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The Path to Business Success in 2021

This time of year brings about a wave of new fitness enthusiasts and business owners. The crowd in which you are sending out your message has grown drastically overnight and competition is high. Having a solid plan going forward in 2021 will set you apart from other fitness professionals advertising how they’ll help clients get...
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Why Sharing Contracts is a Bad Idea

Sometimes you can take shortcuts in life. You may start by renting a building instead of buying it, or buying used equipment instead of something brand new. But there are some areas, like legal advice, where you should not cut corners. One legal area that should never be skipped: contracts. Using someone else’s contract, even...
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To Trade or Not to Trade?

Have you ever had a potential fitness client who is a fellow business owner? Someone who has a service you are needing, or interested in? Here’s where the idea of bartering comes in. To barter means to exchange goods or services without money. It’s a tradition in many cultures and pretty common in the business...
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5 Reasons You Need a Written Contract

Your fitness business has a goal to make money, and in order to protect that money, you’ll need a written contract. Contracts communicated verbally or through another mean aside from a signed contract may be enforceable, but it’s so much easier to enforce a signed, written contract. Here are five reasons why.   It’s Easier...
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What Happens When a Client Breaches the Contract?

When you’re working with clients and have contracts, both parties are protected. But when your client breaches the contract, what do you do? There are many words thrown about in the legal world when it comes to a breach of contract. Here are a few questions that you may have: What happens if not every...
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How to Cancel a Contract

No one wants to lose a client, but it happens. And when it happens, you need to be prepared with the documents you need to cancel a contract. Contracts should include a cancellation provision within the terms and conditions. There should be some place within the contract where it explains how either party can terminate...
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4 Questions to Ask When Your Client Wants to Alter Your Contract

4 Questions to Ask When Your Client Wants to Alter Your Contract

Have you ever heard the phrase “doctors make terrible patients?” The same goes for lawyers — sometimes they make for demanding clients, primarily where contracts are concerned! So, what should you do if your client wants to alter the contract? Of course, you want potential clients to ask questions if they feel like something isn’t...
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Who Should Sign Your Contract First?

Who Should Sign Your Contract First?

When sending a contract to a client, who should sign first? Does it matter?  Yes and no. Legally it does not matter who signs the contract first as long as both parties agree to it. But, it may still be best to sign it second. Here’s why.   You are bound by amendments made after...
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Quick Legal Checklist: How to start a fitness business- the right way!

Starting a fitness business is exciting, but setting up business is so super important! We need to make sure you’re on the right path!   This high-level checklist is great EVERYONE.  These are the steps you need to make sure you have on lock-down to have a professional and protected fitness business. Let’s get started. ...
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Recommended Digital Contract Signing Tools

Digital contracts are everything now. They provide efficiency, safety, and prevention. How so? Why use digital contracts? #1 Efficiency Ditching the hum-drum of requiring your clients to download a large PDF, get to their printer, unjam their printer, go buy more ink, come home, unjam their printer again, sign, scan, try to resend back a...
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