Reprinted with permission from the weBoost Blog.
Smartphones and tablets continue to transform the business world. Never before have we had so many ways to stay connected to colleagues and customers. Whether it’s a Zoom meeting, chatting on Microsoft Teams, or checking in while away from the office, people tend to stay connected.
Small businesses are no exception to this connectivity transformation. In fact, you could say that it’s even more important for the little guys. More than 99% of all businesses in the United States are small businesses.
Despite better and faster mobile devices and the promise of widespread 5G networks, small businesses still suffer from poor cellular connectivity. This poor connectivity impacts communication with clients, productivity between employees and, ultimately, hurts the bottom line. Without reliable mobile network connections, small businesses lose money and their expensive mobile devices become pricey paperweights.
Solutions on a Small-Business Budget
Fortunately, there are remedies to help keep small businesses connected without expensive overhead. One such solution is a cellular signal booster. Signal boosters work by capturing the nearby carrier signal and amplifying it within the environment, providing everyone with an improved cellular connection.
Signal boosters work by bringing together three distinct components:
- An outside antenna used to capture signal from nearby cell towers
- An inside antenna used to rebroadcast the signal
- A booster, which is used to connect the two antennas and improve the signal’s reliability and throughput
Given their ease of installation and affordability, weBoost for Business signal boosters can be used in various environments, whether it’s a small restaurant or a shipping warehouse. Because they’re carrier agnostic, meaning everyone can take full advantage of them regardless of their cellular provider, they make excellent solutions for small businesses with limited budgets.
Here are just a few of the small businesses that can benefit from weBoost’s business solutions.
Staying connected to clients is crucial for boutique agencies. As a business that provides specialized services for important clients, employees rely on communicating across various channels all day, every day. When an important discovery call gets interrupted by a bad cell signal, it can mean the difference between landing a new client and going back to the drawing board.
Many of these businesses are located in areas with problematic cell service. Trendy office spaces in high-rise buildings lend to the air of creativity and professionalism, but they can also wreak havoc on cellular signals. A commercial-grade cell signal booster can be the right piece of equipment to help boutique agencies get the signal they need to stay connected to their clients.
Delis and Small Restaurants
In days past, small hospitality businesses such as delis and restaurants didn’t depend so much on connectivity. Sure, they certainly needed to call in orders to their suppliers or field the occasional customer phone call, but spotty cellular connection wasn’t necessarily a deal-breaker. Here in 2021, those days are long gone.
With mobile payments taking the world by storm and third-party delivery services needing a cellular connection to function, a small eatery without a strong signal is dead in the water. Add all the extra equipment that potentially interferes with cellular signal, such as ovens, stoves, and the endless supply of metal cookware, and a good signal can be hard to come by. weBoost cell signal boosters work to keep payments moving and the delivery orders coming in.
Coffee Shops, Soda Shops, and Bakeries
Likewise, coffee shops, soda shops, and bakeries also need a strong cellular signal for the reasons listed above. Specialized cooking equipment can cause strain on existing cellular signals, creating poor connectivity for everyone in the building.
These small businesses are also under added pressure to provide quality network signals to their patrons. Oftentimes, people go to their favorite coffee or soda shop to get a little work done away from the office. If they can’t get a good cell signal to keep business communication rolling, then they may go to the shop down the road instead.
Independent Retail Shops
Independent retailers make up more than 95% of all retail businesses, making them the backbone of the small-business economy. Like the big guys, independent retail shops need robust, reliable connectivity to make sure their business stays on track.
Places such as independent clothes shops and small bookstores need to reliably process orders for in-store products and print customer receipts on the fly, sometimes hundreds per day. Since all of these transactions happen online, bad cell signal can impact business in a big way.
With an in-building signal booster installed, independent retailers can set aside fears of poor cellular signal and provide the connectivity they need to make sure all of their processes and transactions go off without a hitch.
Mechanic and Auto Body Shops
Today, many mechanics and auto body shops rely on specialized internet-connected devices to interface with vehicles and diagnose problems. Unfortunately, all the other specialized equipment at a mechanic can interfere with cell signals, leaving these crucial devices working less than perfectly.
A cell signal booster is an affordable way to ensure all the connectivity tools that mechanics need to do their jobs stay connected. More connectivity means more production, and that’s better for your body shop’s bottom line.
Laundromats are notorious cell signal killers. The endless walls of washers and dryers mean no one has to wait to do their laundry, but they can also interfere with reliable cell phone signal. While many laundromats provide free WiFi for patrons, this won’t help if they need to make an important phone call.
Signal boosters can alleviate the problem of poor connectivity in laundromats, ensuring everyone within has access to their cell phones.
For small warehouses, reliable cell phone connections are critical. Whether it’s managing and logging inventory, coordinating transportation to and from the warehouse, or communicating with colleagues on the warehouse floor, reliable connectivity is a must for day-to-day business.
There’s also the concern of safety. Even the best warehouses experience accidents. Ensuring that all of your employees can contact emergency services — regardless of where they are in the warehouse — is critical to their safety and well-being.
Unfortunately, many warehouses are in remote locations or commercial districts with less-than-stellar cellular coverage. Their size and construction materials also contribute to weakened signals. A cell signal booster for business can help ensure everyone inside has a robust connection to get their work done and stay safe while doing so.
Boost Your Small Business Connections With weBoost
weBoost provides cellular signal booster systems to help small businesses capture and enhance mobile reception in their buildings. By taking the signal that’s already there and boosting it, our boosters help provide your employees, colleagues, and patrons with a robust signal that ensures you can call, text, and access the information you need when you need it most.
Regardless of whether you’re a busy warehouse struggling with poor coverage or a small restaurant trying to keep up with delivery demand, we can help. We offer a solution to your connectivity woes that works on all U.S. carriers and won’t break your small business budget.
Worried about the business installation process? You shouldn’t be. With the weBoost Installed | Office 200, you can enjoy all the benefits of a boosted signal with professional installation included.
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