If you’re a startup owner, one question that would often come to your mind is: should I hire a big, medium or small startup design agency? Well, the perfect answer to this question is, there is no one-size-fits-all agency as it all depends on your project budget and requirements.
With a multitude of options available in the market today, choosing the right startup design agency for your startup becomes an arduous and challenging task. However, if you follow the simple selection process given below, you’ll definitely take the right decision for your startup project.
The first and foremost thing you need to do before hiring a startup design agency for your startup is identifying what you really need. Ask yourself questions, such as:
- What are my goals and expectations?
- What is my total budget?
- What exactly does the project entail?
- What is the proposed deadline for the project?
Once you’ve got answers to these questions, move to the next step, shortlisting.
Search for Agency Options: Go to Google Search and look for a variety of startup design agency options available. Use different review sites to get an idea of what people are saying about each of those design agencies and get suggestions from your inner circle and acquaintances.
Check Experience & Expertise: Once you have a few design agencies on your list, check their individual websites and review their portfolio, clientele, and testimonials. See how many clients they have worked for in the past and how frequently they update their website and blog.
Track on Social Media: Social Media is one of the most effective ways to get acquainted with the activeness and working style of an agency. Follow your enlisted design agencies on social media channels and check what they post, how frequently they post and what kind of engagement they are getting out of their posts.
Shortlist: Based on the above research and on the basis of industry experience and expertise, shortlist the agencies that you think can best meet your startup project requirements.
Ask for Credentials: Reach out to shortlisted design agencies via email or phone and ask for their credentials, like areas of specialization, client references, their previous experience etc. Give some extra points to companies that connect with you quickly.
Discuss Your Project: Discuss your project with the agencies that you gave extra points to and that are interested in your project. Ask each of them to provide you project quotations along with what services they will be providing during project development.
Compare Responses and Make the Right Decision: Once you receive responses from your selected companies, it’s time to make the final decision. Go with the one that fits into your budget and perfectly meets your startup project requirements.
Choosing the right startup design agency for your startup may seem you a lengthy and time-consuming process at first, but once done right, you’ll not be dissatisfied with your decision. Hopefully, the steps mentioned here will help you decide which design agency is capable of turning your startup into a million-dollar enterprise. If you’re a startup owner in need of design help, please feel free to contact us. We’d love to hear and help you!