Making use of the proper forms is an important part of any business. Consistently thorough and logically ordered forms help to ensure that no important points of business are overlooked. Contractors in particular use forms to great effect because of the variability of their pricing and their work's frequent need for legal documentation.

Even the earliest stages of a project makes good use of forms. Many professional contracting endeavors begin with a form containing a project proposal and sales quote, which is then confirmed by the contractually binding signatures of both the contractor and the client. Proposal forms and quotation forms ensure that the contractor and his client have both agreed upon a price and are willing to stand by it.

Another almost universally used form is the materials and labor form, which is used to record the costs of materials, the employees assigned to the task and how much time was required in order to complete the task. Again, form-aided documentation helps to keep everything accurate, honest and legal.

Lastly, and perhaps most notably, are order change forms. When the terms of a contract need to change, these forms clearly document the changes taking place and garner the written approval of the client.

Making use of forms in a contracting business is a simple but rewarding endeavor. Forms streamline many of the more tedious processes of business, document important information for later reference and ensure that both the contractor and client are on the same page. Not only that, but they even serve as legal records for tax purposes or if the need to prove a client's breach of contract arises. Any contractor benefits from an apt use of forms.