Provide Your Customers with a Reliable Way to Contact You or Your Employees
Invest in a virtual phone system to aid in starting a business from your home. With internet-based tools, people will be able to contact you for services or products and won't be aware that you currently lack ownership of a brick and mortar building.
1. How You Present Yourself May Affect Your Success
A customer's visual perception can aid or hurt a new business owner. Let's say that you are interested in starting up a residential and commercial landscaping business. You may have a small amount of cash that you have saved up, to assist with buying tools and materials that will be needed to complete various landscaping tasks. If you own a reliable form of transportation, uniforms, and business cards, your professionalism may be apparent and this will earn you the respect that you deserve.
With a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone set up at your disposal, proudly display your business phone number on each piece of advertising that is being used to promote your business. This type of phone system will allow you and anyone who works for you to rely upon the internet for communication needs.
If your current internet provider is currently offering a phone system that includes a business number, internet access, and a few mobile handsets, give a phone to each person who is a part of your landscaping team. When you or your staff members are on a job, customers can call the business number and you can forward phone calls to whoever would be the most appropriate person to handle a customer's request.
2. Phone Calls Will Not Be Missed
With a landline phone system, you would either need to hire a receptionist to take calls or take a chance on missing a call during times that you were tending to a residential or commercial landscaping project. Using this type of phone system could be detrimental to the success of your business. For example, someone could call with a project that they need to be handled right away and then decide to call one of your competitors since they weren't able to reach you or one of your employees.
Even in situations that you are at home and are available to take calls, there may be occasions in which you would like to forward a call to one of your team members. With a virtual phone system, place a client on hold and forward a call to your employee, without alerting your customer to the fact that the individual is not at the same location as you.
Learn more by contacting business phone system providers.