Have you watched the video above? I don’t know about you, but I think hearing success stories like Charlie Mullins’ can be incredibly inspiring for business men and woman who find themselves at a similar starting point to the plumber who now employs over 200 people when he started his career. I know that it makes me focus on all the things I want to achieve for myself and my business and it shows me that there are some simple steps out there that I can take to grow my business without spending a lot of money, because let’s face it, that’s what small businesses usually don’t have anywhere near enough of.
Going virtual, e.g. using a virtual phone service such as Everreach and forwarding and managing your company phone calls via your mobile phone, can be an option that doesn’t only save you money, but also allows you to look more professional and credible to your customers and potential business partners.
Virtual services let you choose landline numbers in every city in the United Kingdom and provide callers with personalised audio greetings and voicemail 24h a day, 365 days a year. This means, that your customers receive the highest-level of customer service all day every day.
Another bonus is that all your calls and mailbox messages are stored for you, which means that you can track your call performance, analyse busy call periods and reoccurring patterns in your business calls.
For around £10 a month, the service is affordable and something I will seriously consider for myself in the future. It would mean that I don’t have to get a second phone line for business phone calls and I don’t have to hand out my private telephone number to people I’d rather not share it with.
What do you think about getting a virtual landline number based in any city of the UK? Is this something you’d use for your business?
Disclosure: This is a promotional post.