You can protect your business by using contracts and service level agreements with all of your providers, whether you are purchasing their services, or providing yours. Contracts and Service Level Agreements dictate the terms of your the work, including amounts to be paid, due dates, cancellation terms, and when a project or service is completed.
Without a contract or Service Level Agreement you have no legal defense for breach of contract should you need to terminate a business relationship and recoup your time and money. You can use the sample below to create Service Level Agreements and contracts for your business. You should have this document reviewed by your attorney to ensure that your business is protected in your state or local jurisdiction.
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