As a decision maker in my startup I want to be better informed when contracting someone for a service, especially.
Years ago I was led to believe anyone with a computer and good eye could easily make a logo within an hour for a couple of bucks, but through the years I have learned about the process of creating a symbolic representation for a company requires rigorous research, brainstorming and more that an hour.
To save me years of learning something the long way, I currently search online for information on who does the service and how they do it ,but the how can get quite consuming, and not sure if this is enough to keep me well informed.
There is a lot of us that face this problem especially in startup where you might need a lawyer, accountant and other professionals and know nothing but a basic understanding of what they might do.
What are the key questions I should try to answer when making research online on a foreign service?