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Why Sending Your Customers to Voicemail Is Hurting Your Business

By | 2018-01-05T01:39:15+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Categories: 24 Hour Answering Service, Answering Service, Business Insight, Customer Support|Tags: , , |

Having a team of customer service reps available around the clock is costly, especially for small companies. For companies looking to give off the feeling that they're always available, using voicemail seems like a viable option, but sending customers to voicemail may actually be hurting your business.    Highly Impersonal One of the biggest problems with [...]

How to Market Your Business on a Small Budget

By | 2018-01-05T01:40:37+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: Business Insight, General|Tags: , , |

You’ve taken the leap and started your business, but now comes the true test: getting your name out there. Coming up with enough money to develop and execute a full-blown marketing campaign is an uphill battle, especially for startups and small companies, but the good news is that there are plenty of low-cost marketing tactics to [...]

Will AI Ever Be Integrated into Call Centers?

By | 2017-08-30T16:59:42+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Categories: Business Insight, Call Center|Tags: , |

During the last two decades, we’ve seen the development and widespread acceptance of many new technologies that have completely changed the way business works. From smart phones and tablets to the cloud, the average office looks a lot different than it did even just a few years ago. There’s one piece of looming technology that, if [...]

Five Ways to Add Value to Your Business

By | 2017-06-13T21:44:15+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Categories: 24 Hour Answering Service, Answering Service, Business Insight, Call Center|Tags: , |

In today’s markets, businesses of all sizes are constantly looking at different ways they can add value to their business to help grow their operations and increase their bottom lines. One of the key things you need to do to determine where you can bring value to your business is to take a look at your [...]

How to Conduct Surveys for Your Business

By | 2017-05-11T19:00:13+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Categories: Answering Service, Business Insight, Call Center|

Surveys provide valuable insight about how customers perceive your business, its products or services, and the level of customer service they receive. Gathering useful information requires deciding on what aspect of your business you want to focus on and developing a suitable survey. When thinking about what it is you want to know, consider the following [...]

The Advantages of a 24/7 Live Phone Answering Service

By | 2016-10-31T21:52:07+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Categories: Answering Service, Business Insight, Call Center|

How do your customers reach you when they need help or assistance with your products or services? Business owners of all size businesses need to carefully evaluate and consider this question in order to ensure they are providing their customers with the highest levels of customer service possible. Depending upon the type of business you own [...]

Five Ways to Earn Trust from Customers

By | 2016-10-31T21:52:07+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Categories: Answering Service, Business Insight|

Earning the trust from customers can seem challenging for businesses of all sizes. One way to start to develop a customer’s trust and keep it is through consistency. San Antonio answering service Personalized Communications offers the following ways you can help earn trust and keep it. Always Smile – Your customers can tell if you are [...]

Verify Call Center Security Standards

By | 2016-10-31T21:52:07+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Categories: Business Insight, Call Center, Quality Assurance, Virtual Receptionist|

Protecting the personal information of your customers is something call centers need to take seriously. Many contact centers are often surprised to discover they are not compliant in all areas of security when it comes to protecting both customer and employee data. Whether you outsource your call center services, have your own in-house call center, or [...]

Call Centers for Doctor’s Offices

By | 2016-10-31T21:52:07+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Business Insight, Call Center, Customer Support, Outsourced Call Center, Virtual Receptionist|

Physician practices are not always that familiar with the benefits of using a call center for their office. They might assume call centers are just for retail businesses, and have misconceptions about calls having to be answered overseas or about not being able to receive emergency calls and messages in a time fashion. However, call centers [...]

Five Secrets of Outstanding Quality Assurance

By | 2016-10-31T21:52:07+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Categories: Business Insight, Call Center, Quality Assurance|

Quality assurance isn’t a game of “gotcha” that you play with your employees. The very best quality assurance programs for answering services and related businesses are collaborative, coaching programs that provide support to employees when they struggle and encouragement when they succeed. To establish a quality assurance program that elicits buy-in from employees and achieves its [...]