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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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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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Why You Need a Strong Top Line

December 18, 2018

As we discussed in a prior post, your top line is your gross sales and is effectively an indicator of your ability to market and sell your services. Here are three reasons why you need a strong top line for your telephone answering service. Economy of Scale Typically, telephone answering services with a weak top …

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Which is More Important, Your Top Line or Your Bottom Line?

December 11, 2018

Most people know that a business needs a strong “bottom line” if it is to remain viable and stay in business. But they may not be as clear about the meaning behind this phrase. It comes from looking at a financial P&L (profit and loss) statement. The final item on this report—that is, the bottom …

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When is the Right Time to Buy an Answering Service?

December 4, 2018

We talked about when it is the right time to sell your telephone answering service and when it is the wrong time. These posts were both from a seller’s perspective. What about the buyer? While seller and buyer timing does correspondingly mirror each other, the buyer has some additional considerations. Here are five situations when …

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Healthcare Call Centers Use Contracted Services to Drive Results Fast

November 13, 2018

Learn How Contracted Services Can Benefit Your Healthcare Call Center When you’re ready to take your healthcare call center to the next level, don’t add an expensive call center professional to your payroll and hope for the best. Instead use a contracted services professional to provide what you need, when you want it, and without …

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How an Answering Service Can Enhance Healthcare

October 23, 2018

Today’s Telephone Answering Services Help Make Healthcare More Available and Affordable The telephone is rapidly becoming a valuable tool to enhance healthcare by improving outcomes, saving money, and being more responsive. Some call centers focus exclusively on healthcare, but that doesn’t rule out the critical, cost-effective role that answering services can play to help deliver …

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No Client is Too Small to need an Answering Service

September 18, 2018

Music teacher Kay Carter spends her summers providing private music lessons to elementary through high school students. She began offering the lessons to a few of her public school students who wanted to continue to work with her over the summer. By the second year, Kay realized tutoring could help her supplement her public school …

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