10 Things to Include in Freelance and B2B Contracts

In a Quora thread from last year, an owner of a software business shared the story about a client who stopped paying for their SaaS services.  After months of nonpayment and no response to follow-up notices, they closed his account. He later chose to sue the software company for closing his account and they went to court. Because their contract clearly stated that they could close his account due to nonpayment, they won their court case.

Freelancers, software companies and marketing agencies are examples of businesses that may work exclusively with other businesses. Because of the potential for litigation, B2B contracts are not only important, but necessary for protecting the interests of these companies.

Here are 10 things to include in every freelance and B2B contract.

How to Talk To Your Clients About Money

You've established a great rapport with your client. They love what you have to offer and you feel like they're a great fit for you. Now it's time to discuss how much they're going to pay for it. 

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Feeling a bit queasy about this part? Most people do. Beyond the understanding that you can ask for what you're worth, this is also the time to make it a natural and expected part of your business relationship. Because it is. 

Here's how to talk to your clients about money.

Should You Hire a Professional to Do Your Taxes?

If you are a freelancer or own a small business, it can be tempting to do everything yourself to save money. Tax time can be especially daunting because of changes in tax laws, deductions, sending out tax forms to contractors and more. There are loads of software programs available and a free IRS website for DIY tax prep as well, which may also prompt you to do it on your own. 

Are you wondering if you should hire a professional to do your taxes instead? Consider the following:

Free Small Business Resources for Accounts Receivable

When you're growing a small business, it can be overwhelming to take on tasks that aren't your strengths. After all, you started a business because you were good at something... and likely, that something wasn't invoicing or collecting accounts receivable. 

Making sales and making money are obviously necessary to grow your business. Instead of searching all over the internet for advice and sample templates, let us give you a head start.

Click on the links below to download our free resources. 

B2B & Business Trends to Expect in 2019

The business world is always changing and we're here for it. 2018 saw more freelancers and small businesses, consumers and employees speaking out and a more discerning audience for marketing and partnerships. January is the perfect time to determine how your business is going to change and be better in the new year. 

To help small and growing businesses prepare for what's to come, we have done some research on a few business to business trends to expect in 2019.

Top 10 B2B & Accounts Receivable Blog Posts of 2018

The aim of the Enterprise Recovery Zenith blog is to inform, educate and support all who read here. Your clicks and comments determine what's important and how we can help. Within the top 10, we may also recognize trends and what's missing that we should cover in future posts.  Read on to see if there's something you missed this year.

Top 10 B2B and Accounts Receivable Blog Posts


What To Do When Your Freelance Client Doesn't Pay

Freelancing can seem glamorous when you consider being your own boss and working from anywhere.  You set your own hours, choose the type of work that you love to do and you don't have to answer to any boss. Freelance work also means that you have to handle all of the other work it takes to gain and retain clients plus continue to pay your bills. It can be especially frustrating when you have to track down client payments. 

What to do when your freelance client doesn't pay...

4 Warning Signs Your Client is About to Leave

While it would be nice to get a heads up when a client decides to pull their business, they may just disappear.  Depending on your business and the size of the client, losing one client could be devastating. You may also take it personally if the client has been with you for a long time or if they're one of a few. The most important part of client retention is communication. Maybe these clues don't mean what you think they mean.

4 warning signs your client is about to leave...

Small Business Best Practices: End-of-Year Financials

September and October seem to be a swift slide right into the holiday season. If you're a busy small business owner, you may not have realized that the end of the year is coming up quickly. Instead of spending late December in the rush of the season, start planning ahead to get your financial statements and taxes organized now. 

Here are Small Business Best Practices: End-of-Year Financials

Looking for an Investor? Remember These Important Steps

Whether you only have an idea or you're ready to take your business to the next level, finding financing or funding can be a stressful endeavor.  Starting a business often starts with self-funding or bootstrapping, including borrowing money from family or friends, selling your home or maxing out your credit cards. The risk of strained relationships and finances may add to the burden but a passionate business owner will push through it. 

You love what you do, right? Now it's time to sell that idea to an investor. These important steps can help you do that.