I find myself in a dilemma. The company I support expects me to bring new business and a current customer is expecting excellent service. In order to bring new business, I need to complete a proposal which usually takes 1 to 2 hours of my time. Also, I need to finish a task for a current customer that is expecting excellent service.
So I decided to try one of the online proposal services. I did a quick search and I chose to try bidsketch (www.bidsketch.com). Mostly based on the money back guarantee and the crisp look of one of the sample proposals that I received (here is the link to the demo: http://demo.bidsketch.com/client/portal/info/1nldhw-qks6-k2)
After I signed up, I got an error, so I forward the error replying to my welcome email. Within a minute of my email I receive a response with a solution and I was on my way to create the proposal.
I spent 25 minutes creating the proposal. That included 10 minutes typing the project timeline, which thanks to bidsketch I will not need to re-type again. And 5 minutes figuring out the bidsketch.com user interface.
After I sent the proposal, I called my potential customer and I also called my other customer that was expecting our support call.
Now, thanks to Bidsketch both of them are happy and if I had to predict the future, new proposals will be a breeze.