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Classic car restorer: Telecommunications

Your business will need at least one telephone line to deal with customers, contact suppliers and handle general enquiries.

It's useful to have internet access (essential if you carry out MOT testing) and a business email address, and a website of your own can be an excellent way to advertise your business.

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 providers offer internet access, email addresses and web hosting. Prices vary depending on the level of service required. Shop around to get the best deal for the package of services your business needs.

You may decide that you need business 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.