Posts Tagged ‘cost effective’

Importance of a Website

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Today it’s hard to imagine a business that hasn’t already invested in having a website.

With many companies competing against each other it’s become a constant struggle t0 increase their company visibility. Most consumers today look up a company’s reputation and services online before even considering them as an option. The internet opens up many possibilities to small business and can increase the flow of work throughout its infrastructure. A website is a tool that helps to reach out to a broader audience and establish a larger customer base in a quick as well as cost effective manner. Marketing through the internet is a more cost effective and efficient way of reaching your targeted audience.

A website is the best value to market your company rather than spending large amounts of money locally advertising and promoting your company. Establishing a web presence will give your potential customers a sense of security and offer them a more convenient way to be provided with service. Allowing your company to go digital will also make the communication between you and your companies significantly more efficient. You would greatly benefit from establishing yourself within the online community and expanding your company to the many possibilities that the internet offers.

Taking Over Projects

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Business for the most part is a cut throat industry which places the cost effective and professional companies on top of the food chain. Sometimes you will get to a point where you may even take a project away from another vendor either because of your work ethic or capabilities which are better suited for getting the client’s project done. However nothing is ever going to be smooth in anyone’s line of work so there are occasionally landmines in integrating services that are already rendered with those that you incorporate into your style of service.   These situations need extra care and demand a more thorough thought process, it would be in your best interest to manage the expectations of the client so that the project isn’t taken away from you.  If you can explain to the client that there will be some extra costs with the transition at first it will avoid many more bumps down the road when their product is close to being finished and requires more time.  An important way of establishing a sense of trust is to make it clear to the client that learning the ins and outs of what someone else did previously is a free service.  Also be prepared to expound on the weaknesses of existing work if it’s going to lower the quality of the final product, which is now your responsibility. It is important to never give an exact estimate for work that has been started by another vendor because of the hidden factors such as sloppy code which may alter the end cost for the client. After receiving another vendors project it’s important to stay level headed and make sure all your promises are realistic as well as meet the needs of the client which are making a leap of faith in order to accomplish a set project.

Long Term vs. Short Term

Friday, May 28th, 2010

In the world of business there has always been conflict when taking into account Short Term vs. Long Term projects. Both have certain positive and negatives aspects when brought into perspective but in the end which would suit your needs best? To a client the best route to take is to get things done in a cost effective and efficient manner making short term projects their weapon of choice. A majority of the time clients are simply looking to satisfy certain needs as quickly and cheaply as possible. The benefits of short term projects are that they are done in a more rapid pace and save a client money instead of paying for something before the task has been completed. When a client thinks of a short term project  they often picture paying the vendor per hour, paying once the project is completed and simply having their requests fulfilled. With a long term project the beneficial party is the vendor which is getting paid while the project is getting done and can take more time to put into their work. What is beneficial to the client is that a long term project would be able to meet their needs as well as bring new ideas to the table to further assist them. A project that is being worked on for a longer period of time would be more tailored to a client instead of just getting what they need in a quick and dirty manner. However a long term project requires a bit of caution when dealing with milestone management. A client may end up paying for a project that may not be as high of a priority to a vendor. Both approaches to project management have positives and negatives but require some thought in which method would suit your needs the best.