At a start-up, every dollar is important. No, really EVERY dollar. Want those fancy pens? Then find a cheaper printer. Want better office snacks? Go to Costco. Banking fees? HA, we’ll be switching to another bank.
This line of thinking obviously applies to the bigger decisions—working with consultants, accountants, developers, designers etc
Over the last few months we have often times tried to go with the cheaper options because that’s what we could afford but turns out there’s a reason certain services charge a lot of money. They’re better at what they do. We’ve found that trying to cut corners has led in some circumstances to dealing with missed deadlines, lack of expertise, and other times being charged for the smallest of things. Those small things add up and sometimes you end up paying more than you would have at the more expensive option.
New Entrepreneur Lesson of the Day: You get what you pay for. Stop complaining.