We get crazy questions from time to time ... but that's OK. Sometimes the only way to know is to ask, and that's actually what we'll do when we work with you. Ask you a lot of questions.
We want to know every detail about your project before we get to work on bringing back your deliverables. You should want to know as much about us as you can before deciding to bring us on to help you out. Generally speaking, there's no such thing as a stupid question. But just to put us a little further down the road ... here's a few answers to the most common inquiries:
How much does it cost?
There's no universal answer to this question; it should go without saying that "it really depends." We need to go through a bit of an info-gathering process before we can decide, jointly, how much work needs to be done. Every project is different. But don't worry, we know that you at least need a frame of reference, and we're happy to provide that.
Comprehensive Business Plan & Investment Proposal packages, including Excel financial model, documented assumptions, and a branded pitch deck, can range anywhere between $1,250 and $2,500 depending on your unique needs and requirements.
Specialized Industry White Papers, between 10 - 15 pages of insightful high-level narrative and aesthetically dynamic layout, will typically run $500 to $1,000. It all depends on how detailed you feel you need to be.
Custom-tailored standalone Financial Models and Forecasts are usually anywhere from $500 to $1,500 as well, with fully documented notes & assumptions.
Just keep in mind, this is an investment on our end as well as yours. We want you to succeed. It means we did our job. And if we feel we can't deliver a winning proposal based on your needs and budget, we'll let you know. We'll never take your money if we don't believe we can help make things happen for you. It's that simple.
How long will it take?
Again, it depends. How detailed do you need to get? How complicated is your project? How soon do you need it done? A simple business plan can be completed in as little as a week or less. A complicated project can take up to three or four weeks. Another major consideration on our end is balancing our workload. We're careful not to overbook, ensuring each client gets the attention they deserve.
We want to make sure we have the time to devote to ongoing collaboration throughout the process. Your feedback is critical to getting you an effective finished product that you're proud to put out there, so making time for us to work together is definitely part of a timely execution.
That said, the average window from start to finish is usually two to three weeks. If you need something great put together quickly we can work to prioritize for a premium, but generally prefer to have enough time to make sure we've touched on everything and reviewed in detail to make sure no word is out of place.
Do you have samples I can see?
Work samples and client references are of critical importance in establishing credibility, so we'll look to share anything we can with you to help in your decision-making process. But like you, our past clients demand privacy and discretion when it comes to the proprietary elements of their business. For this reason, we tend not to share most of the work we do.
On that note, we want to make sure you have the proper frame of reference regarding the quality of work our clients have come to expect. We'll look to share work samples with you as an integral part of the discovery process. And if you're comfortable with us using your project as a sample to demonstrate our own aptitude and expertise to future prospective clients, we'll happily offer you a discount on our fee.
If this is something that suits your preferences, please feel free to ask about it during our initial consultations. We work hard to make your work easy. Let us know how else we can help.