What was the scope of their involvement?
They built a WordPress site for me, developing the backend and integrating content—including video and photos—that we provided. We initially sat down together to brainstorm and determine the objectives for the site. Throughout the development process we worked on a secondary site while the current site remained public. I provided feedback in real time and he made the changes.
They started building a second site for me about a month ago that’s more elaborate. My new site is in a different market space and is meant to drive sales. He’s built a framework that we’re reviewing before they move to the development stage.
They offered to develop text for the site for us but I have someone that does that for me. We have had them do design work for us via partners, which makes them a one-stop shop for me when I need logos or flyers.
What is the team dynamic?
Matt [Matt Balshin, CEO, MB Creative] is my lead. I specifically told him that I'm not interested in working through another team member. We communicate directly and he manages other team members.
How did you come to work with MB Creative?
I had worked with another individual who set up a very basic website for me. We needed to update the site and that individual was no longer available.
Matt was a close friend of my daughter. He was trying to prove himself. I gave him my requirements and timelines, and he provided quotes and past work that were very professional.
I’m a small business. I didn’t need a large firm for this work and didn’t want to pay overheads. I also don’t have the support staff to either do a broad search for vendors or to manage the project from my side. I felt like I could trust him and I was comfortable with him. I decided to give him a shot. I was pleased enough with his work to bring him back on board to do the second site.
How much have you invested with them?
The first site cost between $5,000-6,000. The current site is going to be close to $25,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
He built the first site between November 2015 and February 2016. He’s now working on the second site which should launch next year.