Always Start a Business Relation with a Lump Sum Payment …
• Get your boardroom ( private space ) opened and start talking details under NDA agreement (Non Disclosure Agreement) - anything else follows in “private priviledged talks in the boardroom”.
A initial “lump-sum payment” is required to show your commitment to the project and justify the installment of the boardroom infrastructure. ( lumpsum why )
• It is not really important how much your initial payment is ( USD | 5 | 50 | 500 | 5000 | are common sums) - what sum applies depends on the | LOI | MoU | that follows …
You can choose the sum freely - if you intend to “seriously catch our attention for a big project” - go for the higher sum… if you want a small scale entry (for testing purpose), go for the lower sum.
• What is important, is to go “beyond unfunded talks” with a business project as soon as possible - to differentiate a “serious project” from “worthless internet chat” - that just consumes time and produces nothing and needs to be suppressed for efficiency reasons.
We assume that - down the road - when you have experienced the quality and benefit of our service, and we enter in a “strong mutually benefitial business relation” - you will gladly pay adequate sums for products and services recieved from our side. It is simply in “mutual interest” - and needs no “upfront agreement” . It is our experience that upfront agreements are hard to get as long as mutual trust is not achieved yet, and things tend to fall in place on their own when good mutual benefitial business is going on.
So for getting started no upfront investment is required - just a will to jump the “unfunded talk” barrier with a small lumpsum payment.