The Importance of Reliable Connectivity for Small Businesses

The Importance of Reliable Connectivity for Small Businesses

This week we’re celebrating Small Business Week. There are 5.75 million of them in the UK with 750,000 founded in the past twelve months. They are a significant contributor to the economy. In 2019 The Federation of Small Business commissioned some research into how poor broadband and mobile connectivity hinders small companies. It made for interesting reading and highlighted the importance of reliable connectivity for small businesses. So, are you a small business? How is your connectivity?

Poor connectivity impacting small businesses

According to the research 45 per cent of small businesses experienced unreliable voice connectivity. It rose to 57 per cent in rural areas. 31 per cent admitted to it becoming a barrier for growth and 26 per cent said that they have lost business or sales because of it.

As a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that Openreach’s ageing copper network will be switched off in 2025. It’s already happening right across the UK. And we believe it’s a positive move.  Because we all need to think about moving to new technology. And choose one which is significantly more reliable and will futureproof your business.

Given the high importance of digital communications, it’s a concern that poor connectivity is having a negative impact on small businesses. As a small business, you don’t need to suffer. Because there are a lot of solutions available to improve your connectivity.  That’s why choosing the right partner to ensure reliable service and collaborative communications is important.

Help is at hand

Here at Calteq we work with businesses of all shapes and sizes to deliver a solution that specifically suits your individual needs. For small businesses, we recognise how important it is for you to work with a reliable partner. To choose one who can provide cost-effective solutions that deliver real value, connectivity, and collaboration.

There are a whole host of communications solutions that we can deliver to you. And these can be scaled up and down to meet the needs of your small business. They range from collaborative communications to hosted voice and mobile to connectivity.

We work with you to deliver the best solution. Contact us today for a no-obligation chat. And we can show you how your small business can achieve reliable connectivity at a sensible price point.