There are certainly many advantages to owning a small business, namely having less employees means that your job as a manager is, theoretically, less complicated. However, one of the biggest unforeseen challenges to starting a small business are growing pains; just how fast is your business going to grow? That question makes it challenging to figure out what type of contract you should sign with a phone service provider. If you sign on without enough coverage, in a couple of months you may find that it is not sustainable to a larger team. At least that was the case until the cloud.
Add Lines Easily
With a traditional phone system, adding new lines to your system necessitated a visit from a technician–and added fees. However, with the cloud you can add new lines with just a few clicks of the mouse. Not only is it more cost effective to add on lines with the cloud, but it is much easier.
Support Remote Working and Travel
Say that your small business has now grown to the point that you are on the road quite a bit of the time. Or maybe you have chosen to hire remote workers to handle some of the overflow. Either way, the cloud makes these options all the easier with the online softphone. No matter what device you are calling on, with the softphone it will all be under your business number.
As the number of clients gets larger, you may find that HD video conferencing, online faxing or web conferencing to be ‘musts’ instead of ‘wants’. Cloud business phone systems allow you to bundle these add-ons into one–all without complicated contracts or added charges.
Contact Jay Faulconer at ACS to find out all that the Cloud has to offer your company!