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Love the simplicity of calling your bank whenever you want and getting your account information from an automated teller rather than having to wait for assistance from a live operator? The ease of automation is brought to you by Interactive Voice Response, or IVR, which allows computers to interact with the human…

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If you’ve ever seen Three Men and a Baby, then you might remember the scene where Tom Selleck is lulling the little baby to sleep reading a sports article about a bloodied and bruised boxing champ. Who would read that to a baby? Well, as he points out, “It doesn’t matter what…

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As a business owner, you may be hesitant about signing on with an answering service. On the one hand, you need help ensuring that every phone call you receive is answered. But on the other hand, you don’t really know who is answering your phones and how well they will represent your…

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Headsets are a call center's best friend, providing clear communication and a hands free experience for customer care representatives. Originally invented in 1910, they make it possible for operators to talk and listen without having to hold a telephone receiver, which can get in the way of speedy customer service. Headsets usually…

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Do you think your business is running smoothly? How about your customer service department? Is it exceptional? Are your employees representing your business in a positive light? If you aren’t 100% sure about the answers to these questions, then as a business owner, it’s your job to find out. If you want…

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What happens after a bad customer service experience? What happens when the customer decides to ditch your business in favor of your competitors? Does it end there, or does that customer sing like a canary about how they were treated and why they left? There are a ton of studies and statistics…

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Business is starting to pick up, and that small-town, one-man show that you’ve been running is turning into a gigantic Broadway production. This is great! But if you aren’t prepared for it, then your suddenly swamped schedule might just mean curtains for your sanity. Picture it. You are on the road hopping…

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Money? Revenue? Success? Nope. Think again. Here are the top 14 words and phrases that drive good business. Thank You. Do you thank your customers for their patronage? Do you send out handwritten thank you notes? Do you take the time to praise staff, not just in private, but in public, for…

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Running a small business takes brain power. If you are having some trouble thinking about the next big idea, you may need to feed your brain. Did you know that while you are awake, your brain can produce about enough energy to power up a light bulb? It’s the most complex machine…

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So, you are shopping for a telephone answering service. But what should you be looking for? Check out our list of 24 things that every great answering service should do! You should have an answering service that can manage your inbound calls 24 hours a day. You should have an answering service…

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