When we broach the subject of connectivity, it’s easier to ask what is not connected rather than what is. Every aspect of your small business relies on the strength and reliability of the digital communication between devices and the people responsible for carrying out tasks and – more importantly – your prospects and customers.
Therefore, finding an internet service provider that enables you to not only stay connected, but also communicate seamlessly is crucial for the continuity of your operations. But finding the right internet provider is often easier said than done. There are myriad providers out there each with their own bundle of software and connectivity solutions, which means you really need to know what your unique connectivity needs are before taking on the search. In this blog, we provide you with some useful tips to simplify the process of choosing the connectivity internet service that’s best for you.
Choose a connectivity solution based on your business needs
No two businesses are the same. And when operating a small business, you’re also likely to have other connectivity needs that your larger counterparts don’t. Before putting out your feelers for an internet provider, first identify what your unique requirements are. Create a list with your top requirements and order it from priority down to nice-to-haves.
Small and medium enterprises need to consider business growth when looking for a supplier
One of the biggest differentiators small businesses have when it comes to the acquiring of services is the possibility of growth. Every service provider you employ needs to offer a solution that enables you to grow your connectivity software and tools along with your business. You need to be able to expand your bandwidth with minimal effort.
As your business grows, so too will your connectivity needs. A small network with a public email account and cloud service might have been good enough a year ago, but now that you have 10 employees and a national reach, you need the assurance that messages are communicated effectively and that all of your data is secure. Finding a different solution or internet provider each time your needs change is time-consuming and costly exercise. Choosing an internet provider with connectivity solutions that can increase alongside your business requirements from the get-go, means you have one less thing to worry about when your business is expanding.
Small and medium enterprises need support at the best price
As a small business, one of the biggest influencers when choosing a service provider is cost. With tight budgets and your focus on growth, you’d want to get the most bang for your buck, so to speak. Unfortunately, many internet providers are expensive and often you have to make use of more than one to get the comprehensive connectivity services you require. You also have to consider the management and maintenance of your network which is another resource you need to invest in. Choosing an internet provider that gives you all of the connectivity tools you need and the service to manage it is first prize.
Ignite’s tailor-made connectivity solutions caters to your specific small business needs
We understand the need for fast, reliable and secure internet access for the success of your small business. That’s why we offer you super-fast internet with our Essentials Fibre solution. Our business grade broadband fibre enables you to download large files, effortlessly send emails, stream online content as well as use advanced online communications tools to communicate internally and externally via voice and video.
We also provide you with all of the connectivity products you need in one place so you don’t have to make use of more than one internet provider. Our solutions are structured so you can adjust your usage limits along with the growing needs of your business.
What to find out exactly what to consider when choosing a connectivity provider? Download our handy checklist here.