Essential Purchases for Small Business: Phone Systems

Priorities change when our society changes – clearly. Everything that has been happening this year in regards to Business vs. COVID has taught us that priorities can pivot swiftly. Business Owners are constantly on their toes to decide how to navigate their industry landscape, make financially intelligent decisions and keep everyone safe at the same time. One of the biggest struggles is deciding what types of purchases you should be making for your business. You can’t neglect the need to grow as a business in any climate, but it’s about being able to evaluate what purchases are necessary for your business. Let’s talk about some essential purchases for small businesses in any climate.

After starting your business, one of the first purchases you should make is your business phone line. You need to keep your business life separate from your personal life and the first step in doing that is at the very least having a business phone number. There are so many options out there and you have to decide what will be the best fit for your business. Do you need any entire physical phone network in your office so every desk has their phone handset? Or can headsets be a viable option for your phone needs. Perhaps it is just you at the moment, but you still need that business number for your business cards and so your potential customer and clients can reach you. 

If you decide that you just want a number that you can run through your existing cell phone, then VoIP is the best option for you. What is VoIP? VoIP is the technology that converts your voice into a digital signal, allowing you to make a call directly from a computer, a VoIP phone, or other data-driven devices. Simply put, it’s phone service delivered over the internet.

Now let’s talk about some of the systems that are available for your business. 

Ring Central is a robust cloud-hosted VoIP phone system and a great option for businesses of all sizes. The system offers nearly every calling, collaboration and mobile feature businesses would want from a phone system. RingCentral is a great choice for conference calling service within a phone system because it’s easy to use and allows every user to host calls with up to 1,000 participants. 

Ooma was built with small businesses specifically in mind. It offers a range of core features: virtual receptionists, voicemail, on-hold music and conference calling. Users can make and receive calls from their business line on their mobile devices. Users do not have access to video conferencing services on Ooma’s platform.

8×8 is a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone system hosted in the cloud, and it is easy to use, affordable and reliable. Each license includes video conferencing capabilities that gives each employee the ability to host meetings with up to 100 people at a time.  

Several factors make this an excellent phone system for small businesses. For example, you don’t need full-time IT staff because with a cloud-hosted VoIP system like 8×8, there is nothing to install, and the phone system provider handles all maintenance and upgrades.  

GoTo Connect Offers a complete unified communications system that combines Jive’s business phone service with GoToMeeting’s audio and video conferencing services.

The system has every feature a business is looking for in a unified communication system, including attendants, call recording, voicemail transcription, call queuing and conference calling. The service efficiently supports both voice and video calls, integrates well with existing CRM systems, and offers contact center services. Further, the service is reliable and works well for both small and large businesses. 

Grasshopper gives businesses the ability to present a professional image at all times without investing in a traditional in-office phone system. With a virtual system, you don’t have to worry about the phones it can connect with or how it will be hosted. Those searching for virtual phone systems are looking for a service that lets them look professional to callers for a low cost. They aren’t looking for some high-priced solution that has every phone system feature imaginable. Mostly, they want a system to keep them and their remote workers connected under one umbrella.

Vonage is the best option for a growing business. They offer cloud-hosted VoIP phone systems that are scalable and full of valuable features. Whether you need three or 3,000 extensions, Vonage has a solution for you. You can customize your plan, add lines and control your account from an online portal, which you can access both in the office and remotely. 

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