One of the earliest and most fundamental decisions a business owner makes is choosing a phone system. “Bottom line, the type of telephone system you choose should support the type of business you’re in,” says Holly Hinze, director of commercial products at Charter Communications. “It’s smart to start by thinking about your phone needs at a high level.”
____Holding the phone
For group calls, you may want to include a conference speakerphone, which offers enhanced microphone capabilities that are ideal for meetings.
____Keeping lines open
____Check for fit
Any phone system you purchase should be “expandable,” Hinze says. “Consider the anticipated growth of your business, and make sure what you buy now can scale up to last you for the next three to five years.”