Contracts: Don't pick up your Pencil ...

Written by Ellen Zucker

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The same is true if you are feeling squeezed by your client to push more and more out of you before he commits to you - if he commits to you.

It is not unknown for a less than scrupulous client to milk an artist for his concepts and ideas, then turn around and haverepparttar work done by someone else.

You may invest a lot of time without receiving a penny. Without a signed contract, you have little recourse.

In fact, in many ways, your experience negotiatingrepparttar 143105 contract is an indicator ofrepparttar 143106 overall experience you can look forward to with that client.

There is another benefit to having a signed contract.

The process of negotiating a contract requires thatrepparttar 143107 parties come to an agreement torepparttar 143108 terms ofrepparttar 143109 transaction. If you do this properly you will address various contingencies that may arise. That process alone will nip many potential problems inrepparttar 143110 bud.

Hence, you are well advised to have a signed contract in hand before picking up your pencil.

Ellen Zucker has been self-employed for over 10 years.

Her site,, has articles and resources to help the creative sole-proprietor make a living and create a life.

Lawsuit Loans. No Risk Funding

Written by Fred Coutts

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There are a handful of companies that provide lawsuit funding. For more information on these lawsuit loan companies please visit Each company provides funding that is specific to their criteria. All lawsuit funding companies will provide funding for personal injury lawsuits. But there are only a couple that will fund commercial and other non- personal injury lawsuit cases.

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Lawsuit funding is available in most states and can be a very beneficial source of funds. For more information please contactrepparttar 142745 author Fred Coutts at or phone at 888-942-6639.


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