Internet security is an important element in the computer consulting business. As a computer consulting professional, your clients will need you to explain Internet security by describing how your networking solution will work with firewall, antivirus and encryption techniques.
ACKNOWLEDGE CLIENT CONCERNS
Connecting to a system of any kind, such as a workstation or a server can be incredibly risky. Security concerns will offer many complex challenges for those in the computer consulting business. Not fully employing complicated security resources when setting up a client network means continuing to use individual dial-up accounts and modems, which can leave a system vulnerable and compromise company IT assets.
TIPS FOR OVERCOMING SMALL BUSINESS OBJECTIONS
As a professional in the computer consulting business, you don’t want to make any decisions without talking through prospects’ or clients’ concerns about networking and security issues. If you think you missed a small point, ask questions to clarify. Asking a lot of questions will help establish a trusting relationship with clients and prospects, because they will notice that you were concerned enough to be as clear as possible about their needs. Repeat questions as issues arise and listen carefully to objections. This is also your opportunity to give them more information about what your computer consulting business can offer them.
MAKING CLIENTS SEE THE IMPORTANCE OF A NETWORKING SOLUTION
As a computer consultant and virtual IT director, your job is to help clients see the benefits of a networking solution. A small business network is more than just a set of hardware and software; it is a long-term management tool and growth opportunity.
If you use some of the above skills when handling misconceptions about small business networks, you will help clarify your solution and overcome objections that might reduce your chances of closing a deal with clients.
Blogged By: Joshua Feinberg