TAS Marketing Celebrates 30 Years

From its humble corporate headquarters in northwest Montana, TAS Marketing has supplied answering services with products and services for over 30 years.  President and Broker, Steve Michaels says that he has gone through the gauntlet of selling answering service products.  However, TAS Marketing’s primary business is selling telephone answering service businesses, which to-date adds up to over 370 businesses totaling a whopping $100 million worth of sales.

Mr. Michael’s background supports his expertise from owning his an answering service in Palo Alto, CA to consulting for several industry manufacturers.  He also founded Connections Magazine [which he sold to the present owner, Peter DeHaan, in 2001], the only remaining trade journal in the industry.  Mr. Michael’s background generates many calls asking him to do evaluations for businesses and to help owners find new acquisitions for their existing answering services.

Additionally, TAS Marketing has taken the notion to stimulate the economy by supporting answering service employees during this economic downturn.  For the rest of the year, TAS Marketing will donate five percent of its commissions to the employees of any answering service that buys the accounts or business of another answering service by using TAS Marketing as its brokerage firm.

Steve Michaels, president of TAS Marketing stated, “Lots of people are complaining about this recession but nobody is doing anything about it.  I have decided to give back to an industry that has supported me for over 30 years with a five percent kickback to the people who make this industry work — the agents.”

Each month, TAS Marketing will write a check to any company that acquires another answering service through its brokerage firm.  “This money will be used exclusively to enhance the lives of the employees who will take on the extra workload that any acquisition can bring,” stated Michaels.

Steve Michaels can be contacted at 800-369-6126 or tas@tasmarketing.com.

[Posted by Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD  for Connections Magazine, a contact center publication from Peter DeHaan Publishing Inc.]