ByteStart is delighted to announce the launch of a new service to help businesses cut their energy costs.
Created in conjunction with the UK’s leading business energy price comparison service, Make It Cheaper, the partnership gives you access to brilliant value business energy, broadband and phone deals. (more…)
For small businesses broadband is an essential requirement and yet for many people it’s hard to get the level of service they want from their supplier.
Why is this and what steps can you take to get the quality of broadband you need to run your business successfully?
We asked telecoms expert, Dave Millett to explain what alternative options you have if your business can’t get the broadband service you want from one of the main suppliers.
Everyone wants to get the best deal on their telecoms – but buying just on price, is unlikely to give you a great return.
Not all telecoms solutions are the same; so, it’s important to ask the right questions to ensure you are comparing like for like.
To help you get the best deal on your business telecoms, we asked, telecoms specialist Dave Millett to reveal the key questions you need to ask when looking to get broadband, lines, mobiles and VOIP solutions for your business.
Technological developments are driving changes in all aspects of business. And business telecoms is no different.
Startup and small businesses can reap the benefits the advances in technology are bringing, but they need to ask the right questions when it comes to the cloud, contracts, coverage and customers.
So what are the key factors and trends small business owners need to think about when it comes to business telecoms in 2018? (more…)
While, you may be willing to put up with a bit of buffering if you’re trying to watch YouTube comedy clips, a slow connection can be no joke for your business.
If slow connection is an issue for your business, your service will almost certainly be ADSL over a standard copper phone line. In these circumstances, it may be cost-effective to upgrade to a leased line. (more…)
Redundancy is a word many businesses would prefer to avoid, except for those businesses where redundancy means the inclusion of components to safeguard against the failure of vital equipment/services.
For example, radio stations build in redundancy at every level of their business that involves broadcasting their content: back-up microphones in studios; back-up studios; back-up transmission links; back-up power. Having these back-ups in place ensures the station can stay on air when some technology fails.
If your business relies on access to the internet, Nolan Braterman of Frontier Voice and Data argues that you should have a redundancy plan, to ensure your business doesn’t suffer when there is a broadband outage.
As a start-up business you have a lot to think about but not a lot of time. Although a phone line and broadband connection are essential, you may feel that ‘all the providers are basically the same’ – so are tempted to just go with the telecoms provider that’s the easiest or the cheapest.
If this is your thinking – you are not alone.
Unfortunately, however, there are many costly traps for the unwary. It’s therefore worth spending a little time considering which telecoms package is right for you and your business – now and throughout the duration of the contract. (more…)
To some extent we are all caught in a telecoms trap. Whether you are in services, retail, or manufacturing your start-up or small business must have some form of telecoms.
This gives some suppliers an opportunity to bamboozle customers with jargon and complicated long-term contracts. It can even get to the point where when you have a query and consider moving supplier you are promptly told, “sorry you are still under contract.”
But are you really always bound by such a contract, and do you have any options to get out of a telecoms contract you aren’t happy with?
We asked Dave Millett of independent telecoms brokerage, Equinox, to give you the inside-track on business telecoms contracts; (more…)
Over 600,000 business were started in the UK in 2016, and that number is expected to be exceeded in 2017.
There are many challenges for every one of these business start-ups, but some new businesses make it harder for themselves by making basic mistakes with their telecoms.
Most of us have used a broadband connection in one environment or the other – whether at home, at work or at school, the internet is now an important tool for people of all ages.