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“Sweet” Ways For Your Business To Use Shake

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.”

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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!

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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.

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[Images by: Julia Gartland for Sweets & Bitters,  Sweets & Bitters, Liz Clayman for Sweets & Bitters]


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