As an Australian I like to do business here and try as much as possible to support Australian businesses and preferably local businesses.
I had a business idea that was web based. Completely hands off.
I contacted an associate from my meet-up group with a web-design business and after some consideration he apologised that he didn’t feel he could give what I needed – its too complicated to achieve within my modest budget. I approached a very progressive web design company in Sydney who after some time considering the brief, suggested it would cost between $10-15,000 – and couldn’t be started for at least a month. Clearly they didn’t feel comfortable doing it either.
Rather than drop the idea and as a matter of interest I turned to Gurneet (who I had an introduction to but never spoken with) for his feedback.
Gurneet quoted me around a quarter of that price and I could have it in 2 weeks.
Of course I was very sceptical and cautious with my now when he reads this he’ll understand why.
Gurneet delivered exactly as he said he would and we have gone on to have 2 other sites built by Gurneet. Not just for the cost saving but the backup has been exemplary. Nothing has been too much trouble, ever. And much of it I’m sure he’s done outside the agreed cost. I couldn’t have asked for better communication by email and skype at all hours even when I know it was predawn for him. His English language and temperament are first class and we can gibe over the cricket too.
I honestly doubt I could have got anywhere near that treatment back here. In fact, I know I wouldn’t.
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