I am in the very preliminary stages of starting a business with the goal of receiving, processing, and storing data that is submitted either online or through a mobile device from clients in a very specific niche market. I need help developing a visually appealing platform that is intuitively accessible for both clients to submit data on the front-end and for employees/contractors to process to a third party and store that data on the back-end. Additionally, I am looking for that person/team to provide on-going IT support and development. These services are the principle budget items needed to secure funding. All interested parties should supply quotes for the cost of initial development, on-going support and development as well as a general estimate regarding the time-frame needed to move from concept to launch once funding is secured.
I filled out the information below to the best of my ability, but I honestly don't know what skills will be needed, how I should discuss paying for this, what experience level is needed, or the budget range. Please be honest with me about everything you think will be necessary.
Thanks for your interest and help.