Monday, February 02, 2009

HMAH Tip #11 Your Home Biz Best Friend

This tip is for people who have a home-based business or small business. One way to save money, promote your business and add convenience is to use your cellular phone as your business phone.

Many home-based business owners set up their home office including a desk, computer, printer and have a business line installed. Why pay for 3 phone lines--a personal line, a business line and a cell phone. Skip the business line and use your cell phone as the business line. Most phones nowadays show you the number of the caller and names or special ringtones for friends/family. If you don't recognize the number answer it as your business.

Promote your business in the voice mail. That way when anyone calls and you're unable to answer they will find out about your business. Be sure to update it often. For example: "Hi, this is Jane Doe, Your Local Biz Sales Rep. I can't take your call right now. Please leave your name and phone # and I will get right back to you. Be sure to ask me about our February's special by 2 get 1 free."

Another benefit of using your cell phone is the convenience of being able to receive calls anywhere. Let's face it, some people won't leave a message on an answering machine and this could cost your money in parties lost, sales not taken, etc. If you are waiting for a call and you need to run out of the house for a minute you won't miss the call.

Save money, promote your business and the added convenience of portability all help the small business/home based business owner.

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