Who are you and why should I trust you?
Hi. My name is Obie Fernandez and I've been selling software design and development services for over 25 years. During that time I have a number of claims to fame, but one of my biggest ones is being founder of Hashrocket, which during its heyday was one of the most famous and successful custom software development boutiques in the world. When I sold Hashrocket in 2010, one of the terms of the sale was that I would forever retain intellectual property rights to the multitude of proposal and contract documents that I developed while I was their CEO.
A few months later, I launched this site MSABundle.com and over the last decade, I have sold my most popular contract templates to thousands of satisfied customers. They have used those contracts to close on tens of millions of dollars of consulting business.
Most Popular Contract Templates
Why should I trust your contract templates versus others I can find online?
All of the original contracts that were used to develop these templates have been expensively developed in conjunction with my legal counsel during the course of running my software development businesses. Those contracts were used in hundreds of business deals, continually negotiated and refined over time in real-world client situations.
In other words, these are proven contracts. But perhaps more importantly, these are not neutral contracts! On the contrary, they are oriented towards protecting your interests first. The extensive annotations provide insight into how and why you should include certain terms and clauses, and also which ones should be subject to negotiation or not.
For example, my best-selling Master Services Agreement contains unique language regarding Type A versus Type B deliverables, allowing you to legally preserve ownership of open-source contributions you develop while doing client work.
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What do you mean about saving thousands of dollars in unnecessary legal fees?
So here's the deal, if you sell software consulting services (in the United States), then my Master Service Agreement and Retainer contracts will definitely work for you. The idea is that you buy them from me, use the annotations to fill in the blanks and customize to your needs, and only then do you send them to your lawyer for review.
If you asked a lawyer to draft these kinds of agreements for you, they're going to charge you a minimum of a few hours, just for the templates. That's easily a thousand dollars right there. Then they'll send them to you to review, and you may have some revision cycles, and that could be at least another few hours, and before you know it, you're out thousands of dollars, and that's before you even get into customizing for specific client situations.
With my templates, you get proven contracts that are already customized with the needs of a software consultant in mind. So all your lawyer has to do is read it over and point out any specific terms that may need to change, most likely based on the state that you operate in. That should not take more than an hour.
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One of my latest projects involved building out a full mobile application platform for a US-based health care provider forced to shift their care model entirely from physical locations to online consultation by the pandemic.
As a lead, this potential client was as good as they come. Their need was urgent, and they appeared to be well-funded and ready to get started. We connected based on a strong personal referral from one of our existing clients and they were super friendly.
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