‘[tweetmeme source=”RoseA_smallbiz” only_single=false]’ I understand how exciting it is to start the work immediately when you were able to get a client that provides you a job to jumpstart your business. But you must always take pre-cautionary measure before starting the job because all your efforts and resources might not be returned to you.

In your small business, do not be so much enthusiastic to do things right away where there is no signed agreement yet. Words may be great, but it must all put down into papers or contract to finalize things before starting the work.

You can always establish good relationship with your clients and discuss matters in professional way, but you must always consider a signed agreement. If there is no signed agreement on paper, do not spend yet for inventory and materials needed. As long as no contract signing yet, continue with your normal routines and travel schedule. You should not compromise your activities for an agreement that is not materialized yet.