For anyone who doesn’t read our Facebook page Ari Rabban our CEO posted an interesting piece he got quoted in. The Small Business Professor Bruce Freeman talked to Ari about doing business abroad. Bruce is nice enough to answer readers questions from around the world on small business topics and in this case how to have a presence without opening an office and hiring staff in each country.
According to Ari “With many small companies now conducting business internationally, the options for communication have grown and adapted to the times”. With Phone.com you can get a Global Number for some countries for as little as $5/month and ranging all the way up to $13. International phone numbers are integral in small business acceptance in foreign countries. If you have a US tour company based in Boston but have clients in Italy wanting to talk to you, you can either open an office in Italy but only cover the people in that vicinity or you can publicize an Italian phone number that rings at your US office in Boston. Additionally you can even make it only ring to the employees that speak Italian. Now imagine if you also do business in France and Portugal. Will you open an office in each of those countries (imagine the overhead) or just pay a few dollars a month and get local numbers for each of those countries?
It’s a no-brainer for me and with Phone.com we can set you up with numbers for almost any country on the planet. If you’re thinking about expanding abroad, we’re here to help. Give us a call, contact us on Facebook or Twitter and ask any questions you may have.