Your business will need at least one telephone line to contact suppliers and handle general enquiries. You may also decide that you need fast internet access and an email address. A website, blog or social media page of your own can be an excellent way of advertising your business - for example people visiting your area may look online for wet weather activities particularly with the increase in Wi-fi hotspots and 3G/4G smartphones.
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 out what the best deal for you would be.
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.