ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS TO GET STARTED!


Simply complete our questionnaire and agreement to get started.

Start with the smallest plan that you think you’ll need, we can always adjust your plan later on. We will get to work on your set up, and before you know it, you will have a Dedicated Office Staff. Get ready to enjoy the benefits of full time employees, without the headaches or expense!

What is Your First Name?
What is Your Last Name?
What is the Name of Your Business?
Please Enter Your Email
Please Enter Your Phone Number
Enter Your Website
Please tell us about your business, what services or products do you offer?
What are your days and hours of operation?
What is your business address?
Is it okay to give this address to callers?
Is this also your mailing address?
Tell us about the phone numbers that will be used to reach you.
Will you keep your existing number and forward it to us?
Will you publish a number we give you?
Do you need a toll-free number?
Do you need a local number in your area code?
If so, which area code
Who are the main contacts associated with this account? (Please include their name, title, email, work number, and mobile number & carrier.)
Who should we be familiar with? (VIP Clients, Vendors, Etc)
Please share access information for your CRM, Calendar, Etc. We will review protocol during training. Include web addresses, usernames and passwords.
Will DOS place orders for you?
Will DOS schedule appointments for you?
Will DOS open and manage tickets for you?
Will DOS Manage other things for you?
Explain what other issues you want us to manage below:
8. Our hours are:

Monday - Friday: 6:00 AM – 8:00pm CST

Saturday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM CST

Please choose the protocol for outside of our business hours:

Do you want a voicemail with a custom greeting and messages emailed as a .wav file?
Do you want calls forwarded to another number?
What greeting would you like our agents to use when answering your calls?
Please choose all that apply for your answering service.
I would like Dedicated Office to:
Take messages for all calls and never patch.
Take messages for all calls, but patch emergency calls to me.
Answer questions about product(s) and service(s).
Place customer orders (Please provide website(s) on question #7)
Schedule appointments. (Provide log in criteria on question #7)
Want us to qualify Leads?
Complete a form I provide
Additional details:
What information would you like us to collect from callers? (For example: name, phone number, availability, question or issue, etc.)
Would you like us to record a general voicemail for after hours, or do you have a preferred voicemail script you would like us to use?
If general, the voicemail would be similar to this: Thank you for calling (company name), you have reached us after hours! Our normal business hours are (company hours). Please leave a detailed message including your name, phone number and the reason for your call, and your call will be returned during normal business hours. Thank you for calling and have a great day!
Do you have a preferred voicemail script?
Preferred Voicemail Script

By submitting this form, I acknowledge and agree to the privacy policy and terms and conditions. I consent to transaction communications, to allow my information to be shared with lending partners, and to receive calls, text messages, and/or emails from Dedicated Office Solutions or its affiliates at the phone number or email address provided. Consent is not a condition of service, and you may choose to contact us directly.

Starting a business with a limited budget can be quite a challenge but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be done! So long as you allow yourself enough time to research and plan, you should be able to execute that plan in a successful manner. Staying consistent and working towards your goal a little each day will go a long way in the long run and your efforts will not go unrewarded.

If you are starting a business and don’t know where to begin, review these 7 Secrets to Starting a Business and use them as a starting point.

 Business Ideas

1. A lot of small business owners (especially in large cities) feel the pressure of starting out in large office spaces to keep up with the competition. They believe that so long as they have great views and modern supplies, this is an excellent business decision. Entirely wrong! The last thing you want to do when starting a business is go over your budget on office space and supplies. You can find shared office space and still be in the city amongst your competitors with half the cost.  You could also speak to a Realtor to see about subleasing from another business in your preferred area. Ideally, you’re shooting for necessary and functional unless you have the capital to splurge in which case, have at it!

2. Very often, companies spend an obscene amount of money on promotional items for the initial marketing phase and lose sight of the value of these things. While you do want to promote as best you can, don’t buy things that will end up in someone’s garbage within 5 minutes of getting home. Use functional promotional items that stand a good chance of being kept and used. Items such as pens, calendars, key chains, and magnets (to name a few), stand a better chance than bumper stickers, t-shirts, and flyers.

3. Many startups try to save money by incorporating their business using online services or PR firms and don’t realize that often times mistakes are made that can be very costly down the line. Hiring an attorney would be best practice to incorporate your company in order to avoid potential mishaps that will, later on, cause red flags to your investors.

4. Remember that a happy team is a productive team and what you need most at startup is an energetic and driven team. Do your best to provide a comfortable work environment with all of the essentials to make the workday flow smoothly. It is important to provide your staff with sufficient computers, monitors, printers, fax, etc. so that they are equipped with the minimal tools to complete their work.

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5. Use Social Media intelligently because it is one of the most promising forms of long-term marketing. Be smart about your use and remember to spend some money on advertising and promoting your brand. Don’t just use social media to gain followers because unless you’re only worried about popularity, what you’re really looking to focus on is translating the social media audience into dollars. You may not see results immediately, but the build-up of interacting and promoting goods and services will pay off in the long run. So make sure your interaction makes sense so you can make cents.

6. Initially, you could avoid trade shows and conferences that are costly and sometimes pointless for startups unless you are speaking or have a meeting setup that can translate into a good business deal. Sometimes workshops and trainings are offered for topics that you are interested in learning about and in those cases then you should attend. Otherwise, you can use that portion of your budget towards additional marketing efforts.

7. During the early stages, try to focus your efforts on production, marketing, and customers. Don’t spend endless hours each week on paperwork, HR, and bookkeeping when there are so many businesses that offer these services at nominal rates. Building your production team and the staff is what ultimately demonstrates your value as a company.

Need help starting your business? Contact us today so we can help you launch your idea off the ground!

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