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Using Contracts to Support Your Business

Creating a business is a thrilling chapter in your life. When you start your company from the ground up, you feel like you know all the nuances that make your business special.

Many business owners are excited about adding their products and services to the marketplace. Still, they may overlook some of the structures that support what they do: contracts and documentation. Often, these details can feel cumbersome, but in some cases, they can be the support you need when a transaction does not go as planned.

Here’s what you should know about the key contracts that will help you support your business.

Creating and choosing your entity

One of the most important decisions you will make about your new business is the type of entity. Choosing the right kind of business entity can help you limit your liability if something goes wrong and provide the proper structure when it comes time to file your taxes.

If you are going into business with a partner, you should take extra care to ensure your partnership agreement protects you if your partnership does not work out how you plan. Keep in mind that while your partnership may seem good now, as life and business change over the years, you could end up in a difficult situation.

Contracts that support your business

It can feel more comfortable to do business on a handshake with the other people and companies that help you support your business. However, these handshake deals can be difficult to verify when the agreement does not go as planned.

Creating a contract with terms you both agree to can give you and the other person the information they need if there are obstacles along the way. Rather than one person’s testimony of a conversation, the contract can support both the terms and the remedies that work for both parties.

When your business has the right structure and support, you can focus on what you do best. You should talk to a skilled professional about what contracts you need to support your business.