In Reply to Parent Post by tsusanto
We are a very small 4 employee software development company that wants to become ISO 13485 certified so that we can develop software for a medical device project. We are based in san jose, and being a start up, can't really afford huge consulting fees. Can any consultant help us? Please do send us an email describing your experience. Thanks!
Everyone's idea of "huge consulting fees" is relative.
Before choking on a consultant's quote, consider the soft costs of proceeding WITHOUT the advice - running up blind alleys can be pretty tiring and expensive.
Also, consider negotiating with a competent consultant about structuring the fee payment in stages, even in partial equity. A consultant is different from a third party auditor, he CAN [and should] be your advocate, even to the point of sharing in your profits and losses.
As I say, everything is relative, according to the real value you derive from the relationship. Do not make your consultant selection based on price alone!
As preparation for your selection process, I suggest you read through a thread intended for existing and prospective consultants, which may give you some insight into selection. Consulting – Is it in YOUR Career Future?