Your employees will love the addition of a cloud based phone system like Halloo. The many different tools this one investment brings are amazing. With an auto attendant, contact management system, voicemail, the ability to add local and toll-free numbers and more, it gives your team every advantage a more expensive call management service could. Continue reading
The role of the auto attendant is to route calls (according to a set of rules that you define) to the correct Hunt Group, and ultimately a single User Extension, where a team member should answer the phone. Only if that person is not available will voicemail pick up. The auto attendant itself has no ability to take a message, it’s the voice mailbox function that is triggered when the auto attendant fails to connect to a specific user. Continue reading
Most employees rank work flexibility as their top benefit yet company executives tend to underestimate its value for employee satisfaction and productivity.
Work flexibility can take many forms, ranging from formal teleworking arrangements to schedules with modified start and end times, and occasional time off programs. While some arrangements may be formal, others are temporary or customized for particular employees. Continue reading
While tips on winning a first time customer gets a lot of press, turning one-time customers into repeat customers is equally as important and should not be neglected. Delivering good service once is not enough to ensure repeat business in today’s competitive, global marketplace. Instead you need to have a strategy in place to ensure repeat customers. Continue reading
The rapid evolution of technology – from mobile devices to business apps and digital marketing – has moved beyond internal process improvements to a source for innovation and new business opportunities.
But some small businesses owners can feel overwhelmed by the technological advances that seem to be moving at the speed of light. Continue reading
Let’s face it. Sometimes we all need a break. But for the solo entrepreneur or small family businesses, getting away can be tricky. You need to take a break but you don’t want to leave your customers in the lurch or miss out on sales at the same time. Luckily there are some ways you can vacation proof your business before you take your next break. Continue reading
Contemplating starting your own business? There are a variety of tools out there that can make things much easier and less costly for the startup entrepreneur. Three of the best are coworking, cloud based phone services, and outsourcing. Learn how they can save you money and time, while ensuring a professional image for your business. Continue reading
Long known as one of the nation’s top energy capitals, Tulsa is also making a name for itself by attracting new business in aerospace, biotech and information technology.
Known as the “Capital” of Silicon Valley, San Jose is one of the most innovative and impressive startup cities in the country.
With two dozen Fortune 500 companies – including some of the world’s largest high-tech operations like Apple, Cisco Systems, and eBay – the San Jose region also leads the nation in patent filings. Continue reading
Sales is often compared to a funnel. Businesses attract a large number of leads from the various marketing efforts they make. However, by the time they become actual customers, those numbers drop significantly. This is especially true for goods and services that represent a significant investment. During the funnel process, businesses attempt to guide leads towards the buying decision through education, relationship building and trust. Continue reading