When you’ve just got your company up and running, you want to be the one picking up the phone every time. That’s because every call is a potential new customer and you don’t want to miss an opportunity to explain how great your product is. But just think is that really the best message you’re sending by being both the director and the secretary? And then there will be times when you’re looking after a client already.
Thankfully there is an easy answer, once you find yourself juggling phones and missing connections. And it’s not getting someone from your family to be there, for lots of reasons that can quickly get complicated and risks putting a strain on your personal life. Instead look at a virtual office solution. Think about starting off with a virtual secretary to take calls and forward messages when you’re out or when we want to put your effort towards developing your business instead. That’s a way of being far more efficient in how you use your time.
Finally look for a service that can expand into other services when you’re ready to grow further. The costs aren’t massive (some reasonable companies start their fees at around $100 per month) and if you time this right for your business the benefits are huge.