Starting a new small business takes a lot of work, time and commitment. In fact, just to get to the point of being able to open your doors, you have to write a business plan, choose a location, decide on the legal structure of your business, register your business with the state, obtain a tax identification number, register for all applicable state and local taxes, and get any necessary permits and licenses. Beyond these necessary logistics, you can fast track the success of your small business by ensuring that you prioritize certain things. Continue reading
Oakland is gaining momentum as a top startup city, appealing to entrepreneurs seeking lower rent space in the Bay area and a diverse and mission-focused environment.
Any small business owner craves inside information on potential customers. Why do some leads easily become customers? What types of advertising are working best? What makes a lead pick up the phone and call? How often does a caller speak to someone at a company before making a purchase? However, you can’t bombard callers with the many questions you have. Yet, all of these questions and more can be answered when you choose an advanced virtual phone system like Halloo. Continue reading
Has your company ever forgotten to change the main greeting on your business line so that weeks after a major holiday, callers still only hear a greeting with seasonal hours and special sales? Or, perhaps your business has grown, but the options on your phone tree still only reflect the original members of team, by name. It’s important to refresh your phone system on a regular basis – not only to avoid the embarrassing examples above, but also to stay on top of your caller’s needs. Continue reading
Your company’s phone system plays a huge role in your brand, making it an opportunity to connect with customers and to showcase your reliability.
But a faulty phone system can turn off customers and create a negative impression of your company. Continue reading