Notice! Care2 will go offline for site maintenance July 28 at 9pm PST. Thanks
START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x
Dec 29, 2012

You know you need VoIP services for your enterprise if you agree with most of the following statements:

●    My business operates from a single headquarters, but we have partners from different states
●    My business regularly transacts with international suppliers and service providers
●    My business gets a lot of calls
●    My business accepts work from home part-timers
●    My business needs to save on long-distance calls
●    My business seeks to exude a professional look and feel - despite our size - to existing and prospective customers

If you say yes to at least four statements, then getting a VoIP system should be your business’s top priority for this year. Read on to know why it is good for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) such as yours.


In today’s modern world, no company is ever small. SMBs can now compete with larger companies. Thanks to new technological breakthroughs such as the VoIP service.

Simply put, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is a technology that allows you to make calls through the Internet, as an alternative to your regular landline. Everybody knows the power of the Internet, and now, through VoIP technology, you can not only read and get information from the web, you can also talk to someone over the Internet using the same equipment that you already have in your office.

If you have business partners from different states, you need to find a better and more efficient way of communicating without the high overhead costs. Using technology for this purpose, such as hiring the services of professional VoIP providers, can help you achieve your communication goals without the high costs.

The same is true if you regularly need to get in touch with your suppliers and other service providers. Business process outsourcing is now very common not just for big businesses but for SMBs as well. More and more smaller businesses are now considering to employ this strategy to be more productive and efficient. In such a scenario, getting a VoIP service for your business will be a good support infrastructure.

If you have ever experienced getting a lot of calls from existing and would-be clients, it is inevitable that they will have to be put on hold. With a VoIP service, you need not worry about busy lines or unanswered calls. It allows you to have a system of retrieving voicemail via your e-mail, as an attachment.

The business applications of this technology are far-reaching. For instance, you can file and store actual voice messages from your customers, sort the positive from the negative feedback, and put it all in one location, much like your regular computer files. Because the voice messages are digital, you can listen to them again and again before you give them your best answers. In addition, sending first-hand information and feedback from your customers to your business network is made much more experiential by systems because they can listen to the actual messages on their media players, iPods, and even smartphones!

Best of all, for startups and emerging small businesses, exuding a professional reputation matters a lot. While getting a VoIP service is not the only road to take you there, it’s one way of giving the impression that you are bigger that you actually are, because you made an investment to digitize the way you communicate. That’s plus points for the customers, who are undoubtedly king.

Visibility: Everyone
Posted: Saturday December 29, 2012, 2:48 am
Tags: business technology communication [add/edit tags]

Group Discussions
Comments
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:

Author

Monique J.
female, age 33,
San Diego, CA, USA
MONIQUE'S SHARES
Feb
13
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\n\r\nThe year 2012 has been widely considered the year of smartphones due to significant increase in production and purchases, with over 700 million handsets shipped throughout the year. But according to research firms and some industry analysts, these ...
Feb
11
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\ n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\ r\n\r\nWe’ve all had at least one of those – insufferable bosses who always seem to find an excuse to yell at you and make you suffer.  There’s always this boss whose picture always seems to end...
Feb
8
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nNo matter how many good leadership qualities you have, you can’t claim to be a perfect leader. Luckily enough, some things can be avoided.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\ r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r \n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nLet ’s face it, there’s no such thing as a \"perfect lea...
Feb
7
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\n\r\nOne of the greatest aspects of social media is that it allows both parties communicate, especially when it comes to businesses and customers. Getting your brand name out is no longer limited to traditional mediums where you hope that someone, somew...


SHARES FROM MONIQUE'S NETWORK
No shares


MORE MEMBER BLOGS
Mar 31
Blog: How to Extend the Life of your TRIAD Boilers by Kayleigh L.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — \\nHow to Extend the Life of your TRIAD Boilers \\r\\n \\r\\nCorlis Engine Review\\r\\nEvery user desires to prolong the life of a unit. TRIAD assists their clients in achieving this important objective by informing them of ways they can avoid problems... more
Feb 27
Blog: Dr Oz Weight Loss - The 100% Natural And Very Efficient Diet Pill by Debra S.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — \\nYes, Dr. Oz called Garcinia Cambogia Extract (HCA) the Holy Grail of Weight Loss. He went on to say, “Anytime I see a scientist get this excited about something like Garcinia Cambogia Extract and when I looked through some of this research and... more
Blog: My Favorite Websites by krysta I.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — \\nIFAW: www.ifaw.org\\r\\nOCEANA www.oceana.org\\r\\nPETA: www.peta.org\\r\\nEARTH 911: www.earth911.org\\r\\nANI MALs ASIA: www.animalsasia.org\\r\\n \\r\\n\\r\\n\\n more
Feb 21
Blog: testing one two three by Geoff M.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — hello world more
Blog: Garcinia Cambogia Reviews From Actual People Garcinia Pure Extract Is A Huge Success February 20 by Dany M.
(0 comments  |  0 discussions ) — \\nGarcinia Cambogia Reviews From Actual People Garcinia Pure Extract Is A Huge Success February 20\\r\\nGarcinia Cambogia System The Dr. Oz Lose Weight Quick Process Without Having Side Effects\\r\\nHe went on to say, “At any time I see a researcher... more
 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.