A Sample Contract for Services Rendered

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Do you own or sell for a service business? If you're just starting out, you may not yet have a contract you can use with new customers. Here's an example of a contract that you can modify for your own needs. You might want to ask a lawyer to review it before you start using it, just to be safe.


This is a contract entered into by [YOUR COMPANY NAME] (hereinafter referred to as "the Provider") located at [YOUR ADDRESS], and [CLIENT NAME] (hereinafter referred to as "the Client") located at [CLIENT ADDRESS], on this date, [DATE].

The Client hereby engages the Provider to provide services as described under "Scope and Manner of Services." The Provider hereby agrees to provide the Client with such services in exchange for consideration as described under "Payment for Services Rendered."

Scope and Manner of Services


Payment for Services Rendered

The Client shall pay the Provider for services rendered according to the Payment Schedule attached, within [NUMBER] calendar days of the date on the Provider's invoice(s). Should the Client fail to pay the Provider the full amount specified in any invoice within [NUMBER] calendar days of the invoice date, a late fee equal to [DOLLAR AMOUNT] shall be added to the amount due and interest of [PERCENTAGE] per annum shall accrue from the calendar day following the invoice date.

Applicable Law

This contract shall be governed by the laws of the County of [COUNTY] in the State of [STATE] and any applicable Federal law.


In witness of their agreement to the terms above, the parties or their authorized agents hereby affix their signatures:

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(Printed Name of Client or agent)                  (Printed Name of Provider or agent)

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(Signature of Client or agent) (Date)             (Signature of Provider or agent) (Date)