Rarely are we ever prepared for natural disasters. Their devastation is product of their unpredictability. Should we have more advanced notice before a disaster strikes, perhaps we’d all be better equipped to face its impending realities. But mother nature offers no such luck, and many businesses suffer pains that could have been prevented. Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Jose left $150 billion in damages, and many small business owners are still wondering how to rebuild.
The phrase live receptionist is a strange one, yet most people understand what it means. It’s a plea to talk to a real person on the phone and not attempt to interact with technology.
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The telephone answering service industry does a great job at confusing the heck out of you when it comes to answering service pricing. You think a minute is really a just a minute? Nope. It would make sense that a call is just a call too, right? Not even close.
While few people are happy with the current state of healthcare in the United States, one ray of sunshine comes from the growing role medical answering services and healthcare call centers play in providing professional, personal care and attention to patients and their caregivers. Most everyone knows a medical answering service takes messages for patients who call after-hours. What they may not know is that an answering service can do so much more.
As much as we take note of the dwindling number of mom and pop shops across America, modern-day small businesses can and do compete with national and international chains. Cost isn’t the only means of competition either. Larger companies are often able to bargain for less expensive variable costs with their suppliers – and thus, are more readily able to lower prices.
The idea of a virtual assistant has been an attractive option for several years to help entrepreneurs and small businesses achieve more in less time and at a lower cost. But the increased efficiency through virtual assistants is gaining traction among medium and larger businesses as well.