Entries tagged: Phone Numbers

Capping 070 numbers

What’s in a number? Well far more than you may think, particularly when it comes to telephone numbers. So much so that the business phone number, or combination of numbers, which you choose to…


London calling

No matter how much we chat online, stream or make calls over the internet (VoIP) it seems as though our love of the humble landline is as strong as ever. So much so that…


Your phone number, your business

As a business your phone number is as much part of your brand image as your name, your publications or your website. The business number you choose can tell callers that you are a part…



Promoting trust in telephone numbers

The phone rings and a number flashes up on your screen. Thank goodness it’s a number you recognise; that of your bank. This is one call which you can answer, not like those other scam…


What's in a telephone number

What’s in a number? In the past we have written about the importance of choosing your business telephone number wisely; promoting local numbers for local businesses, whilst suggesting that those who look to trade over…


Taking your number with you

Raw materials, key components, vital infrastructure; whatever your business, the decision to change suppliers is never an easy one. No matter how much research you carry out there is always the worry in the back…


Optimising SME potential

When the subject of SMEs comes up in the news or in conversation what springs to mind? Perhaps your local corner shop or independent garage, a one man band or just a handful of people…


Three ways to lose your customers

It doesn’t matter whether you are a small, medium, or large business; customers are key to your success. So why is it that all too often we look at product or pricing rather than people?…


Winning the game: It’s your call

For football and rugby union supporters the month of May is a bittersweet time. Whether it’s relief at your team’s survival for another year, elation at a promotion gained or facing the sad reality of…


Your number, your business

On 10 March 1876 Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call, summoning his assistant from the next room. Admittedly, he would probably have got the same response had he merely called out loud; but…


Global or local: It’s your call

There’s no denying that sport is now a global industry. At the time of writing England’s cricketers are in Australia, with the women’s Ashes series almost complete and the men’s about to get underway. At…


Back to school

September is here and those placards and posters which have been foretelling doom all summer long have now come true!  It’s ‘back to school’ time.

For parents that means the trauma of sorting…


Ringing the changes

Wrong numbers, signal fluctuations, even the modern phenomenon of pocket dialling are just some of the vagaries of a joined up communication system which we’ve probably all experienced from time to time. Thanks then to…


Dialling up charity giving

At the time of writing the end of the tax year is a scant month away and the financial press is full of reminders to maximise ISA allowances or top up self invested personal pension…


What’s in a number?

Think of a number, any number.  Now think about how that number makes you feel. Is this a strange question to ask; well not really because the psychology of numbers is far more complex than…


Calling the UK

The recent G20 summit in China has once again raised the profile of the Brexit debate. Not that it ever went away, but over the last few months it has been somewhat akin to a…


Global Communication

If there is ever any doubt about whether we are living in an increasingly pan-global era you only have to look at the way in which some stories are celebrated across the globe. The latest,…


Communication is key

One man band or multinational corporation; no matter what the business there are a few truths which are universal. No I am not talking here about probity or operating ethically or within the law, although…


Calling New Businesses

The first month of 2016 may have been characterised by jitters in the stock markets, but one thing which is undiminished is our enthusiasm for starting up new businesses. According to the website StartUp…


Smart Business Telephony

“The UK is now a smartphone society” according to an Ofcom report which reveals that the smartphone has overtaken the laptop as the surfing device of choice. Just one year ago 22% of us turned…


Monitoring Business Calls

What does your call data say about your company?

Quite a lot more than you think, if the results of a US study into mobile phone data are anything to go by. The…


Simpler Switching for Landlines

Switching broadband and landline just got simpler thanks to new rules from Ofcom. With effect from 20 June the entire switching process will be handled by the new supplier, meaning that consumers will no longer…


A Global Hub for Business

The release of the London First report, ‘London 2036: an Agenda for Jobs and Growth’ makes fascinating reading; and not just for Londoners either. Aiming to support the delivery of secure jobs and growth in…


Choosing the Right Phone Numbers

Welcome to 2015. As one year turns into the next it signals a time of reflection, of looking back at what went well, or not so well, in the past year and of making plans…


Phone Manners

The Debrett’s Handbook which provides a guide to etiquette and manners has just been updated for 2014. In 1994 the Handbook provided answers to the most pressing topics of the day such as the correct…


Calling in Business

The latest quarterly SME Finance Monitor report from BDRC Continental (Business Development Research Consultants) reveals a positive trend for the UK’s smaller businesses. The increasing profitability, decreasing reliance on finance and improving risk ratings reported…


Good Call, Bad Call

Ofcom research has revealed that signing up to the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) only cuts unwanted calls by around a third. Rogue companies which ignore the rules and outsourced calls from overseas account for much…


Roaming Abroad

The debate about the leadership of the EU may be rumbling on, but on a day to day basis our businesses and politicians appear to be growing ever closer to the international marketplace. From roaming…


Putting business at the heart of the agenda

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment bill which was introduced to Parliament at the end of June promises to “remove barriers to growth for small firms, strengthen the foundations for a sustainable recovery, and create…


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