Advisory Board Agreement (Startups)
An advisory board is a body of individuals that provide non-binding strategic advice to the management of your startup. The informal nature of an advisory board allows for greater flexibility than the Board of Directors.
A consulting agreement outlines all of the terms of a consulting engagement to make sure that your business gets the services needed, and that the consultant gets paid properly.
Use a Consulting Agreement if:
- Your company is hiring an outside expert to consult
- You are providing professional services to a company on a temporary basis
If your company is only at the idea stage, then you might not be ready to incorporate. This is where a founders agreement can be of enormous benefit. The document is essentially a written agreement among the founders that allows them to have an open and honest conversation about their attitudes, fears, and aspirations for the project.
If you're thinking of starting a corporation, we recommend using this free incorporation checklist. While your company's requirements will vary, depending on your industry and the location of your business, this list is a helpful starting point on a path to engaging with a qualified incorporation lawyer.
The checklist includes:
- Corporate name
- State of incorporation
- Number of shares to be authorized
- Board size / Directors
- Officers to be appointed
- Common stock to be issued upon incorporation
Independent Contractor / Intern Agreement
An independent contractor agreement or intern agreement governs the relationship between a company and an independent contractor / intern.
Non-Disclosure Agreement (mutual)
A non-disclosure agreement (NDA), is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with each other, but wish to ultimately keep confidential.
Non-Disclosure Agreement Checklist
Use this checklist to ensure that your NDA is adequate, and when in doubt, consult a trusted attorney to draft a NDA on your behalf.