Lawrimore Inc. is a professional
service firm. We work like many other service firms - on a time and
expense basis. Our first meeting with you, to get to know you and understand
your needs, is free. After that, you have two options:
(1) To start with a Strategic Analysis,
a big-picture view of your business or organization, which looks at all your
challenges and opportunities in light of what you want to accomplish, and
generates a menu of options about how we can address those needs working
together. Each of those options can become a structured project with a
defined budget once we define the specifications.
You can learn more about Strategic Analysis here. A Strategic Analysis is
actually one project (defined time and budget) that generates other
(2) To start with one or more Projects,
a defined activity like a brochure, an upgraded website, an advertisement or
a PR news release, with a beginning and an end or deliverable. You can use
the pull-down menu at top to see options for many different types of
projects. Typically we will provide you with several budget options for each
project that interests you, so the project is exactly what you want.
Sometimes neither you nor we know enough
specific details to set a project budget upfront. In that case we can
begin with a phased budget - the first step being a project design phase
(like designing a house before you estimate the cost to build it) with a
fixed budget, which enables us to generate a specific budget and detailed
phases for the rest of the project.
For example designing or redesigning a
website often falls into this category. We have to determine how many pages,
graphics and other components will go into the website before we can
estimate how much it will cost to produce it.
Each project we do for you is defined in
a Service Agreement for good business practices and communications. As
we move forward on the project, we keep you informed of progress, and twice
a month invoice you for the services and expenses incurred during that
half-month period. Depending on the project and the expenses incurred - such
as buying advertising for you - we may need some payment upfront.
invoices include a clear "ordinary language" explanation of what the invoice
is for. But of course any time you have a question, we encourage you to call
us at 704-332-4344 or use our online contact form. We want you to feel comfortable, in control and
satisfied throughout the process.