BT Business One Plan
Mick Hegarty, Strategy & Commercial Director, BT Business, shares some top tips on how you can you build a professional company image and consolidate your communications to save costs with BT Business One Plan.
The number of people starting and growing a business from home rose dramatically last year to 2.8 million - an increase of 300,000 people going it alone. This bodes well for an upturn, particularly as last year alone home businesses contributed £284 billion to the UK economy.
Whether you’re starting out your business from home or looking to extend your reach, operating on low overheads and making the most efficient use of technology is crucial to securing your long-term success. More than 81 per cent of businesses that responded to the 2009 Business Pulse, the largest survey of UK businesses to take place last year, confirmed that technology remains a key enabler to starting and growing a business from home.
Here are some tips on how you can compete just as effectively with your larger rivals while ensuring you don’t burn a hole in your pocket.
Consolidate your communications to save costs
For a remote worker, your communications network is the lifeblood of your business. It underpins your ability to deliver good customer service, how you manage your supplier relationships and new business opportunities. However, juggling a landline and mobile, as well as internet connection, can be time consuming and expensive if you don’t get the right set-up.
Look at consolidating your phone, mobile and broadband to make some great savings and remove the administrative headache of managing different suppliers and keeping track of multiple accounts. Bundles represent better value and you’ll find better deals by combining services, than buying separately.
BT Business One Plan for example can offer an unlimited calls package at a small fixed monthly fee plus the option of free intra business calls ensuring that you can keep in touch with who you need to without worrying about the cost of your communications spiralling out of control.
To find out more about consolidating your communications.
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