Whether you’ve recently launched a startup or you’re the CEO of an established organization, these unprecedented times caused by COVID-19 have erected several unique obstacles. On a brighter note, though, it also creates the perfect landscape for opportunistic entrepreneurs that are willing to go the extra mile. With the right strategy in place, your business can thrive during these difficult times. Focus on the 10 pointers below, and you won’t go far wrong. 1| Positive Communication “You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” – Zig Ziglar. Great communication sits …

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Now that it is integrated with G Suite, there is a lot of buzz these days about using Google Voice as a business telecommunications solution. Unfortunately, some businesses that have headed in that direction have found the experience frustrating, costly and regrettable. Here are 10 key reasons why: 1. No Business Caller ID Every business knows that caller ID is an absolute must have feature. In fact, it shouldn’t be even called a “feature” at all. It’s a basic staple that simply can’t be an option. This is not 1992 anymore. There are three major problems with Google Voice caller …

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While a lot of business communication these days has shifted to email, chat and instant messaging, rumors that the phone has died have been greatly exaggerated. Here are some eye-opening statistics: Calls to businesses are expected to surpass 169 billion per year by 2020, and are 10-15 times more likely to generate a successful sale or follow-up activity vs. digital form submissions. (Source: BIA/Kelsey) 65% of customers prefer to contact a business by phone, while only 24% are satisfied with only a web form. (Source: Invoca) 75% percent of customers believe that calling is the most effective way to get …

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Unlike the Mad Men era, today’s marketing professionals are not enjoying “3 martini lunches” while they look over color samples and stock photos, or flip through their rolodex. Instead, they’re pouring over mountains of analytical data and market research, so they can optimize campaigns, increase brand visibility, establish competitive advantage, expand marketplaces, and populate the sales funnel with qualified leads. And that’s why one of the most valuable tools in the marketing world today is a hosted VoIP phone system. Here are 10 ways that a hosted VoIP phone system drives marketing success: 1. Get Customized Local Numbers Businesses can …

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For many businesses, the idea of being forced to change the phone number when they upgrade to a new hosted VoIP phone system is not just a concern: it is a deal breaker! This is certainly understandable. After all, the last thing that your business wants is for past, current and prospective customers to hear a “we’re sorry, the number you have dialed is not in service” recording, or get routed to another business — and maybe even a competitor! The good news is that when you upgrade to Carolina Digital Phone’s advanced hosted VoIP phone system, in most cases your …

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