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This story appears in the July 1999 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

Who answers your business phone when you're not in theoffice? Like most homebased entrepreneurs, if you use an answeringmachine or voice-messaging system, be aware that the greeting yourcallers hear says more about you than just "leave amessage."

"That announcement may be the first contact someone haswith your company," says Mickey Adams-Grames, president offinancial and business consulting and training firm MLAdams & Associates in Salt Lake City. "First impressionsare what it's all about. If you don't sound professional,the caller may not leave a message or may not call back."

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