Did you know….
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills reported last year that 70% of new businesses are conceived in the home, and bring £300 billion to the economy. The government has been striving to make starting a business from home more accessible and have put measures in place to enable this to happen, by eradicating the need for planning permission, by ensuring that business rates are not applicable in the majority of circumstances and by altering tenancy laws to make it easy to run a business from home.
Towards the end of 2014, there were a number of articles reporting that there were 2.9m ‘homepreneurs’ in the UK, with female entrepreneurs accounting for 64% of this sector, representing 50% of our small businesses.
According to Enterprise Nation’s InfoGraphic entitled ‘Home Businesses’the main increase in people working from home are:
- It has been a lifelong ambition
- There was an opportunity in the market
- Not satisfied with their current job
Home businesses and call answering providers
Face for Business would like to appraise you of the benefits having a telephone answering provider could bring to your home business. In our experience, people tend to set up home based business from the creative or consultancy field or from the independent financial advisers sector, to name but a few. See here for a case study for a web designer we have as a client.
Call answering service suitability
Juicy Visual works from home and our call answering service suits him well. When he’s at home working on a project, and doesn’t want to be interrupted, he simple diverts his phone calls to us, and we take his calls for him. Alternatively, if he’s out meeting potential clients, but wants to dedicate his attention to them, he switches off his phone and his telephone calls come straight to us. This also ensures that any new enquiries are captured by our PAs, who are trained to take the appropriate information from our client’s callers, as requested. Please take a look at our Clients Like You section for more case studies and testimonials.
Homepreneur advice and articles
If you are considering make the leap and becoming a ‘homepreneur’ we have a number of articles that we think may help you make an informed decision. From faster broadband to possible distractions and benefits to networking, we hope you find the information useful.
Please do call us on 0845 031 3232 to test a seven-day free trial and see what rewards working with a call handling provider can bring to your business!
Further reading with Face for Business
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