How to find best Web Development Company for your Startup
Are you Startup or thinking to make one? Going live is a must in internet age. You cannot make money without going live on internet. Being a startup, big question is whether to hire in-house IT team or outsource to an external company. Depending on complexity of your work you can chose to either or merge both these options. Which way you go an in-house team, outsource or a mid way between these two, question is how to find a team of efficient web developers those can put you in front of internet audience correctly?
Here are tips for selection of right software Development Company for startup:
Documentation: Before you go out in search of web developers or advertise to hire some be prepared with documentation task. Write a detailed document about what you want to accomplish, who are your target audience, what functionalities you are looking for in your website. For example, if your startup is about a project, to sale online you will need payment gateway integration. A detailed document will ensure that your web developers should fully understand your requirements. In fact this is the area where I found many people lacking. Often people come with a sample website asking to make a similar one. Perhaps you may have liked a site for its color or social media buttons or may be the content it holding. Writing your own document is the key to explain your developers in fully lucid manner what all you need.
References Matter: Spend time on a candidate or company profile. Look who is saying what about a candidate or company. You can look for references that can refer you to work with a potential company or candidate. Or call one directly. If you are not a tech person, take help of a friend or hire someone on hourly basis to take interview of development team. Before you hire web developers make them understand clearly how they are going to work on your project, timeline and if they will be available in case of a glitch in future. Normally professional developers are available as long as you want them. Look for previous projects what they had made in the past, its customer rating and client’s satisfaction.
Managers Expertise: Observe closely the services provided by the development company to its previous clienteles. Look for professional people full of energy, politeness and willing to work. You will need these people often throughout development process and may be later as well. Compatibility of human resources matters in taking a project to the next level.
Response Time: How the web development company like to meet its customers. Are they available over phone / social media / email? What is the response time? Find out such facts in a quick question-answer mode.
Language: What language you speak, read and write? Do the web development company in question understand your language completely especially the managers and developers. Language could be an obstacle through development process.
Cost: Hiring a team for cheap price is not always a win-win situation. Of course cheap price means less investment and it’s good for a startup. But do not go for very cheap services. If your project is big split it and proceed in phased manner.
Time zone: Throughout the process cooperation will be essential. Both you and web development team should be available when required. If hiring from a different time zone, make it sure they have team that work in your set time.
Changes and Modifications: Perhaps you will need some change during the development process or after it. Ask your development company if they will be willing to make small changes and if they will ask for additional prices. Normally professional developers are open to make small changes free of cost. For example, if you want to upload a new logo web developer may implement it free. But a new logo design will be fully chargeable.
The benefits of hiring an external team are many. First you don’t need to spend on infrastructure. Secondly, you don’t need to pay any monthly salary or incentives. However, potential of in-house team can not be overlooked. Best you can do is; hire a small team in-house according to your budget. Assign day to day activities to in-house team and ask them to work in close cooperation with out-house developers.
In-house, outsource or a mix of both completely depends on your requirements. Take a conscious decision before hiring. If you application is heavily complex you need full time in-house developers. In otherwise case you can go as per choice and budget.
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