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How Answering Services Help Entrepreneurs

 

Starting a new business can be a wild and pressure-filled endeavor. Entrepreneurs have all kinds of things to focus on as they juggle many priorities and wear loads of different hats. An answering service can help startups minimize the chaos and achieve success.

Image of an entrepreneur letting their answering service take a call

As an entrepreneur, if you’ve gotten into a particular field of business, you probably know your trade better than most. However, it is important to take into account all of the considerations and realistically look at the whole picture when it comes to launching a startup. Acquiring good answering services will enable entrepreneurs to focus on their passion without letting any of the important details slip through the cracks.

It is not that uncommon for entrepreneurs to zero in on the work in front of them while administrative tasks fall by the wayside. It is so critical to not let that happen as it may result in lost orders, customer service issues, and a staff that isn’t trained all that well. An answering service helps avoid those potentially devastating issues for startups.

A professional call center that has experience working with startups allows entrepreneurs to take solace in the fact that each and every call is handled in a professional manner with detailed messages taken and delivered promptly to the right person. No more missed calls or cryptic messages on scrap paper!

You work with the answering service your startup chooses and develop a script that details the info you wish for your callers to be aware of. You also provide a list of answers to common or expected questions that your live support provider can relay. Callers can leave a message which will then be transmitted to you by email, text, call or however you wish to receive it.

You can use answering services for startups in a number of ways:

  • Give the phone number they provide you to your clients and let it be a customer facing number so that all calls go straight through to the answering service
  • Forward any calls from your existing number to the answering service
  • Use your answering service as an overflow safety net when things get really busy
  • If you can handle calls during the day, then turn the phones over to the answering service after hours and on weekends to keep a healthy work-life balance while never missing an opportunity

Outsourcing your live answering to a professional call center is one of the best choices you can make as an entrepreneur. Experienced, dedicated, highly trained, US-based agents portray a polished image, won’t let you miss out on any new business, and keep you from running around with too much on your plate. Be a successful entrepreneur and use an answering service to enhance your startup.

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About Andrew Tillery

Born and raised in Oregon, Andrew has now put down roots in Seattle, because he refuses to call anywhere but the Pacific Northwest home. After graduating from Portland State University with a double major in Marketing and Advertising, he spent some time learning Spanish and experiencing all that South America has to offer. It was while he was south of the equator that he uncovered an interest in writing that he strives to develop whenever the opportunity is presented. When Andrew isn't taking care of business at the office, he is throwing fuel on his fiery passions for sports and the outdoors.