As a business owner, you need to have a plan in place when disaster strikes. This is not something any of us want to think of, but it is crucial in order to ensure that your business stays afloat in times of natural disaster.
Could your business survive if something happened to the telephone lines? What if the problem went on for days? Do you have a backup plan? If you have traditional phone lines, chances are you do not have a backup plan and would be at the mercy of the telephone company to get you back up and running which could mean thousands of dollars and customers lost, depending on how long you are out of commission.
On the other hand, if you have VoIP based business phone service, you would be able to be back up and running in a very short amount of time.
Before you discount the need to back up your telephone system or have an emergency plan in place, think of the business that is conducted on the telephone on a daily basis. How often are you in contact with customers, vendors, and other business-related personnel? Now what if that communication was cut off due to a flood, hurricane, or other natural disaster? Would your business be able to operate without the phone? Chances are the answer is no which is why finding the right solution for your business is crucial before disaster strikes.
Harness the Power of the Telephone
Your business relies on the phone calls being made on a daily basis to everyone involved whether customers, suppliers, or employees. When natural disaster strikes, whether weather or some other disaster strikes and your phone lines are down, your business can come to a standstill. If you have VoIP business phone service, you will have ways around this disaster. All that VoIP requires is an internet connection. Once you have that connection, you can make the necessary changes to how the phone calls are routed throughout the company. If you need them sent to every employees smartphone until the problem is worked out or forwarded to a specific voicemail, you can make it happen in a matter of seconds, ensuring that no customers, vendors or any other interested party is getting ignored, frustrated and moving onto another company while you are down.
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