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  • The Four Biggest Benefits of Using a Telephone Answering Service

    There are a huge number of benefits that come with using a telephone answering service. Some of these benefits are direct and some are indirect, but they all have a real, tangible effect on your business. Below we’ve shared what we think are the four biggest benefits of using a telephone answering service. The freedom […]

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  • Tips for Working From Home

    Statistics show that more of us are becoming self employed than ever before. When you’re starting out as self employed, it’s often important to keep costs as low as possible. It’s for this reason that many people in this position decide to work form home. Sometimes this is a short term solution, and sometimes it’s a […]

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  • Scheduling Productive Time into Your Day

    If you’re a business owner, you’ll understand the dilemma between dealing with meetings and communications, and actually getting your work done. Networking events, client meetings and phone calls are all very important parts of running a business, but they can sometimes come in the way of actually doing whatever it is you do. Whether you’re […]

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  • Best Practices for Answering the Phone

    Our mission at Your Reception Desk is to make life easier for busy business people. One of the key ways we do this is by taking over the management of their phones when they need to get away from their desk. Over the past four years we’ve answered the phone for companies large and small, across […]

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  • How Much Time Do You Spend at Your Desk?

    Are you a business owner or a freelancer? If so, we’ve got a question for you. In an average week – how much time do you spend at your desk? We bet that if you counted it up and allowed for all the time you spend in client meetings, travelling, and meeting with colleagues… it would […]

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  • Answering The Phone Professionally – Our Tips

    Everyone knows how to answer the phone, right? Maybe, but not everyone knows how to answer a phone professionally. At  Your Reception Desk, we manage phone lines for companies all across the UK, in a large range of industries. Because of this, we have to always be ready to present the best telephone image possible for […]

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  • Using a VA as a Full Time Receptionist

    There are many ways that a company or individual can use a telephone answering service. Some of our customers choose to use our support only when they’re on holiday. Some use it whenever they’re away from their desk. Some use it on a full time basis. This third option is particularly appropriate for customers who […]

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  • What to Look for in a Virtual Assistant

    We think it’s really important for business owners to find a virtual assistant that is right for them. Companies tend to put a lot less effort into finding an outsourced member of staff than they do for permanent staff members. Though this is unavoidable, we think that going the extra mile when looking for a […]

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  • How Efficient is Your Office?

    The growth of the digital world has enabled offices to become much more efficient. No longer are our working days ruled by waiting for the post, fax machines or filing cabinets. Instead, we can be much more efficient and environmentally friendly by using digital and online tools. Below, we’ve shared a few areas where switching […]

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  • How Much Time do you Spend Doing Jobs That Don’t Need You?

    Are you a business owner? We have a question for you. How much time do you spend doing jobs that don’t need to be done by you? We understand what it’s like to run your own business, after all, we’ve been running ours for thirty years. As a small business owner, it often feels like […]

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