Shake user Hannah Kirshner is a Brooklyn-based baker turned entrepreneur. Two years ago, Hannah had an idea for a series of themed, mini-cookbooks focused on “beautiful food for real life.”
After launching a successful Kickstarter project. Hannah was able to turn that dream into a reality and is today the founder and editor of Sweets & Bitters, a publication that has been featured in the The New York Times and Food52.
HOW DO YOU USE SHAKE?
I work with a lot of different people on various projects, so it’s important to make clear agreements.
When we do a photo shoot for our magazine, there’s food to prepare, props to assemble, and guests, photographers and assistants to make comfortable. It’s easy to forget a piece of paperwork! With Shake, I can quickly draw up freelancer contracts.
I’ve also used Shake for agreements about personal things, like a loan from my boyfriend.
HOW DID YOU PREVIOUSLY CREATE CONTRACTS?
I used to write things up myself, not really knowing if I was covering my bases; or I’d cut and paste contracts I found online, hoping for the best.
One evening some of my guests for a cocktail party we were photographing for Sweet & Bitters were lawyers. They started laughing and making jokes about the forms I gave them! Then one of them told me about Shake. My contracts have been a lot less embarrassing since then!
WHAT KIND OF IMPACT HAS SHAKE HAD ON YOUR PRODUCTIVITY?
It gives me piece of mind. And there’s no excuse not to use contracts (we’re friends, it’s a small job, blah blah blah) now that I have Shake.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT THE SHAKE APP?
It’s quick, it’s easy, and best of all it’s on my phone so I always have it. It takes something a little intimidating – making contracts – and makes it really approachable.
TO WHOM WOULD YOU RECOMMEND SHAKE?
Any entrepreneur who can’t afford a lawyer for every little thing; and any freelancer, period.
[Images by: Julia Gartland for Sweets & Bitters, Sweets & Bitters, Liz Clayman for Sweets & Bitters]
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