Business Networking Consultant Agreement

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					This document sets forth the template contract to be entered into between a consultant
and an individual for certain consulting services for business networking purposes. The
draft form contains numerous comments and optional language to ensure many
common issues between parties are addressed. The form is for use by an individual
consultant when providing consulting services.
       BUSINESS NETWORKING CONSULTING AGREEMENT
THIS CONSULTING AGREEMENT ("Agreement") is made and entered into as of
the ___ day of _____, 20__, [Instruction: Insert date.] by and among _____
[Instruction: Insert individual’s name.], a _____ [Instruction: Insert company
formation information.] ("Client"), and _____ [Instruction: Insert consultant’s
name.] ("Consultant").
                                    WITNESSETH:
WHEREAS, Consultant is recognized as _____ [Instruction: Insert area of expertise.];
and
WHEREAS, the Client desires to retain Consultant to provide services related to and in
support of efforts in which Consultant has expertise; and
WHEREAS, Consultant is in the business of providing such consulting services and
has agreed to provide the services in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in
this agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of this Agreement and other good and valuable
consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties
agree as follows:
   1. Consultant shall furnish the Client with his best advice, information, judgment
      and knowledge with respect to the services related to and in support of efforts in
      which Consultant has expertise which is to be provided in accordance with this
      Agreement. Specifically, Consultant shall _____. [Comment: Insert specific
      duties Consultant shall have under Agreement.]
   2. Client shall retain Consultant as set forth in this Agreement with respect to _____
      [Instruction: Insert what Consultant will do for Client.].
   3. The Consultant will _____ [Instruction: Insert broad details of what
      consultant will do, e.g., provide introductions to set number of business
      contacts, etc..].
   4. The term of this Agreement shall begin on _____ [Instruction: Insert
      commencement date.] and shall, subject to the provisions for termination set
      forth herein, continue until and terminate on _____ [Instruction: Insert
      termination date.].
   5. For all services that Consultant renders to the Client, the Client will pay
      Consultant $_____, payable within thirty (30) days of receipt of Consultant’s
      invoice. [Instruction: Insert applicable payment agreement, including
      reference to number of hours/days of service agreement covers, if
      applicable.] Late payments by Client shall be subject to late penalty fees of
      _____% [Instruction: insert number] per month from the due date until the
      amount is paid.
   6. Confidential Information and Intellectual Property.
           1. Consultant and Client shall mutually maintain in strict confidence, and not
              use or disclose except pursuant to written instructions from the other, any
              respective Trade Secret (as defined below), for so long as the pertinent


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              data or information remains a Trade Secret, provided that the obligation to
              protect the confidentiality of any such information or data shall not be
              excused if such information or data ceases to qualify as such as a result of
              the acts or omissions of such party.
          2. Consultant and Client shall mutually maintain in strict confidence and,
             except as necessary to perform his duties hereunder, not to use or disclose
             any respective Confidential Business Information (as hereinafter defined)
             during the term of this Agreement and for a period of one (1) year
             thereafter, so long as such Confidential Business Information remains
             Confidential Business Information during such term. The obligation to
             protect the confidentiality of such Confidential Business Information shall
             not be excused if such Confidential Business Information ceases to qualify
             as such as a result of the acts or omissions of such party.
          3. Consultant or Client, as the case may be, may disclose Trade Secrets or
             Confidential Business Information pursuant to any order or legal process
             requiring the disclosing party (in its legal counsel's reasonable opinion) to
             do so, provided that the request or order to so disclose the Trade Secrets or
             Confidential Business Information is provided to the owner of such Trade
             Secrets or Confidential Business Information, as the case may be, pursuant
             to the notice provisions of this Agreement in sufficient time to allow such
             party to seek an appropriate protective order.
   7. "Trade Secret" shall mean any information, including, but not limited to, technical
      or non-technical data, a formula, a pattern, a compilation, a program, a plan, a
      device, a method, a technique, a drawing, a process, financial data, financial
      plans, product plans, or a list of actual or potential customers or suppliers which
      (i) derives economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known
      to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by, other persons who can
      obtain economic value from its disclosure or use, and (ii) is the subject of efforts
      that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy. "Confidential
      Business Information" shall mean any nonpublic information of a competitively
      sensitive or personal nature, other than Trade Secrets, acquired by a party in
      connection with this Agreement, including (without limitation) oral and written
      information concerning the Client's financial positions and results of operations
      (revenues, margins, assets, net income, etc.)), annual and long-range business
      plans, marketing plans and methods, account invoices, oral or written customer
      information, client lists, contact lists and personnel information. Any such
      Confidential Business Information and/or Trade Secrets shall at all times remain
      the property of the owner thereof, except pursuant to a separate written agreement
      entered into between the parties and/or any other party.
                  1. In the event either party shall violate or threaten to violate the
      
				
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Description: This document sets forth the template contract to be entered into between a consultant and an individual for certain consulting services for business networking purposes. The draft form contains numerous comments and optional language to ensure many common issues between parties are addressed. The form is for use by an individual consultant when providing consulting services.