This Business Consultant Agreement is between a Business Consultant, and a person
or entity seeking the Business Consultant's services. A Business Consultant is a
professional who analyzes businesses, creates solutions to problems, and helps
businesses develop efficient plans for meeting their goals. This form contains standard
terms and language that is used in this type of agreement, however, optional terms and
language may be added to ensure the needs of the contracting parties are met. This
agreement should be used when entering into a Business Consultant Contract, or if one
is a Business Consultant entering into an agreement with a person or entity.
BUSINESS CONSULTANT CONTRACT
This agreement (â€œAgreementâ€) dated this ____ day of ________________, 20____ is made by
and between ____________________ (â€œCompanyâ€), located at _______________________,
AND _____________________ (â€œConsultantâ€), located at __________________.
1. Services Performed by Consultant: Consultant agrees to perform the following services for
A. _________________________________ [Comment: Describe in detail the services
that the Consultant will perform. Make sure to include any agreed-upon work
[Comment: if the services are too many to list here, you may list the services on a separate
sheet titled â€œATTACHMENT 1.â€ If user chooses to use an attachment, user should include
language in this section that states â€œConsultant agrees to perform the services described in
Attachment 1, which is attached to and made part of this Agreement.â€]
2. Consultant's Payment: Consultant shall be paid a fixed fee of ______________ dollars
($______________) upon execution of this Agreement and ______________ dollars
($______________) upon completion of the work as set forth in section 1. Unless otherwise
agreed upon in writing by Company, Companyâ€™s maximum liability for all services performed
during the term of this Agreement shall not exceed ______________ dollars
[Comment: user may choose to use a different payment method, which can include
Company paying Consultant in installments or at a certain rate per hour. Sample language
for installment payments - â€œCompany shall pay Consultant a fixed fee of _____________
dollars ($______) in __________ monthly installments starting on the ___ day of
__________, 20___.â€ For compensation based upon the amount of time worked, user can
use the following language â€“ â€œConsultant shall be compensated at the rate of ____________
dollars ($________) per ______.â€]
3. Invoices: Consultant shall timely submit invoices to Company for all services rendered within
____ ( ) days of completing work. Company shall pay the amounts due within ____ ( ) days
of the date of each invoice.
4. Late Fees: Late payments by Company shall be subject to late penalty fees of _________
percent (_____ %) per month from the due date until the amount is paid.
5. Expenses: Consultant shall be responsible for all expenses incurred by Consultant while
performing services under this Agreement.
[Comment: user may instead reimburse Consultant for all reasonable costs that Consultant
necessarily incurs while performing Consultantâ€™s services under this Agreement. If this is
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the case, the covered expenses should be clearly laid out, and Consultant should be
required to submit an itemized statement of such expenses.]
6. Materials: At Companyâ€™s expense, Company shall make available by the ____ ( ) day of
________________, 20____ to Consultant the following materials, facilities and equipment:
7. Term of Agreement: This Agreement will become effective when signed by both parties and
will end no later than the ____ day of ________________, 20____, or upon satisfactory
completion of the services.
8. Terminating the Agreement: With reasonable cause, either party may terminate this
Agreement effective immediately by giving written notice of termination for cause. Reasonable
clause includes (i) a material violation of this Agreement and (ii) nonpayment of Consultant's
compensation after twenty (20) days written demand for payment. . If Agreement is terminated
early, Consultant shall be entitled to full payment for services performed prior to the effective
date of termination.
9. Consultant an Independent Contractor: Consultant is an independent contractor, and
neither Consultant nor Consultant's staff is, or shall be deemed, Company's employees. In its
capacity as an independent contractor, Consultant agrees and represents, and Company agrees, as
A. Consultant has the right to perform services for others during the term of this Agreement
subject to noncompetition provisions set out in this Agreement, if any.
B. Consultant has the sole right to control and direct the means, manner and method by
which the services required by this Agreement will be performed.
C. Consultant has the right to perform the services required by this Agreement at any place
or location and at such times as Consultant may determine.
D. Consultant will furnish all equipment and materials used to provide the services required
by this Agreement, except to the extent that Consultant's work must be performed on or
with Company's materials.
E. The services required by this Agreement shall be performed by Consultant, or
Consultant's staff, and Company shall not be required to hire, supervise or pay any
assistants to help Consultant.
F. Consultant is responsible for paying all ordinary and necessary expenses of its staff.
G. Neither Consultant nor Consultant's staff shall receive any training from Company in the