How would you describe the ideal Vanity Projects client?
The vast majority of our clients are ideal clients, and we are very grateful for them. They are smart, funny, hard-working, and really care. They have enabled us to build a thought-leading architectural consulting practice, and there is no feeling quite like being part of lasting change on their behalf.
What size are the firms that you work with?
We have performed most paid services for firms with 1-30 people. Our entire consulting practice is built on knowing the differences between firms of different sizes. If you have only two employees, we can help you at the current stage and tell you what is coming next. If you have 30 people, we know your unique issues too.
Speaking of expectations, can you explain further what mine should be?
Our work is not a panacea. What clients appreciate the most, though, is an outside perspective on how they are really doing (without pulling any punches), or how to accomplish something without reinventing the wheel. They realise that change is still dependent on them, but they want to be pointed in the right direction based on what has been successful for other firms. We will never know as much about your firm as you do, but we will likely know more about your firm than any other consultant that you work with.
Sometimes we picture this as you standing in a thick fog, not even knowing all the options, much less which one might make the most sense. Because this is familiar ground, we’ll walk towards you, grab your hand, and safely lead you out into a place where you can see.
In a consulting relationship, will we have a regularly scheduled call?
Our approach is to meet with you at a repeating monthly interval. Each session will deal with either an assessment of your situation, a particular issue or recommendation, a review of changes you have implemented or answers to questions around marketing or implementation.
If I sign up as a client and decide that I want more assistance with execution beyond your consultation service, how do we continue to work together?
We offer paid services to help our clients fills the gaps in their skillset or to save time. These include social media management, copywriting/ghostwriting, and paid ads. More bespoke services are available on request.
What are the typical deliverables in a working relationship?
Our main deliverable is insightful analysis and transformative advice. The focus is not on long reports or even reports at all, and in fact our recommendations are short, concise, and only in outline form. We can then expand and discuss nuts and bolts where that would be helpful.