Learn the Contract Basics All the Professionals Know

Understand Contracts Before You Sign
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Understand the basic requirements for contract formation
Understand key concepts that will help decrease ambiguities and inconsistencies in contract language
Understand the function of term sheets during preliminary negotiations
Learn which parties to include during contract development
Understand contract amendments
Understand contract termination

Requirements

  • Be able to read basic contract terms and understand the definitions

Description

This is a beginner level course.

It will introduce you to the fundamentals of contract and business law. You'll understand the advantages and disadvantages of term sheets. You'll walk away with an understanding of what the requirements are for contract formation. You'll know who to include during contract negotiations and when you will likely need to amend the contract. Finally, you'll understand the importance of winding down and terminating the contract.

The Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to help you with the following:

  • Understand key concepts that will help decrease ambiguities and inconsistencies in contract language

  • Understand the function of term sheets during preliminary negotiations

  • Learn which parties to include during contract development

  • Understand contract amendments

  • Understand contract termination

The Course Instructor

The course instructor is a North Carolina licensed attorney (since 2002) with over a decade of experience drafting, negotiating, and managing contracts both in the public sector and in a private law firm.

Who this course is for:

  • Business owners who need a basic understanding of contracts
  • Prospective business owners who are curious about how contracts work
  • Beginner business employees and/or contractors who want a basic understanding of contracts
  • Anyone interested in learning the basics about contract requirements and terms

Course content

3 sections8 lectures37m total length
  • Course Overview, Instructor Introduction & Course Purpose
    03:14
  • The Life Cycle of a Contract - Overview
    05:44

Instructor

Business Attorney & Lifestyle Strategist
Shelia Huggins
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 162 Reviews
  • 6,169 Students
  • 5 Courses

Hello

I'm Shelia, and my goal is to help you with the business and life struggles that are keeping you from reaching your full potential.


My Professional Background

I spend most of my time working as an business attorney and strategist. I've assisted businesses with contracts, human resource matters, licensing, social media, time management, starting businesses, and more. I have over twenty years of management, administrative, and legal experience, and I use that knowledge to help others become more effective at living the life that they dream of. I've taught classes and workshops at the university and community college level. I've also mentored students and run for elective office.


My Administrative & Management Skills

+ Goal Setting

+ Performance Monitoring

+ Budget Management

+ Strategic Planning

+ Personnel Development

+ Article & Book Writing

+ Health & Fitness Support

+ Lifestyle Coaching

+ Public Speaking

+ Time Management


Let's build the life you were born to live.

Shelia