Industry sector: Transport

Limousine hire: Telecommunications

Your business will need at least one telephone line to contact customers and to handle general enquiries. It's also increasingly important to have fast internet access and an email address. A website is a good way to advertise your business and you could use it to offer an online booking service.

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.

You may decide that you need mobile phones as well as land lines because you and your drivers will be spending a lot of time away from your base. Again, there are many different deals available offering different options and payment plans to the user.

Many different internet service providers (ISPs) offer internet connections, website hosting 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.