Certified business coach, licensed attorney and best-selling co-author, Jennifer Anderson, offers small business owners tips for creating effective written agreements with any and all parties playing a significant or recurring role in the business operations.
San Antonio, TX – February 12, 2020 – Jennifer Anderson, attorney, Business Coach and co-author of The Art Of Success with Jack Canfield, posted a new article on her company website entitled “Tips To Create Written Agreements For “Do-It-Yourself” Business Owners.” Ms. Anderson tells readers that despite any aversions they may have, it’s important to have written agreements when going into business.
Anderson writes, “Although most new and small business owners have heard about the importance of written agreements with co-owners, service providers, contractors, and clients, many elect not to bother with them until they have learned the hard way about the importance of establishing clear rules of engagement.” She continues adding, “Any successful business operation requires all parties to understand each side’s rights and duties and how each other will be held accountable when someone fails to perform. Verbal agreements simply don’t cut it. They certainly don’t hold up in court. This is why written agreements are an integral part of any successful business.”
“Yes,” Anderson states, “it does take time and money to have contracts properly prepared. In the beginning, many small business owners understandably have an aversion to spending both.” She further adds, “Likewise, many business owners have a not unwarranted aversion to attorneys, believing an attorney’s office is where good deals go to die.” According to Anderson, “This reputation is based when there is a failure to communicate clearly between client and attorney. This makes the choice of an attorney more important than ever. An attorney who understands the needs of small business owners and can communicate clearly is of inestimable value.”
As Anderson points out, “Most attorneys are trained to anticipate conflicts before they arise and protect clients from these hidden conflicts. Entrepreneurial attorneys, who understand business growth and the need to find “win-win” solutions rather than focusing only on problems, do exist.” She continues, “But, until a business owner is face-to-face with an unanticipated lawsuit or other legal problem, you may still want a “do it yourself” approach to protecting your business with written agreements.”
About Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson is a licensed attorney and certified coach, certified practitioner of neurolinguistic programming, certified hypnotist, and certified Timeline Therapy practitioner.
Both as a student and as a consultant, Jennifer has trained in enhancing performance and productivity in all areas of life for more than 20 years. She has dedicated her career to helping clients solve problems, overcome limitations, and achieve success in their personal and professional life.
After graduating from University of Texas at Austin and University of Houston Law Center, Jennifer has dedicated her legal practice to assisting entrepreneurs with their business, real estate, and estate planning needs.