Choosing Your Office Phone System
If you’re heading up a small start up business, whether it’s one based in your attic or you’ve secured a small office space for you and a few members of staff, one of the most important things you’ll be using is the phone system.
Every business, even one that operates mainly on the internet, needs its own address and phone line. Many people are uncomfortable when a website does not provide these details on the contact page as they feel it does not mean the business is trustworthy and, no matter how much you enjoy email, there will be times when a phone call is necessary.
But how to decide which system to use? Do you just need a phone for yourself or are there other members of staff present? If it’s just you and you’re working from home, a second phone line added to your standard home phone line could be the perfect solution. However, if you’re in an office space with other people, different types of phone services could work best.
Sometimes it’s a good idea to have a phone with lots of capabilities, such as to be able to transfer calls, turn on hold, use mute and with conferencing ability. These types of phones are available and can do a great deal for your business, especially if you are on the phone a lot and need to be highly organised. There are also phones that have integrated VoIP capabilities, which can be hooked up to the net to talk to clients online.
Not only are there a lot of different phones available, but there are also plenty of phone packages you can use. These include different lines, extras, conferencing and so on – each of which may or may not be important for your business. It’s always a good idea to shop around for which sort of phone package will suit your needs best and, if in doubt, call different companies and ask for their recommendations for different phone systems based on your needs.
Once you’ve got your new telephone system set up and ready to go, you can enjoy making the most of high quality, well organised phone set ups that will help to ensure your start up business runs as smoothly as possible during its early stages – and, thanks to the time you spent choosing the right one, well beyond those early stages too!
Paul Buchanan writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.