Small and microbusiness owners typically work on a fairly tight budget. For these entrepreneurs, cutting cost without sacrificing functionality is always challenging.
In some cases, however, these business owners may not be looking for savings in all the right places. For instance, a small business phone service can reduce expenses and still provide critical business features like extensions and voicemail to email. Although a traditional, wire-based phone system might seem like a business necessity, legacy communications may in fact be taking a sizeable chunk out of your company’s bottom line—here’s how:
If opening your monthly phone bill gives you a consistent sense of impending doom it might be time to look for an alternative solution. You are simply no longer at the mercy of major providers that gauge you for every cent possible. A small business phone service can fit neatly into your budget and remove the monthly bout of terror.
Legacy wire-based systems rely on—you guessed it—wires. Those wires and the hardware they connect have to be configured, typically by a technician. Those labor costs come out of your company’s pocket and the money spent is not available for advertising or product development
Unfortunately, with a wire-based system unnecessary expenditures rarely end when the installation is complete. If hardware or wiring starts to break down, you will be forced either to call a technician again or devote internal IT resources to solving the problem. Obviously, neither of these scenarios is ideal and both can be a drain on your finances.
If you can’t shake the feeling that your legacy phone system is burning a hole in your pocket, it might be time to try something new.