A new Web site allows businesses and individuals to receive free, personalized bids on any of their legal, accounting, and consulting work from interested service professionals. Clients can review the bids, the professionals' profiles, and past client ratings to determine the best lawyer, accountant, or consultant to hire.
ExpertBids.com has launched to make it easier and less expensive for clients to review options before hiring a lawyer, accountant, or consultant. Most people at some point will need to hire a lawyer, accountant, or consultant for their business or personal needs. Due to the nature and cost of the work, making the decision on who to hire is a very important one. Unfortunately, right now this is a very difficult, confusing, and time-consuming process. ExpertBids.com's goal is to simplify this process for the benefit of all parties involved.
The site is easy to use, according to the company. Clients first post a Service Request. This is then posted to lawyers, accountants, or consultants, depending on the nature of the request. The professionals can then search the Requests by location, category, and other criteria. When they are interested in a Service Request, they can send the client a personalized bid using either a flat fee or an hourly fee. The client can review the details of the bid and the professional's profile, which includes all their information including name, educational information, licenses, Web sites, past client reviews, and descriptions of services provided.
Using this information, the client can choose any of the bids. An e-mail is then sent to the selected professional, and they can then pay a small fee of $14.95 to receive the client's name, phone number, and e-mail address and the two parties can connect. If for any reason the professional does not obtain the client, all fees will be reimbursed, which removes all risk for the professional as well as the client.
Any time a client needs a lawyer, accountant, or consultant, the more options they have, the better off they are. The site can be used by individuals or businesses, on large projects or small.
Nick Cronin, the site's founder, gave some examples of where the site could be used.
"Let's say someone is starting a small business," said Cronin, "Whether they need a lawyer to incorporate their business, an accountant to keep their books and do their taxes, or a consultant to work on their Information Technology needs, they can use ExpertBids.com, at no cost, to compare their options when hiring these professionals. This saves them both time and money, and improves the chance they find the right lawyer, accountant or consultant for their needs."