If you are a mumpreneur, have an online business and working as a sole trader from home, I would recommend you setting up your own phone words business number. It doesn’t matter if it is an ebay business, or your own website and online shop, a phone words business phone number adds credibility and reassurance to any customer that you are real.
In Australia I would investigate the 13, 1800 or 1300 phone words. Do you have a word related to your business that could be a phone word? 1300 numbers are a great tool for businesses to attract more customers and they are easy to remember. Alternatively compare the cost of 0845 numbers in the UK.
Choosing to be a mumprenur is the added value to juggling children while working at home. Where possible I would recommend you have a separate space or room to work away from distractions and to mentally separate yourself for the tasks ahead. By having a second phone line will allow you to control your calls, set up a professional voice mail and when it rings to know that only a business enquiry are calling in. Plus you can claim a tax deduction on the phone renal and calls.
What other tools of the trade do you recommend for a sole trader working from home?