INTERNET CONNECTION FOR BUSINESS
A Website will enable you provide information about your products and services on the internet. It will also enable you collect comment on what you are doing right or wrong. However without an internet connection you may not be able to adequately take advantage of the benefits.
Assuming you have a website and a visitor leaves a message on your site and you cannot respond until after three days or even a week. This will clearly mark your business as not serious. You can use a cyber cafe to access the internet but having your own internet connection will enable you respond faster to customer requests.
To access the internet you need a computer, a browser and a connection from an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
In Nigeria a number of ISPs offer a special payment plan targeted to businesses. This is called the business time plan. This plan involves payment of a lump sum monthly to access the internet daily during the normal business hours (usually 9am to 9pm). This plan goes for around 7000 Naira monthly by most ISPs in Nigeria.
You may also check out the bulk hour plan from Starcomms which enables you to pay a lump sum for a bulk hour access to the internet during a given validity period. There two options:
100 hour plan with a validity period of one month and the 250 hour plan with a validity of three months. The plans cost starts at 5,000 Naira and 10,000 Naira respectively.