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5 Benefits to Using a Virtual Phone Number for Your Small Business

  • March 30, 2020

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Using a Virtual Phone Number for Your Small Business

Small businesses that want to remain competitive in today's market need to find ways to save money without compromising productivity. Using a virtual phone number can be a useful tool in that effort. They offer many benefits designed specifically to help small businesses succeed.

1. Fewer Devices

If there are already enough tech gadgets cluttering your desktop, there's no reason to add more just for an extra phone line. In fact, clutter has been shown to decrease productivity and creativity, giving you even more reasons to minimize its impact. A virtual phone line lets you have a second number without adding an extra phone, charger, and stand to your space.

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2. Professional Appearance

Plenty of small business owners use a personal line for their business calls. This is why having a dedicated business phone number sets you apart from the others. If you really want to establish a professional appearance, add a toll-free or vanity number to your plan to make it easy to remember and completely free to call for any people who are still using a home line.

3. Increased Portability

Maybe your line of work doesn't allow you to stay in one spot all day, or maybe you just prefer to be out and about. Either way, why tie yourself to an office during business hours? Virtual phone lines ring directly to your cell phone, so you can take them with you anywhere you have cell service. Perhaps even better is that you can choose to have calls ring to multiple phones at the same time, so you know they will get answered even if you are busy.

4. Enhanced Features

A standard business line will have the basic features you expect from a landline phone. You can probably add extras if you choose to pay for them. On the other hand, a virtual phone line comes with a stunning array of features to help you grow your business. Consider these features that come standard with popular plans:

  • Team linking to allow calls to ring simultaneously on multiple lines
  • Auto replies for when you can't take a call
  • Comprehensive reports on usage and trends
  • Virtual receptionists for when a live person absolutely has to answer your calls

5. Cost Savings

With all of those features, you may be surprised at how affordable a virtual number can be. You could potentially save hundreds of dollars when compared to a traditional plan, which can be significant savings for any size business.

When you want to do whatever is necessary to help your business grow, learning more about the benefits of a virtual number should be at the top of your to-do list. With great features that can increase productivity and cost savings compared to other options, a virtual number may be just what your business needs to grow to the next level.