7 Business Tools to Help you Work on the Go in 2020
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7 Business Tools to Help you Work on the Go in 2020

We live in an on-the-go world, where nothing ever seems to slow down. It only makes sense that weโ€™ve adapted and are increasingly searching for ways to work on the go, too. Business owners have historically been trapped at their desks from 9-5, Monday through Friday, and sometimes even later and on weekends, too. Now,…

6 Ways a Live Answering Service Will Improve Your Business & Life
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6 Ways a Live Answering Service Will Improve Your Business & Life

When small businesses are determining how they should reinvest into their businesses, they typically look at what would help them most. Some opt to go all-in on marketing, while others upgrade equipment or move to a new office. Live answering services may not be the first thing you think of when deciding how to best…

7 Ways to Promote Your Business This Small Business Saturday
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7 Ways to Promote Your Business This Small Business Saturday

As a live answering service for thousands of businesses nationwide, small businesses have a special place in our hearts. Making up 99.9% of U.S. businesses and 47.5% of the workforce, small businesses play a critical role in the economy.  Thatโ€™s why American Express created a holiday just for small businesses in 2010, and itโ€™s paying…

How to Find the Right Answering Service that Fits Your Business
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How to Find the Right Answering Service that Fits Your Business

Answering services can benefit businesses of all shapes and sizes. Youโ€™ll have a team of virtual receptionists take as many incoming calls off your plate as you choose, whether you only want to use the service for overflow or after hours, or as your first line of defense for every incoming call your office gets,…

4 Ways to Get the Most Out of PATLive’s Answering Services
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4 Ways to Get the Most Out of PATLive’s Answering Services

Though plenty of businesses see the appeal of having an answering service to keep their phones from ringing off the hooks, many express one single objection over and over againโ€ฆ and itโ€™s finding room in the budget. The number one thing theyโ€™re worried about is that it will be obvious to the caller (often a…

Comparing The Costs of an In-House vs. Virtual Receptionist
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Comparing The Costs of an In-House vs. Virtual Receptionist

Every small business owner has spent hours thinking of ways to save their business money. Have you considered what you could save by switching from an in-house receptionist to a 24/7 live answering service? The low monthly fee youโ€™ll pay to have your phone calls answered 24/7 by a team of experts pales in comparison…

The One Thing that Will Make Entrepreneurs More Productive
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The One Thing that Will Make Entrepreneurs More Productive

Have you ever been proud to tell someone about how little you sleep? Did you brag about how much you accomplished or how much money you made because you only sleep three hours a night? Your arrogance could be costing you. Jason Fried, co-founder of the task management tool Basecamp is fed up listening to…

5 Tools Your Business Should Be Using
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5 Tools Your Business Should Be Using

Does your business still rely on Microsoft Office to do everything? If so, youโ€™re missing out on some crazy-amazing tools that will make your business run more efficiently and keep you miles ahead of your competition. Itโ€™s understandable to be afraid of new tools and easy to stay with what you know. Office is definitely…