My new business phone number is 219-230-6440.
I was using my home and cell phone numbers for my business, which meant any phone call at anytime could be a business phone call. I have recently simplified things and setup one single phone number for the business only. The new phone number will ring both my house phone and my cell phone. It is going to make reaching me much easier. It will also notify me immediately when I have a voice mail so that I can listen to it and get back you much faster.
My old numbers are still operational.
The best part is you don’t have to use the new number if you don’t want to. I know you might be used to one of my old numbers. It’s programmed into your speed dial and you’re used to calling me that way. You’ll be happy to know then that nothing has changed. My old numbers are still active and you are more than welcome to keep using them. I have simply added a new number to simplify the process of receiving your phone calls so that I can talk to you quicker now.
A few business tips.
This next little bit is for you that are running a business. I thought I’d share a little of the why and how I plan on using the number. I’ll start with the how. I setup my new number using Google Voice. Google voice is a free service that is now open to anyone. You get a free phone number that you can set to ring up to 6 phones. You also get a voice mail box for that number that you can access from anywhere. I highly recommend it for any business especially one’s that require you to be out of the office for any period of time. You can also create different voicemail messages for your clients. Instead of a generic I’m not available leave a message and I’ll call you back when I am free, how about something more specific. Like Hello I’m out of the office photographing a wedding today, Leave a message and I’ll call you back fist thing on Monday morning. That way your clients know when to expect a return phone call. You can even change the settings from your phone. For example, say I am out photographing a wedding, I can tell Google voice to not ring the house phone. That way my wife doesn’t have to worry about accidentally taking a business call. There are a few other bonuses for me, but I thought these were the best general examples. Give it a try, I think you’ll like it.