How to Get an 800 Toll-Free Phone Number in 2022

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For a business owner, company growth is always the goal. More clients in more locations buying more products or services is the fastest way to achieve this.

But when your business grows beyond your local customer base, you have one very large hurdle to overcome. You must ensure customers from diverse locations can reach you quickly, easily, and at no cost to them.

It isn’t practical to have different customer helplines for every location you’re in. It will be difficult for customers, and your employees won’t be able to efficiently or effectively manage phone calls and subsequent sales or service.

One way to avoid this scenario is with an 800 toll-free phone number. Having an 800 number implies a natural national presence. It makes your company look capable of serving customers everywhere, while also offering improved customer engagement, better credibility, and more successful customer service.

If you’re business is expanding, it’s time to get your own 800 toll-free number. Let me show you how with one of my favorite service providers—Nextiva.

What to Expect When Getting an 800 Toll-Free Phone Number

One of the best ways to get an 800 toll-free phone number is through Nextiva. But you can always do your own research to find a business phone service provider that meets your business and budget requirements the best.

Setting up the 800 number prefix, followed by assigning it to a dedicated line, can be carried out in four simple steps:

  1. Know Whether You Really Need an 800 Toll-Free Number
  2. Select the Right Business Phone Service Provider
  3. Set up the…

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Envisioning Green: An Extraordinary Small Business

When Steven Johns started mowing lawns at the age of 12, he never imagined the summer job would grow into an entire lawn care company. Four years later, he hired another person part-time. By his senior year of high school, Steven had taken enough classes that he could leave by 1:00 p.m. every afternoon to work. 

Back then, Steven mowed up and down his street, enjoying the freedom that earning money afforded him. His wife, Erika, joined the team in 2013, and today Envisioning Green is a husband-and-wife-owned, boutique-style landscape construction and maintenance company being featured in a business book. 

I first met the couple while speaking at an event. I instantly connected with their gregariousness, love of life, and desire to learn and grow their business, but it wasn’t until some years later that I visited their operation and my suspicions were confirmed. 

Keeping Clarity

You can often judge the success of a company by the style and substance of its leaders, and it was easy to see that Envisioning Green is a stand out company in what is often a tired and uninspired green business. The difference? Both Erika and Steven understand the power of clarity in their company: “Clarity to us is like success,” they agree. They know that you don’t really get one without the other. 

However, the couple also knows that it is not something you ever really achieve. Clarity is an ongoing process: “Just because you’ve achieved it today doesn’t mean that it’s going to be as clear tomorrow. You must always be striving for clarity in what you do and how you speak to your team.” This doesn’t make the effort futile by any means; it just makes your efforts all the more important. Even if perfect clarity may never really be achieved, the owners of Envisioning Green still believe that a certain level of it can be maintained. 

“You know you’ve achieved clarity when the systems you’ve put in place work without needing our direct assistance. And when the decisions that your team makes are filtered through the same filters and four values we built our business on, we know we’ve been successful.” This can require a certain amount of creativity because the Johnses recognize that clarity for one person may not be the same for another. It is obvious that they value their employees as individuals, rather than simply a means to an end. 

The Best Part of Your Day

They place the same value on everyone they encounter: “One thing we always say is ‘Be the best part of everyone’s day’ and it’s awesome when someone takes that to heart.” This principle is also evident in the other key elements of their founding beliefs. 

While most companies adhere to the 80/20 rule, Envisioning Green tries to include the whole team in the training process, rather than most of the training being done by a small portion of the staff. ALL of the staff should have the same enthusiasm as a…

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A Frequent Symptom Of Vitamin D Deficiency

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It is estimated that up to 70 percent of people could have a vitamin D deficiency.

Depression and pain can both be signs of vitamin D deficiency, research suggests.

As well as low mood, the most important symptoms of depression are:

  1. Decreased interest in life.
  2. Energy loss.
  3. Concentration problems.

People in the study reported pains such as:

  • Neuropathic pain, including shooting or burning sensations in their legs and feet (61 percent).
  • Sensory pain such as numbness and tingling in their hands, fingers and legs (74 percent).

Both depression and pain were reduced after participants were given vitamin D2 supplementation.

Some studies estimate that up to 70 percent of people could have a vitamin D deficiency.

The study, which lasted six months, included women with type 2 diabetes.

Dr Todd Doyle, the study’s first author, said:

“Pain is a common and often serious problem for women with type 2 diabetes and depression.

While further research is needed, D2 supplementation is a promising treatment for both pain and depression in type 2 diabetes.”

Foods that are rich in vitamin D include oily fish and eggs, but most people get their vitamin D from the action of sunlight on the skin.

That is why levels are typically lower in the body through the winter months in more Northern climes.

Professor Sue Penckofer said:

“Vitamin D has widespread benefits for our health and certain chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes.”

Other disease linked to vitamin D deficiency include cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.

The study was presented at a research conference at Loyola University Chicago’s Health Sciences Campus (Doyle et al., 2013).

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Scott Cunningham, founder of Sociallite and Shopify strategy master, explains how to create offers that actually convert to sales on Shopify and other eCommerce platforms!

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How to Start a Business in 24 steps

Starting a business is one of the best things you can do to build wealth.

It can be daunting. But with the right systems, it can be made easy.

The good news is that all of the things to start your business have been done a million times before. Even if you’re starting from scratch, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel or research for hours figuring out what to do.

There are at least 24 things that you should do when starting a new business. I will walk you through each one of them step-by-step. And don’t get intimidated by the length of this list–many of these steps can be done concurrently and some can be outsourced to places like LegalZoom.

I’m going to assume you already have a business idea, and I’m not going to show you how to build or grow your business in this article. These are the practical steps necessary to begin operations.

How to Start a Business in 24 Steps

Below are the 24 steps to starting a business:

  1. Put together a very high level and basic business plan
  2. Come up with a name
  3. Buy your domain name
  4. Secure social media accounts
  5. Develop a brand identity
  6. Set up a Google Workspace account
  7. Create a basic, foundational website
  8. Get some business cards
  9. Find an accountant and an attorney
  10. Set up an LLC
  11. Get an EIN
  12. Create an operating agreement
  13. File necessary paperwork with your state
  14. Open a business bank account
  15. Set up a payroll service for employees and contractors
  16. Set up QuickBooks
  17. Put a basic accounting system in place
  18. Start using a project management solution from day one
  19. Build an internal wiki system from day one
  20. Set up a Slack account
  21. Set up a conference call number
  22. Set up 1Password
  23. Create a subscription…

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Episode 1560 Scott Adams: I Tell You All the Ways the Left is Being Manipulated by Their Own News Sources

Episode 1560 Scott Adams: I Tell You All the Ways the Left is Being Manipulated by Their Own News Sources

Content:

  • Dr. Robert Malone vs. Big Bird
  • Stockmarket crash predictions by Robert Kiyosaki
  • Why is it okay to hunt and hurt white males?
  • Steve Bannon indicted by DOJ
  • Andrew Sullivan article on the left’s narratives
  • Rittenhouse trial thoughts
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The 9 Best POS Systems – 2022 Review

Want to jump straight to the answer? The best point of sales system for most people is definitely Square and Lightspeed.

Modern point-of-sale (POS) solutions are flexible and offer a wide array of fantastic features. Take a payment on your phone. Sync your inventory with the registers. Let workers in the field get a card and signature (with photos) on the company tablet.

Transactions are easy for customers, who can pay in more ways. And everything is far simpler on the backend for your employees and business.

POS systems track transactions automatically. Get a real-time view of your best-selling products and most productive employees without a whole lot of extra work on your end.

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your existing POS software or buy a brand new point-of-sale system for your startup, this guide will help you find the best one for your needs.

The 9 Best POS Systems

While there are tons of different POS systems out there, I recommend starting your search with the following:

  1. Square POS
  2. Lightspeed
  3. Shopify
  4. PayCafe
  5. Quickbooks POS
  6. Helcim
  7. Revel
  8. Vend
  9. TouchBistro

There’s a lot of really great POS systems out there that didn’t make the list, but I wanted to include a range of options.

You have to be thoughtful about going with a vendor who’s pricing scheme and processing fees make sense for your business. You’re always going to pay a little for this service, the question is how much?

It’s a great time to be looking at POS systems. Customers like you are very much in the drivers’ seat.

I’ll show you the best ones, their top features, pricing options, and point out any potential drawbacks as well.

#1 – Square



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7 Rules for Overhelpful Leaders

7 Rules for Overhelpful Leaders

Don’t hand the ball to a person who habitually drops it. Turbulent days have enough frustrations of their own. Don’t enable people to frustrate you.

Image of a timid kitten looking in a mirror. Examine yourself before you complain about others.

First reflection:

Examine yourself before you complain about others.

  1. How are you helping in unhelpful ways? Negative patterns are leadership’s fault.
  2. Why aren’t you bringing up negative patterns?
  3. How are you doing the same thing, but expecting different results?
  4. What leadership development skills will improve your ability to help others effectively?
  5. What do you expect of yourself when negative patterns persist?

7 rules for overhelpful leaders:

#1. Don’t help too quickly. If your first response is doing something for someone, you are teaching people to depend on you, not themselves.

Leaders who help too quickly are despised by the people they help. No one respects you when you treat them as if they were incompetent.

#2. Don’t help too much. Before offering help, ask, “What do you need from me?” People need to hear their own voices asking for help.

Leaders who help too much enable helplessness.

#3. Don’t help too long. Provide help when people are learning new skills, rising to new responsibilities, or taking on new roles. Never habitually do someone’s job for them.

Competent people need to run.

#4. Always bring up issues with optimism. Don’t bring it up if you don’t believe in their desire and ability to improve. Reassign them instead.

#5. Help people who outgrow the need for help.

#6. Don’t talk about anything you aren’t going to do something about.

#7. Don’t worry about concerns you won’t confront. Accept mediocracy.

When to stop helping:

Stop helping when you encourage dependency.

Stop helping when:

  1. Competent people don’t step up.
  2. Competent people expect help.
  3. You do more and they do less.

How might overhelpful leaders learn to be less helpful?

What are the secrets of effective help?



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