When it comes to choosing a contact number for your business, many small business owners debate between landline and mobile.
Especially for sole traders and freelancers, a mobile number may seem the most sensible option. You are likely to be out and about delivering your services, meeting with clients and networking. The time you actually spend at your ‘desk’ may be minimal and so clients are much more likely to reach you if they call your mobile.
You may also be working from home, and be concerned about business calls coming through on your home phone line.
Will you be able to tell whether it is a business call or not?
Will you end up with clients phoning you all sorts of times, weekdays and weekends?
Mobile may seem like an obvious answer, but there are other factors to consider. Whilst you are out delivering your services and in meetings you will need to switch your mobile phone off or on to silent, and won’t be able to answer it anyway, just like you wouldn’t be able to at home.
You also need to consider how it looks if you only have a mobile number on your website or on your business cards. It doesn’t give people a geographic location where you are from, and to some potential clients might make you seem less of a serious business. After all, established businesses have offices and landline numbers.
These days there is so much you can do with regard to call screening, adding telephone lines and call redirecting that with a bit of thought, you can satisfy all bases and ensure a professional and consistent image to your clients, as well as a boundary between home and business life at an affordable cost.
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From just £10+VAT a month you can redirect your calls to our highly experienced team and ensure that no call is ever missed and always answered in a personal, friendly and efficient manner, with the name of your business.
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