As a business owner, when you are providing services or goods, you want to make sure that you not only protect yourself but that you also protect your consumer. There are several reasons why a business owner should use a contract in their everyday practices. Contracts limit liability: When writing a contract, the terms should be laid out specifically and in a way that can be generally understood by anyone. By doing this, the contract will explain what each party is being held responsible for. Contracts ensure payment: If the consumer tries to neglect paying what is owed, the contract holds them legally responsible to pay their debt. Contract not only give peace of mind to the business owner, but it also provides the consumer with peace of mind as well. One of the most important aspects of a contract is that it provides certainty. Certainty that performance will take place with both parties and certainty that if it does not, both parties will be help legally responsible.