Wireless Toyz, a premier multi-carrier national wireless retailer, offers small business owners a variety of services and support in honor of National Small Business Week (April 21 – 25), recognizing the more than 25 million small business owners in the United States.
With a possible recession on the horizon, many small businesses are seeking ways to increase profitability and cut costs. Wireless Toyz is extending the nationally recognized Small Business Week to a month-long event packed with special promotions and other offerings to help small business owners save money, time and increase productivity in their businesses.
“As small business owners ourselves, Wireless Toyz understands what challenges a slow economy can bring to operating a business,” said John Corcoran, a franchisee and wireless expert. “During this tough economic time, we can offer small businesses wireless advice, tools, products and plans to run their operations more efficiently and productively –ultimately saving time and money.”
Mr. Corcoran recently saved a Tampa-area business $16,000 annually on their 14-line cell phone plan. Wireless Toyz’ wireless experts regularly work with businesses to save them money. Another expert recently saved a Sacramento-area company $3,360 annually on their multi-line cell phone plan.
Here are three ways small businesses can save now on wireless costs:
- Provide employees their own company phones
This might be counter-intuitive to most business owners, but according to a survey by In-Stat, the time an employee spends on paperwork and related tasks surrounding cell phone reimbursement exceeds the cost a business might pay on personal calls made on a company-provided phone.
- Analyze company’s current phone plan
Wireless Toyz has been helping small businesses navigate the complex world of wireless – from monthly minutes to data packages. The retailers work with a local businesses to evaluate their monthly bill and was help save them money. Wireless Toyz has an in-store bill analysis tool that allows them to evaluate monthly cell phone bills (regardless of carrier plan or service provider) and provide personalized tips on ways to save money.
- Consider going to an unlimited wireless plan
As people do more with their phones (e.g. emails, text messages, web access, and music / game downloading, etc.), the monthly costs can quickly get out of control. This may also be of interest in light of the new “unlimited” calling and data plans being offered by Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and other wireless service providers.
In addition, throughout the month of May, participating Wireless Toyz retailers will offer special discounts and incentives to local small businesses.
- Make an appointment for your business with a Wireless Toyz expert and receive a free Bluetooth® headset
- Wireless Toyz’ certified wireless experts will analyze your business’ current wireless plan and develop a customized solution to save your company money on its monthly phone bills and discuss your ongoing account management
- If your small business activates five wireless lines or more, you’ll receive a free PDA handset.
To find a local Wireless Toyz retailer, visit www.wirelesstoyz.com, or request that you be contacted by a Wireless Toyz Expert to schedule an appointment at your business’ location to discuss your wireless options.
About Joe Barbat
Wireless Toyz Founder and Chairman Joe Barbat pioneered the retailing concept of offering wireless communications from multiple carriers in a single store. He is responsible for building the organization from a stand-alone kiosk at age 18 into a multi-million dollar company with 200 retail locations in 24 states.
Barbat’s success has led to his recognition as an Ernst & Young 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year Central Great Lakes Award Recipient, one of Crain’s Detroit Business’ 2005 “40 Under 40” and the Chaldean Detroit Times Man of the Year in 2005. His business acumen has also earned Wireless Toyz repeated recognition in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing privately held U.S. companies, Entrepreneur’s “Franchise 500” and “Fastest Growing Franchises,” and acknowledgement by Crain’s Detroit Business’ as one of Michigan’s “Private 200” and “Fastest Growing Companies.”