Salem OR - Perfect for starting a small business

If you are setting up a small business in Salem it makes great commercial sense to use a live telephone answering service to support your new enterprise. A Virtual Receptionist is really cost effective and a smart way to ensure you are always available to your clients. We’ll never miss a call. Our local US based expert receptionists and virtual assistants offer a comprehensive range of receptionist packages for small and medium sized firms just like yours. Let the friendly professional team at Virtual Headquarters take care of answering your telephone calls while you focus on growing your small business.


Your Salem business could benefit from an answering service!


Using a Salem answering service for your small business is a great way to take the pressure off yourself and your key staff. A live expert virtual receptionist service allows you to focus on building your firm rather than being interrupted by incoming telephone calls and performing the functions of a receptionist. Your Salem answering service from Virtual Headquarters can be set up in a matter of minutes and can be activated or switched off according to your needs. Want to ensure you capture enquiries after hours? Need to be available to customers on Federal holidays? We give you the expertise and the flexibility to organise customer communications exactly how you want.

How our answering service works

1. You sign up for our 7 day FREE trial and instantly get a number

When you register for our no obligation answering service FREE Trial we will allocate you with a Phoenix telephone number or alternatively you can get a Toll-Free number if that is your preference.

2. You can either use this number or forward calls to it

Once you have been allocated a number you can either use that phone number as your main business number or forward your existing number to the number that we provided. It is really quite flexible! It's all up to you.

3. Let us know what greeting you want used with your customers

Your preferred greeting can be updated at any time when you log in to our portal or when you use one of our App's. As well as your greeting you will need to tell us how you would like to receive your messages, i.e. by SMS or email.

4. We will start answering those calls instantly!

That's all! VHQ is now ready to start answering those incoming calls. Our experienced virtual receptionists will use the greeting that you have provided to welcome your callers on behalf of your business. Your virtual reception will record all the caller details and message you and your team via email or SMS according to your preference. We can also directly forward important calls based on your instructions for prioritisation.

It Makes Great Business and Financial Sense

Whilst you may have great talents at communication, as a manager you need to use your skills on the main levers of your business – your drive and ambition is wasted if you just become a receptionist! With a Salem answering service from Virtual Headquarters you can maximise the use of your precious time and really achieve those commercial goals.

Our prices are truly reasonable and compare very well to our competitors. We structure our charges based on the call packages, so we can suit businesses of different sizes. When your business expands and you need to add more calls, it is simple to upgrade to a bigger package and if you need to scale things back then that is really easy to do as well. It all very practical and easy and makes good financial sense.

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Doing Business in Salem Oregon

In today’s dynamic business climate it’s important to get all the key considerations right for your new business. The products or services, the costings, the marketing, the distribution – and one of the most important tasks is to determine the physical location where your new start-up business is going to be located. While you may think that location is not a significant concern because of globalisation and online, the location of your start-up can still be extremely important due to tax implications, city, county and state incentives and the profile of the customers that you are targeting.

Oregon is a great state for small businesses and startups. Salem, the capital of Oregon is a friendly welcoming city with a location that is close to all the things that matter but far enough away to be unique. An hour from the beautiful Oregon coast and the beaches, about an hour from the Cascade Mountains and an hour from Portland International Airport, Salem has a population of 168,000 and is growing everyday as more people get to know about its clean air and superb healthy environment. The median age of Salem is 36 and it’s a small city of professionals who love their rural lifestyle.

Salem offers a variety of financial incentives, low tax rates and development grants to support your business locating in Salem. The city is focussed on growth and the manufacturing, hospitality, trade and services, education and health sectors of the local economy are all thriving. Salem is a great place to live and it offers many opportunities to ambitious entrepreneurs who thrive in a business friendly environment that also offers a healthy rural lifestyle. Salem city also balances out the growth trajectory with policies that preserve the history and the family friendly atmosphere that attracts visitors and new residents.

Salem has great connectivity because it is so centrally located and you have a larger pool of customers at Portland just an hour’s drive away. The average Salemander business person is an avid enthusiast of the outdoor lifestyle in a sophisticated rural setting. There are lovely old buildings, excellent farmers markets all through the year selling fresh organic local produce, 2,100 acres of verdant green parkland and the natural setting is a perfect location for biking, boating and fishing. If you like wine you’ve come to the right city because the vineyards in the Salem countryside are famed for their Pinot Noir and Salem has the optimum soil and climatic conditions for growing that challenging and rewarding grape.

There are some very good schools in Salem and Willamette is the Pacific Northwest’s leading private university. The city is generally considered really safe and the only lifestyle complaints would probably relate to our weather which can be a bit rainy sometimes and although nothing like the big cities, Salem traffic does bank up if you are crossing the main bridge across to West Salm. The mild climate and some rainy days are the trade-off for the green fields, blooming flowers, dense forests and flourishing nature – people in Salem are pretty content with the arrangement.

Salem is generally experiencing a steadily increase in housing prices as more people come for the lifestyle and affordable housing. There is no big nightlife scene like Portland but there are some great bars for a drink and our restaurants are proud to serve up the local produce that we are renowned for – and Salem holds some wonderful fairs and festivals throughout the year.

Salem OR is one of the top places to start a small business in the country and housing costs are still affordable, but now is the time to come. There are some really pretty homes in West Salem and South Salem and Kaiser and Silverton and even Downtown Salem offers some highly recommended places to rent and buy.

For your new business in Salem Oregon – Try our Salem telephone answering service for 7 days at no cost to you. You won’t need to supply us with any credit card details when you sign up. We will definitely not pressure you once the 7 days is up. Setting things up usually only takes a short time and within hours we will be warmly and professionally answering your Salem calls on behalf of your business, Why not give it a try!

Answering Service Salem Oregon, USA

Salem Oregon Zip Codes

Here is a list of the main zip codes in Salem Oregon, 97301, 97302, 97304, 97305, 97306, 97308, 97309, 97310, 97311, 97312, 97314, 97317.