Everywhere you turn these days in the startup / business community you hear about pivoting your business, it has become one of the most overused buzz words of the past couple years. However as overused as it is, it can play a pretty important part of your companies toolkit. Pivoting is what eventually brought DialMyCalls to fruition after years of running a wake up call service I had started back in the year 2000 which was aptly named WakeUpLand. Here's a quick story about how our little pivot was an entire game changer. AND SO IT BEGINS It all started when I created WakeUpLand out of my dorm room as a side project to better my web design skills. At the time there were no other wake up call services online, so it seemed like an interesting niche to target. After a couple weeks of getting the site up and
DialMyCalls is excited to announce a brand new feature that has been requested by you, our loyal customers – separate messages for live answer calls and voicemails. We rely heavily on customer feedback when it comes to improving our service and our new feature that allows two separate recordings is a direct result of your suggestions! Customers of DialMyCalls can now create a recording that will play on a live answer and then create a second recording that will be played if an answering machine is detected. Customize your voice broadcasts more than ever by selecting two separate recordings. Traditional Voice Broadcasting Method Choosing this method will allow you to select one recording that will play if our AccurateAMD™ detects a live answer or an answering machine – this is how our service worked prior to the introduction of our new feature which allows separate recordings to be selected.
If you are in charge of a company that is supplying electrical power, then your responsibilities are immense. Not only are you making sure the homes and businesses in your community have a continual supply of necessary power, you are overseeing where that power is being produced and the impact it has on the environment. Power management requires a great deal of organization and a reliable means of quick communication to control the effect it has on the planet. At the heart of the electric company are the people it serves. You most likely have numerous entities to consider. Homes and businesses of course rely on you, but so do institutions such as schools and local hospitals. To create an electrical company that better serves the community you have to first make a concerted effort to know who your community consists of. To do this, focus some energy on
For over 120 years, the Knights of Columbus organization you are a member of has been uniting Catholic men around the nation and the world. Now in charge of your own council of the biggest organization of its kind, you are charged with increasing membership, fundraising and organizing meetings. As a fraternal service organization, the Knights of Columbus have a long standing history of benevolence in their communities and advocacy for Catholic rights. You can better serve these long standing missions by adopting the following tips to better your council: Make Yourself Known One of your biggest barriers towards a higher membership rate is as simple as letting like-minded individuals know you are here. Utilize the local churches in your area and make a post in their Sunday bulletins. Ask to speak briefly at the end of mass, or have the priest speak on your behalf. The more men
Selling Girl Scout Cookies is a time honored tradition that young girls have been taking a part in for decades. With a unique selection of delicious treats that are only available for a limited time, these should be an easy sell. Yet competition is high, and girl scouts and their troops need to be creative if they want to grab the attention of the cookie lovers in their area. Top 10 Tips for Selling Girl Scout Cookies: 1) Repeat Business Look over last year's sales sheets and give an early call to your best customers. 2) Get off the Block Residential neighborhoods are saturated with door to door cookie sellers. Take your selling skills to local business districts and malls. There is great opportunity to make bulk sales with local small businesses, where you have multiple employees to make your sales pitch to. 3) Speaking of Sales Pitch You
We have recently upgraded two of our most popular features, text messaging and text-to-speech recordings. Customers of DialMyCalls that are currently using version 2.0 can login and immediately utilize the two new upgrades. Your feedback is extremely helpful and has makes it possible for us to constantly make improvements to our mass notification system. When utilizing text message broadcasting in the past, customers had to try and fit their important message into 117 characters – the days of trying to cut out important details from your texts are gone! Customers will now be able to send out text messages that are up to 157 characters in length as we feel that is a more appropriate length. In addition to longer text messages, we have also upgraded to a new and improved text-to-speech recording tool. The old tool, while it worked, was not the quality that we were looking for which
It is not easy to oversee the daily operations of any company, especially service companies that are heavily relied on. In the waste management industry, you are handling an extreme amount of responsibility, from keeping residents happy to meeting government mandated guidelines for your business. If you are looking for ways to delegate, without your business suffering, we have come up with a list of solutions that you should find helpful: 1. Residential Service This is the core of your business and where a large amount of your time is spent. Take a look at the routes you have in place and make sure that they are sensible to your business. Are your trucks passing by neighborhoods that have not yet had a pick-up? Consider the money and time you are wasting by not planning routes that flow smoothly from one residential area to the next. You could cut
The new year is officially upon us and we have been busy here at DialMyCalls trying to make a more content-rich website for you, our customers. We are thrilled to announce a brand new features section that has in-depth information regarding every single feature that our mass notification system has to offer. Each feature that DialMyCalls has to offer now has its own individual page that gives a complete breakdown of what it is, how it can be used and who would benefit from using it. From our industry-leading AccurateAMD™ answering machine detection system to our mass notification portal, our system has so much to offer and now you can see for yourself how each feature could be of benefit to you or your organization. Below you will find each feature that has its own informative page and this page will continue to be updated as more feature are added:
As a service provider for such an important element of daily living, managing a community’s water company is a complex responsibility. With considerations as important as water quality and delivery, along with development, you must have strong systems in place to manage your business efficiently and effectively. There are a number of ways to streamline your responsibilities that will give you the opportunity to focus your attention to building a stronger company. At the Source You may have a large office building to work out of, but the heart of your business is at the source of your water supply. Take a look at the on-site operations for areas of improvement. Quality control is the focus here, and you have standards in place that ensure quality but have you considered preventive measures? How often are expert members of your staff walking the perimeter of your water source? Contamination can
The community library provides a special service to its members in a nurturing, albeit, quiet environment. In recent years the benefits of the library and its services have become overshadowed by the internet and computer technology that allows access to many of the same services the library provides without ever having to enter one. With the money collected from memberships and over due books needed to stay afloat, librarians are finding themselves looking for ways to breathe life back into their bookshelves. Here are a few marketing tips that a library should consider to help get their community excited about being a member again: 1) Start Book Clubs People who avidly love to read usually love to talk about what they just read. Veteran librarians will remember the wild success Oprah Winfrey had with the book club on her talk show during the '90s. Set aside a place and
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