Is a Flexible Workplace the Right Fit for Your Company?

Is your business going through a growth spurt? Adding new employees can be difficult, even for seasoned organizations. Beyond identifying the responsibilities of the new employee, there’s also the complexity of the hiring process. New hires can bring about infrastructure and logistical challenges for small and medium sized businesses. For example, will the employee need to be locally based, is there space in the current office to house additional workers, and what hours will the new employee work? Continue reading

Voice Branding in your Marketing Mix

Having consistent branding can give your company a competitive edge. The easier it is to distinguish your company, products, and services from those of your competitors, the better off your organization will be. Many organizations consider the visual aspects of their brand, but neglect the audio and voice components. However, auditory messaging deserves equal consideration in your overall branding strategy. Continue reading

Have a Greener Business with Halloo

Despite the fact that so much of the work we do is on computers, there still seems to be an amazing amount of paper used on a daily basis. Notes, faxes, bills, marketing mailings and more are all commonplace in every business. Yet, finding solutions that allow you to go paper-free may seem time-consuming. Luckily with one very affordable addition to your business, you can drastically decrease your scattered paper notes without a worry about not being able to find what you are looking for. Halloo’s cloud-based phone system lets you work greener and more efficiently than ever before. Continue reading

Top Priorities for the Small Business Owner

As a small business owner it is important to have your business priorities straight. While most say every business’s top priority is to turn profit, the other priorities you have for your business will help define how you actually do that. In fact, by just having the one priority – making money – you are limiting your business and neglecting to give it the direction it needs to move forward. Take the time to consider a more detailed list of business priorities. Continue reading

The Future of The Small Business Workforce

Recent reports on the future of the small business workforce detail changes that have already begun for many businesses. These changes involve a shift away from traditional workplaces where everyone is in the same building and towards a collaboration of co-workers who telecommute from a variety of places at different times. This shift means change for both employees and employers. Continue reading

Ensuring Customer Satisfaction

Top customer satisfaction is something every business wants to deliver. However, few are truly making the effort to ensure that their customers are indeed satisfied with them. If you are wondering just how your company is doing, take the time to measure and evaluate. Adjust your product, price or service accordingly, so that you indeed deliver the very best in customer service. To get started you need to consider three important aspects of your business. 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