EPISODE

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Why Your Contract Is So Important

WITH Paige Hulse

Overview

Contracts, contracts, contracts…for most of us as small business owners they can be confusing, complicated, and scary. This week on the Grow Your Video Podcast, Paige Hulse chats with Ryan about all the basics you need to know from contracts, revisions, NDAs, and what you should do if you’re using a contract, you found online. Paige Hulse is an attorney and entrepreneur based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After practicing as a contract/business litigator, she formed her law firm in 2017, where she practices trademark law and advises entrepreneurs/startups, as well as the Creative Law Shop, where she has converted every contract she’s written for clients in the wedding industry into templates.

Key Takeaways 

If you’re using a contract that you found online, you could be putting yourself at risk.  

You should have an attorney in the state in which you operate go over your contract to make sure you  are protected legally.  

There are important provisions that videographers need in their contracts, such as dispute resolution,  options to cure, and more. 

About Paige Hulse 

Paige Hulse is an attorney and entrepreneur based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After practicing as a  contract/business litigator, she formed her law firm in 2017, where she practices trademark law and  advises entrepreneurs/startups, as well as the Creative Law Shop, where she has converted every  contract, she’s written for clients in the wedding industry into templates. 

Has your contract ever saved you? What type of changes can you make to your contract that will offer more protection for your business? Leave a comment below and let us know!

In this Episode

Dispute Resolution Clauses [13:26]

Contract Provisions [17:20] 

How to Handle Revisions [19:10] 

Where should I get my contract? [23:25] 

NDAs [26:00] 

Should you charge a fee for signing an NDA? [34:30] 

Can an email work as a contract? [45:20] 

Who should sign a corporate/commercial contract? [50:00] 

Quotes

"I understand that running a business is expensive…you don’t always have the thousands of dollars to throw at a lawyer and there are ways to work smarter not harder in that sense."
"I can spot right off the bat when someone has pulled a contract from online, and I’d say just settle, you don’t really have a leg to stand on."
"Videographers should not balk at someone asking them to sign an NDA, in a way it’s probably a good thing for your business…but there should be a fee paid for signing an NDA."
"You start your business because there’s that little bit of a rebel in you, willing to roll the dice, and you’re willing to make educated risks."
"I don’t like anyone doing anything without a contract."

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Host

Ryan Koral

Ryan Koral is an entrepreneur, producer and business strategist from Tell Studios, a video production agency with a big heart for authentic stories that build brands and inspire action. He’s a husband (mostly happily for like 16+ years), has 3 kiddos, and has an annoying – but infectious – laugh.

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