Industry sector: Consumer services

Furniture restorer: Telecommunications

Your business will need at least one telephone line to contact suppliers and handle enquiries. It's essential to have internet access and a business email address. A website is 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 connections, email accounts and website hosting. Shop around to find the best deals to suit 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.