Less is More: Prioritization and Business

Our latest "Thoughts" post talks about the need to prioritize, rather than try to tackle too much at once.
May 15, 2018

Providing Excellent Customer Support: Expanding Your Support Channels

Your two main support channels, your help site and your email, are doing fine so far. It’s now a good time to be thinking about additional support channels.
May 3, 2018

Running a Business: Focusing On Your People

We’re a technology company. Creating technology-driven tools that help to automate processes and make businesses work more efficiently is critical to what we do. But no matter what, at the end of the day, how our businesses survive and thrive depends on… our people!
May 1, 2018

Customer Support: Handling Sensitive Questions with Care

In last week’s Thoughts post, we shared a story of a great customer service experience. This week’s story is a little bit different.
Apr 12, 2018

Providing Excellent Customer Support: Tips for Responding to Customer Emails

Let’s go through a few quick tips to help you manage your customer support emails.
Apr 10, 2018

Making a Long-term Commitment to Supporting Your Customer

We found a tweet that's a great example of a company staying committed to its customer, decades after the customer’s purchase of the now-broken product.
Apr 4, 2018

Providing Excellent Customer Support: How to Set Up Your Help Site

In this post, we’ll cover one of the key customer support items you’ll have to address before you launch your new product.
Mar 29, 2018

Hiring for Your Customer-Focused Business

A few thoughts on hiring people who fit well on your team - and are the right fit for your customers.
Mar 20, 2018

Following Our Best Practices (and Going Off Script)

We work hard to understand what's works best and what doesn't. But if we become too rigid in our practices, we miss opportunities to grow - and to learn more.
Mar 6, 2018

Why We Must Continue to Improve Our Products and Services

As the providers of a service, we can choose whether we want to continuously improve or remain as we are. But we can’t forget that our customers are seeking to continuously improve, as well.
Feb 27, 2018

Adapting Your Approach to Different Customers

This weekend I read, “How To Put Some Emotional Intelligence Into Your Customer Service Scripts,” contributed to Forbes by Mark Murphy of Leadership IQ.
Feb 13, 2018

When Business Decisions Create Customer Service Problems

Each new change you make to your product or business opens the door to questions or complications you didn’t expect and are not experienced in addressing.
Feb 6, 2018

Using Personal Experiences to Drive Your Product Roadmaps

You know what you would want as a business owner. You have a sense of what your customers need or want, because they’ve told you. But would you want, if you were the customer?
Jan 30, 2018

Moving Your Business Forward With Less Waste

In our workplaces, we’re constantly faced with opportunities to move our businesses forward while reducing waste. What do you waste, and how can you reduce it?
Jan 23, 2018

Customer Interactions: Interruptions or Opportunities?

If customers are interacting with us to for solutions and answers, are we already failing them? Maybe. But on the flip side... Is eliminating conversations with our customers in our best interest? Is that what we want?
Jan 16, 2018

Technology: Interrupter & Opportunity

We share some thoughts on time, technology, and what we have the opportunity to do for customers when we provide great customer service.
Jan 9, 2018

Share Your Expertise with the HelpSpot Community

At HelpSpot, we want our community members to have the opportunity to teach (and learn from!) one another. We have recently made changes to the HelpSpot blog, and today, we invite you to join us as a guest contributor!
Dec 5, 2017

Writing a Customer Service Resume: A How-To Guide

All too often, job applicants put together a "general" resume that they use to apply for every job with little to no modification. Unfortunately, general resumes don't tend to be very successful—especially for customer service positions.
Jan 10, 2017

5 Customer Retention Techniques To Try Today

These days, you're not the only lemonade stand in town – in fact, you might not even be the only lemonade stand on the block. To stand out, you have to differentiate yourself from the competition any way possible. How do you do that? By improving customer satisfaction! You don't need to reinvent the wheel, but ​when it comes to customer retention, you may need to give it a spin every now and then to make sure it's still working.
Dec 20, 2016