Monday 23 June 2014

Virtual numbers on vans

Whether you are an electrician, plumber, pest controller, removal man, painter or plasterer it is likely that you use a van. 

This van becomes a great way to market yourself, whether you are driving through town or parked outside a customer's house. 

Have you ever thought about the number that you have displayed on that van and how it is perceived by potential customers?

Take a look at the picture - who would you call and why? What impression do they give? 

Over 97% of people asked at The Business Show, ExCel London said that they would not call a business that solely advertised with a mobile phone number. Yes, your business might be very mobile, but that doesn't mean that you are not a professional - so you should want to display a professional image. 

You can rent a number with any UK prefix and point it to your existing mobile phone (no additional equipment necessary) so you can answer calls on the road without having to compromise your business' image by advertising solely with a mobile number. You could even have an 08 number, i.e. 0800 or 0845, which give an established feel. 

What's even better? It isn't as expensive as you may think. 

Call us today on 0207 458 4456 or 0800 433 4833 to discuss our number ranges in relation to your business needs 

Thursday 19 June 2014

Some advice for those in the beauty business...

Working for yourself in the beauty industry can be highly lucrative, but it is a tough game. You are competing for clients with other sole-traders as well as salons with a huge client pool.

How do you make yourself stand out from the crowd?

Your website design is crucial as well as your presence on social media, i.e. Facebook and Twitter. You have probably spent a lot of your marketing budget on all of these, right? Not even Facebook is really that free any more with the introduction of Facebook Ads! 

What most in the beauty industry do is then go and put their mobile phone number as their business contact. 

You have to ask yourself: when you see a business advertising solely with a mobile number on an ad or website what do you immediately think about that company? It's ok to be a sole-trader - in fact we love you guys! But, you are professionals and you should want to display a professional, established and trustworthy image.

Did you know you could have a business landline number that points to your mobile or existing home landline? So, if you are in Manchester you can have an 0161 number that points to your mobile. You don't need any extra equipment and if you lose your mobile you can just redirect the number instantly. 

Virtual landline numbers attract customers and immediately instil trust in your business practice. They are also more affordable than you think!

Call us today to chat to us about our number options on 0800 433 4838 or 0207 458 4456.

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Are you a cupcake decorator, cake pop baker or edible bouquet maker?

Here at Brayford Numbers we love hearing about how you have turned your passion for baking or making into a business. 

Cupcake making and cake baking has become a really competitive market in the past few years, especially with the rise of Facebook business pages and television trends. 

However, we have a secret that will help you grow your business, with damage limitation - virtual numbers. 

Did you know that you could choose any UK prefix, i.e. 020 or 0161, and have that number pointed to your mobile or existing home landline? It is a really affordable way of having a dedicated business line, without having to install any new equipment. 

A lot of small home-based businesses advertise with a mobile, but you risk looking less professional than a business with a landline or worst case scenario: you lose your mobile. Losing your mobile would result in customers losing contact with you and will set you back a penny or two when you have to reprint your business cards with your new number.

Call us today on 0800 433 4838 // 0207 458 4456 to chat to us about your business and how we can help you grow with a virtual number. 

Friday 13 June 2014

Who says you have to be inside to take business calls?

Just because your business doesn't have a traditional office, that doesn't mean you can't have a professional looking number.

From landscapers to tree surgeons, to pest controllers and sports instructors, we can offer you a landline number that points directly to your mobile, so you can take calls in the great outdoors.

Did you know that you are 195-300% more likely to get a call on a landline or 08 number than if you just advertised with a mobile number?

Call us on 0800 433 4838 // 0207 458 4456 to discuss a professional number solution just for you.