It’s always a shock when someone we’ve bargained with doesn’t do what they promised to do, especially if that promise was in writing. As a business person, it’s important for you to know that there are remedies when someone breaches a contract they’ve made with you.

Get started Start Your Contract for Services Answer a few questions. We'll take care of the rest.


A breach of contract can arise when someone fails to perform (or defectively performs) the work, fails to perform the work on time, or fails to pay. These breaches could cause you economic damage, damage to your business reputation, lost profits, delay or disruption, litigation costs or mental anguish to name just a few of the possibilities.

Here’s how to solve them.

Use a Contract

In order for you to ensure that you are protected against these breaches, a “best business practice” (no matter what the size of your business) is to use a contract that covers all aspects of breach of contract, and ensures that appropriate remedies for breach of contract* are clearly delineated. There are different types of contract remedies, but the most common is an award of money damages (legal remedy) that compensates the injured party.

Document Everything

Of course, you must be very careful not to wrongfully assert that someone has breached a contract. Everyone’s best interests will be served if you keep careful records including the original contract and be sure to document every payment or every step accomplished along the way. Having a well-constructed contract and thorough records can help guard you against breaches, or claims that you have breached a contract.

Take Charge

You can take charge of this potential business threat by using this free online tool to create a customized Contract for Services or Contract for Products. Whether you provide services or products for someone else or they provide them for you, you can use these tools to protect yourself today.


*Note that contract remedies are not intended to punish the breaching party, but to compensate for the economic loss caused by the breach.

Get started Start Your Contract for Services Answer a few questions. We'll take care of the rest.

Get started Start Your Contract for Services Answer a few questions. We'll take care of the rest.