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Aromatherapist: Telecommunications

Your business will need at least one telephone line to handle calls from clients and to contact suppliers. Having fast internet access and an email address is increasingly useful and will enable you to order aromatherapy supplies online, keep up to date with developments in the sector and communicate via email and social media with existing and prospective clients. A website is a good way to advertise your business and to give potential clients an idea of what they can expect from their first treatment.

The telephone company will bill you every month or quarter for the calls you have made, often plus an amount for the line rental for the next quarter.

Many different internet service providers (ISPs) offer internet connections, website hosting and email accounts. Shop around to find the best deal for the package of services your business requires.

You may decide that you need mobile phones as well as land lines. Again, there are many different deals available offering different options and payment plans to the user.

Various packages and discount structures are available to business users, which can help to reduce telecommunications costs. Contact your telephone company's customer services department for details.