Now that 2020 is heading into its final months, you may be thinking about taking some well deserved time off to regroup and regain your energy. This is always a great idea but after such a wild and eventful year, it is a vital measure to help your physical, emotional, mental, and even spiritual well being.
And as the world is still coping with the covid-19 pandemic, you will have to get creative with your vacation plans. Some countries are completely off limits for tourists, others require you to bring along a negative covid-19 test, and those that are totally open to all are quite far from operating as they once did.
But even if your options are limited, there is no reason why you shouldn’t take a break from it all, whether you are able to travel halfway around the world or spend your vacations hanging out in your living room and binge-watching your favorite show, the important thing is that you take time off to disconnect from the office, and completely relax.
After all, 2021 is just around the corner. And if you spent most of 2020 in full survival mode, it is important for you to completely unwind in order to start this new year with a mindset that is less reactive, way more creative, open to seizing new opportunities, and more flexible to accommodate new ways of doing business in the post pandemic reality.
And the best part is that you don’t have to wait until January 1st, 2021 to start practicing this new mindset. While you are planning your vacations, it is a fantastic idea for you to look into the tools that will help you and your business get on track towards achieving next year’s goals.
One such tool, and in general one of the most complete tools for any business, is hiring a live receptionist service. This is a great idea to test out, especially now that you are planning on being out of office for a few days or weeks.
Here is how a live receptionist can make your time off even more relaxing:
Set it and forget it
Setting up a live receptionist service for your business is a very simple thing to do. It usually takes between 24-48 hours after completing an intake interview for the service to be fully active.
Once the service is operational you can count on having all of your incoming calls answered in your company name with a scripted response, having messages taken and forward to the relevant parties via text or email, forward calls to voicemail, extensions, or mobile phones, and even have appointments scheduled for clients and prospects.
Keep your business running smoothly
As an entrepreneur, freelancer, or solopreneur, you know that any vacation you take means running your business almost exclusively via email, which in turn means being glued to your smartphone and hoping that nothing falls through the cracks. Being stressed out, even if it is just a little bit, isn’t really a good use of your precious time off.
All of the features that come with a live receptionist service are designed to ensure that your business keeps running smoothly, even while you are away. No call will be left unanswered, no client will be left hanging, and no appointments will be incorrectly scheduled. This peace of mind will make your time off better than ever.
Stay exposed to great opportunities
Great opportunities can be rare, but they are virtually impossible to seize if you aren’t exposed to them at all. Taking time off usually means that every opportunity is most likely to be missed. But this doesn’t have to be the case.
With a live receptionist service you guarantee that not a single opportunity to make business is missed. All the important phone calls will get transferred to the right person on your team. And for the professional touch, your live receptionist can complete an attended transfer to ensure that the call flows well, and your prospects and clients feel like they are being cared for from the get go.
Don’t waste a single second of your vacations
Robocalls and solicitors are a waste of your time. Protecting your precious time from these pesky annoyances is even more important during your vacations. Your live receptionist helps you with this vital task by acting as an impenetrable firewall, screening every single call and only forwarding those that are relevant for your business.
Be ready to face any emergency
Even if you make sure that everything will be just fine during your time away from your business, there is always the possibility of having to face an unforeseen situation or emergency. If such an event happens then you are most likely to go into full panic mode and scramble to get your team together and face the situation. Coordinating this response can be very tricky, and your business may depend on your ability to handle this logistical challenge.
A live receptionist service can help you deal with such a situation by acting as a centralized hub for you and your entire team. You can simply have all the relevant parties call and have your live receptionist patch everybody into a conference call so you can take care of your emergency efficiently.