John, a computer whiz, has clients in multiple cities across the United States. He understands that growing a business often requires establishing a local presence.
John really wants to capitalize on the start-up friendly atmosphere in Atlanta. So, he visited Halloo’s website and searched available local phone numbers with the 404 area code. Within minutes, he was able to start designing his geo-targeted advertising, using his new local number. Continue reading
Sophisticated phone systems allow you to positively improve your marketing in so many ways. Today’s cloud based phone systems like Halloo bring together the capabilities of multiple different technologies. So with one platform, you have a contact management system, answering service, a social phone system and more. Knowing how to use those different capabilities can majorly impact your marketing. Continue reading
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
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 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
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
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
Audio branding combines sound, music, and voice to convey the essence of your brand. For classic examples of audio branding, think of NBC’s chimes and Intel’s bong. These sounds are as recognizable and unique as the company’s logos (or visual branding). Continue reading
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
Everyone loves happy, loyal customers who sing the company’s praises. They’re not only the foundation of your revenues, they’re a reminder of why you started the business in the first place. Continue reading