Design Agreements and the BudgetBy Michael Stone
The purpose of a design agreement is to get a commitment from your client to design the project so you don’t have to do the design for free. How do you keep the design within the budget?
Design Agreements Gone AwryBy Michael Stone
We discussed design agreements last week; today we’re going to look at them from another angle. The first step is setting the budget with the client.
Getting the CommitmentBy Michael Stone
A contractor in Hawaii sent in a note asking about a few sales issues.
Dishonest ClientsBy Michael Stone
We often hear from contractors dealing with a client who, for whatever reason, has decided to change the terms of their contract. Other professionals have the same problem.
Cancelled Design AgreementsBy Michael Stone
A call came in from a friend recently. It seems that a client of his wants to cancel a signed design agreement.
The Relationship Between Budget and DesignBy Michael Stone
One problem contractors run into is dealing with clients who want to change the scope of the project after signing the design agreement, and not realizing how it might impact their budget.
Design Agreement Contract, Letter of IntentBy Michael Stone
A design agreement allows you to get paid for your work. Don’t waste your effort or your time.
Get a Commitment Before You InvestBy Michael Stone
If you want to make the best use of your time and not allow others to waste your time, don’t estimate major projects without a design agreement.