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Here’s how a Small Business Prepares for Summer

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Here’s how a Small Business Prepares for Summer

Spring is over and summer has finally arrived. People are turning off their computers and heading out for fun in the sun. Unfortunately, your business can’t close for the summer, but there is no reason why your business can’t have an enjoyable, successful summer season. So what are you going to do to prepare your business for summer?

Take a worry free vacation

It can be very stressful for business owners to be away from the office on vacation. Worrying about missing an important call or losing potential customers can keep you from enjoying a much needed relaxing vacation. With VirtualPBX, your vacations can always be stress-free.

By setting up VirtualPBX’s “follow me calling” feature, extension owners can create a list of phone numbers where they will be available, such as the number of a hotel line, their vacation home, or cell phone. With follow-me from VirtualPBX, you never have to miss an important call because you’re on vacation. We can reach you any place there is a phone.

Work outside and enjoy the long summer days

This is another great way you can use VirtualPBX’s “follow me calling” feature. Work from a park, your backyard, the beach or anywhere you want to soak up some rays.

Let voicemail screen your calls

When you are on vacation or enjoying the summer with family, allow yourself to return only those calls that are truly important or emergencies. With every VirtualPBX extension, you can listen to callers as they leave you a voicemail message. If you need to take the call, simply press the ‘#’ key to interrupt the caller and start talking live.

Check your voicemail via email

You can even have your messages routed to your email as .wav files so you can listen to them from your computer. Or if you prefer, messages are also available through our VirtualPBX browser-based web portal. All you need are headphones or speakers. In fact, the number of variations you can make to your overall Business Voicemail strategy is almost endless when you use a cloud-based phone system from VirtualPBX.

Promote a summer sale or Event

Use VirtualPBX to promote a summer sale by using our Online Greeting Manager to upload a new auto-attendant greeting. You can upload your own, record by phone, or order them through the VirtualPBX studios.

Change your Summer Hours

Maybe you’ve increased or decreased your hours for summer. Use the Day/Night mode settings in your VirtualPBX to play a day mode greeting and a night mode greeting, adjusting the hours per day that you are open. During night mode, you can send all calls to voicemail so you can enjoy a quiet evening!

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