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Top 10 Answering Service Essentials

June 20, 2017

Toward the end of last year, Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm, surveyed 300 US-based companies that used answering services. The items on their list of top ten answering service essentials is not surprising, however, their order of importance is, with some running counter to commonly held answering service industry assumptions. Respondents rated the …

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Answering Service Case Study: Insurance Agent Loses with Answering Machine

June 20, 2017

By Peter DeHaan   As an independent insurance agent, Jack Kippling had been in the industry most of his career. To grow his clientele he would buy mailing lists of new area residences and send them a series of marketing letters spread over two years. This resulted in steady growth year after year. For two …

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4 Keys to Tracking Online Ad Effectiveness

June 15, 2017

The beauty of using online marketing to promote your telephone answering service is the ready availability of performance data to analyze a marketing campaign’s effectiveness. Don’t overlook this. Too many people do. A common online marketing opportunity is paid ads, such as Google AdWords or social media platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter. Don’t just …

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5 Benefits from Outsourcing Your Healthcare Call Center

June 9, 2017

There are many advantages in outsourcing healthcare call center work. Consider these five benefits before you categorically dismiss the idea of outsourcing. You’ll be glad you did. 1) Increase Quality: When you select the right call center outsourcing partner, you can expect an overall increase in service quality. While this may seem counter intuitive, once …

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Answering Service Case Study: Restoration Service Saves the Day—and the House

June 8, 2017

By Peter DeHaan   Michael and Susan Carbine had spent the last six months doing a meticulous remodel of their beloved home. Their kitchen was last, and they pulled out all the stops: top-of-the line stainless steel appliances, exquisite quartz countertops, deluxe cabinets, and rich hardwood flooring. With the remodel finally complete they spent all …

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5 Tips to Grow Your Answering Service

June 7, 2017

Most everyone who owns or runs a telephone answering service dreams of growing it bigger. This allows you to service more clients, provide jobs to more people, and generate increased revenue. Of course the side effect of all this is increased compensation for you as the owner or manager. With this in mind, here are …

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Use an Answering Service to Answer Caller’s Questions

June 6, 2017

Most people know that telephone answering services can take messages, but answering services also excel at giving out information. In either instance, the goal is the same: to delight callers, save you time, and minimize interruptions. As a starting point, think of what you include in an FAQ section on your website. This information is …

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How to Select a Call Center Broker

June 1, 2017

Using a call center broker to help you find an outsource call center to process your calls offers many benefits. A call center broker can save you time by speeding your campaign to a successful launch. A broker can also find a service provider that meets your specific needs and expectations. Another advantage of using …

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What Are the Benefits of Growth Through Acquisition?

May 30, 2017

In our post “When Growth Via Acquisition Makes Sense” we looked at the six reasons to make an acquisition to grow your telephone answering service. While sales and marketing initiatives provide consistent, controlled growth month after month, growth via acquisition also has several key benefits that shouldn’t be overlooked. Pump up Financials Fast: An acquisition …

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Understand Your Sales Funnel to Meet Your Sales Goals

May 25, 2017

The concept of the sales funnel is straightforward. Pour leads into the top of the funnel and sales drip out the bottom. The more leads you start with, the more sales you’ll get. The fewer leads, the fewer sales. But the reality is you’ll never get more sales then you have leads. This applies to …

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Top 10 Answering Service Essentials

Toward the end of last year, Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm, surveyed 300 US-based companies that used answering services. The items on their ...


Answering Service Case Study: Insurance Agent Loses with Answering Machine

By Peter DeHaan   As an independent insurance agent, Jack Kippling had been in the industry most of his career. To grow his clientele he would bu...


4 Keys to Tracking Online Ad Effectiveness

The beauty of using online marketing to promote your telephone answering service is the ready availability of performance data to analyze a marketing ...


5 Benefits from Outsourcing Your Healthcare Call Center

There are many advantages in outsourcing healthcare call center work. Consider these five benefits before you categorically dismiss the idea of outsou...


Answering Service Case Study: Restoration Service Saves the Day—and the House

By Peter DeHaan   Michael and Susan Carbine had spent the last six months doing a meticulous remodel of their beloved home. Their kitchen was las...


5 Tips to Grow Your Answering Service

Most everyone who owns or runs a telephone answering service dreams of growing it bigger. This allows you to service more clients, provide jobs to mor...


Use an Answering Service to Answer Caller’s Questions

Most people know that telephone answering services can take messages, but answering services also excel at giving out information. In either instance,...


How to Select a Call Center Broker

Using a call center broker to help you find an outsource call center to process your calls offers many benefits. A call center broker can save you tim...