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Tips on Getting Started With an SMS Marketing Campaign

  The cell phone has evolved into much more than just a phone. It provides you with access to music, video games, your social networks and of course instant advertising. With the high probability that an SMS text message will be read, businesses have begun using them as a way to draw in new customers. Businesses have quickly learned the value of text messaging as a marketing tool. This is an inexpensive way of reaching thousands instantly with just a click of the send button. Yet like email marketing, a business must ask permission of the consumer first before they start sending special deals and event invites via text message. Building an opt-in list is a must if you plan on using a text message campaign to build your business. You don't want a random list of names, but rather a database of interested customers where you can personalize messages

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Is Your Medical Practice Running Efficiently?

  Private healthcare facilities are faced with countless challenges starting with keeping a steady stream of patients, improving their care and managing your costs. It is not easy to make a busy medical practice more productive, but once you start identifying your key problem areas you can start finding solutions one by one. Your two best resources for pinpointing issues that are holding your practice back are the staff members and your patients. Start talking to them and you will find a myriad of ways where you can improve office efficiency. 1. Put Your People Where Their Strengths Are One of the first things to look at is how you are utilizing your staff members. Are trained nurses and aides getting stuck behind the reception desk? That is taking them away from patient care, slowing down the flow of patients through the office. Make sure you have enough qualified people

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5 Useful Tips for a Planned Utility Company Outage

  The services provided by utility companies are vital for their customers. Whether it be water, gas or electricity, temporarily cutting the service is going to cause some inconvenience. In order to cut down on the amount of customers calling into the office asking why the service is disrupted and when it will be resumed, you can save everyone the headache by executing a plan for outages that has every customer involved in the communication loop. 1) Plan Ahead Once you know there is work that needs to be done which requires a disruption, your engineers should start planning on how it can be accomplished most efficiently. As much preparation as possible should be done ahead of time, and practice sessions performed to ensure that are no surprises that will cost more time. 2) Have Your Plans Readily Available for Your Customer When new customers sign on for your service,

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5 Effective Methods of Raising the Tempo for Your Music Classes

  So you've decided to put your musical talents to good use and start teaching students the fundamentals of guitar, piano or any other instrument you have a special talent for. Being able to make a living doing something you love is a gift not to be taken lightly. The only problem you have now is getting students enrolled, and getting them as passionate about playing music as you are. Follow these top 5 marketing tips, and your music classes will be rocking and rolling in no time: 1. Promote Your Music Lessons You are not going to get any students until you start letting them know about your classes. Ask your local schools if you can do quick presentations in classes to recruit interested students. Hang flyers at local churches, community centers, colleges, and even busy supermarkets. The more people hear of your classes the more sign-ups you will

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7 Restaurant Industry Tips For Building A Solid Customer Base

  There are some very scary statistics regarding new restaurants and their likelihood of failure. At worse, some reports claim that 90% will close within a year, while a study conducted by Ohio State University says 60% and then 80% by year 5. No matter how you slice it, those are terrifying numbers to think about if you are a restaurant owner. To avoid becoming one of those statistics, work on building a strong customer base using these top 7 tips: 1) Live by the Rule of Seven There is a saying in the restaurant business that you make one guest in your restaurant happy, you have created one good repeat customer. When you make one mad, they are going to share their bad experience with 7 of their closest friends. Stress over the top service in your restaurant at all times, and go to any length to ensure that

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Retaining Your Customers With A Personal Notification System

The new revolution of business has become faceless. With the amount of sales being done online and through phones it has become difficult to retain customers with a friendly smile and hand shake. Today's retail and service industry has to be creative and use modern technology to build and then retain a strong customer base. Not just one that keeps coming back, but one that will also feel so good about you that they refer you to their friends. The most effective way of retaining customer loyalty is to gently remind them of your goods or services. This can be done discreetly and without being obtrusive using a customer notification system. Unlike push notifications, automated customer notifications can relay a sense of personalization that is more appealing in this cold computer age. Let your customers know that you offer automated notifications via phone call or text message and have them

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Increase Your Revenue With Automated Appointment Reminders

Any professional or personal service company can benefit from an appointment reminder service. The bottom line is a suddenly empty slot in your daily appointment calendar is hurting your bottom line. One easy way around this is by using an automated service that can remind them of the date and time scheduled for your next appointment. The industry being hurt most by missed appointments is the medical industry. Patient no-shows and late call outs can be as high as 8%. Patients may not realize that they are costing you money when they don't show up because they are not considering the overhead costs that it takes to run your office. If you are finding that you have blocks of unprofitable free time throughout the day due to missed appointments, you should be considering implementing an appointment reminder service to help eliminate them. Automated phone messages can serve as a reminder

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Small Business Solutions Using Voice Broadcasting

Just a heads that it is important as a business to follow all the FCC and your state laws regarding sending automated phone calls or texts. You need to make sure your customers have opted in to receive any kind of message from you, and never send any kind of unsolicited message. For texting you can have your customers opt-in to a list via text message, for example text COMPANY NAME to 80123 (our short code), which will opt them in to receive alerts from you. For phone calls you need expressed written consent from them agreeing to receive your messages. In order to survive in the small business world owners have to be quick on their feet to think outside of the box. Competition is fierce and in order to retain your customer base you have to be able to offer them something that nobody else, or at least not

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Automated Gym and Fitness Club Member Notifications

Gyms and fitness clubs using mass member notifications for anything sales-related are required to follow all the FCC and your state laws regarding sending automated phone calls or texts. Your gym members, both new and old, are required to opt in to receive any kind of message from you, and you must never send any kind of unsolicited message. For texting you can have your customers opt-in to a list via text message, for example text COMPANY NAME to 80123 (our short code), which will opt them in to texts from you. For phone calls you need expressed written consent from them agreeing to receive your messages. DialMyCalls provides automated calling and SMS services that allow gym and fitness clubs to alert all of their members instantly. Managing a gym, fitness of health club can be a daunting task and keeping your members in the loop just adds even more

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Real Estate Owners Schedule Rent Reminders For Tenants

Real estate owners sending tenant reminders must follow all the FCC and your state laws regarding sending automated phone calls or texts. Your tenants are required to opt in to receive any kind of message from you, and you must never send any kind of unsolicited message. For texting you can have your tenants opt-in to a list via text message, for example text COMPANY NAME to 80123 (our short code), which will opt them in to texts from you. For phone calls you need expressed written consent from them agreeing to receive your messages. Owners of real estate that rent out their properties (landlords) will be excited to hear that we now offer rent reminders at DialMyCalls. Using our existing voice broadcasting service, property owners can now schedule rent reminders to be sent out to their tenants via voice message or text message on a weekly or monthly basis.

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