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Posts Categorized: Thought Leadership

Our new e-book “The Startup’s Guide to Customer Service” is here

Do you ever wonder why some startups are wildly successful but other, equally promising ones, fail spectacularly? A great concept, capital, passionate employees, and a private chef can only get you so far. Sometimes the difference between killing it and dying on the vine comes down to something really simple. Like fast, helpful customer service…. Read more »


This Is How Customer Service Should Be

Recently, I met up with a friend for drinks, and she asked me to recommend some new apps. (With friends like these, who wants to spend all day combing through Apple Store reviews?) “You always have good apps,” she said. “What’s your favorite these days?” Before I reveal it, let’s take a step back. Here… Read more »


Empowering Your Customers with Solid Knowledge Base Articles

Companies that offer online-based products and services must strongly consider incorporating a knowledge base as a support offering. A well-done collection of articles can save your company an immense amount of time, since your customers will be empowered to seek out answers to their own questions. Knowledge bases play a substantial role in building customer… Read more »


What it takes to be in customer service

In a matter of weeks, many customer service departments will start staffing for what is expected to be the busiest holiday season ever for online retailers. AOL Jobs recently asked StellaService Client Development Manager Chris Vodola what it takes to be a customer service rep in the digital era. Vodola has more than 15 years… Read more »



How to pick the right help desk for you

Acquiring customers and keeping your customers happy so they continue to do business with you when you are a small business is crucial. But it’s even more important for you to service each customer that wants to talk to you – whether it’d be through email, social, phone, etc. – you have to be ready… Read more »


Customer service perspectives from Walloon Lake

Last week, I vacationed on Walloon Lake.  Tucked away in Northern Michigan, it’s not the typical vacation spot for Californians but after politely declining repeated invitations from our good friends, we finally made the decision to experience first-hand what the fuss was all about. Walloon Lake did not disappoint. Sleeping until 10 am (we were… Read more »


Customer spotlight: How GiveForward uses Desk.com to always be there for customers

Taking care of customers is important for every organization, but it’s GiveForward’s whole reason for being. The online fundraising platform has enabled thousands of people to raise millions of dollars online for general medical expenses, cancer treatment, transplants, funeral costs, and disaster relief. With help from Desk.com, GiveForward offers a level of service that’s beyond… Read more »


Everything I know about customer service, I learned from waiting tables

If you’ve ever worked in a service industry, you know that it can be a formative experience. Recently, a friend and I got to talking about what our early restaurant jobs taught us about delivering great customer service—and, really, about life and work in general. Here are 10 of our top takeaways from waiting tables, each… Read more »


5 things startups should avoid

According to Forbes—and numerous studies—between 80 and 90 percent of startups fail. Some of these were backed by passionate entrepreneurs, were filled with successful business people with years of experience, and some of them even had millions in funding from the get go. What went wrong? While there are nuances in every story, the fact… Read more »


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