Hi everyone, my question:
I am hoping to be making a cake for a friend of a friend for her wedding. I called the state to make sure this is okay because I an not a business and the friend would be paying me. They told me that it was okay as long as this was a one time thing and I was not making a business out of it, which I am not, because I will be moving out of state very soon.
Anyway onto my question, should I write up a contract and would the contract be even legal since I am not a business?
If you haven't been following the stopped payment thread then you should. It is an excellent example of why you should always have a contract.
A contract protects both parties.
Your contract would be legal even if you are not in business.
Thank you, then my other question would be how do you set up a contract, like what are somethings I should include in it.
The Cakeboss website has a sample contract that you adjust to meet your needs. KellyM is a member here and is very helpful.
Yep, if you are exchanging money or services (like mowing the lawn or painting the house), you should definitely have a contract with that person. Otherwise, you're going to end up on Judge Judy! (Well maybe not)! Bbut better to be safe than sorry!