooked Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When starting a business, details can get lost in the excitement of a new venture. Here are the top legal mistakes unwittingly made by new business owners -- and how to avoid them. Wed, 31 Aug 2011 00:02:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220224 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220224 Lisa Girard When starting a business, details can get lost in the excitement of a new venture. Here are the top legal mistakes unwittingly made by new business owners -- and how to avoid them.