Bethesda, Maryland is located to the north and west of Washington, DC and is one of the most highly educated and affluent communities in the US. It placed first on the list of the most educated smaller towns in the US according to Forbes Magazine. Additionally, the Forbes edition that was released in April of 2009 stated that Bethesda finished second on the “America’s Most Livable Cities” list. The city is also recognized for the Bethesda Medical Center which has cared for a number of ailing US Presidents in the past.
From a demographic and economic standpoint, Bethesda is a very wealthy and highly educated community. Between 2000 and 2009, the average median household income increased over $30,000 annually from just over $99,000 to over $129,400. Over 27% of the workforce lives and works within the city and during the daytime, the population increases nearly 70% due to commuters coming into the city to their jobs. For the most part, money comes into the city instead of leaving it.
Another key factor is that Bethesda’s unemployment rate is nearly 2% lower than the Maryland state average (5.2% compared to 7.1%). Although you would never know it, that unemployment rate has increased from around 3% in 2007 to where it currently sits. Imagine living in a city where 97% of the working population had a steady job compared to what it is in most larger US cities today. No doubt the city felt an impact with the economic downturn of late 2008, but smaller businesses in the city are surviving quite well today.
Being a city with a large medical community, there is a great need for the health care professionals to be constantly available to serve the needs of their patients. The everyday responsibilities of a physician and other medical professionals can be very demanding. Immediate response is required whenever an emergency situation arises. But what if your business has nothing to do with emergency services or health care? For the small business owner, the demands are no less rigorous.
Since the economic collapse of 2008, many small businesses in other urban areas have either closed their doors or relocated further out in order to continue their operations. There was probably some impact in the Bethesda area, but many small businesses were able to stand their ground and continued to survive. Certain business solutions such as a live answering service in Bethesda enabled many smaller businesses to keep pace with the competition and stay on top of market trends that applied to their company.
Our company has been family owned and operated since 1974 and have assisted hundreds of clients on a nationwide basis. Imagine being able to grow your business and extend your reach to the regional and national levels. That is exactly what a Bethesda live answering service can help you accomplish. You’ll never miss an important appointment or incoming call again no matter what time of the day or night it is including holidays and weekends.
Most importantly, Answering Service Care can provide you with a wide array of feature-rich services for much less than the cost of hiring a full-time receptionist meaning that we are extremely cost-effective and can easily facilitate your specific operational needs. Please contact us today for more information on a Bethesda answering service package that we can customize to meet the needs of your business.
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