Holidays are a big issue this year, and people really want to get away from it all. We’ve had the restrictions of Covid for many months and it’s been a stressful time. But if you run your own business taking a break may not be that simple, so just for a moment imagine a holiday without any phone calls. How good would that be!
Let’s face it, for business owners, holidays can seem like a fantasy. You spend all of your time building a company, long days and weekends, to make sure that the business starts to make money. It takes huge effort and because it’s your own business it’s difficult to just leave it. So you take your phone and your laptop on holiday with you. You tell your family that work won’t be much of an interruption. However you can’t leave the phone on silent because sods law dictates that you would get the enquiry of a lifetime. So you make yourself available to the business 24/7 and leave the family or your other half to enjoy the holiday without you. What’s the point?
Nobody wants to be with a work-bore on holiday. And for business owners who have battled through the rigours of a pandemic, a proper break has never been more important. So what’s the answer?
Planning a break usually takes planning. Your regular clients need to know when you’re away and that’s straightforward enough. But it’s those potential clients that you will worry about, and the biggest worry is not being there if they decide to get in touch. This is where telephone answering and a virtual PA comes in. Divert calls and forward emails when you’re away to make sure you have a complete break from work. The important thing is to partner with a company you can completely trust.
In the run up to your holiday it’s a good idea to take a free telephone answering trial. Think of it as a ‘dummy run’ for your holiday. The free trial will enable you to see how well the service works and to reassure you that you really can go away and relax.
If you’re more of a last minute holiday taker, then it’s never too late. Here at PCM we have a same day set up service. You could even set up a telephone answering service from the departure lounge, it’s that simple. All you need is the number of your dedicated line, just complete the set up form and you’re done – bon voyage! How much does it cost for telephone answering holiday cover?
We keep things nice and simple. There are no set up fees, it’s £15.00 per week for a minimum of 2 weeks plus £2.00 per call. There are no extra charges for messages and no tie-ins. When you return from your holiday, you cancel the divert and that’s it. However having used the service it’s very useful to keep the line open for when you’re out and about and not able to take calls. All calls are answered in your company name and any instructions can be accommodated. You’ll be amazed how well it works! You’ll be jetting off all the time with PCM to back you up.