Write or type up the date on the agreement to establish an effective date. List the parties involved in the agreement, using full business or individual names and titles. For example, you may title your business as the "Service Provider" and the customer as "Customer."
Legal Contracts - Under state laws, only a few category of contracts must be in writing, such as a mortgage contract or contracts covering more than a year. It's still a good idea, however, to have a written agreement for business transactions beyond an ordinary sale of goods. There is no law requiring a lawyer to write your contract. If the transaction is relatively simple, the contract can also be simple. But you also have to pay attention to certain details to avoid issues arising later.