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Not Afraid of the Phone

At Lee Davis and Company, we are not afraid of the phone. Why? The phone is how you get a lot of things done. Why? Because most people are afraid of the phone, and people can easily say, no to you over email or text. That’s why, at Lee Davis and Company, we are not afraid of the phone. We want to do everything in our power to solve your management problems, so we do what others are not willing to do – we pick up the phone.

Research:

I did a little research on why we should not be afraid of the phone.

Why do we avoid the phone?

According to the Inc.com article, the reasons why we are afraid of the phone are:

  1. You don’t have to waste time with chitchat.
  2. You can get your message out, regardless the timezone or the receiver’s whereabouts.

For me, I think those reasons are true, but I think that it just takes so much energy to communicate with people over the phone. I have have always had a little social anxiety, so talking on the phone has always stressed me out. It just takes much less energy to send a text or cut out talking on the phone by using online resources.

Why shouldn’t we avoid the phone?

According to the Inc.com article, we need to use the phone when you need to:

  1. get an immediate response.
  2. work with multiple people.
  3. avoid giving someone a written record.
  4. convey some kind of emotion.
  5. clear up confusion.
  6. break bad news.
  7. share important news.
  8. schedule something that is complicated.
  9. avoid offense or conflict.
  10. add a personal touch.

Another reason that you shouldn’t avoid the phone is that it helps you to build relationships and avoids misunderstanding.

Therefore, even though it’s tough to pick up the phone, sometimes we have to. In fact, this week, Lee picked up the phone and got things done for his client.

The Story – Lee Davis and Company is not afraid to pick up the phone for you.

A non-profit had an obsolete credit card payment system, and they were going to expand their opperation. Lee recommended that they get a new credit card processing system, which would be PCI compliant.

In the process of using the new credit card system, their internet was spotty at their new location, so they decided to use Square. Square proved to be a difficult system to balance the accounts with the bank and get reporting. While the executive director wanted Lee to use Square because of its ease of use, Lee decided to investigate the credit card processing system that they were already paying for to look for an enhanced tech tool, similar to Square.

Picking up the Phone 

After his investigation of the credit card processor and meeting with the credit card sales team, Lee came up with a solution. The credit card sales team provided a piece of technology that would allow the client to process cards easily at no cost, and Lee Davis and Company provided the PCI compliance. So, the end result is that the client will have a better tool to work with using the clients credit card processor. 

Every problem is figuroutable.

This is just one example of how Lee Davis and Company solved one of its client’s problems by investigating and digging to come to a workable solution for the client. We believe that every problem has a solution. Everything is figuroutable and within a reasonable cost. 

Expect persistence.

We are persistent and are not afraid to pick up the phone to fix the problem. That’s who you hire when you hire Lee Davis and Company. We will do everything in our power to fix your problems, so that those problems are in the past. 

Square is not the best tool to use if you need to know a lot about the products that are being sold. It is more appropriate for small business entrepreneurs that have few products and little need for reporting. 

Have we convinced you to stop being afraid of the phone?

You really should not be afraid of the phone. It is something that will set you apart from more and more people who refuse to pick up the phone to make their life easier.

Ramit Sethi, blogger and author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich says that if you owe someone, you need to pick up the phone and try to negotiate that loan or liability. Most people will not pick up the phone. This goes for anything in life. If you are the one to pick up the phone, you will be the one that can get things done and get better results.

This advice has already helped me.

I’m Megan, blogger at Lee Davis and Company. After writing this post, I was faced with an obstacle that required some phone calling. I just picked up the phone and called. The result was that I did get transferred a few times, but in the end, I got to the bottom of the problem. I am so thankful for this advice because it doesn’t serve me to be afraid of the phone. I hope that we have convinced you to not be afraid of the phone.

If this advice to be not afraid of the phone will help you. If it does, share it and help others who need some encouragement to start picking up the phone.

Persistence is my Lee’s super power.

My Papa, Lee Davis is the most persistent person I know. He really will is not afraid of the phone. I am so proud of that. He just picks up the phone and calls whomever he has to to fix a particular problem. If you are his client, he really will do whatever he can to help you find more success. That is what makes him so awesome.

How can Lee Davis and Company help you if you are afraid of picking up the phone?

  1. Business Management – We would love to pick up the phone for you. Let us do the hard work to help you find even more success.
  2. Business Consulting – Perhaps you need a little push, or you don’t know who you should call when you pick up the phone, we would love to direct you.

What can you expect from Lee Davis and Company? 

Lee Davis is the president of Lee Davis and Company. He prides himself in helping his clients make their dreams of running a successful business a reality. He has the tools, skills and advice that will help you, the client, get to the next level. 

What services can you find at Lee Davis and Company? 

  1. Bookkeeping Services (only in conjunction with Management Services)
  2. Small Business Advising 
  3. QuickBooks Training
  4. Management Services

We are looking for a digital marketing expert. 

Hello, if you are reading this post, perhaps you might know someone who could help us with digital marketing. 

At Lee Davis and Company, we are looking to hire someone to be in charge of digital marketing. We are looking to grow our training business and soon will launch an e-book that we need someone to help promote. 

If you would like to throw your hat into the ring, we would love to meet you. Contact us through our website or email [email protected]

Read more posts by Lee Davis and Megan Davis

  1. Trouble Shooting for QuickBooks Set up
  2. Business Expense Tracking
  3. Navigating the Health Insurance Maze
  4. Set up your QuickBooks with Detailed Start
  5. Getting your SBA Loan Approved
  6. Steps Before Setting up QuickBooks
  7. Lee Davis and Company Management Services

Get a Credit Card for your Small Business

Do you need to get a credit card for your small business? One of the reasons why a pediatrics practice (who has been in business for 60 years) hired me, was to help them get a credit card. Why did I need to help get a credit card for their small business? They needed a way to efficiently keep track of expenses and cash in on perks a credit card offers.

Why did a pediatrics practice need Lee Davis and Company Management Services?

A pediatrics practice needed both bookkeeping and management services, so they hired Lee Davis and Company. Lee looked at their QuickBooks and cleaned up their books. Once he took care of the low-hanging fruit, he turned to some other tasks that needed to get done to make their business run more efficiently and cost-effectively.

The Story – Getting a Credit Card for the Small Business 

One of the tasks that one of the partners had for Lee to do was to get a credit card for them. Lee researched the credit cards available. Next, Lee turned to one of the partners to help him with the task. The partner applied for a credit card and was turned down. 

Did Lee Davis and Company give up? No!

Lee went to the company’s bank and asked if the company could get a credit card from them. The bank only offered the option of opening up a debit card. But, this solution didn’t accomplish the company’s goals. They wanted to be able to use points and cash back perks. 

Did Lee Davis and Company give up? No!

Next, Lee Davis tried American Express. He applied for the American Express card for himself and was approved for the card. Then, he went back to the pediatrics company and advised them to also apply for an American Express card. 

Did Lee Davis and Company succeed? Yes!

Why is this the right solution?

A credit card is a good choice for a business because of the cash back rewards. Over the next 6 months the company could save $700 to $1,000. 

The partners and employees also don’t need to turn in any receipts for expenses they incur for the business. This allows the company to eliminate a time-consuming task that leads to errors in bookkeeping, thus increasing efficiency in their business.

Lee Davis and Company is working on a list of management tasks for the pediatric practice. Opening a credit card is just the beginning. 

What else is Lee Davis and Company Management Services going to do for the practice?

Lee Davis and Company is going to: 

  1. Help them with their financial reporting – We are going to put together their financial 
  2. Move them over to QuickBooks Online, so that the partners can access their books from a variety of devices from a variety of locations
  3. Help them file for their PPP loan forgiveness
  4. Look for ways to increase quality of the product but decrease the overhead of the practice

What has Lee Davis and Company done for the pediatric practice? 

Lee Davis and Company has:

  1. Put together an expense form for them to keep track of the various expenses for the practice, so at the end of the year, the partners could look at who submitted what. 
  2. Cleaned up messes, which helped them trust their accounting information to reduce their accounting cost

Would you like to see more of these helpful posts? 

Check out our Facebook, Linkedin or Pinterest that we update regularly. 

We would love to help you rock your business! 

How can Lee Davis and Company help you with the management of your company? 

  1. We could train you to use QuickBooks. 
  2. If you need someone to set up your QuickBooks, we could do that. 
  3. We would love to manage your business for you. 
  4. If you live in the Peterborough, NH area, you could join our networking group, Our Town Networking.
Lee Davis standing outside in the sunshine
Lee Davis and Company’s President, Lee Davis

What can you expect from Lee Davis and Company? 

Lee Davis is the president of Lee Davis and Company. He prides himself in helping his clients make their dreams of running a successful business a reality. He has the tools, skills and advice that will help you, the client, get to the next level. 

What services can you find at Lee Davis and Company? 

  1. Bookkeeping Services (only in conjunction with Management Services)
  2. Small Business Advising 
  3. QuickBooks Training
  4. Management Services

We are looking for a digital marketing expert. 

Hello, if you are reading this post, perhaps you might know someone who could help us with digital marketing. 

At Lee Davis and Company, we are looking to hire someone to be in charge of digital marketing. We are looking to grow our training business and soon will launch an e-book that we need someone to help promote.

If you would like to throw your hat into the ring, we would love to meet you. Contact us through our website or email [email protected]

Read more posts by Lee Davis 

  1. Trouble Shooting for QuickBooks Set up
  2. Business Expense Tracking
  3. Navigating the Health Insurance Maze
  4. Set up your QuickBooks with Detailed Start
  5. Getting your SBA Loan Approved
  6. Steps Before Setting up QuickBooks
  7. Lee Davis and Company Management Services

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