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Ready to take your business to the next level in customer care? Working with an answering service is a great way to enhance operations while providing 24/7 support for your valued customers. And with communications solutions for every industry, company size and service level, it’s never been easier to get started. As…

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No two telephone calls a business handles are alike, which means the average time it takes to handle those calls can vary based on a number of factors. Some calls, like wrong numbers, will last a few seconds, but other calls, like helpdesk calls for computer issues, could take an hour. Unfortunately,…

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Like most companies, your business is probably starting out small. This can be a detriment when you're pitching prospects who want to know they can trust your product as much as they can trust your brand before committing to the sale. If you look small, it's going to be difficult to get…

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Small businesses who use answering services come in all shapes and sizes. From small companies operating out of their garage and receiving a few calls a year, to medium sized businesses who employ hundreds of workers and get thousands of calls a month. And, we're introduced to many varieties of small businesses…

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It’s the middle of July. If you haven’t already, it’s high time you traded in those oxfords or stilettos for a pair of flip flops. Summer vacation is in full swing. As a business owner, that means not only planning for your own getaway, but planning around your employees’ time off, too.…

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Modern customers expect much more from businesses then they ever have before. Research shows that almost 70% of consumers say great customer service is very important in their choice to stay loyal to a brand. Combine that with consumers who are on the fence about good customer service and you have 98%…

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Selecting the best answering service for your small business is not as easy as it should be. For an answering service to work for your business, it needs to check all the boxes - professional sounding agents, customizable, technically advanced, great customer service team, and most importantly, affordable. We work with a…

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As an answering service company, we're always looking for ways our users can get more value out of our service. You're a busy small business and you need to make sure that whatever you buy makes financial sense. If you're using a virtual receptionist service like Specialty Answering Service, or a CRM…

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Regardless of what type of small business you're running, if you're an industry titan or a bootstrapped startup, you're always looking for ways to reduce your expenses. If you're using a live answering service to handle your calls, you're already saving money by eliminating overtime and unnecessary payroll expenses. And fortunately, there…

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Have you ever called a business and not gotten through to anyone? Maybe the line just rang and rang. Maybe it rang a few times and hung up. Maybe you heard it connect and then...nothing. We've all been there. So what's happening? Here are some of the more common reasons why businesses…

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