What we need to know to help you be successful
Do you have specific goals for you web project?
We need to know your objectives, if we are going to help you meet them.
If you haven’t yet clarified your goals, please be prepared to work with the Pleiades team to define them as part of the Discovery process.
Are you fiercely enthusiastic about your website project?
Building a successful online community takes time and commitment. Your fierce enthusiasm will the fuel you team’s efforts when the going gets tough.
Are you ready to build an audience?
The are a number of proven tools to build or expand your audience. Be prepared to actively engage your on-line community through out-reach methods like blogging, podcasting, interviews, white papers, and presentations.
Like any other business project, your website will require a budget
As with other well-run business units, you should expect a positive return from your investment. Our customers find that the Discovery process helps them balance and prioritize their wants and needs. We help you reach the decisions that keeps you on schedule and in budget. We never work for equity in your start-up, so please don’t ask.
It takes a team to build an on-line presence
Some small business owners feel the need to wear too many hats. The Pleiades Discovery team is proud of all the small business and startups we’ve helped; but we have learned something along the way. The clients who added some capacity, sometimes simply bring on a virtual assistant to help out a few hours a week, were more successful, than those who wanted to go it alone. Building a successful site requires focused attention, if you need help — get help.
You’ll also need to budget some time too
Building a great website take fierce focus. A distracted team member can make a bad decision that can cost both time and money. Plan to spend purposeful-time on this very important web site project. You will get a great return on that investment.