Having a landline, mobile phone and internet access is vital for any business owner but there are many in businesses that are on the wrong plan. They think it is all too confusing or that everyone in the business is a scam artist who just wants to make a sale. This is not necessarily the case. There are plans out there that will suit almost all business owners. If you want to cut your business telecommunications costs, you need to ask yourself the following questions:
Do you have a consultant that you trust- I’m going to guess that telecommunications is not your main business, so you probably shouldn’t be spending too much time and energy on your mobile, landline and internet plans? You want to concentrate on making money. In order to do this, you need a consultant who truly understands your business and can make recommendations that suit your business.
Do you understand your plans- Do you know much about your plan and what the inclusions are? Plans can include a variety of free calls and SMS’s. Some plans mean you can nominate numbers for free calls. Make sure you take advantage of all your offers to ensure your bill is as low as possible.
Does your consultant answer all your questions- There are some rogue elements of the telecommunications industry who may promise you the world but fail to deliver. If you are going to cut your telecommunications costs by dealing with a consultant, make sure that you deal with one you trust. You need a consultant that you feel comfortable with.
Do you actually know what’s out there- Whilst I’ve said earlier that you do not need to have an in depth knowledge of telecommunications (you’re wasting your time) it is beneficial to have some minimal understanding of what’s going on. This gives you a better opportunity to see if someone is lying to you.
Are there any technology options that can improve your business- It may not necessarily just be about cutting costs. Sometimes you need to look at new technology to improve your profits. For example, would having a blackberry and receiving emails on the road be beneficial to your business.
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