Building a Bridal Makeup and Hair Team? Don't Forget This!

People flake out sometimes. There’s no other way to put it. Someone’s supposed to be somewhere, they forget or just decide not to show for no reason. Without a heads up.

It’s happened to me and it’s probably happened to you--your contractor, who you’re really, REALLY depending on to help you with a big event, bails. Leaving you holding the bag. Literally!

This is one of the (many, trust me) reasons you need an Independent Contractor Agreement with your freelancers. This type of agreement is essentially a contract between you and your freelancer, outlining certain expectations that will keep them working hard while protecting your business.

I’ve made this really easy for you guys...check out this download, which provides a nice template for you to start with.

IMPORTANT: have an attorney help you fine-tune the agreement so it’s tailored specifically to your business and to make sure everything is covered.

Anyway, let’s look at some of the reasons you need an Independent Contractor Agreement, shall we?

  1. So your freelancers actually show up! If there’s a signed agreement in place ahead of a wedding or event, your artist is not going to bail on you unless it’s an absolute emergency. That means you get the help you need for the day’s work.
  2. Your secrets are safe! A confidentiality clause is a standard part of many contracts, and for good reason. A signed agreement keeps all your secrets just that...a secret!
  3. Your clients stay YOUR clients. A non-solicitation clause can be your BFF. This protects your client list from being poached by a freelancer for a predetermined period of time.
  4. Another of my favorite “non” words...non-compete! A signed Independent Contractor Agreement prevents your freelancer from offering their own services for the same types of events your business depends on while they’re working for you.
  5. Money, money, money. A signed contract with an agreed-upon rate means your contractor can’t try and get more than you’ve already agreed to pay for their services.

These are literally just a few parts of our Independent Contractor Agreement. The good news is, I’ve done the hard work for you! All you need to do is download the contract template and work with your attorney to customize the agreement so you and your freelancers are satisfied.

After all, you do want to keep them happy. Because happy = great work, which = glowing reviews for your business, which = even more business!

I know, I know. You’re probably thinking, “Sonia, this legal stuff…” I get it. It’s not the most exciting or glamorous topic to talk about. But if you value your business...and I know you do...this stuff is so important!!

Just think--no more freelancers flaking out on you, no more worrying about not having help when you need it most, no fear of anyone exposing your secrets. All because of our Independent Contractor Agreement.


Xo,

Sonia

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