This Business Consultant Agreement is between a Business Consultant, and a person
or entity seeking the Business Consultant's services. 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. Use
this form when entering into a Business Consulting Agreement, or if one is a Business
Consultant entering into an agreement with a person or entity.
Business Consultant Agreement
This Business Consultant Agreement is made on the (date), between (Name of
Consultant) of (street address, city, state, zip code), referred to herein as Consultant, and (Name
of Company), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the state of
______________, with its principal office located at (street address, city, state, zip code),
referred to herein as Company.
For and in consideration of the mutual covenants contained in this Agreement, and other
good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged,
the parties agree as follows:
1. Consultation Services
Company hereby employs the Consultant to perform the following services in accordance
with the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement: Consultant will consult with the
officers and employees of the Company concerning matters relating to the management and
organization of the Company, their financial policies, the terms and conditions of employment,
and generally any matter arising out of the business affairs of the Company.
2. Terms of Agreement
This Agreement will begin (date) and will end (date). Either party may cancel this
Agreement on thirty (30) days notice to the other party in writing, by certified mail or personal
3. Time Devoted by Consultant
It is anticipated the Consultant will spend approximately (time) in fulfilling its obligations
under this Agreement. The particular amount of time may vary from day to day or week to week.
However, Consultant shall devote a minimum of _____ hours per month to its duties in
accordance with this Agreement.
4. Place Where Services Will Be Rendered
Consultant will perform most services in accordance with this Agreement at (place). In
addition, the Consultant will perform services on the telephone and at such other places as
designated by the Company to perform these services in accordance with this Agreement.
5. Payment to Consultant
Consultant will be paid at the rate of $________ per _____ for work performed in
accordance with this Agreement. However, the Consultant will be paid at least $______ per
month regardless of the amount of time spent in accordance with this Agreement. Consultant will
submit an itemized statement setting forth the time spent and services rendered, and Company
will pay the Consultant the amounts due as indicated by statements submitted by Consultant
within ten (10) days of receipt.
6. Independent Contractor
Consultant is an independent Consultant and is not an employee, servant, partner or joint
venturer of Company. Company shall determine the services to be provided by Consultant, but
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Consultant shall determine the legal means by which it accomplishes the services in accordance
with this Agreement. Company is not responsible for withholding, and shall not withhold or
deduct from the commissions FICA or taxes of any kind, unless such withholding becomes
legally required. Consultant is not entitled to receive the benefits which employees of Company
and is not entitled to receive and shall not be entitled to workers compensation, unemployment
compensation, medical insurance, life insurance, paid vacations, paid holidays, pension, profit
sharing, or Social Security on account of his services to Company. It is further understood that
Consultant is free to enter into a separate Agreement for similar services to be performed for
other (type of entity) or organizations while under this Agreement with Company.
7. Confidential Information
Consultant agrees that any information received by Consultant during any furtherance of
the Consultant's obligations in accordance with this Agreement, which concerns the personal,
financial or other affairs of the Company, will be treated by the Consultant in full confidence and
will not be revealed to any other persons, firms or organizations.
8. Employment of Others
Company may from time to time request that the Consultant arrange for the services of
others. All costs to the Consultant for those services will be paid by the Company but in no event
shall the Consultant employ others without the prior authorization of the Company.
The invalidity of any portion of this Agreement will not and shall not be deemed to affect
the validity of any other provision. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, the
parties agree that the remaining provisions shall be deemed to be in full force and effect as if
they had been executed by both parties subsequent to the expungement of the invalid provision.
10. No Waiver
The failure of either party to this Agreement to insist upon the performance of any of the
terms and conditions of this Agreement, or the waiver of any breach of any of the terms and
conditions of this Agreement, shall not be construed as subsequently waiving any such terms and
conditions, but the same shall continue and remain in full force and effect as if no such
forbearance or waiver had occurred.
11. Governing Law
This Agreement shall be governed by, construed, and enforced in accordance with the
laws of the State of __________.
Unless provided herein to the contrary, any notice provided for or concerning this
Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed sufficiently given when sent by certified or
registered mail if sent to the respective address of each party as set forth at the beginning of this
13. Attorney’s Fees
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In the event that any lawsuit is filed in relation to this Agreement, the unsuccessful party
in the action shall pay to the successful party, in addition to all the sums that either party may be
called on to pay, a reasonable sum for the successful party's attorney fees.
14. Mandatory Arbitration
Any dispute under this Agreement shall be required to be resolved by binding arbitration
of the parties hereto. If the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, each party shall select one
arbitrator and both arbitrators shall then select a third. The third arbitrator so selected shall
arbitrate said dispute. The arbitration shall be governed by the rules of the American Arbitration
Association then in force and effect.
15. Entire Agreement
This Agreement shall constitute the entire agreement between the parties and any prior
understanding or representation of any kind preceding the date of this Agreement shall not be
binding upon either party except to the extent incorporated in this Agreement.
16. Modification of Agreement
Any modification of this Agreement or additional obligation assumed by either party in
connection with this Agreement shall be binding only if placed in writing and signed by each
party or an authorized representative of each party.
17. Assignment of Rights
The rights of each party under this Agreement are personal to that party and may not be
assigned or transferred to any other person, firm, corporation, or other entity without the prior,
express, and written consent of the other party.
Consultant and Company both acknowledge that all information and materials furnished
from the Company concerning this Agreement and the performance of it is confidential and may
not be used for any purpose other than in connection with this Agreement.