The Discovery Consulting process is the most important part of a project as it sets the stage for a better project in order to create a solid plan and accurate cost estimate.
During this Discovery stage, we conduct research for a small project fee. We have found that a thorough discovery process removes the risk and allows clients to see how our relationship might work in a short 5-10 hour project, rather than entering into a long-term investment before you’re ready. Basically, you’re hiring us on an hourly basis to do this discovery work. This process usually takes anywhere from 5 to 10 hours, depending on the scope and scale of the project(s). We start by billing you for 5 hours and add additional time if necessary.
During this short Discovery process, we gather as much information as possible about the client: customers, goals, business objectives, marketing efforts, website functionality, timeline, and budget.
Wait, I already know what I want, why do we need to go through the Discovery Consulting Process to get a cost estimate?
1) The Discovery Consulting process is meant to positively impact the planning stages of your project to ensure we are able to recommend best possible, and most cost-effective solution to your problem.
2) In my experience, most clients have a basic idea of what they want, but don’t always know best how to achieve their business goals.
3) In order to avoid surprises for either party, our goal is to provide an accurate cost estimate and timeline after everyone fully understands the full scope and scale of your custom branding or website design/development projects.