How to Start a Business Information As a Unique Christmas Gift

Starting a business in no “walk in the park” for most of us. There are expenses to consider, the likely hood of success verses failure. A person has to take their time to research their idea, find out every scrap of information they possibly can about this business. In truth starting a business from scratch is a whole lot of hard work. Just when you think you have asked every possible question there is a dozen more pop up. Would it not be a unique Christmas gift to find a way to help your friend or loved one with some of that much needed information?

When searching for a business to start many of us do not have thousands and thousands of dollars in liquid assets to invest in a franchise. Today’s new business owners have had to get creative and find “real” businesses that can be operated from home. This is where the word “real” applies, there are many scammers out there trying to get your money. You will see overwhelming amounts of sites that offer to make you rich while you are lazy, asleep, in your pajamas – you name it! And get this – it will only cost you 29.00 to start your business. Get real; it is not going to happen so easily.

Creative people need to think outside the box to find a business that they can work from home. Look at service businesses especially. Mobile gyms, mobile pet care, mobile car wash, mobile windshield, mobile oil change and mobile lawnmower repair. People are starting cleaning businesses, delivery service and daycare centers in and from their own home. These businesses allow you to start and run them from your own home at a much lower cost than your typical “sticks and bricks” businesses.

Back to the unique Christmas gift, that is easy. If you know someone who is looking to start their own business but needs guidance, support and most of all information why not do a little research yourself and print it out, put it in a binder and present that as a gift? Or better yet, if you can find a “How to Start” manual that applies to the subject your friend or loved one is interested in buy it as a gift. It not only shows that you are a crafty shopper but a person who cares about their dream. It shows your support for their idea.

Just a thought…

The New Age Business Conferencing Centers

In the last decade or so, three things have literally changed the face of business. These things are IT, internet and BI or business intelligence. Combinations of these three aspects are used in almost every business now leading to far more efficient business models. There is a conscious effort on the part of businesses to make each business much more effective.

Take business conferencing for example. Gone are the days when business conferences were limited to physical venues. Now Business conferencing has jumped on to the internet and there are several websites which have all kinds of conferences and conference related information listed on it.

Every conference website has myriad categories in which conferences are listed. Conferences, conventions, trade shows, exhibits and many more type of conferences are listed on such sites. So people looking for conference or event information simply have to log into the website and search.

For example if they are looking for business conferences then they can get an entire list of such conferences to be held. They will also get search results with business conference centers that offer attractive rates and hi tech facilities.

Even if you are looking for international business conferences, you can find it with ease on these websites. Apart from the standard services these websites also offer LCD monitors, projectors, catering services for conferences, swimming pool, gym, resto-bars, fax machines, scanners and other related information which can make it extremely easy for you to organize and manage your conference.

So if you want to organize a conference or need information about an existing one, simply log on to these websites and see the information that is available.

Better Call Center Phone System for After Call Surveys

VirtualLogger, a company that provides call centers with quality monitoring and recording software and tools on an ASP or hosted basis, introduced their new VirtualLogger AgentPrescience PCS, which is a new after-call survey for call center phone systems that is cloud-based and designed to cut costs and speed up its installation process. This new system gets rid of all the hassling steps needed for instillation. This does so while obtaining all the required information the contact center needs. Most call survey system scan be expensive and slow to set up if the system requires integration with the contact centers call recording tools, says a contact center manager, which is why the arrival of VirtualLogger’s new system is so important.

The AgentPrescience PCS system records the call and sends the customer the after-call survey in one incorporated package. With the use of technology on speaker recognition, the program recognizes the agent handling the call. This new approach makes it more efficient with the systems installation process in many ways. This program takes out the need of data integration with telephone system and telephony computer integration. The control and settings used by the AgentPrescience PCS allows the call to go on without needing a CTI. This solution addresses quite a lot of related problems inside the call center phone system.

This call center phone system automatically matches the surveys to call recordings of the agent the customer talked to. With the AgentPrescience PCS system, all of the information, which would include the caller’s telephone number, the name of the representative, and number dialed, is recorded and sent to the data base. The new program uses recording that is cloud-based. The AgentPrescience PCS program recognizes the agent together with the DNIS, ANI and other needed information that is normally searched for, the program let’s searching for both the recordings and the surveys easier and faster. This is a great help for managers and quality control analyst when giving feedback to their agents.

Frost & Sullivan, which is a leading business consulting and research firm which offers market research, market analysis, and reports from a global panel of different industry experts, has recently released a market analysis on contact centers in Asia Pacific. The industry has made market revenue growing to $334.5 million dollars in 2010. The domestic order for contact centers is rising in markets like India, Indonesia, Philippines, China and Vietnam. This has caused a boost in the demand for small to medium business call centers that have less than fifty to one hundred seats.