Industry sector: Leisure

Pool hall: Telecommunications

Your business will need at least one telephone line to contact suppliers and handle general enquiries and bookings. Having your own website is a good way to advertise the services and facilities that your business offers as well as giving practical information like your location, contact details and opening hours and you may decide to enable it to allow customers to book tables online. Having an email address is also a good idea and a fast internet connection is a useful tool for most businesses.

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, email accounts and related services. Shop around to find out what the best deals for you would be.

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.