Customer Spotlight: Uplifting Messages at Your Fingertips

Hi, it’s Heather from the Halloo marketing team! I recently connected with one of our Halloo contest winners, Michelle of Big God, Big Free®, who told me a little bit about her organization. Michelle found Halloo through an internet search for toll-free numbers after having a “God Idea” to create a toll-free number where callers could receive a quick, uplifting message. Continue reading

Choosing a Phone System That Fits Your Business

Equipping your business with the technology needed to be a success can be complicated. There are a multitude of factors to be considered in order to find the perfect fit for your business. Phone technology is no different. There are many products out there that give you an array of options to work with when it comes to telephony. When you are in the market for a sophisticated phone system for your business, be sure to consider all the factors. Continue reading

Prepping for Your Business’s Busy Season

While the busy season of a business can vary depending on your product or service, for a majority of businesses, the final quarter of the year is the busiest. No matter when you have your highest period of the year, being prepared for it can make all the difference in your bottom line. Put these tips to work prior to things picking up and you’ll be sure to perform better than ever. Continue reading

Save Money on Office Equipment with Cloud Technology

A huge part of building a successful business is wisely using your resources. That includes carefully putting your hard earned money to work in your business. Today’s entrepreneurs have the luxury of using cloud technology to access a wide variety of office tools without having to invest in an array of pricey office equipment. In fact, cloud technology can save you both money and space by letting you do more with less office equipment. Continue reading

4 Productivity Suckers and How to Overcome Them

We all know that there are a variety of variables out there that can easily take over your day. Even the entrepreneur with the best plan can be sucked into a whirlwind of lost productivity. However, if you are aware of the biggest productivity suckers and have plans in place to avoid the pitfalls, you can overcome them and make the best use possible of your time and energy. Continue reading

Small Business Tips for Turning Leads into Sales

Every small business needs to have an ongoing process for bringing in new leads and turning those leads into sales. Yet in reality, this is one area that many companies neglect. While they may do great with getting the word out and building awareness of their brand and service, actually translating those leads into sales may not be effectively occurring. However, a strong lead nurturing strategy can make all the difference to a company’s bottom line.   Continue reading

Creative Uses of Cloud Programs and Services

Creativity is the lifeblood of small businesses. Ingenuity, off brand uses of services and thinking outside the box are what drive small businesses and make them successful. Entrepreneurs even embrace creative uses of things that are obviously good business tools like the cloud. While the cloud is amazing for file storage and sharing, backup, disaster recovery and more, its real power lies in its off-brand uses. Continue reading

Don’t Forget to Call – Beat Phone Phobia

Does a fear of talking on the phone hold you back from following up on leads and making new connections? Phone phobia can be troublesome, particularly to business owners and entrepreneurs. While text and email are definitely common methods of communication these days, sometimes you just have to pick up the phone and call. If you procrastinate or moan and groan about calling, here are a few tips that can help. Continue reading