Wi-Fi for Small Business
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When it comes to investing in your business, the most valuable ventures are often the easiest to overlook. Wireless internet is a powerful case in point. As beneficial and inexpensive as Wi-Fi for small office locations is, many businesses have yet to install it. Such businesses are thus far less productive than they could be while offering customer experiences that could easily be improved. If your small business has yet to obtain wireless internet, it’s important to understand what you’re missing out on and how easy it is to get it.
How Can Small Businesses Benefit from Wireless Connections?
Setting up a small business Wi-Fi access point has no shortage of advantages for your company. These include:
- Enhancing the Office Experience: Patients who have to visit your office, want an experience that is met with ease. Healthcare providers that provide wireless internet for their employees, facilitate efficiencies through faster access to patient records from anywhere in the facility through use of a tablet, or other portable devices. Not only does this support and improve patient care, but creates efficient systems, employee productivity and performance.
- Spurring Higher Sales: A wireless internet connection will help you to boost your sales on multiple fronts. Potential customers that are met with wireless technologies, such as a hand-held POS system while checking out at a busy retail store, or taking an order at a fast-paced restaurant reap the benefits of a pleasant, stress-free experience. This satisfying encounter increases the likelihood for returning customers. Also, this affords an opportunity to build your email database by sending a customer’s receipt via email. Taking advantage of Wi-Fi for your small business promotes happy customers all while improving employee productivity and efficiencies.
- Promoting Productivity: Besides affecting your customers, business Wi-Fi also influences your employees. Workers who log in to the Wi-Fi on their phones will be able to communicate with each other and access information relevant to their jobs much more easily and from a wider range of locations, from their offices to the conference room or “front of house” for restaurants and retail. Obtaining wireless internet also makes it easier for you to take advantage of employee training apps to give your workers the skills they need to remain productive for the long haul.
The faster and more reliable your business Wi-Fi connection is, the greater the benefits for you, your employees and your customers. You should thus focus on finding wireless internet service providers that offer swift, secure connections as well as the customer service necessary to address any problems that arise.
How Much Does Wi-Fi Cost for a Business?
The price of wireless service varies considerably based on your location and the nature of your connection. In general, the monthly cost of Wi-Fi ranges from $70 to $400 if you use cable internet. You can obtain it for between $50 and $90 a month if you use DSL, but this comes at the cost of slower service, dated technology and less flexibility.
When comparing wireless internet service providers on price, it’s important to take into account the cost of expanding your service. As your business grows, you will likely need to add new features and make your connection available to more people. It is worth paying more for internet service in the short term if expanding service is affordable and simple.
Get a quick overview of the Wi-Fi for small business with this easy-to-read infographic from Cable ONE Business. Download here.
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To learn more about the benefits of Wi-Fi for your small business, call your local Cable ONE Business provider.