For many businesses, the final quarter of the year is the busiest. No matter when you have peak demand for your products or services, being prepared for it can make all the difference to your bottom line. Make sure you’re ready ahead of time with these tips for your small business. Continue reading
A professional business phone gives your company an edge over the competition in so many ways. It ensures that you portray the kind of image you want your business to have. A small business phone that is professional and high-quality ensures that every customer, no matter when they call, gets exceptional service.
Choosing the right small business phone system for your business can be critical to your success. Luckily, a free virtual phone system can be yours with Halloo. The Halloo Free Plan offers numerous features that can’t be found with other free small business tools. Advantages of choosing Halloo include: Continue reading
PBX or private branch exchange is a sophisticated phone system that allows switching of internal lines, and is commonly used in business. A limited number of external phone lines are shared amongst those users in the business. Local lines provide a private telephone network within the business. Using a PBX allows a business to save money by investing in a limited number of external lines instead of one for every user. Continue reading
Spam is a relatively new term that has come about since the dawn of the Internet age, or for about the past 20 years. It is essentially the sending of the same message to a number of Internet users who have not chosen to receive it. While there are many ways to reach your audience, sending unsolicited messages to them by email or by any method of communications is not an effective one. Continue reading
SMS is the acronym for short message service, but today it is most commonly known as text messaging. Essentially a telephone keypad or an on-screen keyboard is used in order to type a message. The user then hits send and the message is almost instantly received by the cellular phone it is destined for. A short message service center is the intermediary to the transmission of these messages. Continue reading
Scheduling serves two primary functions in Halloo’s virtual phone system:
1. Availability for Calls
You can use the scheduling features built into the User Settings when you sign into your Halloo account via my.halloo.com. Once you are logged into your account, click on your profile picture to move to User Settings. 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
Automated phone systems can help businesses and customers save time. But too often they frustrate callers with long greetings and a confusing array of options, or they lack a fail-safe way to connect the caller with a human being. Continue reading