Staying connected through a good wireless platform is important for the modern small business. Having great in-building connectivity is invaluable for solid communications that translate into better sales and production numbers. A recent survey from Zinwave reports 74 percent of those polled had trouble with poor cellular converge in the workplace.
DAS Benefits for Business
Here’s 10 productivity benefits for providing a great wireless connection at your small business.
Fewer Dropped Calls
The calls you make to prospects can make or break an important deal. Dropped calls interrupt the business flow and can cost you money. A boosted in-building wireless connection in your building ensures you can call out reliably when you need to.
Reliable Data Use
The Zinwave research also reports that 65% of small business industrial workers use wireless data capabilities daily. Another reason a good in-building connection is critical.
Coverage Fills a Hole
The bigger carriers like Sprint have stretched their distributed antenna systems to the limits.
Scott Willis, CEO of Zinwave, explains why his company’s product boosting the wireless connections inside is critical. He spoke with Small Business Trends.
“The existing large wireless networks that have been built up, don’t necessarily penetrate in an indoor environment.”
Texting is Seamless
Texting is a small business trend that is gaining momentum. With a good wireless connection in the office, it’s even quicker than email. It works for both internal and external messages.
Employees Can Use Their Own Devices
This in-building connection is a one size fits all solution. A good in house wireless platforms folds into the other big carriers like Verizon and Sprint making it easy for employees to use their own devices under your small business roof
“It’s about amplifying the signal across an entire building,” Willis says.
Costs Less for Apps
When everyone brings their own devices, there’s less need for a big swath of company apps paid for by your small business. An in house wireless connection can serve everyone.
Breaks Through Thick Walls
These boosted connections supply a signal in older buildings. Quite often the walls in these older places are thick enough they block outside signals from getting through.
Allows for Mobile Video
Video is an important part of most small businesses’ marketing efforts. Mobile video becomes even more valuable with a good in-building amplification.
Millennials are Online
This segment of the workforce is the largest now and they’ve all grown up online. Allowing them to work that way increases productivity.
Supports Existing Departments
Many small business departments from HR to billing can be streamlined and made more efficient with a boosted wireless connection.
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It’s essential now to have that wifi as part of your establishment – I recall 8 years ago there was some debate that having free wifi encouraged places to keep people to long, impacting churn. Many businesses don’t realize that incremental sales comes from repeat customers – so if staying at your coffee shop allows me to grab an extra muffin, it helps in the long run.
These are good points. This product is also about amplified WiFi signals inside places. It’s an interesting product.
The presence of a wireless connection can often lead to more sales but only if it is used wisely. You also need to consider your target market and how they act.
My fiance is thinking of getting wireless internet for his work. He is not sure though if he wants to do this so I thought I would help him research this option. Having tools like mobile video will make business a lot easier and he might benefit greatly from it.
I like how you included that having a great wireless connection will mean fewer dropped calls. My husband is thinking about starting a business and wanted to know more about wireless connections for it. I’ll make sure to pass this information along to him if he does decide to start his business.