Is it time for a REAL agreement?

Are you the friendly entrepreneur with no contracts?  Does that feel like a real agreement to you?

When you start a business, the last thing on your mind is contracts. The first people you pay are often your friends or family. You trust them – and so you should.

As time goes on it can be difficult to turn round and say – now it is time we had a contract. You know you need to – but somehow something else comes along and your don’t get around to it.

It gets embarrassing and you let things go on – hoping everything is all right and nothing will go wrong. Growing a business on hope alone is not a robust strategy.

Then you find out your friend or relative resents you because their idea of who was entitled to what is not the same as yours.   Before you know it the relationship is getting difficult.   And then your friendship is on the rocks – along with your business.

It is so easy to put off sorting out your contracts.   You don’t want to seem push or formal or make it seem that you don’t trust the people you pay.

Here are the most reasons we hear:

1. I don’t want them to think I don’t trust them
2. It’s been so long – it would be difficult now
3. No-one reads contracts anyway
4. No-one understands what is in a contract
5. They just go in a drawer for when something goes wrong
6. I am too busy

But if you let that thinking stop you from issuing contracts now when everything is going OK, how are you going to sort things out if you stop being really good friends?


REAL agreements

Create a REAL agreement

We know all about issuing contracts to the people you know and trust.

We believe in REAL agreement.

Ending well – protects your business
Appropriate for how you operate
Legals dealt with in plain english

It really is time to get REAL.

Our REAL agreements start from £35 (plus VAT) and are created after spending hours with businesses just like yours.  Is that too much for peace of mind?

If you don’t see what you need on our web site, we have lots of options.

Talk to us about creating REAL agreements for you and your people.
Call 020 3887 0500 or email

Annabel Kaye

The perfect business contract protects more than just your boundaries. The perfect business contract protects your clients in relation to things like Copyright, IP, GDPR, scope-creep and all the other things that eat away at your profitability. Book me to speak at your event or ask about becoming an affiliate. Check out our contract shop and GDPR support today and start earning what you should in your business.

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