Are you meeting, talking or hiring someone who is going to have some access to your behind-the-scenes business stuff and want to make sure it stays confidential? This Non-Disclosure Agreement/NDA will cover you so that no one else can steal your product, client lists, vendors, recipes, formulas, market research, processes, or ANY other secret "stuff" that is not normally available to the public.
This template comes with highlighted fields so that you can customize the services you are hiring out -- including all of the legalese to make it legit. Don’t let the logistics keep you from expanding your business and getting quality help for the stuff that is NOT in your zone of genius. You CAN get help, mentorship, or a business relationship with someone and ALSO protect your hard-earned work.
Within 20 minutes you will be ready to dash this out to whoever you are talking to/hiring/consulting with! You can upload it to a free e-sign service like Hellosign or Docusign, or can integrate it into your client software system like Dubsado, 17 Hats, or Honeybook.
Perfect for: Small Businesses who want to meet with investors, business buyers, joint venture conversations, consultants, freelancers, virtual assistants (VAs), social media managers, fulfillment helpers, etc. Ideally, if you have regular 1099 Independent Contractors helping you, you will have them covered by our Independent Contractor Agreement -- but at a MINIMUM, they should sign this NDA before they get access behind your business's curtain.
Independent contractor status
covers whether you hire them or not
covers whether you pay them or not
you expect from the services
confidentiality clause so that what happens in your business STAYS in your business
PLUS all of the boring legalese that turns this into a real bonafide contract you can feel proud of putting your name on
What does a contract purchase include?
Contract template in an editable Word .doc format with customizable fields/options
Video screenflow of attorney Brittany Ratelle walking you through the contract template
.PDF instructions, and our favorite hacks for customizing contract templates
Single-user license to edit, use, and reuse the template for your business purposes
Where can I use this contract?
Jurisdiction: This template adheres to the U.S. principles of contract law and is designed for those doing business or governed by United States law. While similar principles may apply in your jurisdiction, please consult with a local attorney for any specific questions.
What are the term of use for this contract?
Authorized Use: This template includes a single-user license. You may reuse this form as many times as you need for your business transactions, or in multiple brands or businesses as long as it is owned and controlled by the same user/purchaser. Brittany Ratelle, LLC grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the template in your business or personal affairs. You can send it to whoever you are doing business with for their signature (including their support staff), and you can send it to an attorney to review or edit. If you love our templates and want to share them with a friend, group, or audience, please become an affiliate and help us get others legally legit!
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How do I get people to sign a contract?
E-signature platforms we like: HelloSign, DocuSign, Jotforms,
CRM/project management system we like: Dubsado, 17 Hats, Honeybook, and Harlow
Simply upload your polished document to a software platform and insert smart fields to make e-signature an easy-peasy process!