Simplified Communications will consult with your organization to discover the best telecommunications solutions including voice services of all formats, internet services, and television. With our strategic partnerships, we represent virtually all major carriers, allowing us to provide you with an unbiased experience that will take your business towards your business goals, with no additional fees.
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Small business owners’ optimism touched a 35-year high last month, with businesses setting records in terms of job creation and hiring, while also being able to increase prices.
In July, the NFIB’s Small Business Optimism Index marked its second highest level in the survey’s 45-year history, at 107.9 – just shy of the July 1983 record-high of 108.
Major corporate data breaches may make headlines, but small businesses actually suffer the majority of malware infections. In fact, recent data suggests small business owners should think in terms of “when,” not “if” when developing cyber security strategies. Consider these recent statistics:
No matter the size of your business or your field of expertise, cyber security will continue to grow in importance. Protect your business today.
Contact a Simplified Agent today to learn how we can help protect your business.
Losing internet connection can be a disaster for any business. Comcast Business now offers Connection Pro, which is an internet add-on for small-to-medium sized businesses that keeps business functions going during outages caused by power failure or network disruption. In any catastrophe, the Connection Pro will keep your business working for up to eight hours.
Comcast Business Connection Pro gives small businesses the peace of mind that they’ll stay connected and keep their business moving forward.
Interested in adding Connection Pro to your business? Connect with a broker and we will help negotiate the best contract for you.
Like many industries, from healthcare to insurance, trucking and finance, Telecom has its share of acronyms that can be confusing and frustrating for those new to the industry. If you’re considering a new phone system for your business, here are the four types of phone systems you need to be familiar with in order to make the best decision for your business.
While the full effects of natural disasters are still being assessed, many are using them as a way to gauge the resilience of their businesses. If a hurricane, flood or wildfire were to strike, how quickly could you be back up and running? A business continuity plan addresses the four “R’s” of response, resumption, recovery, and restoration and can help you plan for both catastrophic natural disasters, as well as events like power outages, computer viruses, and equipment failure.
Here are five things to consider in a business continuity plan
Your business continuity plan should also include a business impact analysis to determine what happens if key employees are not able to work for any number of reasons. Do you have other trained and knowledgeable staff who would be able to cover for key employees?
While the above points are important, keep in mind that during a disaster, stress levels are high, and your first priority is your people and their physical and emotional needs.
Contact Simplified today to learn how we can help you plan for things like natural disasters.
Since your company’s telecom services can account for 5-20 percent of annual expenses, it makes sense to perform a telecom audit in order to discover where you may be losing money and identify ways to save. When performing a telecom audit, professional auditors like those at Simplified will examine your local telephone bills, long distance invoices, wireless services, internet and VoIP bills, and current tariff charges. From this information, your auditor will prepare but a detailed and comprehensive report.
The most common areas to find savings are:
Once the audit is complete, Simplified agents work for you to negotiate better rates through your current provider or by helping you find a new one. For more information on how a telecom audit can help your business, contact Simplified today.
Telecommunication services – from data transmission to phone-based operations – are critical to the success of your business, regardless of its size. Productivity, competitiveness, growth and more are affected by the quality and reliability of your communication platforms. Considering the importance of these services, businesses are turning to telecom brokers to help navigate the complexity and variety of products available today.
Telecom brokers can save your business time and money in a variety of ways.
In short, brokers like Simplified Communications can provide you with the highest quality services at the best available price directly from the carrier. What’s more, you save time by not having to spend hours on the phone ordering, arranging installation, and following up on service delivery.
Working with a broker is like having a telecom expert on staff without the cost. Connect with your broker today and experience the benefits.
Whether you are just starting to consider an office or other business relocation, or are well into the planning process, Simplified Communications can help manage your entire telecommunications services move, including ordering, verifying services, and coordinating the installation of the necessary services and hardware in your new space.
Planning ahead with your Simplified agent can help avoid costly downtime during relocation.
Here are several more tips to make your move easier:
A business move is an exciting time that, if done correctly, does not have to be stressful. If one is in your future, talk to your Simplified agent today about how he or she can help.
As the end of the year approaches, you are most likely justifying your expenditures and evaluating your sales projections for 2018. Are you confident that your current technology will support your goals? We can assist you by completing an analysis of your business and an audit of your telecommunications invoices.
Professional telecom audits analyze your current telecom environment, including things like: peak calling times; Internet, wireless and VoIP usage and charges; long distance, local and roaming charges; current tariff charges and more.
Because Simplified Communications agents have years of telecom experience, our experts will review your business goals and make a recommendation for the services that will assist you in meeting your needs; including but not limited to voice, data and mobile services. For more information, contact a Simplified Communications agent.
To find out more about how an audit can benefit you, contact Simplified Communications today.
Simplified Communications, based in Minneapolis, MN, has national relationships with all major carriers. Let us Simplify the process of putting together the perfect network solution, including broadband, cloud services, and phone systems.
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