Why would I ever close my lines?

March 11th, 2014

Two of the many features of the SwitchboardFREE service is the ability to set open and close hours as well as the Quick Close function. A lot of the enquiries we field on support often boils down to whether the line is open or closed. Either people have set the wrong opening hours and are… read more

Memorable Numbers = Memorable Business

March 10th, 2014

Not all numbers are created equal. No, this isn’t a theoretical maths problem and neither is it some philosophical belief system. When it comes to phone numbers, some numbers are better than others and when they’re for your business, it is a good idea to show favourites and pick the best. Your phone number could… read more

5 reasons why you need to keep your customers well informed

March 7th, 2014

The world is full of businesses trying to promote themselves on social networks, keep in touch with their customers via email and what can be seen by some as pestering their customers. With so many businesses really getting on our nerves by doing this you have to ask yourself the question, “Why do they do… read more

The dynamic duo of SwitchboardFREE

March 6th, 2014

Every business is made up of individuals and sometimes it’s nice to be reminded of that. With that in mind we thought we would help put faces on the SwitchboardFREE support team and introduce you to our very own dynamic duo. If you ever call into SwitchboardFREE (or you’re contacted by us), then the likelihood… read more

Choosing the right number for your business

March 5th, 2014

Choosing the right number for your business is more important than you may think. Phone numbers say a lot about you and choosing the wrong number can give people the wrong impression about your business. We have never lived in a time where there have been so many options open to customers and businesses alike,… read more

Help save the UK’s economy and thousands of jobs

February 28th, 2014

The EU Commission Vice President is doing her best to implement changes to EU regulation that will make it considerably harder, if not impossible, for the data industry to survive within Europe. Now, we know what most of you are thinking; “Why should I care?” It’s a valid question. We all hate those annoying sales calls… read more

The world is constantly changing, your business needs to keep up

February 20th, 2014

Embracing change is incredibly important as a business. The world is evolving faster than ever before and businesses need to stay as up to date with these changes as possible. To prove our point below are 5 changes in the last 10 years that have revolutionised businesses world wide.   1 – 10 years ago… read more

10 ways to keep people on your website

February 19th, 2014

Yesterday we released an article about things that will drive customers away from your website so today we thought we would let you know about things that will make people stay. As we’ve already established, sometimes driving people to your website simply isn’t enough. The real trick is keeping people there and creating staying power… read more

10 things that might be killing your website

February 18th, 2014

So you have spent years and thousands of pounds creating a product or service that you want to sell. You have spent almost as long getting your marketing right and you are successfully driving customers to your website. In that case, why aren’t you converting your incoming traffic to sales? It could be a lot… read more

5 Reasons why your business needs to be using social media

February 17th, 2014

Social media has a dirty reputation when it comes to marketing. It’s the newest kid on the block and it’s easy to think that older forms of marketing as being better established and a proven entity. The thing is that social media grows larger every year and it’s impossible to ignore social media any more…… read more