Contracts The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Contracts en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT 4 Tips for Pursuing Government Contracts Searching for new, paying clients? Here's what you need to know to score opportunities for small businesses and women- or minority-owned firms. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Drew Hendricks The Dirty Little Secrets Lurking in Your Franchise Contract A real estate professional with multiple offices discovers critical terms of her business arrangement the hard way. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Stacey Alcorn 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 Tanya Benedicto Klich 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 Maite Baron 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 Stephen Key 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 Jaia Thomas 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 Michael Acosta 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 Steve Jones 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 Anand Srinivasan 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 Christina Le Beau 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 Craig Simpson 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 Mary Juetten 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 Nellie Akalp 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 Chas Rampenthal 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 Christopher Hann 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 Jason Daley 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 Joel Libava 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 Mark J. Kohler 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 Brian Patrick Eha 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 Nina Kaufman