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Customers and clients should always be wary of large companies purchasing small businesses. Regardless of the PR, this type of transaction is hardly ever completed with the customer experience in mind. Instead, it is often based on the financial gain of the owner of the small business and the strengthening of the larger brand. This month saw NorthState sell out to Segra. While the press release for the merger claims this will bring benefits for the customers and shareholders in the company, those affected have every reason to remain skeptical. NorthState has been operating on the market for 124 years.…

In today’s hyper-competitive business landscape, consistently delivering exceptional customer experience (CX) isn’t just important — it’s essential. Consider these eye-opening statistics: One-third of customers say that they would consider switching companies after just one instance of bad customer service. (Source: American Express) 56% of customers say they have stopped doing business with a company because of a poor customer service experience. (Source: Microsoft) 40% of customers who receive poor customer service say they actively try and prevent others from choosing the offending business. (Source: Dimensional Research) The Growth of Contact Centers To ensure they deliver customer experience that is remembered…

Communication is vital in any business. Whether you are talking to customers or internally to employees, ensuring your company has an efficient and reliable local service provider is essential to make sure business operations run smoothly. Fortunately, communication technology has been advancing in recent years and in turn, giving your company more options for improving systems such as office phone solutions, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and extending flexibility within your organisation through virtual office solutions. If you’re one of the many businesses that have felt trapped in current communications contracts or are unsure where to turn to compare services for your business,…

According to research by IBISWorld, the law firm industry in the U.S. has grown over the past five years at an annual growth rate of 2.3%, and in 2019 surpassed $330 billion in total revenue. There are over 440,000 law firms that support over 1.3 million jobs, with operators ranging from sole practitioners with a local and regional focus, to large multi-service firms with a state-wide or national footprint.  Industry Disruption Despite the fact that the law firm industry is growing — largely due to the strengthening overall economy in the years since the Great Recession of 2007/2008 — it…

Carolina Digital Phone’s Hosted VoIP Phone System for the Roofing Industry According to research by IBIS World, the market size for roofing contractors has surged to $41.9 billion a year, which represents a 5.2% increase from 2014 levels. What’s more, the industry is projected to grow 2.1% through 2020, and a survey by RoofingContractor.com found that 82% of both residential and commercial roofing contractors anticipate higher sales over the next three years. It’s a great time to be in the roofing industry! Communication Challenges Despite the optimistic outlook and strong, growing demand — especially for storm-resistant, durable, and energy-efficient roofing…

It’s NOT Too Good to be True: Why Cloud Phone Systems Cost So Much Less than Conventional On-Premises Phone Systems Though we’d rather not admit it, we’ve all suffered the misery of purchasing something that was so inexpensive that it seemed too good to be true — but we went ahead and bought it anyway, only to discover that the little voice in our head was 100% right. For example, how many of us have bought an ultra cheap toaster, only to have it break down in a matter of months, weeks — or sometimes even days? And how many…

Back in 2015, North Carolina approved a second area code (743) for Piedmont Triad. This was primarily down to the fact that there was no more availability for (336) numbers. In North America, each three-digit dialing code can only be used approximately 8 million times. The trouble faced by most states is simply that they have exhausted the options for the initially designated area code. Since the introduction of the 743 dialing code, there has been a prolonged rate of adoption, and it’s not difficult to see why. We are going to take a closer look at the people most…

Business VoIP systems are becoming a popular option for modern businesses on an international scale. We at Carolina Digital Phone are proud to be able to deliver the best VoIP service that North Carolina business owners can access. Our system is designed to be simple to use, easy to set up and have scalability built-in. With fantastic customer reviews, we are confident that we can provide the ultimate solution that you need. However, you might still be wondering whether this is the right choice for you. Here are just some of the advantages that you can gain from switching to…

Making the change to a cloud based service could be one of the best things you decide to do for your business. However, there are some business considerations you will need to make to ensure this is the right decision for you at this time. Do You Need More Flexibility? Compared to traditional phone lines, VoIP allows for more flexibility. This is because VoIP services enable just about any company to easily adapt to future changes. A traditional phone system will usually require the purchase of additional hardware, but a VoIP system could safeguard you already. Do You Need Disaster…

North Carolina attorney general Josh Stein announced a coalition of 12 telephone companies and 51 attorneys general to adopt a program to fight unwanted robocalls. This program includes 8 principles to protect phone users from unwanted robocalls and make it easier to prosecute unlawful robocall perpetrators. Josh Stein, NC Attorney General: “Robocalls are the greatest frustration I hear about from North Carolinians,” said Josh Stein. “Last month, my office announced a robocall petition and within days, we’d heard from thousands of people who have been harmed or harassed by these unwanted and illegal calls. Today, I’m proud to lead this…