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Date: March 8th 2023



Acme LLC.

Corporation Corp.

This Contract is between Client (the "Client") and Acme LLC, a California limited liability company (the "Coach").

The Contract is dated January 23, 2023.


1.1 Project. The Client is hiring the Coach to develop a coaching relationship between the Client and Coach in order to cultivate the Client's personal, professional, or business goals and create a plan to achieve those goals through stimulating and creative interactions with the ultimate result of maximizing the Client's personal or professional potential.

1.2 Schedule. The Coach will begin work on February 1, 2023 and will continue until the work is completed. This Contract can be ended by either Client or Coach at any time, pursuant to the terms of Section 4, Term and Termination.

The Coach and Client will meet by video conference, 4 days per month for 2 hours.

1.3 Payment. The Client will pay the Coach an hourly rate of $150. Of this, the Client will pay the Coach $500.00 (USD) before work begins.

1.4 Expenses. The Client will reimburse the Coach's expenses. Expenses do not need to be pre-approved by the Client.

1.5 Invoices. The Coach will invoice the Client in accordance with the milestones in Section 1.3. The Client agrees to pay the amount owed within 15 days of receiving the invoice. Payment after that date will incur a late fee of 1.0% per month on the outstanding amount.

1.6 Support. The Coach will not be available by telephone, or email in between scheduled sessions.


- A coaching relationship is a partnership between two or more individuals or entities, like a teacher-student or coach-athlete relationship. Both the Client and Coach must uphold their obligations for the relationship to be successful.

- The Coach agrees to maintain the ethics and standards of behavior established by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

- The Client acknowledges and agrees that coaching is a comprehensive process that may explore different areas of the Client's life, including work, finances, health, and relationships.

- The Client is responsible for implementing the insights and techniques learned from the Coach.


3.1 Overview. This section contains important promises between the parties.

3.2 Authority To Sign. Each party promises to the other party that it has the authority to enter into this Contract and to perform all of its obligations under this Contract.

3.3 Coach Has Right To Give Client Work Product. The Coach promises that it owns the work product, that the Coach is able to give the work product to the Client, and that no other party will claim that it owns the work product. If the Coach uses employees or subcontractors, the Coach also promises that these employees and subcontractors have signed contracts with the Coach giving the Coach any rights that the employees or subcontractors have related to the Coach's background IP and work product.

3.4 Coach Will Comply With Laws. The Coach promises that the manner it does this job, its work product, and any background IP it uses comply with applicable U.S. and foreign laws and regulations.

3.5 Work Product Does Not Infringe. The Coach promises that its work product does not and will not infringe on someone else's intellectual property rights, that the Coach has the right to let the Client use the background IP, and that this Contract does not and will not violate any contract that the Coach has entered into or will enter into with someone else.

3.7 Client-Supplied Material Does Not Infringe. If the Client provides the Coach with material to incorporate into the work product, the Client promises that this material does not infringe on someone else's intellectual property rights.


This Contract is ongoing until it expires or the work is completed. Either party may end this Contract for any reason by sending an email or letter to the other party, informing the recipient that the sender is ending the Contract and that the Contract will end in 7 days. The Contract officially ends once that time has passed. The party that is ending the Contract must provide notice by taking the steps explained in Section 9.4. The Coach must immediately stop working as soon as it receives this notice unless the notice says otherwise.

If either party ends this Contract before the Contract automatically ends, the Client will pay the Contractor for the work done up until when the Contract ends. The following sections don't end even after the Contract ends: 3 (Representations); 6 (Confidential Information); 7 (Limitation of Liability); 8 (Indemnity); and 9 (General).


The Client is hiring the Coach as an independent contractor. The following statements accurately reflect their relationship:

- The Coach will use its own equipment, tools, and material to do the work.

- The Client will not control how the job is performed on a day-to-day basis. Rather, the Coach is responsible for determining when, where, and how it will carry out the work.

- The Client will not provide the Coach with any training.

- The Client and the Coach do not have a partnership or employer-employee relationship.

- The Coach cannot enter into contracts, make promises, or act on behalf of the Client.

- The Coach is not entitled to the Client's benefits (e.g., group insurance, retirement benefits, retirement plans, vacation days).

- The Coach is responsible for its own taxes.

- The Client will not withhold social security and Medicare taxes or make payments for disability insurance, unemployment insurance, or workers compensation for the Coach or any of the Coach's employees or subcontractors.


6.1 Overview. This Contract imposes special restrictions on how the Client and the Coach must handle confidential information. These obligations are explained in this section.

6.2 The Client's Confidential Information. While working for the Client, the Coach may come across, or be given, Client information that is confidential. This is information like customer lists, business strategies, research & development notes, statistics about a website, and other information that is private. The Coach promises to treat this information as if it is the Coach's own confidential information. The Coach may use this information to do its job under this Contract, but not for anything else. For example, if the Client lets the Coach use a customer list to send out a newsletter, the Coach cannot use those email addresses for any other purpose. The one exception to this is if the Client gives the Coach written permission to use the information for another purpose, the Coach may use the information for that purpose, as well. When this Contract ends, the Coach must give back or destroy all confidential information, and confirm that it has done so. The Coach promises that it will not share confidential information with a third party, unless the Client gives the Coach written permission first. The Coach must continue to follow these obligations, even after the Contract ends. The Coach's responsibilities only stop if the Coach can show any of the following: (i) that the information was already public when the Coach came across it; (ii) the information became public after the Coach came across it, but not because of anything the Coach did or didn't do; (iii) the Coach already knew the information when the Coach came across it and the Coach didn't have any obligation to keep it secret; (iv) a third party provided the Coach with the information without requiring that the Coach keep it a secret; or (v) the Coach created the information on its own, without using anything belonging to the Client.

6.3 Third-Party Confidential Information. It's possible the Client and the Coach each have access to confidential information that belongs to third parties. The Client and the Coach each promise that it will not share with the other party confidential information that belongs to third parties, unless it is allowed to do so. If the Client or the Coach is allowed to share confidential information with the other party and does so, the sharing party promises to tell the other party in writing of any special restrictions regarding that information.


Neither party is liable for breach-of-contract damages that the breaching party could not reasonably have foreseen when it entered this Contract.


8.1 Overview. This section transfers certain risks between the parties if a third party sues or goes after the Client or the Coach or both. For example, if the Client gets sued for something that the Coach did, then the Coach may promise to come to the Client's defense or to reimburse the Client for any losses.

8.2 Client Indemnity. In this Contract, the Coach agrees to indemnify the Client (and its affiliates and their directors, officers, employees, and agents) from and against all liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) related to a third-party claim or proceeding arising out of: (i) the work the Coach has done under this Contract; (ii) a breach by the Coach of its obligations under this Contract; or (iii) a breach by the Coach of the promises it is making in Section 3 (Representations).

8.3 Coach Indemnity. In this Contract, the Client agrees to indemnify the Coach (and its affiliates and their directors, officers, employees, and agents) from and against liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) related to a third-party claim or proceeding arising out of a breach by the Client of its obligations under this Contract.


9.1 Assignment​. This Contract applies only to the Client and the Coach. Neither the Client nor the Coach can assign its rights or delegate its obligations under this Contract to a third-party (other than by will or intestate), without first receiving the other's written permission.

9.2 Arbitration. As the exclusive means of initiating adversarial proceedings to resolve any dispute arising under this Contract, a party may demand that the dispute be resolved by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its commercial arbitration rules.

9.3 Modification; Waiver. To change anything in this Contract, the Client and the Coach must agree to that change in writing and sign a document showing their contract. Neither party can waive its rights under this Contract or release the other party from its obligations under this Contract, unless the waiving party acknowledges it is doing so in writing and signs a document that says so.

9.4. Noticies.

(a) Over the course of this Contract, one party may need to send a notice to the other party. For the notice to be valid, it must be in writing and delivered in one of the following ways: personal delivery, email, or certified or registered mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested). The notice must be delivered to the party's address listed at the end of this Contract or to another address that the party has provided in writing as an appropriate address to receive notice.

(b) The timing of when a notice is received can be very important. To avoid confusion, a valid notice is considered received as follows: (i) if delivered personally, it is considered received immediately; (ii) if delivered by email, it is considered received upon acknowledgement of receipt; (iii) if delivered by registered or certified mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested), it is considered received upon receipt as indicated by the date on the signed receipt. If a party refuses to accept notice or if notice cannot be delivered because of a change in address for which no notice was given, then it is considered received when the notice is rejected or unable to be delivered. If the notice is received after 5:00pm on a business day at the location specified in the address for that party, or on a day that is not a business day, then the notice is considered received at 9:00am on the next business day.

9.5 Severability. This section deals with what happens if a portion of the Contract is found to be unenforceable. If that's the case, the unenforceable portion will be changed to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable, unless that change is not permitted by law, in which case the portion will be disregarded. If any portion of the Contract is changed or disregarded because it is unenforceable, the rest of the Contract is still enforceable.

9.6 Signatures. The Client and the Coach must sign this document using Bonsai's e-signing system. These electronic signatures count as originals for all purposes.

9.7 Governing Law. The validity, interpretation, construction and performance of this document shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America.

9.8 Entire Contract. This Contract represents the parties' final and complete understanding of this job and the subject matter discussed in this Contract. This Contract supersedes all other contracts (both written and oral) between the parties.



Acme LLC.

Corporation Corp.
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Would you like to be a highly productive and efficient freelancer? If that’s the case, then it should please you to know that you don’t have to spend huge sums of money to do that. All that’s needed is a simple tool – a hourly timesheet. The timesheet can turn your life around and make you one of the most sought after freelancers. The timesheet sets you apart from the other consultants who are just doing enough to get by.

It makes you a highly successful freelancer.

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Below are a few ways the hourly timesheet improves your freelancing efficiency.

1. Using the hourly timesheet dissuades you from postponing tasks

Study the timesheet with surgical precision and you will learn plenty from it. First, it should tell you how much time you dedicate or spend on each task, project or client. This way, you realize the benefits of focusing on the pending tasks until you clear your in-tray. Without it, you would probably be highly successful at abandoning or postponing tasks, which would then make you a not-so-highly-sought-after freelancer. You become inefficient by postponing tasks.

Use the timesheet to stop postponing tasks even if clients give you long deadlines.

2. Invest in a good workspace using the hourly timesheet

Many freelancers struggle with efficiency or inefficiency because of one reason – failing to invest in a good workspace. A good workspace allows you to enjoy whatever you are doing, which then makes you more efficient and highly productive. Without it, your attention would not last a minute. Your body would be painful all over. Your shoulders would feel like they are carrying several warships.

Some of the items you need to make your workplace better include:

  • Ergonomic chair
  • Standing desk
  • Footrest
  • Wrist rest
  • Good ventilation

Good workspace has a direct influence on productivity and efficiency.

3. Using the hourly timesheet helps you to stay focused

All the best freelancers know the importance of staying focused on each project from start to finish. However, not many are able to do that. The hourly timesheet should help you in that regard. Freelancers who struggle staying focused or being more efficient should embrace these timesheets. The benefits they are likely to enjoy make the timesheets great tools at the workplace. The timesheet is ideal for consultants who feel distracted by their:

  • Smartphones
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Leisurely activities
  • Noise
  • Too many activities around

4. Avoiding crazy clients with the hourly timesheet

You may think that some clients are straight from hell. They seem hell-bent on making your life unhappy and unenjoyable. The hourly timesheet can act as proof and evidence of the work you have done, especially when these types of clients complain that you have not done anything meaningful. The timesheet proves them wrong. That said, it’s important to treat the good ones well. Avoid being the “freelancer from hell” to your good clients.

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5. Outsourcing with the hourly timesheet

Outsourcing is one of the best ways of making yourself more efficient. You may not always be able to handle all the work you get from your clients. In such cases, a better deal would be to find a freelancer who is just as good as you. However, it would be good to take such a route only if the contract you signed with the client allows it. Many clients don’t encourage subcontracting. Outsourcing has a few unintended consequences worth knowing.

Use the hourly timesheet to confirm if you’re currently overworked and overburdened.

Use that information to decide whether to outsource.

Lastly, the timesheet can also help you to set goals for the short-term and long-term.

Invest in a good timesheet to make your consultancy more efficient for your clients.

Are you an employer? You can also benefit from the hourly timesheet

The hourly timesheet can be a bit troublesome to many employees. The annoyance increases if the employer requires his staff to fill it religiously every day. It shouldn’t be a reason for getting annoyed though. The timesheet comes with good tidings, especially if managed well and with the support of the entire team. Everybody has to feel a part of the process for the timesheet to produce the desired results.

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1. Implement the hourly timesheet top down

The implementation should be from the top down. A different approach would not have the desired effect. The employer has to show everybody else that it rates the timesheet highly. It has to be at the forefront of embracing any change. Management has to provide the leadership regarding the new changes. Otherwise, the workers would feel that a case of double standards is at play in the office, which would then affect morale.

2. Provide training for the hourly timesheet

For the most part, the hourly timesheet is easier to use. Nevertheless, provide the necessary training that employees need to embrace it fully. The purpose of training is to ensure that everybody stays on the same page. It would be unwise for some to embrace the change while everybody is left behind. How will you manage those who can’t demonstrate good time management because they have no idea how to use the timesheet? Train everybody!

3. Automating the process with the hourly timesheet

It’s also a great idea to automate the whole process. A manual process is open to abuse. Errors are also more likely in a manual process. On the other hand, technology exists to remove some of the mistakes you – or anyone else in the organization – is likely to make with regard to time tracking. Manual time tracking complicates your life. Automated processes bring huge benefits and simplify your life; hence remains the best choice for your organization.

4. The hourly timesheet promotes recruitment of hourly employees

Most businesses prefer recruiting employees and keeping them on a salary. However, the more creative businesses are realizing that it’s more beneficial to hire an employee on an hourly basis. The monthly paycheck is never premised on one’s performance. For the most part, you will get paid even if you don’t put in the required effort. Being on an hourly rate means that you have to put in a proper shift to get your pay. Hourly timesheet works in this case.

5. The hourly timesheet keep records

The timesheet has to capture all the records as required. The recording has to continue seamlessly at all times too. Since this is an hourly timesheet, it has to capture hourly recordings. It must work in this manner as long as employees are on an hourly shift. It has to be checked regularly to see if it needs configuring or some attention to do the work it’s required for. The actual recording should be a simple enough process. Don’t make it too much of a chore!

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6. The hourly timesheet is good for everybody

Find an hourly timesheet solution that works well for both employers and employees. It shouldn’t just favor one side to the consternation of the other. Several revolutionary solutions exist if you know what and where to look for. Make it easier for employees to access the tool you use for tracking time and the activities they take part in every hour. Encourage honest too by rewarding it.

As you may have noticed, hourly timesheets require proper management and implementation. Your organization has to apply best practices too to ensure that all employees buy into this new change. Automation is the future of businesses. Therefore, embrace automated solutions to handle the problem brought about by tracking how the workers spend their time in the office on productive tasks. Let all your workers go through training to learn how to use the timesheet.

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First Name
Last Name
Acme LLC.
First Name
Last Name
Corporation Corp.
First Name
Last Name
Acme LLC.
First Name
Last Name
Corporation Corp.