If you're paying over $100 per month for your business phone and Internet service, you may be paying too much. As a one or two person start up, keeping your business overhead low can help your small business survive when you're just starting out. It can be tough to find areas to cut in your overhead, but consider lowering the amount you pay for phone and Internet.
Did you know you could be paying for more Internet speed than you actually need? Most small businesses only need 60 Mbps. Unless you were downloading large cad files or transferring huge amounts of data, one of the easiest ways to save money for your business is to downgrade your internet service to just 60 Mbps. You will quickly find that 60MBPS is a lot cheaper and provides enough bandwidth to keep an office of 2 to 3 people zipping along the Internet without suffering buffering.
Phone companies make a killing off small business owners because small business owners buy unnecessary services. Each month, the phone companies can count on your check to pay for the few features you actually do use and the many more costly features you will never use. For the most part, small business owners just need their phones to do one thing – ring! Getting your phone to ring has more to do with marketing and less to do with the actual phone system itself. Questions to ask yourself: Do I need a desk phone or can a second wireless line suffice? Do I need a landline or can a VoIP phone work? Do I need multiple phones or multiple lines in the office?
With cloud based phone packages priced at $10 per month and internet packages at $30 per month, you should be paying under $100 for a cloud based phone system and no less than 60MBPS internet speed. Double check your phone features to see if you are paying for cloud based features that you never use. Then adjust your phone package accordingly. Are you paying for cloud based features in your phone system that you will never use? Below are some of my most popular small business packages. Give me a call to get the most honest quotes on business phone and internet service. I can be reached at 414-719-2270 or email@example.com
Line2 - $9.99 per month
Ring Central - $24.99 per month
Spectrum – $29.99 per month
Vonage - $39.99 per month
All Internet Service Providers have 50-60MBPS internet speeds available. Just ask for the $59.99 or cheaper plan.
Antoine Miller is a telecom professional with over a decade of cable, voice and data experience. Miller shares his most useful tips and experience with individuals looking to save money and get the best value from their cable, phone and internet service.