Romance your customers with romantic on-hold music


February 14th, 2014

In case you’ve forgotten (in which case there might just be time to run out and get a last minute gift now… you’d better hurry) Valentine’s Day is today! Everyone knows that Valentine’s Day is a day for romance and loved ones, but the world doesn’t stop so it can also be a day for business… read more


10 apps that will help improve your business


February 13th, 2014

Technology is supposed to be there to make our lives easier and apps are a perfect example of this. There are great apps out there that genuinely make life easier and saves us a lot of time (which is obviously great for businesses) but the question is, how can we separate the good from the… read more


10 easy ways to make your business green


February 12th, 2014

Being seen as a green business can be a big boost for your company image. Saving the environment is a very hot topic at the moment and every day it picks up more and more support from both businesses and the public so it has never been more important to try and make your company… read more


Get started with marketing in just 3 simple steps


February 11th, 2014

Marketing is important to any business whether they are new or established, small or large. Advertising makes potential customers aware of your business and it reminds existing customers that you exist. It’s always important to stay on top of your marketing to ensure that you maximise your businesses potential. Marketing however, is not straight forward… read more


Get into the spirit of the Winter Olympics with SwitchboardFREE


February 7th, 2014

At SwitchboardFREE we’re all getting excited about the Winter Olympics that start today (Can it really have been nearly two years since the London Games? Scary). In an effort to get into the spirit of the games we’ve updated the slider on our home page and we’ve created the below desktop wall papers. We would… read more


Changes for customer services numbers


February 6th, 2014

Ofcom are changing the way that companies in the UK can use 0844, 0845 and 0871 numbers for customer enquiry lines thanks to the EU’s Consumer Rights Directive. If you currently offer telephone support for your existing customers via an 084 or 087 number you will need to arrange to use a different number type…. read more


0800 numbers are coming back


February 5th, 2014

0800 numbers have been getting a bad rap since the rise of the mobile phone. From a landline number 0800, 0808 and 116 numbers are all free but when called from a mobile phone charges can be anywhere between 14p and 40p per minute. Ofcom has been talking for a long time about overhauling the… read more


Round up of our favourite Presentation tools


February 4th, 2014

Everyone knows that a good Powerpoint presentation can make or break a meeting and at SwitchboardFREE we find ourselves using them all the time. Powerpoint however, has barely changed since I first started using it in school about 12 years ago. It still has the same array of effects, pretty similar controls and other than… read more


Using SwitchboardFREE for SEO


February 3rd, 2014

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the new must for all businesses that want any kind of online presence.  Getting your site at the number one slot or at least on the first page of Google or your other search engine of choice is probably the best way of getting traffic to your site. The only… read more


Save time and money with Conference Calls


January 31st, 2014

Everyone knows that meetings are time consuming, a pain to arrange and hit to the bank balance as well. Organising them takes ages as you need to find the right venue, figure out a time that is good for all parties involved as well as spend time sorting out travel arrangements. They also cost you… read more