Industry sector: Retail and wholesale

Lingerie shop: Telecommunications

Your business will need at least one telephone line to contact suppliers and handle general enquiries. It is important to have internet access and an email address, and a website of your own is a good way to advertise your business. You might decide to sell some products online.

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

You may decide that you need a business mobile phone as well as a land line. Once 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.