When you’re building up your business, it’s easy to focus on big picture things – your brand, unique selling proposition, pricing, and website. With so many things to think about, it’s easy to overlook tiny details, like how you want company email addresses to end or what type of phone number you choose. While they may seem like minor details to you, they can be important signals that your customers read into, so it’s essential to make each decision carefully.READ MORE
Category Archives: Small Business Phone Systems
Starting and running a business has so many moving parts that are difficult to keep up with, and so many of those moving parts are so expensive. It’s no surprise that most small business owners end up working overtime to make their new venture a success, sacrificing a work-life balance to try to make their dreams a reality.
This is much easier to do with the right tools in place, and fortunately there are a large number of resources that can help small business owners find smarter, more efficient, and more cost-effective ways to do things.READ MORE
Not long ago, setting up a business phone system for your small business was a tedious and complicated process that often required expensive IT specialists or consultants. Fortunately, a lot has changed, and now freelancers, solopreneurs, and small business owners can choose from a host of easy-to-configure virtual phone systems. This simple, four-step guide will walk you through how to set up a new business phone number, start saving money, and get back to business in no time.READ MORE
Increasing numbers of teams are working remotely, whether they’re working with a few external third party members like freelancers or if their entire team is spread out across multiple zip codes (or continents). This presents a new challenge that many businesses haven’t experienced before: how to manage a remote team as effectively as they would an in-office team.
Remote work offers a number of distinct benefits for employees and employers alike, but there’s no denying that it can make cohesive teamwork a little more of a challenge. Leaders working with remote teams need to adapt new strategies in order to manage their people more effectively. In this post, we’ll look at the 4 best changes you should make to get the best results with an out-of-office team.READ MORE
70% of professionals work remotely at least once/week and around 50% of small businesses are home-based. Businesses are moving further away from the full-time traditional office setting, increasing flexibility and making for a happier workforce.
However, less water cooler talk and access to the supply closet stocked with 4 different colors of post it notes might also mean less tools necessary to run your business. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re thinking about working while traveling abroad or even if you want to bring on a team of remote employees, there are tons of robust and affordable business tools that will help boost productivity and keep your operation running smoothly.READ MORE
Do you remember anxiously waiting until 9pm to call your best friend from camp across the country? It’s true, long distance phone calls aren’t nearly as much of a concern as they used to be, with most people shifting more towards cell phone usage instead of relying heavily on landlines, but toll-free numbers still play a prominent role in helping many businesses connect with their customers and vice versa.
But aren’t toll-free numbers a little 1998? Not necessarily. Originally, toll-free numbers were primarily used to help users get in touch with large businesses without getting hit with those long distance fees, but there are a number of distinct advantages they can offer businesses today outside of those original perks.
As you’re getting your business set up or scaling it to the next level and wondering how you want to handle all the incoming calls you’re expecting, consider toll-free numbers. In this post, we’ll look at why toll-free numbers are beneficial for both your business and your callers.READ MORE
It seems like such a small detail, finding and choosing a business phone number, until it’s actually time for you to do exactly that. Then it’s clear that there are a number of different decisions and considerations involved in the process, and that there’s a lot of pressure to choose the right one.
What type of number should you get? What services and call features do you need? Do you want to be lugging around multiple phones, and how should you choose from the many providers and carriers out there?
If you’re currently in the middle of the decision making process, we’re here to help. We’ll take you step by step through the process of narrowing down what you need and want so that when you’re finding a business phone number, you’ll be able to choose the right one the first time around.READ MORE
Virtual voicemail allows you to present callers with a professional voicemail experience when you can’t answer the phone. It often includes a variety of features including custom greetings, a visual interface that displays messages, and customizable voicemail boxes. With virtual voicemail, you can better serve your clients and meet your goals with ease.READ MORE
Did you know that if you switch things up and get a new plan with a new phone provider, you can still carry over your old number with you?
There have actually been laws in place to protect your right to do exactly this since 2004.
While many of us have likely experienced the temptation to at least consider switching over to a new provider for reasons ranging from customer service issues to better pricing, the thought of getting a new number after everyone has had it for fifteen years is almost unbearable. The ability to port your number to a new provider is the best solution for most people in this situation.
There are plenty of reasons you want to keep the same number, after all, especially if it’s a business number that your customers use to get in touch. The last thing you need is to lose clients because they didn’t get the message about your new digits.
And contrary to popular misconception, porting a phone number to a new provider is actually a pretty easy process, and it’s often an inexpensive one, too. Let’s take a look at how it works.READ MORE
The idea of handling business from a smartphone isn’t new to anyone at this point. Emails, finances, note-taking, payroll, and more can all be managed from the pocket-sized device.
In fact, a Forbes survey found that 9 out of 10 executives use smartphones for business, and 10 percent of those surveyed said smartphones were their exclusive device for day-to-day decisions.
Everyone and their mother has one in their pocket these days, and it’s difficult to dispute the unparalleled convenience they offer. Your phone is always there, regardless of where your day takes you.
If you depend on a smartphone for even part of your business operations, it’s worth it to optimize what’s possible from your phone.
With a virtual phone system like Tresta, your phone becomes a bona-fide mobile office, putting your business communications entirely in the palm of your hand. Read on to find out just how easy it is to turn your smartphone into a mobile office.READ MORE