June 17, 2008 5:55 AM EDT
A virtual assistant could be an affordable option. I happen to be one and would be glad to speak with you about options but, consider this:
A virtual assistant is not an answering service and can learn the ins and outs of your business
A virtual assistant can be available to answer calls during regular business hours in multiple time zones and most have the option to forward to their mobile phone if they are out of the office (I do).
A virtual assistant can do many other tasks besides answering calls so you may find you have more time to answer those calls or work on building your business.
I do agree with Janie though that if you are watching every penny and you aren`t seeing a huge drop in buiness over not answering directly then you might just leave things as they are.
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