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Use an Answering Service to Block Out Time

May 21, 2019

People at all levels of business, in all sizes of businesses, struggle to find time to focus on key projects. Nowhere is this more critical than for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Although leaders make some significant decisions in the midst of chaos and distraction, other vital undertakings demand a block of uninterrupted time in …

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Selling a Distressed Answering Service

May 14, 2019

Prior posts have addressed the right time to sell your answering service, the wrong time to sell, and about leaving a legacy when it’s time to move on. However, there is one more scenario to consider. It’s a distressed sale. Sorry to be blunt, but that’s an apt description for a difficult situation. For years …

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Why Insisting on a Stateside Call Center is an Ill-conceived Goal

May 7, 2019

When people reach a call center, they make assumptions about the agent and the agent’s location based on what they hear. While these assumptions may have a basis for truth, they also can gravely mislead their understanding of the transaction. Consider the following: Accents If the agent speaks with an accent, especially a foreign-sounding accent, …

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Use an Answering Service to Better Serve Callers

April 30, 2019

When someone calls your office, what happens? Don’t answer this question with what you hope happens or what you ideally want to occur but with the typical response the caller actually receives. Also, don’t focus on the exemplary instances, but instead consider the difficult occasions. This is what callers remember—and what they will share with …

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7 Steps to Deal with an Underperforming Answering Service Sales Rep

February 12, 2019

If an answering service has sales reps they either produce consistent sales month after month or they underperform. Too often sales reps underperform. While it is tempting to point fingers at bad selection methods, inadequate management, poor training, or a slew of other excuses, keep the present situation in mind: a sales rep is failing. …

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A Professional Billing Service Provides Added Value to Answering Services

February 5, 2019

With the right software, anyone can generate telephone answering service invoices—and get them mostly correct. Yet it takes a company with unique industry know-how to produce accurate bills that are easy for accounts to understand and that don’t contain errors. A professional, full-service billing provider can perform many value added amenities: Timeliness Answering services subsist …

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Use an Answering Service to Back-up Your Staff

January 29, 2019

In today’s fast paced business environment we all have more to do and less time to do it. Too often something needs to give. We skip some aspects of our work to attend to other, more pressing priorities. Too often the items staff sacrifice are communications with customers, prospects, and even coworkers. They don’t intend …

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Use an Answering Service to Handle Your Office Hours Calls

January 22, 2019

Most everyone knows that answering services are great at answering the phone in the evenings and weekends, but they can also answer your phone during the business day. Though most applicable for entrepreneurs and small businesses, this also has application for medium-sized and large businesses. Here are some common scenarios: Out of the Office When …

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Use an Answering Service to Increase Staff Efficiency

January 15, 2019

Most people think of telephone answering services as doing things for you when you can’t do them or things you don’t want to do. This is true. However, answering services can also do things for you that you can do but shouldn’t. Protect Projects When working hard on a project or analyzing a deep problem, …

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Don’t Let Agent Attendance Problems Drag Down Your Call Center

January 8, 2019

Attendance Issues Are Not Inevitable and They Can Be Dealt With Agent attendance problems are something too many call centers struggle with. Unlike many businesses that can work around a late or absent employee, this isn’t the case for a call center. Call centers strategically schedule staff, so they have the right number of employees …

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Use an Answering Service to Block Out Time

People at all levels of business, in all sizes of businesses, struggle to find time to focus on key projects. Nowhere is this more critical than for e...


Selling a Distressed Answering Service

Prior posts have addressed the right time to sell your answering service, the wrong time to sell, and about leaving a legacy when it’s time to move ...


Why Insisting on a Stateside Call Center is an Ill-conceived Goal

When people reach a call center, they make assumptions about the agent and the agent’s location based on what they hear. While these assumptions may...


Use an Answering Service to Better Serve Callers

When someone calls your office, what happens? Don’t answer this question with what you hope happens or what you ideally want to occur but with the t...


7 Steps to Deal with an Underperforming Answering Service Sales Rep

If an answering service has sales reps they either produce consistent sales month after month or they underperform. Too often sales reps underperform....


A Professional Billing Service Provides Added Value to Answering Services

With the right software, anyone can generate telephone answering service invoices—and get them mostly correct. Yet it takes a company with unique in...


Use an Answering Service to Back-up Your Staff

In today’s fast paced business environment we all have more to do and less time to do it. Too often something needs to give. We skip some aspects of...


Use an Answering Service to Handle Your Office Hours Calls

Most everyone knows that answering services are great at answering the phone in the evenings and weekends, but they can also answer your phone during ...