4 _ A time line is an important ingredient in the agreement for finalization purposes. This is a significant point. Once you sign the document and issue a press release, all will be watching you. For the sake of efficiency, it's to everyone's advantage that the agreement is completed as soon as practical. 5 _ A confidentiality accord is something which is an inherent component of any business contract. By signing a confidentiality accord, all those included agree that the details hashed out will remain confidential.
It really could not get more simple than this, but all too many people insist on confusing themselves on this point by listening to bad advice peddled by people who supposedly have closed this deal or that deal or 50 deals on their word.