How Transcription Services Can Benefit Your Small Business


How Transcription Services Can Benefit Your Small Business
Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

4/30/2020

Transcription services are often thought to be only for courtrooms and attorneys' offices. This is far from the truth. Small businesses can also benefit from using business transcription services. Having your audio recordings and meetings transcribed makes it easy to keep track of confidential messages and notes from the meetings.

Interviews to Text

Transcribing interviews is beneficial in many ways. Whether you want a promotional video created out of the interviews with the business owner or wish to document interviews for open job positions, adding a text copy to your database will make it easy. 

Having the audio files of the interviews transcribed allows you to free up space on your hard drives or cloud storage and still have the content to fall back on. Also, the written documents can be used as a guide for other business documentation requirements.

Product Descriptions and Reviews

Record your product descriptions and reviews. Save the recordings and send them to your transcriptionist. They will be transcribed, sorted, and categorized so that you can use them as part of your virtual catalog or on your website. With both audio and written content on your website or catalog, you make it easy for your clients to get the information they need. 

Turn Audio Files into Website Content

If you are pinched for time but still need copy for your website, record what you want to say and save it in an audio file. Include subheadings and relevant instructions as to where paragraphs should be started as well as any other important information the transcriptionist should know. Send them the file along with your detailed instructions and within a day or two, you will receive a written copy that is ready to be published to your website.

Virtual Meeting Minutes Transcription

Most small businesses record their virtual meetings. Send the video or audio recording to a transcription services company. They can go through the video/audio and transcribe the meeting. The transcriptionist will also identify each speaker when they are speaking and attribute their comments to them.

Once the virtual meeting has been transcribed, the professional document becomes a standing record that can be referred to as often as needed during future meetings and events. The documents can also be used as a timeline for both progress and keeping the business on track.

Video and Presentation Content

When someone gives a presentation or creates a video, sending the finished piece to a transcriptionist will allow it to be transcribed and put into the right format. Once it has been transcribed, it can be printed and handed out or sent as an attachment in emails. 

Your customers and clients will be able to see the video or read it as a handout. Either way, they get the information they need in a format they prefer. Presentations that have been transcribed can continue to be used as teaching tools.

Transcriptionists transcribe much more than court records and depositions. They can transcribe almost any type of audio or visual recording and turn it into a professionally formatted document. When it comes to your small business, find out how much more you can get accomplished by hiring a transcription service. Small business transcription services are nothing new. They are a great way to utilize your resources and make your business more efficient.

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Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy is the President of GMR Transcription Services, Inc an Orange County, California based company that has been providing accurate and affordable transcription services since 2004. She has enjoyed success at GMR for almost ten years now and has helped the company grow. Within two years of Beth managing GMR Transcription, it had doubled in sales and was named one of the OC Business Journal’s fastest-growing private companies. Outside of work, she likes spending time with her husband and two kids.