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Should your business switch your contracts from “at-will” to long-term?

On Behalf of | Sep 30, 2022 | Business Consulting & Advice |

Many businesses choose to operate on an at-will basis, which is suitable in many situations. As the economy of the country changes, some companies are choosing to move to long-term contracts. There are many benefits to this, especially if you’re trying to make sure you’re running a recession-resistant business

Remember, the contracts your company uses can offer legal protection. Ensuring you have everything in order in the contract is one way that you can protect your business if the economy continues to waiver. 

Benefits of long-term contracts

One of the most important things you need to do when you’re setting up long-term contracts is to review the cancellation terms. While many businesses offer terms that allow a cancelation at any time, it might be better for you to require a longer period before cancellation. Even a 90-day cancellation notice may give you time to find another customer to replace income or another vendor to replace a service or product.

Another benefit to a long-term contract is that it enables you to build a stronger relationship with the other party. This could become crucial when the economy is unpredictable because you know that you have someone who’s familiar with your company’s needs and who will do their best to fulfill those. 

Ultimately, you have to do what you feel is best for your company. Having help ensuring you’re protecting yourself and the company as you make changes is critical. The contract terms can play a primary role if you have to take legal action because of a cancellation.

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