Phones and Prospecting

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If you are a small business owner, you want an affordable way to communicate with your customers. The truth is your long distance charges can quickly add up by simply talking to prospects who may or may not be interested in what you have to offer. We’ve all been there before. No matter how quickly you get off the phone, there is always another prospect to call. This can get costly. You want to increase your income and not your budget. Being aware of your options will help you choose the right phone system for your business; thus reducing your spending amount and stress levels.

You have a few options to choose from but the ultimate choice will be yours to make. The first option is to use your traditional phone system called a land line. Most of us already have a land line connection in our home, better known as simply our home phone. It is regulated by your local telephone company. Depending on your phone provider and long distance carrier, using this option for you business can be quite costly. The packages some carriers offer may not be the most flexible or economic. If you make over 100 local and/or long distance calls a month, it would make sense to seek a better route to keep your budget at a minimum.

Voice Over Internet Protocol, better known as VoIP is another option that can be used for personal and business use. This system transmits data using your internet connection. You simply make calls from your computer or laptop. You can even forward calls to your mobile phone. The only hardware needed is a good pair of headphones. You can find great deals on Amazon and Ebay.

The last phone system I am going to discuss is simply using your cell phone. If your phone has clarity and you have a monthly deal that works for you, go for it. This way can prove to be very economical. Choose a plan with unlimited day and night-time minutes. Long distance charges usually do not apply with cell phone carriers throughout the US. Plans to call outside of the country will cost but usually are affordable.

In summary, only you know what will work best for your personal and business use. At the end of the day, you are your own judge and the choice is yours. Now that you have gathered some information, it is time to do some comparison shopping. Below are a few reference links to assist you in getting started. Use them as references only. Continue to shop around and compare options to fit your business requirements.

Good luck!

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Glenda Coker

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