21 Apr

The Benefits of Doing Business Locally

As a company, we have just finished up a season of providing proposals to school districts who have applied for E-rate funds. For those not familiar with E-rate, this is a way for schools to provide Internet/carrier services and upgrade networking infrastructure (voice, video and data) through a process that subsidizes the costs through taxes collected on carrier services. Funding is based on the level of poverty of the population served by the individual school or school district.

The bids or RFPs are public and thus attract attention from many vendors – even from those outside the area (such as the Bay Area). We noticed that in many of these bid situations, school districts were opting to use businesses outside of the local area. i.e. not using companies who are owned and operated locally in the Central Valley. (Kudos to Modesto City Schools who did put in a factor in their RFP to reward businesses located in Stanislaus County.)

I am a proponent of a competitive bidding process but wanted to provide some reasons why a company should do their best to do business locally – whether a school district or not.

First, you keep the dollars in the local economy. Local businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy which in turn enriches the entire community. Second, local businesses create more jobs locally which again improves the local economy. Third, local businesses are vested in the community and thus more likely to provide good service because their reputation is on the line. A company out of town doesn’t have to worry about bumping into someone at the local mall, grocery store or high school basketball game, and worry about bad service they provided to a customer. If you won’t take my word for it, check out this Time article expounding on these benefits and more – http://content.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1903632,00.html.

Telcion is Central Valley locally owned and operated with employees that live in the Central Valley. If you would like to discuss how Telcion can provide your organization with a networking solution provided locally, please contact us.

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02 May

When You Hire Telcion, You Hire a Partner

The word integrity is not a large word in terms of length but it is one of the biggest words in the English language when it comes to how Telcion lives and operates. Webster defines integrity as “the quality of being honest and fair.” We at Telcion live by this definition. We are very proud of the work we do and the standards we have set for ourselves. Whether we are installing cable, upgrading a network, installing a new network or managing the finances, we do it with integrity.

When you hire Telcion, you hire a partner. Our team walks every step of the way with you. From installation to troubleshooting to training to necessary paperwork, the journey is not traveled alone. We take pride in our partnerships and whether they are large projects or small repairs, the integrity is still the same.

When Telcion is hired, a new relationship is created and it is one that lasts beyond the scope of work. I am very proud to be VP of Finance for such a great company with great values.

Please contact us today to experience all the benefits that come from a partnership with Telcion.

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12 Feb

Saving You Money with ComAudit

One of my favorite value-added services comes from one of our partners, ComAudit.

They specialize in evaluating existing phone services and finding ways to cut costs or change services to save money.  We have found that having an audit performed on the telecom and mobile services of a company will very likely result in monthly cost savings.

My favorite part is there is no risk to our clients.  ComAudit doesn’t charge anything if they don’t find something.  If they do find something, their fee is linked to the savings found, so there are no out-of-pocket costs to have the services provided.

We’ve had several clients participate in an audit revealing thousands of dollars in monthly savings.  One client saved nearly $200,000 in one year.  ComAudit has been performing these services for many years and is an expert at evaluating phone bills and finding contract errors that yield savings.  In many cases they can go back to the carrier and demand refunds for several years prior.

There is nothing to lose and much to gain by having this service performed.  I highly recommend ComAudit and I would encourage you to give this serious consideration for your organization.

Check out their website at www.comaudit.com.

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