How to avoid 99% of legal issues in your web design business (S5E157)

Web design is one of the most collaborative creative service relationships we see at the AWB Firm. Because of this unique relationship, it can be especially easy to find yourself dealing with things like scope creep and delays caused by your client.

The best way to avoid these issues altogether is… you guessed it… to use a rock solid client contract. But what terms should you include to make sure you’re covered? And that you’re also fair to your client?

In this episode, we’ll cover:

  • Autumn’s tips for presenting a proposal and/or contract to a new client
  • How to deal with delays in getting information, images, or copy from the client that you need in order to finish their project
  • Why going through the steps of putting together your client contract can help you proactively think through some worst case scenarios (and how you can avoid them in the first place!)
  • What a ‘pause clause’ is and why you might want to consider including it in your client contract
  • How you can use work product ownership in your client contract as leverage to make sure your project stays on track, and you get paid
  • The best thing you can do when you start growing your team
  • Whether or not you need to form a legal entity or get insurance

*Watch the video of this episode at the bottom of the page.

BONUS:  If you’re starting something new, or this episode has spotlighted areas of your business that have you worried, now is a great time to make sure your business is in good shape legally.Download our free How to Write Your Own Contracts checklist below to make sure your business has solid contracts in place!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

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This podcast is information, not legal advice specific to your situation.



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