Internet Consultants are specially trained and certified Internet business experts. Just like the many other business advisors you have come to depend on (such as your lawyer, your accountant, your stock broker, etc.) an Internet Consultant is in your local community to ensure your business realizes the full profit potential offered by Internet technologies. That potential goes far beyond just selling products and services online with a website; Internet Consultants have a wide range of specialized tools at their disposal and can offer you a variety of solutions tailored specifically for your business. These Internet Solutions can include technologies that make your day-to-day processes more efficient, saving you money on operational expenses, better sales and customer management options and even affordable marketing services.
Internet Consultants may not be what you have come to expect when you think of Internet "experts", particularly if you've been approached by other Web Developers in the past. Not restricted to technology wizards, they come from a variety of backgrounds across every industry imaginable, giving you the benefit of their own business experience in addition to their Internet know-how. That is an important distinction between Internet Consultants and traditional Web Designers, as they focus on delivering true business solutions, rather than simply creating websites.
Another difference that sets Internet Consultants apart from other Web Design professionals is their goal of creating an ongoing business relationship with you. It is almost common practice in this industry for a firm to design a website for a client and then move on to new business, never looking back. This may work well for the Web Design firm, but it certainly does not work well for you. In reality, websites are only the beginning - an Internet Consultant's services will deliver far more value to your business and help you to achieve a real return on your website investment as you build a profitable long-term partnership.