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Take Back Control of Your Phone: NetLines launches Voice Valet virtual voicemail service

COLUMBUS, OH (June 21, 2019) – NetLines, the business phone app, is launching their new product Voice Valet, a virtual answering service. Voice Valet gives you a second phone number to use that goes straight to voicemail, so you are no longer disrupted by promotional and robocallers throughout your day.

Voice Valet was designed to help people take back control of their smartphones and their lives. As more and more people are handing out their cell number to charities, restaurants, businesses, and other online forms, the number of unwanted or non-urgent calls has skyrocketed. We are being constantly pinged by our phones, making it nearly impossible to focus on whatever task is at hand.

Here’s how it works: with the Voice Valet cloud answering service, users get a second phone number to give to, well, anyone. When someone calls that number, it goes straight to voicemail. Robocallers hang up, and anyone that actually needs to talk to you will leave a message. These voicemails are then transcribed and sent to the user’s email, provided at signup. The user can listen or read the voicemails in their inbox, whenever is convenient.

“We developed Voice Valet to end the frustration people are having with unwanted phone calls”, said Jerry Haines, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer. “Voice Valet is an inexpensive solution to a massive problem that’s only getting worse as more sophisticated technology tracks down our phone numbers”, Haines remarked.

Voice Valet is the best solution on the market for advanced call screening. It’s simple, but can save you valuable time and hassle. Blacklists and call blocking simply do not work as well. Robocallers are constantly getting new numbers, and there are many calls you do want, they just aren’t urgent. Voice Valet is comprehensive and easy to use.

Getting started is simple: there is nothing to download and no complicated sign up. In less than 5 minutes, you can register online to get a second number with Voice Valet. Stop living your life by your phone’s pings and notifications – get Voice Valet today.

About NetLines:

NetLines is the revolutionary business phone app that gives you the features of a professional business phone system in an affordable, convenient smartphone app. Available for iOS and Android smartphones, NetLines has features like auto attendant, keypad directory, chat hubs, extensions, video messaging, text messaging and call recording to streamline collaboration and increase efficiency.

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Government Shutdown: Was Your Small Business Prepared?

As the government shutdown enters its’ second month, the impact of the agency closures is being felt by small businesses around the country.

The most notable closure is the SBA, the Small Business Administration. The SBA is responsible for small business loans. If you were counting on an SBA loan to fund your small business, you may be stuck in limbo until the government reopens. And even then, some experts are expecting there will be a backlog of applications and other paperwork, causing additional delays in financing.

Other agency closures are impacting small businesses, too. For example, CNBC reported that the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade bureau is closed, halting alcohol and tobacco licenses. Small businesses in this industry may not be able to operate until the bureau reopens and licenses can be issued.

Forbes reported that the IRS closure could impact small business owners as well. Even though the IRS announced that it will still be paying refunds during the shutdown, Forbes expects delays. Business owners counting on large refunds or entrepreneurs needing tax documents for financing could be affected.

If you are a small business hurt by the government shutdown, Fox Business has a list of tips to help weather this shutdown and prepare for them in the future.

Clearly, the consequences of the government shutdown are far-reaching. And CNN reports that there is still no end in sight. Has your business been affected?

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