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Starting A Small Business: Things To Know

Posted  by Laura J Solomon

finance, phone, installation, tips America is built on entrepreneurship and being able to own a small business. Small businesses have played an integral part in help our country grow and thrive in its infancy. With the perseverance of many, small businesses have been a driving force in helping America’s economy be what it is today. While some serious dedication and some good old fashioned “elbow grease” has seen many a small business owner rise to the top in their respective industry, KNOWLEDGE is definitely key when it comes to starting a business.

How will you finance your small business?

The first step is to know what kind of business you want to start, how you will operate it, what kind of assistance you will have in the process and if you will have someone train you in the beginning. If you already have experience in the field your business will run in, then you have a jump start. If not, you can get a formal education, go to a technical school, take seminars and professional development classes, or find a mentor to learn from.

You also need to decide where you will get the money to find your new venture as well as have a solid business plan should you need to take out a loan with a bank. If you have some personal savings to invest, funding may not be that difficult. Using your financial records will help you if you do seek out help from a lending institution like a bank or private lender.

You will need to look into marketing your brand and your business so that consumers know what kind of business you are or what services you offer. Chances are you will be competing with other businesses in your industry so it’s vital that you are strategic in planning a marketing campaign. With the rampant use of the Internet, it’s wise to start a website to let people know about you and what you do. Considering consulting a recommended website developer who knows how to optimize your site and provide a good visual for your visitors.

Starting a new business also involves finding an office space, setting up a comprehensive telecommunications network. Consulting a professional will help ensure that you have a properly functioning system that will enable you to communicate with customers, vendors, and staff. Without good communication, your business will suffer. Tony the Phone Guy specializes in business data cabling San Diego and is available around the clock when San Diego emergency phone repair is needed. We serve all of San Diego including Kearny Mesa, UTC, Golden Triangle, and Mira Mesa. Give us a call at 1.866.660.5454 for a consultation. We have been in the business for a decade and offer professional, experienced, and friendly services.

Thinking Of Changing Your Office Phone System?

Posted by Laura J Solomon

phone systems, San Diego, Business Phones, A quality, dependable, and properly functioning telephone system is vital to the success of your business. While the intention of every small business owner is to have a fully functioning phone system, often times small budgets, poor installation, or low quality systems hinder potential growth and development of businesses small and large. If you are finding yourself in a predicament with your current system, below may be some reasons why you find yourself considering a change.

Customer Support: The first thing we all want when encountering a problem with something we use on a day-to-day basis is customer support. No phone system has ever been known to work perfectly. With that being said, the chances of problems occurring at a reasonable consistency are pretty high: especially if you encounter a high call volume on a daily basis. While those problems can usually be solved, the process in which it takes to do so (and in a timely matter) can be very slow and painstaking without quality customer support form the vendor you bought the system from and/or the person who installed it. If your current phone system didn’t come with the option to call someone and ask for assistance when there is a problem, you might want to consider changing.

Missing phone calls may prompt a change in your phone system

Downtime: Missing out on a phone call, or not being able to reach your customers, is a really big problem when it comes to running a successful business. Downtime from lagging phone extensions, misplaced calls, or a poor operating system can cost you and your business quite a bit in lost revenue. Not too mention you will have frustrated customers, staff, and field officers. You can’t afford to have a phone system that isn’t allowing you to communicate at the efficiency your business demands. This is another good reason to consider changing.

Insufficient Capacity: If you are flooded with calls (that’s a good problem!) and your phone system is not able to handle the capacity in which you require, instead of spending a small fortune on upgrading your current phone system you may want to consider purchasing a new system that will meet the needs of your business for years to come. You will then have the ability to scale your phones up and down as needed.

High cost of dialing rates and renting lines: Have you considered just how much it’s costing you everything month in line rentals and call charges? It’s wise to consult with a service provider and have them perform a bill analysis to see how much you could save should you replace your current phone system. You may also want to look into VoIP as technology can save you up to 50% on call charges.

Consider what you are getting with your phone system in regards to what you are paying. Don’t you want greater value for the money you are spending? As a small business owner this applies to every aspect of your company, not just your communications and phone system.

Business Phone System Repairs: What’s The 411?

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Business, phone, repair, San Diego,Businesses small and large experience problems with their phone systems. In fact, there probably aren’t any business phone systems out there that are foolproof, promising to never experience a malfunction at one time or another. With that being said, as a business owner you should prepare yourself for when the time comes that you need business phone system repairs Mira Mesa or emergency phone repair services San Diego.

Business phone system repairs are to be expected with a phone network

Being prepared for business phone system repairs can help alleviate the amount of downtime a company may encounter due to phone system issues. This goes for missed calls, interrupted conferences, and networking issues. Time is money and so is communication. If you aren’t able to engage with your customers, vendors, and employees because you are experiencing problems with your communications network, you will most likely encounter a loss in revenue and possibly disgruntled clients. For these reasons it is important to seek out the help of a phone repair professional, one that has experience and expertise.

Let’s say first off that it is important to do all that you can to prevent problems from occurring with your phone system. Preventative maintenance is the best way to save yourself time, money, and frustration from a downed phone system. It can you asses potential problems before they happen. It is also very important to have telephone support before you make a commitment to purchasing a system. This is to ensure that you have someone to call who may be able to help you resolve the issue without ever having to visit your office location.

Unfortunately, there may be times when you aren’t able to solve the problem with the help of tech support on the phone. In fact, if your system has gone down altogether, this most certainly won’t happen. In these circumstances, you will need to seek an “on-site” resolution. An emergency phone repair services Chula Vista professional can arrive on-site quickly to assess the problem and find a quick solution.

If you have a support contact with a telephone maintenance provider than you hopefully have access to 24/7 service that will help you get your phone system back up and running quickly and smoothly with as little cost as possible. Your particular contract with the telephone support company will determine what “emergency services” they provide. Some may be willing to come out any day of the week, while others only offer their services Monday through Friday. If your system goes down on a weekend, you will need to be patient until they can come out on Monday.  Different servicing companies offer different levels of support and service. If you are considering entering into a contract with a company that offers business phone system repairs the it is important that you know what range of services is offered as well as the price that goes along with those services.