Faced with the challenge of outperforming the competition and taking your business to the next level? Discover how partnering with GDPR consultancy specialists can help you do just that.
As a growing business, it’s all too tempting to see the arrival of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as little more than a necessary burden.
Sure, we all understand how vitally important data protection is if our business is to succeed in today’s digitally-driven economy, but let’s face it:
With so many new requirements to meet, strategies to devise and policies to overhaul, ensuring frictionless compliance with GDPR takes up valuable time and resources that most business owners would rather invest in achieving their one primary objective:
Growing their customer base and taking their business to the next level.
Yet to see GDPR as a burden is to overlook the sheer wealth of opportunities it presents that could well help your business achieve that very same objective.
GDPR – Opening Up New Avenues for Business Development
Though your business may have done all you can to ensure baseline compliance, many are still struggling do so. What’s more, many smaller businesses simply lack the time, expertise and resources to meet the requirement of GDPR Article 25:
Developing a culture of data protection by design and default.
In other words, integrating GDPR compliance into their day-to-day operation.
That’s where you come in.
As a lawyer, accountant, business support specialist or even an IT company, you’re in a unique position to help your clients not just meet GDPR requirements, but to do so in a way that helps both their business and yours to thrive.
At Relentless Privacy & Compliance, we proudly partner with organisations in the public / private service sectors to help them deliver added value and build long-term customer loyalty by providing a range of bespoke GDPR consultancy services on their behalf.
Here, we explain how doing so can help you to thrive in today’s digital economy, turning GDPR from an unnecessary burden into a rewarding opportunity to take your business to the next level.
The Expertise Your Clients Need – When They Need It
They say that knowledge is power, but whilst you and your team know everything there is to know about the areas you specialise in, you often find yourself powerless to help those who look to you for support with ensuring friction-less GDPR compliance.
Perhaps you’re a lawyer, and whilst you’ve proven time and time again that you’re the right person to help you clients navigate their way through the complexities of company law, you find yourself at a loss when it comes to GDPR.
Though you understand the basics, even you had to seek outside guidance to ensure baseline compliance for your own business, meaning you simply don’t have the confidence to advise your clients.
Or perhaps you offer any number of business support services, from accountancy and bookkeeping to HR, IT, and even marketing.
Over time, your customers have come to depend on you for all manner of services, knowing that no matter what they need, you’ll find a way to get the job done for them.
Yet when those same customers come to you for support in creating and maintaining GDPR compliance, you find that there’s nobody within your company who possess the specialist expertise needed to provide that support.
Either way, you’re left with no choice but to turn those customers away, ultimately leaving them with no choice but to turn to your competitors, often never to return.
Here’s the good news:
There is a better way
Instead of turning them away, you can answer all those requests for GDPR consultancy and support with a confident, resounding yes.
- Yes – You can help them review and revise consent policies
- Yes – You can serve as their designated Data Protection Officer
- Yes – You can provide expert consultations on how those clients can meet GDPR requirements efficiently and affordable.
By partnering with third-party GDPR consultants who work on your behalf to deliver the same exceptionally high standards that your customers have come to expect from you.
Rather than setting up a basic referral system which adds little long-term value to your business, your GDPR partner works side by side with you to integrate consultancy and support services into your Service Level Agreements with clients.
By doing so, everybody comes out a winner:
Your clients get the support they need, when they need it, and you get their trust, their loyalty, their long-term business and, of course, the added boost to your reputation.
Deliver Professional GDPR Services at Lower Costs
With May 25th 2018 now in the rear view mirror and global data privacy regulations on the rise there are some businesses who can simply can’t afford not to offer GDPR services to their customers, especially those in the IT, legal and technology sectors.
Think about it:
Though data protection and security go way beyond just the technical aspects, many businesses still see GDPR as being about technology, particularly when it comes to issues of cyber security, collecting data from online channels and providing secure data backup solutions.
Likewise, accountants who offer payroll, management accounting and similar services may find that by not offering additional GDPR-related services, you’re losing customers to those who can.
There’s just one problem.
Even if you do have someone within your team with the level of know-how required to deliver these services, they’re already stretched to their limits and simply lack the capacity to take on any further work.
Sure, you could reach out externally and look to hire a new in-house employee to take on the extra workload, but if the costs and complications of recruitment, HR and housekeeping weren’t enough to put you off, the high-level salaries commanded by top GDPR professionals most probably will be.
Fortunately, there is an alternative.
By partnering with a GDPR consultant to provide services on an ad-hoc basis, you’re able to meet the needs of your customers at a fraction of the price that you’d pay if you brought in a full-time member of staff.
Discover how collaborating with a leading GDPR consultancy can help you to grow your customer base, provide long-term added value to your customers, and take your business to the next level.