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What if my Client Doesn’t Want to Sign a Photo Release?

In the fitness world, photos are quite important. So what do you do when a client doesn’t want to sign a photo release form? What is a photo release form? A photo release is a legal document signed by the subject (or in the case of minors, the parent/legal guardian) that provides the photographer permission...
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How Contracts Prevent Bickering

Contracts give you, the provider of services, protection with clients who may be unsatisfied or refuse to pay. They also defines the boundaries of the relationship and manages expectations. In other words, it prevents bickering. Many rules come into play with contracts, including statutory laws and court rulings. And all of those words and clauses...
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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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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 Contract Myths Dispelled

You know from past posts what a contract is, and you know how to make one (and that maybe you shouldn’t try it yourself). But you will still see conflicting information on the internet – often from well-meaning people. Here we dispel some of the most popular contract rumors:   1. Template contracts won’t cut...
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Are Digital Contracts Legal?

Digital contracts make life easy. And, they are legal. What are the benefits? Save Money.You’ll save on postage, which is the biggest expense — even if you are paying for a signature service. Save time. The mail can be a guessing game. Email is instantaneous, and signing online takes minutes. A contract can be sent,...
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Rachel Brenke details three ways not having a contract can cripple a business

3 Ways Not Having A Contract Can Cripple Your Business – Business Bites Podcast®

  What’s in this episode: Working with others can be riddled with issues, especially if you aren’t on the same page. Rachel teaches you why having a services contract in place can help prevent issues from happening, and preserve your working relationship with others.   What you will learn:  What things can go wrong when...
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DIY contracts are a bad idea

The Dangers of Self-Drafting A Contract – Business Bites Podcast®

  The gist:  When we first start our fitness businesses, we want things done quickly, and involving as little money as possible. So it’s not surprising that business owners would rather self-draft a contract than have an attorney do it for them. Join Rachel as she discusses why this may be one area that you...
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