Technology has been shrinking the world for ages. From the first marginally sea-worthy ships that intrepid explorers used to begin crossing into the great unknown to the immediacy of services like FaceTime and WhatsApp, people have been successfully narrowing the gap between all corners of the globe. And who can blame them? What initially was motivated by a sense of discovery, many original trans-oceanic explorers wouldn’t have been able to embark on their journeys if they weren’t backed by benefactors who anticipated great returns from unknown treasures of far-off places. In that sense, the global economy in which we live today hasn’t really changed much at all.
They aren’t exactly the “Great Unknown” anymore, but the emerging economies of BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) and their ilk are the billion dollar puzzle that companies across all industries are racing to solve. While these enormous markets are certainly in the crosshairs for many, they remain largely untapped. Furthermore, these economies are growing quickly without the help of foreign investment. This increase in expendable income boosts the potential for staggering growth for companies that can gain a foothold in these relatively early stages. However, as we’ve discussed before, for many small and medium businesses or simply those operating on comparatively restrictive budgets to those of their competitors, expansion can be one of the most costly maneuvers possible for a growing business.
International Offices Need International Numbers
What if I told you that your business didn’t need to actually set one foot on the soil of your target growth markets to build a customer base there? It’s true. Leveraging an existing hosted telecom solution is the best way to launch an international presence quickly and effectively. VirtualPBX has a massive bank of international business telephone numbers available in over 40 counties, any one of which can be the differentiator between you and your competition. Saving money with a cloud-based telephone solution is already the best bet for many modern businesses, especially for those looking to expand internationally. Just as a relatively outdated on-site PBX system isn’t realistic for most businesses today, neither is launching massive global expansions with an armada of employees and infrastructure. By adopting a virtual telephone network, however, adding international numbers to your service broadens your footprint, increases your exposure, and accelerates your growth all without bringing on costly exposure associated with traditional expansion.
Just like with new local or toll free numbers, adding international numbers is quick and easy with VirtualPBX. You can start by taking a guided tour through the unified communications options that will help your company the most right now. Then make sure you understand international number formats. The global economy is growing 24 hours a day, how long will you wait to grow with it? More importantly, how many of your competitors will have read this first? Identify where you want to go and begin making plans to plant your flag there, today!