Industry sector: Leisure

Golf driving range: Telecommunications

Your business will need at least one telephone line to receive customers' enquiries and deal with suppliers. You may also need a fax machine when dealing with suppliers and it is becoming increasingly useful to have fast internet access and an email address. A website of your own or a Facebook page is an excellent way to advertise your business and keep customers up to date with new developments and any special offers at the range.

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 email accounts, internet connections and website hosting. Shop around to find out what the best deal would be for your business.

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.