STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.
- May 22, 2014
-- With so many Telecommunication Companies offering the same service and similiar products it can be a daunting task on who you should buy from. You can go by Reputation, Size of the Company, or by a Referal. As these options make sense, the ultimate question is are they a good fit for you and your business? You can ask for Refrences, Research the Company on your own and even look at who they Partner Up with in the industry but these things can mis lead you in your decision making. I say this because a referal is only going to lead you to Companies that provided a good one right? Researching them most likely will lead you to comments that provide only good experiences because companies post the good things and not the negative. Yes you will come across some negative comments but far and few will be. As far a seeing who they Partner up with, well almost if not all Companies Partner up with others in their industry. After all why wouldn't companies Partner up? If they both can make money by doing so. Don't misunderstand me on this as there will always be a need for companies to Partner up so they can offer differen't solutions to fit a Clients need. All I'm saying is this, this is the reality of Partnerships and should be understood as such.
What I do recommend thinking about when making this decision is this:
1. Make sure that they ask you the right questions. What I mean by this is make sure they have your business in mind and not just looking to make a Sale.
2. Understand in depth what their support model is. In most cases you will be dealing with their Support and Technical Teams for Installation and Service moving forward.
3. What I feel the most important part in the decision is you feeling comfortable with the Sales person your dealing with. You have to be able to look past the Sales pitch and promises and look at the person sitting in front of you. Ask yourself, is this someone you can see building a long term business relationship with.
As there are other factors in this decision making process the three I pointed out have help me in the past and present. I too have to ask myself these questions when making business decisions. You owe it to yourself to think about these things and not base it on price and price alone. After all the cheapest is not alwayas the right way to go.