Kanani Mahelona is a New York City-based design consultant in the apparel, home furnishings and textile space.
Kanani uses Shake to quickly get verbal agreements in writing and impress his clients with quick, professional contracts.
HOW DO YOU USE SHAKE?
I’ve used Shake to quickly and easily generate professional contract agreements with my clients. The agreement is created minutes after a verbal or email discussion about the agreed-upon work and terms have been established, then signed and sent immediately from my smartphone. In the past, work agreements with my clients consisted of email and telephone correspondence back and forth, establishing the details of the work to be provided, dates and pricing. Though they were friendly and fairly informal “handshake” agreements, I was looking for a way to create more professional agreements that my clients might take more seriously, with the correct legal language intact and, most importantly, that was easy to create.
WHAT KIND OF IMPACT HAS SHAKE HAD ON YOUR PRODUCTIVITY?
I can now respond to a client with a professional, easy-to-understand work agreement immediately, which makes a great impression on them about doing business with me. Shake also clearly groups and displays all my agreements for me according to their status, making it easy for me to keep track of them and to follow up on their progress.
WHAT ARE THE ELEMENTS YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT SHAKE?
It’s super easy to use, creates a beautiful, professional document that is easy for your client to understand and act upon, and allows you to provide either electronic or hard-copy (PDF) documents for your clients to respond to and use. I love the fact that I don’t have to come up with the legal terms and language on my own, that I can create, sign and send the document from my smartphone in just a few minutes, and that Shake maintains a record of all my current agreements and the status (draft, pending, complete) of each. Oh…and I admit it…I love that it is FREE!
TO WHOM WOULD YOU RECOMMEND SHAKE?
I have lots of friends and colleagues who, like me, have started their own businesses. These would be the first people to whom I would recommend Shake; but I am beginning to see the value in using it for any type of agreement – not just for business owners to use in their daily transactions with clients.
Check out Kanani’s website here.