So, I have been pulling my hair out with stress, but my new favorite – my new telephone answering service, has really saved the day. I run a small business out of my home. Fashion stuff, mostly. But it has been growing pretty quickly over the last couple of months. Growing so quickly that I have been going crazy. I have been up way too late taking orders and taking phone calls from customers, and I was starting to wonder how I was going to do it all. My friends all thought that I had died because I was no where to be found.
Happily, my friend Lauren knew of my plight. And she gave me the best advice that I have gotten in a long, long time. She said, “hire an answering service, Bella.” I hadn’t even thought of that, and if I had, I would have thought that it would have been way too expensive for my little home business. And besides, I don’t want my customers talking to people who barely speak English. They need to come back and order more! Again, my friend had an answer. She is a doctor, and her practice has used an answering service for years. They are based locally, the operators are from the local area, and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
So, I gave them a call. I was shocked at how inexpensive it was, and I tried a free 7 day trial of the service to make sure that it was going to work for me and my customers. Boy does it! They take all of my phone calls now. They take orders, answer questions, and if it is anything that requires my attention, they patch the call right through to me. It’s so easy! I have a life again, and I am so happy! Thanks to Lauren for the advice and thanks to my answering service for making my life so much easier.