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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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Use Referrals to Grow Your Business

August 1, 2018

My friend Sally has a technical mindset, so she surprised me when she admitted having trouble getting a payment form to work on her website. Though I comprehended the problem, I knew I couldn’t be much help, but I did know someone who would, my friend Chad. I gave Sally his contact information and emailed …

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7 Tips to Maximize the Sale Price of Your Answering Service

March 28, 2018

At the end of the year, some telephone answering service owners think about selling their business. They want to complete the sale by year-end. Often it’s likely too late to complete a sale if you haven’t already started, but now is a great time to prepare your answering service for sale by the end of …

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What is a Good Lead Response Time?

November 22, 2017

Sales inquiries and leads go from hot to not interested faster than you might think When a potential customer is interested in learning more about your products and services they reach out to you for more information. Since they’ve sought you out, this means theirs is a hot lead and your chance of closing the …

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