I'm a self-employed web developer. A little while ago, I made an agreement with a local graphic designer to whom I will provide subcontracted web development services for their clients as needed. They have a prospective client (let's call them client-p) who is interested in some custom web tooling and associated costs. Since I have a similar client (client-s), I mentioned this to the graphic designer along with the amount the client was quoted, while keeping the client's name confidential.
I probably should have predicted this, but they would like to see the website of this existing client, which is obviously totally reasonable.
How do I request of the designer, without sounding presumptuous, to decouple the quote and client-s from each other when presenting it to their client-p?
Having typed all this out, I now realize my mistake (ie.: I should have kept it vague like...
based on past experience, I anticipate the cost for client-p would start at around
$xxxx. Here's another client I have with similar web tooling...)
How do I steer this back? Something like...
I don't generally like sharing my clients' budgets with other current or prospective clients, just for the sake of respecting their own privacy. Certainly feel free to share the website and estimate with client-p, but if you could present it to client-p in a way that doesn't reveal client-s' financial details, that would be much appreciated.
Or am I overthinking this entirely?