Does my business need a Toll Free Number?

Written by Alyice Edrich

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Do you have a business that requires more contact with your clients? Say to customize a product or service, based on your client's needs? Speaking to that client one-on-one leaves little room for mistakes and misinterpretations.

Do you have a business where you are constantly away fromrepparttar desk? Having a cell phone is a great idea to stay in touch with your clients, but what if most of your clients are out of state? Having a forwardable toll free number directed to your cell phone means that you never lose another business call.

If you have employees, such as salespeople, do they call you collect or use a calling card? What happens when those calling cards run out or they don't have any change? They have to check in by calling collect, don't they? Over time, having a toll free number can save your company big bucks.

If you decide that a toll free number is best for your business, there are several options you can choose:

Order a T-1 line from your local phone company -- you have to have a traditional brick and mortar business for this and it can be very costly.

Order a "Stand Alone" Toll Free Number -- you can use your "fixed" phone line and have a toll free number forwarded or redirected to that number. Your clients and customers never have to know that you did this.

Order a "Forwardable" Toll Free Number -- you can have your toll free number moved as often as you like. Forward it to your home phone, office phone, cell phone, hotel room, or wherever else you may be. This isrepparttar 117473 ultimate option for home businesses and businesses onrepparttar 117474 go.

The most important thing to remember, is that every business can use a little help. If you feel that a toll free number can help your business, order one today.

Make sure thatrepparttar 117475 toll free number you order is one that you like, as you will be putting that number on all your business and promotional materials, as well as your website. (This really refers to Vanity numbers, like 1800 CALL ATT.)

And finally, make sure that you can squeeze that number into your business budget.

Alyice Edrich is a freelance writer specializing in helping busy parents balance life. Visit her online for free information on how she can help you succeed, today.

10 Quick Tips To Stay Motivated!

Written by BB Lee

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7. Get Techie: Learn all you can about new technology. Stay current withrepparttar latest trends in computers, electronics. Find ways to apply your new tech knowledge to your business.

8. Teach others/Become a mentor. Experience a new zest for your business. Share your ideas with young eager minds.

9. Improve a skill. This is a good one! Everyday try to improve on a work habit. Write down several things that you would like to improve. If you type 60 words per minute, aim for 70 words per minute. Learn how to write a marketing plan or a new business plan.

10. Vacation-Vacation-Vacation. You read it right! Give up (at least for a few days or even hours.) Take a short vacation away from your business. Get out inrepparttar 117472 fresh air, interact with real live people instead of Internet contacts. Enjoyrepparttar 117473 outdoors! Share quality time with your family. Afterwards, you will certainly feel like a new person and ready to settle down and manage your homebased business with flair, style, and of course, lots of good old motivation!

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