If you run a home-based business, and you still use your personal cell phone for business purposes, it's time to make some changes. Your cell phone may be the perfect way to stay in contact with friends and family; however, that type of communication falls short for your business needs. To make your home-based business more competitive, and to alleviate some of the problems associated with cell phone use, here are four reasons why you need to have a dedicated phone system installed for your home-based business.
Several businesses are giving up their traditional phone system for a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system, because they are fairly inexpensive to install and operate. In fact, other than updating your office's network cabling if needed, you don't need to worry about a complicated installation process at all. VoIP phone systems operate using your company's Internet connection. Because of this, VoIP systems are cheaper than landline systems, but if they aren't properly protected, they are also vulnerable to hackers.
Business phone systems today do a lot more than just allow you to take incoming calls; customer service, CRM software and business applications can also be tied into these systems. They can also help you to make your office mobile with services like MVoIP, which is a mobile Voice over IP service that can reduce cellular costs for businesses. These are also services that modern businesses will want to have to improve productivity and reduce costs.
I recently saw a story on the local news about how young adults today are skipping landlines when they move out on their own. I love cell phones like everyone else, but I think a landline is also important to have. Service usually only cost a few dollars each month, and they are very useful for emergencies. Since I have had my cell phone, I have misplaced it many times and I even dropped it in the bathtub once and had to wait several days for a new one. I don't think I could have gotten through those times without my landline close by to help me locate my cell phone and order a new replacement. I created this blog to remind young people today that home landlines are very important to have.