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Are You Realistic About Your Customer Service Experience?

All and all, you provide a pretty good customer service experience: most emails are returned within a few days and callers never hold more than about 20 minutes. You know that they all know you’re going to get back to them, it’s just a matter of time. Despite this level of dedication, somehow your customers [...]

Are You Realistic About Your Customer Service Experience?

4 Ways Your Service Business Can Market Better Than Your Competition

It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, or at least a service business outsells service business one. You have all the stuff in place that you’ve been told you need, from a Facebook account to a blog on your website, but it feels like you’re not really getting any traction with them. Your competition, on [...]

4 Ways Your Service Business Can Market Better Than Your Competition

How To Determine Whether You’re Providing Stellar Customer Service

You may think you’re providing the best customer service around because your return rate is low or you get a lot of five-star internal reviews, but you really can’t know without getting inside your customers’ heads. They may silently accept that your service is subpar because your product is pretty awesome or remain silent [...]

How To Determine Whether You’re Providing Stellar Customer Service

3 Reasons Your Animal Vet Practice Needs An Answering Service Now

Running an animal vet practice means you get to help animals and their two-legged companions live their very best lives, but there’s also lots of administrative work that goes along with it. With so many things to do, from filing to faxing and answering the telephone, your staff isn’t really big enough to stay on [...]

3 Reasons Your Animal Vet Practice Needs An Answering Service Now

4 Ways That Missing Calls Negatively Affect Your Small Business

You’ve worked hard to build your small business, but sometimes you get the feeling that you could be doing more to expand your reach. You get a lot of calls during the day, but you’ve noticed that if you don’t answer right away, callers don’t tend to leave voicemails or even bother to call [...]

4 Ways That Missing Calls Negatively Affect Your Small Business

Why Solopreneurs Need The Best Answering Service By Their Side

Any small business venture can be a terrifying jump into the unknown, but there’s nothing quite as trying as being a solopreneur. Although you don’t have to figure out how to pay payroll on a shoestring, you have other challenges to deal with. Guess what? Your answering service can help you with many of the [...]

Why Solopreneurs Need The Best Answering Service By Their Side

4 Signs It’s Time For Your Title Company To Hire An Answering Service

Producing title work and closing real estate transactions might not be the most glamorous calling, but it’s an important service that you offer the real estate community. More and more, though, you’re feeling like something needs to change to make your title company work better. Your employees are all hard workers, but even they [...]

4 Signs It’s Time For Your Title Company To Hire An Answering Service

3 Trends That Prove Your Small Business Needs A Virtual Receptionist

The customer experience is everything today. In fact, it’s so much everything that the phrase “customer experience” is almost a meaningless word in some circles. Not yours, of course, because you are actually interested in helping your customers have easier and better transactions, no matter what that means. That’s why you’ve got a cool [...]

3 Trends That Prove Your Small Business Needs A Virtual Receptionist

Energize Your Marketing With Better Phone Service

Your answering machine or voicemail system is really quite lovely. It quietly, and cheaply, picks up the phone every time it rings enough, inviting callers to leave a message for you. Unfortunately, they don’t because they’re not really sure that you’ll call them back. And besides, your competition picked up the phone after two [...]

Energize Your Marketing With Better Phone Service

4 Customer Service Metrics That Should Matter To You

Whether you’re running your customer service in-house or have sent your calls out to an answering service company, paying attention to the metrics that are being generated really can make a huge difference to the overall health of your business. Forget the old standbys like handle time and first call resolution, today’s answering service [...]

4 Customer Service Metrics That Should Matter To You