Pride...I don't know man. Sounds like you already lost to me.
No contract, no e-mails saying you needed or didn't need a contract is what it reads like.
Good luck, and you might not get paid. Be smarter going forward.
I expect to see this on one of those Judge Judy type of shows in the future.
Thanks for the sig LCSF
Last edited by Madison Redskin; October-10th-2012 at 07:44 AM.
If you want to be successful in sales, the first thing you need to do everyday is stand in front of the mirror and say ""No, no, no" until your tongue bleeds.
Contact a lawyer. In the meantime, tell her immediately that all training stops unless she signs your agreement by x date. Don't do the last 2 weeks of training unless she signs the agreement.
She will most likely stiff you for the money. It will cost you more in lawyer fees to get the first 2 weeks training fees.
I don't do business without a contract, unless I have an email trail agreeing to my fee. I just did this with a new client when I turned around a proposal in 4 days. I started, sent my standard contract, and the client signed it within a day. Also, the person who recommended me to this client is an old friend of mine who is also working with this company as a consultant, so I was pretty confident that things would work out okay. I received my payment within a week of submitted my invoice too.
It's just good business to be on the same page contractually before you begin to render services. Make it your SOP from now on. And if a customer is putting up roadblocks in your contract like you described (which are totally unreasonable on her part BTW), she'll drag her feet on paying you in a timely manner too. I've gone to net 15 days in my contracts, just so my clients don't drag their feet on paying.
Better to let this particular client go than have continual headaches. Good luck. Feel free to PM me if you want. I have some horror stories to share that will pertain to your situation.
Also, I will not offer legal advice, just tell you my experiences.
Last edited by LadySkinsFan; October-10th-2012 at 11:48 AM.
Good luck with your problem.
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