Your Fast Track to Successfully Launching A New Small Business

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

Discovering the Valuable Information Lurking In Your Calls

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

The Evolution of 800 Numbers

The telephone has been an incredibly important tool for businesses, since its inception. With each new development in telephone technology, new applications for business use arise. One of the most important options offered by telephone service providers is the 800 number or toll-free number. It allows customers to make a call to your business at no charge to them. Offering a toll-free number increases the likelihood that a potential customer will pick up the phone to at least ask questions, so the door is then open for your sales staff to close the sale. Continue reading

What is a DID Number?

In the telecommunications industry, a DID number is a direct inward dial number. Callers who use a DID number do not go through an auto attendant or a receptionist who redirects calls, but directly to the right department or individual. They provide easy access to staff members who are not typically on the phone.

DID numbers are actually virtual numbers. They offer you the option to give certain individuals direct lines without needing several phone lines. This makes telephone service more cost effective for your business. DIDs offer significant advantages to your company. Continue reading

Generating the Right Leads For Your Business and Nurturing Them

Yes, it’s true that when it comes to marketing, casting the net wide is a proven strategy. However, doing so can also lead to large numbers of leads which can consume the valuable time of your sales staff. If you plan to use methods that will generate a big number of leads, have a strategy in place to deal with those leads effectively and quickly. Continue reading

Combining Sales, Marketing and Technology for Success

Creating a successful business is no simple feat. Gone are the days of build it and they will come. In order to grow a business in today’s market, you have to offer more than a great product or service. You need to bring together a strategic combination of sales, marketing and technology that will help you reach your target audience, build a relationship with them and convert that relationship into a sale. Continue reading

Refining The Impression You Leave on Customers

Everything you say or do in the name of your business leaves an impression on your customers and potential customers. That’s why you need to pay close attention to the messaging that your audience will see or hear. Making a good impression will get you far when it comes to securing and keeping the customers you want and need. Pay close attention to the areas most commonly in contact with the public. Continue reading