February 27th, 2014 by admin
Every business has phone lines, Internet Services or some other type of Carrier Services. Every business has to have some type of communication services from a Phone Company. Even VoIP requires service from an Internet provider. Is your phone company AT&T, Verizon or Centurylink? Then you have a Local Exchange Carrier. Do you have Cox, Time Warner, Comcast or Charter? Then you have a Cable Company. Even if you have Telepacific, XO, Windstream or some small reseller you have a contract with a phone company. Do you know when your contract expires? Do you know that most phone companies automatically renew your contracts and often at the same rates you signed up on 2 or 3 years ago. Prices have come down and services often improve so if you don’t want to talk to 10 different companies to shop for the best deal, Call ATEL. We will show you how to stop your current carrier from automatically renewing your contract. We can help you keep your current service provider with 20 to 30% lower rates. We can help you add Cloud Services or go totally Hosted with no disruption to your service.
Now that the economy is slowly rebounding there is a need to start planning for future growth. Hiring new employees means more phones, computers and your companies Internet may become maxed out with more users.
Small business owners are showing a willingness to hire more employees amidst signs of expanding business activity, according to the most recent Business Confidence Survey. More than 40 percent of respondents say they are adding employees, up from 28 percent last October, while 55 percent are maintaining current staffing levels, versus 63 percent last fall. About 5 percent are laying off employees, down from 9 percent in October. About 74 percent of survey respondents said that they are either meeting or exceeding their 2013 performance plans, up from 71 percent in the last survey. Meanwhile, 26 percent report that they are doing worse than expected, down from the 29 percent response in October. Concerning the timing of an economic rebound, 28 percent think one is currently in process versus 20 percent last fall; 26 percent expect a rebound in the third quarter or later; and 45 percent are unsure.
Although the economy still leads the list of short-term concerns of business owners, it dropped to 62 percent from 72 percent in October and 74 percent last July. Government health care reform and rising health care costs are tied for second on the list at 51 percent, followed by hiring the right people, remaining at 42 percent. For the list of longer-term concerns, 63 percent indicate they are either very concerned or have elevated concerns about potential tax increases, down from 69 percent in October; the Federal deficit and the total national debt ranked second at 60 percent; government expansion and its effect on business was third at 59 percent; and the economy dropped to fourth place at 50 percent, down sharply from 66 percent last October.
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