You can’t get a successful business off the ground by yourself, you need to help of your employees, suppliers, customers, and business partners. Thanks to technology, making connections in your industry is easier than ever, you just need to learn the most effective ways of communicating. When the lines of communication are clear and open, business runs smoothly, but if connections start to break down within your company and between your partners, your business will soon follow.

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There are so many ways to stay in touch with people that companies tend to overlook the original form of instant communication; the telephone. However, this does make some sense. In terms of cost, small businesses might prefer to conduct most of their work online or by mobile instead of paying landline charges. However, this problems is easily solved with Voice over IP for businesses; a category of hardware and software that enables people to make calls over the internet, therefore not charging them more than what they pay for internet access. This might be particularly useful if you frequently have to make business phone calls to other countries.

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