The eight largest city in the United States and the second largest city in California, San Diego is known as the Birthplace of California. Immediately to the South is Tijuana, Mexico and the two cities are known as a metropolitan conurbation.
Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, but some would say it is much prettier. It’s located at the confluence of the Ohio, Monogahela and Allegheny Rivers and has 446 bridges making it quite picturesque and known as the “City of Bridges” as well as the “Steel City” for its multitude of more than 300 businesses related to steel.
Being the most populous city in Arizona isn’t easy, but it wasn’t so big when Phoenix was founded in 1867 by Jack Swilling. He saw a potential for farming while he was traveling down the Salt River Valley and the “Valley of the Sun” was born. The name Phoenix was chosen because it was a city which was born from ruins.
Did you know that your local phone number talks about you? Without even connecting with a customer, it tells them where you are located. At least, it used to before modern day telephony came along. However, the old rules of phone numbers can and should be important to you. Continue reading
We all have our bad days where we don’t want to talk on the phone. You might have laryngitis, had a family member die recently, or you just don’t feel like talking to someone. That’s the beauty of Halloo’s Enhanced Voicemail. If you don’t feel like talking on the phone, you won’t miss your phone calls. You also won’t need another person to screen your calls for you. Continue reading
When you start a company, even a small one, you tend to think of it as a single organism which will grow in time. However, it won’t take long before you realize your company is made up of multiple organisms.
This is normal and good for your company. If every branch acted the same way, then your company would probably fail. They need flexibility to achieve their designated areas and you need to trust they will do so professionally. Continue reading
Whenever I call my doctor’s office, I groan because I know I am going to be put on hold almost immediately and since it is my doctor, I need to actually stay on the line. However, if I call a company to just ask about a product or get location/hours info and I get put on hold, I almost immediately hang up. Continue reading
The First Conference Call
“These days, making a call across the U.S. is so easy that people often don’t even know they’re talking coast to coast. But 100 years ago Sunday, it took a hackathon, a new technology and an international exposition to make it happen.” * Continue reading
“Ghostbusters, whattaya want?!”
Anybody who has seen Ghostbusters remembers this line by Janine (Annie Potts,) the receptionist to the aforementioned spook seekers. It’s a funny line not only for the sarcastic delivery, but also because a receptionist would never answer a phone this way. At least, not if she wanted to keep her job. Continue reading