You’ve heard the phrase “Fake it until you make it?” It’s doubly true for growing small businesses.
Any PR or marketing expert will tell you that projecting a more professional business image is the first step towards greater success.
For example, think of the first time a potential customer contacts you as less sales pitch and more interview.
Seasoned recruiters know that an interviewee’s success in landing a job is often determined within the first 30 seconds of their interview.
Like it or not, a firm handshake, strong eye contact and a confident manner have a huge impact on whether a potential candidate becomes a trusted employee.
1800 Numbers are a very common part of today’s business landscape.
Companies of all types and sizes offer these numbers so that customers can phone them for FREE from any landline in Australia. 1800 numbers are also very popular with government and not-for-profit agencies, who want to provide people with an easy and inexpensive way to contact them.
Which is why it might surprise you to learn that these numbers were not initially intended as a business tool!
Now that you’ve got a 1300 number (or 1800 number), you want to make it as easy as possible for people to find it. After all, the easier it is for potential customers to find your contact details, the more of them you’re likely to hear from!
For sure you’ll include your phone number in places like your website, email signature and business cards. It’s also a good idea to list it in public directories.
Two of the most common directories that people use to search for businesses are the White Pages® and Yellow Pages®. Even though many of us don’t use the paper versions as often as we used to, we still rely on the online and voice versions when we’re searching for a number (especially from our smartphones and tablets).
Like any proud business owner, you want only the very best. The phone is an important tool in the way you do business, so it makes sense that you should have the best phone number possible.
Alltel’s Gold 1300 Numbers are a great addition to any business. These numbers contain repeated digits or simple sequences that help to make them easy to say, easy to remember and easy to dial. This makes them ideal for promoting and marketing your business.
Like regular 1300 numbers, Alltel Gold Numbers come with powerful built-in reporting options. Call details such as who is calling, when they’re calling, where they’re calling from and the length of each call help to give you insights into your customer base and to measure the success of different marketing campaigns and channels.
Your phone is a vital part of your business, so it doesn’t make sense to settle for poor customer service from your telecommunications provider.
One of the benefits of 1300 and 1800 numbers is that you can keep the same number when you switch providers.
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For many of us, running our own business is the ultimate dream. We’ll often start following that dream gradually: working in whatever hours we have available and looking forward to the day when we’ve built a business strong enough that we can quit our day jobs!
To increase your opportunities for success, you need to plan your business properly: do your homework and make sure your business idea is actually going to make money. By doing things properly at the start, you’ll reduce the risk of heartache later on.
For those who are ready to take the step and start their own business, here are a few tips and hints to help you along the way.
Many providers charge a fee if you want to change your 1300 Number, 1800 Number or Live Answering services to a higher- or lower-cost plan: especially in the case of moving to a lower-cost plan!
At Alltel, we want you to have the service that is the most economical and best fit for your business. That’s why with our 1300, 1800 and Live Answering services you can Upgrade or Downgrade your monthly plans at any time for FREE.
Smartnumbers® are highly memorable phone numbers that are considered to be “the best” 1800, 13 and 1300 numbers available.
A smartnumber can be a valuable marketing tool if it is a highly patterned number, for example 1300 50 10 50.
When smartnumbers can be translated into words, such as 1300 ALLTEL, they are also known as phone words or alpha numbers. A caller dials an alpha number by pressing the corresponding letters on a telephone keypad. Alpha numbers can be easier for callers to remember, especially when they can be linked to an organisation’s name or function, for example 1300 PIZZAS.
These numbers are very easy to remember, which makes the ideal for marketing campaigns. They also provide all of the benefits and flexibility associated with regular 1800, 13 and 1300 numbers.
One thing that often sets successful businesses apart from their competitors is the ability to build and maintain good relationships with their customers. Customers who feel “connected” to a business are more likely to be repeat customers and to recommend the business to their friends and colleagues.
The things each business needs to do to build and maintain customer relationships will vary depending on their size and industry segment. There’s one thing that can help businesses of all types and sizes to communicate with their customers though, and that’s a 1800 number.
One of the benefits of 1300 numbers (and 1800 numbers) is that you can use a single phone number for your business Australia-wide, which is great for branding and advertising.
Sophisticated routing options mean that the 1300/1800 network can determine where your callers are located, and automatically forward their calls to your nearest office (no matter how many offices you have).
These routing options provide a great level of flexibility, allowing you to specify a single number per state, right down to routing calls based on the caller’s local Telstra exchange.
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