Sorry boss, I’m leaving

Sorry boss, I’m leaving

As a business owner, you get this from your team now and again. Sometimes it’s expected; sometimes it’s out of the blue. Frankly, it’s annoying.

One of the things you must consider when anyone leaves, is how to make sure your business’s data is fully protected.

Of course, you should take this case by case. But there will usually be some instances where you wouldn’t trust someone not to try and take some company data when they leave.

For this reason, it’s vital to have a plan of action which includes:

  • Removing their access to email
  • Disabling access to all their apps and software
  • Taking a backup of all data and archiving it
  • Only giving your people access to the files they need to use in the first place
  • Removing access to cloud-based apps on their personal devices
  • Disabling any company owned devices

We’re always here to help and give advice. Would you like us to review the plan for when someone leaves your business?

Call us on 01732 617744 or drop us a line at [email protected].

Sorry we missed your call…

Sorry we missed your call…

Is that something your customers or prospects hear regularly from your team?  

If it is, then it’s likely that you’re missing out on sales and risking losing current customers, too.

As a customer, it’s frustrating to need to speak to someone and to be kept on hold or go to voicemail.

So, you should consider how your business deals with missed calls. And what you can do to ensure that it’s rare that a call goes unanswered.

The right phone system is a good place to start.

Many VoIP systems can now make calls come in on both the office phone and a mobile phone. So if you’re out of the office you can still take your calls as usual.

These systems also allow you to set up a voicemail to email notification, so that you are instantly alerted if you have a voicemail. 

And an audio recording of the message is sent to you too. This is another great solution for the times when you’re out of the office.

You could also consider setting up a call back request, for those times where you have several calls waiting, and you’d rather your customer didn’t have to stay on hold.  

Finally, it’s inevitable that you will miss calls from time to time. And if you’d rather not hire more staff just for this purpose, you could consider an external call handling service.  

They can receive your overflow calls, take a detailed message, and arrange a callback from a member of your team. 

If you’re looking for help with a phone system that can help reduce missed calls and maximise sales, we’re here for you.

 Call us on 01732 617744 or drop us a line at [email protected].

This is a list you need to know about

This is a list you need to know about

I like a good top list. Top TV shows, celebs, latest gadgets, etc…

And there’s a new list that you’re going to want to know about. It’s the top scams relating to the current situation.

I know; it’s not the light relief I usually like in a list either.

But it’s vital that you and your people are aware of these scams right now.

So my team and I have created a short video to make it easier for you.

Watch our short video now

 

I’m letting you in on a secret

I’m letting you in on a secret

How safe is your business data, really?

Sure, you’ve got the latest security software. And you’re using a password manager and multi factor authentication.

But there’s one element of risk I bet you haven’t considered…

… your team.

You’ve heard the saying that your business is only as strong as its weakest link, right?

Fact is, in most businesses it’s the people who are most likely to let hackers in. Just by accidentally clicking a link in a bad email.

One of the biggest secrets to truly protecting your business is training your staff in cyber security. It’s actually good fun, good for bonding a team, and an incredibly good investment.

We’ve written a brand new guide to tell you all about cyber security training.

Download your copy right now