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How to Run Your Business Professionally from Home Amid COVID-19 — Quick Tips from Smith.ai’s Betsy Barnett

How to Run Your Business Professionally from Home Amid COVID-19 — Quick Tips from Smith.ai’s Betsy Barnett

Smith.ai's Betsy Barnett writes about the challenges businesses are facing with COVID-19, how Smith.ai solves them, and tips for the best way to use our services.

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Leading Your Law Firm During This Time of Economic Uncertainty

Leading Your Law Firm During This Time of Economic Uncertainty

During these times of uncertainty since the arrival and spread of COVID-19, all businesses are looking for answers. This post walks through key steps for leading and managing your business during times of uncertainty.

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New! Smith.ai Receptionists Can Now Send Follow-Up Texts & Emails to your Callers

New! Smith.ai Receptionists Can Now Send Follow-Up Texts & Emails to your Callers

Keep your leads warm with Smith.ai’s new Text & Email Follow-Up feature. While on the call, or immediately afterwards, our receptionists can send a text message, email, or both to your callers. We'll only send a text to the people who fit your criteria, and you can let us know exactly what to send (or we'll help you).

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Essential Tech, Tools & Talent for Small Law Firms Working Remotely

Essential Tech, Tools & Talent for Small Law Firms Working Remotely

During a recent webinar on COVID-19 between Profit with Law, GNGF, and Smith.ai, many software and services were mentioned as critical resources for lawyers who suddenly find themselves running their firms remotely. From time tracking tools to case management systems, email providers to calendaring solutions, this is our list of the heavy hitters in each major category. We've seen them all, and tried many ourselves, so our hope is to spare you the extra time that extensive research requires.

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Mastering the Art of Remote Work in the Age of COVID-19

Mastering the Art of Remote Work in the Age of COVID-19

The crisis over Covid-19 is probablychallenging you to move your business remote faster than you intended. There's a lot to adapt to very quickly, but you can do it with the aid of a clear plan and good technology.

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Top 10 Business Gifts for Clients: Unique Presents That Won't Break the Bank (No Mugs or Pens!)

Top 10 Business Gifts for Clients: Unique Presents That Won't Break the Bank (No Mugs or Pens!)

Giving a gift to a client can be a cliche or a strong customer service decision. Plus it's a great way to connect as a human with your clients. How you execute it determines the effectiveness of the gift.

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Sell More with Live Chat and Chatbots

Sell More with Live Chat and Chatbots

Sales chat and chatbots are growing in popularity with both businesses and consumers. This guide gives specific tactics on successfully selling with chat.

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How to Calculate Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC) For Your Business

How to Calculate Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC) For Your Business

Simply put, how much does it cost to get a new customer? When calculating the CAC, you should include the following as costs: Advertising costs, Sales/referral commissions, outside agency fees related to marketing, and sponsorships. When you know what you are spending to get clients, you can then measure what your spend is producing to understand your costs.

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Top 3 Metrics to Measure Customer Service Quality

Top 3 Metrics to Measure Customer Service Quality

Simply put, how much does it cost to get a new customer? When calculating the CAC, you should include the following as costs: Advertising costs, Sales/referral commissions, outside agency fees related to marketing, and sponsorships. When you know what you are spending to get clients, you can then measure what your spend is producing to understand your costs.

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How to Create a Chatbot to Capture Leads (No Coding Skills Required!)

How to Create a Chatbot to Capture Leads (No Coding Skills Required!)

Simply put, how much does it cost to get a new customer? When calculating the CAC, you should include the following as costs: Advertising costs, Sales/referral commissions, outside agency fees related to marketing, and sponsorships. When you know what you are spending to get clients, you can then measure what your spend is producing to understand your costs.

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Our Top 9 Productivity Hacks: The Best Apps & Methods for Small Businesses

Our Top 9 Productivity Hacks: The Best Apps & Methods for Small Businesses

Need a bit of help maximizing your productivity? Consider these hacks and supporting tools that can increase your output, work satisfaction, and bottom line.

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Smith.ai Live Chat Now Staffed 24/7!

Smith.ai Live Chat Now Staffed 24/7!

We are excited to announce that we now answer web chats and text messages 24/7! Our skilled agents already qualify and assist potential new clients on your website, but now, with 24/7 live chat, we capture your overnight and weekend leads too. As always, we can screen your potential new clients and schedule consultations on your calendar, so you’ll arrive back in the office with qualified leads booked on your calendar instead of a list of messages to follow up on.

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How to Stop Unwanted Robocalls on Your Cell Phone & Landline

How to Stop Unwanted Robocalls on Your Cell Phone & Landline

Robocalls could be costing your businesses money and productivity. Learn how to stop these unwanted messages today.

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5 Tips for Managing Virtual Staff

5 Tips for Managing Virtual Staff

Do you have trepidation about working with remote or virtual staff? Follow these five steps for effective delegation, happier clients, more money, and a great relationship with your virtual staff.

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Announcing Email-to-SMS: Text Clients via Email & Smith.ai Agents Respond!

Announcing Email-to-SMS: Text Clients via Email & Smith.ai Agents Respond!

Many small and medium-sized businesses follow-up with leads and clients using emails with low open and response rates. Now, with Smith.ai’s Email-to-SMS feature, you can send texts and we'll respond when people text back. Read on to learn more.

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How to Sell Live Chat to Local Businesses

How to Sell Live Chat to Local Businesses

Local businesses have specific needs and can benefit in unique ways from implementing live chat. If you are a reseller, live chat can be a great option in your toolkit to offer businesses.

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How SMBs Improve Online Marketing Results with Chatbots

How SMBs Improve Online Marketing Results with Chatbots

Online marketing is often challenging for small companies that don't have massive budgets. When you are an SMB using digital marketing for lead generation, any advantage you can get is critical.

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How to Prepare For Selling Your Small Business

How to Prepare For Selling Your Small Business

Whether you’ve experienced years of success and have reached retirement age or you’re looking to sell your company for a profit, many entrepreneurs and business owners are presented with the unique opportunity to sell their small business. Business consultant Marla DiCarlo explains how to proactively work to ensure that you’ve prepared your business for new ownership, to maximize profits and set your business up for continued success.

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Is Web Chat HIPAA Compliant?

Is Web Chat HIPAA Compliant?

Security issues are a major question today with the rise of hacking and data breaches. When using live chat, make sure you understand the best protocols for HIPAA compliance and reduce the risk in your company.

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VIDEO: Gain More Leads & More Time for Clients with Outsourced Partners

VIDEO: Gain More Leads & More Time for Clients with Outsourced Partners

This webinar with guest speaker, Randy Gould who is the director, Business Development at GMS Live Expert and Maddy Martin, head of growth and education for Smith.ai, is the perfect resource for learning how to gain more leads and more time for clients with outsourced partners.

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