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RFP Response Tip – Go Video

RFP Response Tip – Go Video

In today’s business world you have to know how to differentiate yourself from your competition. If you don’t know your Unique Selling Proposition your dead in the water. When companies issue RFPs the competition is typically very tough. Vendors start to blur together when RFP Responses are all expected to be submitted with the same structure. One great way to distinguish yourself (beyond a thorough RFP Response) is to include a short video (under 5 minutes) where you present the executive summary, your USP, yourself (and potentially your team to the client) and your work environment. When the client is […]

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Are you writing a Web Development RFP? Here’s a Checklist to make it MUCH easier!

Are you writing a Web Development RFP? Here’s a Checklist to make it MUCH easier!

Gathering all the background information so that you can put together an RFP for a web development project is no easy task. It takes a tremendous amount of time, effort and focus. There are so many facets of a project that need to be identified and given attention to. Not to mention the various stakeholders who need to make sure their influence is felt. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a checklist you could follow to make it easier to gather the appropriate information? … Wahlla!! Here it is! A list of items and questions that can be utilized […]

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RFP Response Tip – Go Visual

RFP Response Tip – Go Visual

When responding to an RFP, it’s obviously pertinent to explain in detail why you are the right candidate for the project, but everybody does this and prospects are numb to hearing this chest pounding after awhile. We have found that it is considerably more powerful to give visual examples and proof of our capabilities and relevancy to the client’s need. For a web development RFP show a few screenshots of websites you’ve built that are similar to the requirements of the RFP and explain in a succinct matter what the similarities are. Don’t just include a link; actually embed the […]

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Website Development RFP – Example

Website Development RFP – Example

Here is a example of a short and simple website development RFP (Request for Proposal).  Feel free to use it as a template when writing an RFP for your own IT Project. Request for Proposal Example Company X is accepting proposals to design and develop the organization’s website.  The current site was last updated in 2010, and is outdated in appearance, structure, and presentation of the content. We require a site that is user-friendly that is easy to change information and maintain by our personnel.  The site should also be visually-appealing and helpful which visually depicts the capabilities of the organization.  It […]

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Software Development RFP’s – Should You Respond?

Software Development RFP’s – Should You Respond?

A web development RFP (Request for Proposal) or RFQ (Request for Quote) is an opportunity for software development companies to approach and perhaps secure new business for their organization.  However, there is an underlying question that must first be addressed and that has to do with whether this particular RFP is the right one for your company, your company’s skill set, and your typical offerings.  In other words, somewhere early in the process of evaluating an RFP opportunity you need to decide if there is a strong enough fit for you to wisely invest the time necessary to come up […]

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Mobile App Marketing – 7 Techniques for Success

0. Social Media – Facebook Group, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest. Google+, YouTube, Blog, How to Video 1. Optimize App Store – title, description, keywords, category, beautiful graphics 2. Microsite to correspond with App, Teaser to collect emails 3. Users – Spread the word, ask for reviews and feedback 4. Press Kit – Screenshots, icon, press release announcing going live 5. Press – App Review Websites & Industry Publications & Key Influences 6. Think outside the box, Info you can share – Contest, Strategic Partnerships, Affiliate Marketing 

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Web Development RFPs. Should You Respond?

Before you respond to the next Web Development RFP you find, watch this video!  Save yourself countless hours and frustration by following a set of best practices to decide if you should put together a thoughtful response to the Request for a Proposal.

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How Do You Get Funding For Your Mobile App?

In this video I outline the different ways to receive funding for your mobile app idea.  This includes venture capitalists, angel investors, crowd funding, equity partnerships, bank loans, grants and their necessary prerequisites.  Enjoy!

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