Growing Your Business in a Local Market
While the trend is often relegated to food, “buying local” has become a significant credo for all kinds of shoppers. People are rejecting national brands and choosing businesses that help form the backbone of their communities. This movement is born out of more than a desire to “throwback” to the good old days. Consumers genuinely believe in the benefits of going local, and that creates a significant opportunity for small businesses.
However, giant conglomerates still generate their fair share of revenue, so you’ll need to take a proactive approach if you want to establish yourself as a pillar of the community…. Read more »
3 Ridiculously Painless Networking Tips For Small Business Owners Who Hate Networking
Do you own a small business? Are you constantly told that you need to “network,” but you’re so annoyed with that word that you simply avoid it? You are not alone. You’re also in luck because we spoke with other small business owners who’ve had the same experience.
Most negative experiences with networking start with people who only use networking to forcefully self-promote. While some people do abuse their networks, networking the right away involves a positive exchange between people. In other words, successful networking starts with the right attitude. Even if you cringed while reading that last sentence, we promise that the following tips will be completely painless…. Read more »
5 Simple Productivity Tips for Small Business Owners
For small business owners running their business on a limited budget, it isn’t easy to stay within your means while expanding your market. The good news is that by increasing your company’s overall productivity, you can quickly grow your operations and your reputation.
This week, we have some advice on how to make these goals attainable. Here are five productivity tips for small business owners to help you grow your business.
If you feel like you never have enough time to complete your desired tasks and goals, try organizing your time a little more efficiently. Begin with honest introspection and a detailed look at how everyone within your company spends their current amount of allotted time…. Read more »
800response Announces New CEO
800response is pleased to announce that we have appointed Jay Rosenblatt as our new chief executive officer. Rosenblatt will replace Mitchell Knisbacher, who will remain in his role as chairman of the board. Knisbacher expresses his confidence in Rosenblatt in the press release: “Jay’s proven track record of recognizing service delivery and product enhancements for both small businesses and large corporations will be a vital asset to our growth strategy. With Jay’s diverse experience and wealth of knowledge in the telecom industry, I am confident that 800response will continue providing competitive advancements in lead generation and customer analytics software.”… Read more »
Setting Goals for Your Small Business
Setting goals for your small business is a never ending quest. You must continuously pursue your objectives, and that requires continual progress on multiple fronts. What will likely make or break your efforts is how well you can set short- and long-term goals.
When you understand the nuances of what goes into goal-setting and achieving, it won’t matter what obstacles stand in your way, because you’ll be in an optimal position to tackle them.
Here is some advice for any small business owner looking to create better goals and meet them…. Read more »
Happy Holidays from 800response!
Happy Holidays from 800response! As we approach the new year, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for their continued support. Please note that our office will be closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th. As always, we offer 24/7 technical support if you experience any technical issues. We will resume regular business hours Wednesday, December 26th.
A new year means exciting new changes!
And while we can’t wait to see what 2019 will bring, one thing that will never change is our commitment to how we do business with our customers…. Read more »
800response Celebrates Halloween with a Fundraiser
Every Halloween, companies host costume contests and other festive events to boost morale in the office. Each year, 800response takes that idea further and celebrates Halloween with a fundraiser. The 2018 Halloween festivities were a part of our ongoing campaign for The United Way of Northwest Vermont. The campaign organizers worked hard to create Halloween-themed contests to raise money for the event, including a costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, pumpkin bowling, and more. Here’s a recap of this year’s Halloween festivity for charity…. Read more »