Industry sector: Consumer services

Beauty salon: Telecommunications

Your business will need at least one telephone line to handle customers' enquiries and bookings, to contact suppliers and so on. A mobile therapist will almost certainly need a business mobile phone. Internet access is essential if you want to be able to order supplies online. A website is a good way to advertise your business and the treatments you offer.

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 and email accounts. Shop around to find the best deal for the package of services your business requires.

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 - and to make sure that you're getting the best deal they offer.