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Contract Agreement

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Terms of Sale

50% of the advertisement cost is due upon the signing of the contract. The balance of the advertisement cost is due within 30 days of initial payment. Amounts remaining unpaid after 30 days may be subject to a finance charge of 1.5% per month on the outstanding balance. 20% of the total advertising cost is non-refundable after the first draft of the advertisement is completed and proofed by the client. Cancellations accepted prior to final space deadline.


Advertiser and advertising agency are jointly liable for payment terms. The Minority Business Guide will not release any advertising agency from liability even if sequential liability clauses are included in contracts, insertion orders, purchase orders, or other documents.

Copy and Contract Provisions

The Minority Business Guide will provide all clients with a final proof of advertisement, requiring a signature for approval to print. Advertisers and advertising agencies assume liability for all content (including text, representation, and illustration) of advertisements printed and also assume responsibility for any claims made against The Minority Business Guide as it relates to their advertisement. The Minority Business Guide may reject any advertising which it feels is not in keeping with the publication's standards. Any company submitting such material will be contacted in writing by a representative of The Minority Business Guide and informed of the decision prior to publication.

Any simulation of The Minority Business Guide's format is not permitted and the Publisher may place the word "advertisement" with copy, that in the Publisher's opinion resembles editorial matter.

Closing Date

Approximately four (4) weeks before publication date, July 31, 2005.

Circulation Information

Government and Commercial Procurement Officers, Small Business Administration District Offices, start-up businesses, expanding businesses, attorneys, accountants, other business advisors, Chambers of Commerce and Trade, Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), SCORE Chapters, Banks, non-Bank Lenders, Certified Development Companies (CDCs), Libraries, and local Economic Development organizations.