Setting up shop shouldn't be a pain

Phone Service is a Must have item to set up your Business

There has never been a time in our history where we have had so many small businesses.  Before the internet, it was harder to establish your business entity.  The information just wasn’t as accessible as it is today.  You had to take trips to the county clerk to file for a D.B.A or to file your LLC or Corporation.  Now, it can all be done online, from the comfort of your home.  It was also a very costly endeavor.  A phone line for a business was around $100 a month and if you wanted an 800 number you paid a premium price.

Thanks to the invention of the internet all the necessary items you need to set up your business and get running smoothly are at your fingertips.  The majority of the analog phone providers simply are not offering phone lines any longer.  With new technologies such as VOIP or Voice Over Internet Protocol the big phone companies simply cannot survive.  VOIP, the phone quality is actually incredible, and the bill has been reduced significantly with plans starting around $10 a month.

How can you compete with that?  Don’t get me wrong, there are more costly options out there, it just depends on the needs of your business.

The VOIP services are extremely easy to configure and most of the time you can have your brand spanking new 800 number forwarded to your cell phone.  You could also opt for a desktop style digital phone with a local number and if you have an 800 number, you can have it routed to that desktop phone number.

Website Service

Ok, in the age we are currently living in, everyone is familiar with what a website is, what it is used for, and that it is absolutely vital to the survival of your business.  However, not everyone is tech savvy enough to figure out how to build and configure the website.  Luckily, there are many choices out there for you, I won’t lie, it can be overwhelming to sift through them all.

We will just go through a couple of the main things you will need.  By far the most important service for your website or blog is a Hosting Plan.  Simply put, hosting, is the parking spot for your website on the internet.  It can be very affordable or extremely expensive, so, you need to know what your business site will need.  When looking at Hosting plans, you want to look for their server uptime.  Are they up and running more than they are not? 

Also, you need to figure out what type of site you are going to have.  Are you going to you hire an experienced website developer that will build it 100% in a programming language, or do you want complete control?  Building a professional site using WordPress was the option that worked for me.   It kept my costs down and it was relatively easy to build and configure.

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