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Not Ready to Leave Your Job? Use Cloud Phone to Start a Side Business

Posted by Ron Kinkade

Aug 27, 2014 4:00:00 AM

On this blog we’ve written a lot about the tools you need to launch a new business or grow an existing one. Some professionals, however, may have created a great new product or have a marketable skill they would like to monetize but they don’t want to give up the security of their current full-time job.

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An “in-between” option for these workers is to start a side business, something that can be done during off hours or weekends. In fact, the New York Times recently published a piece by a finance reporter who maintained financial security during the recession by creating “money planners” and selling them, eventually growing revenue to about $5,000 per year.   

One of the challenges the author encountered when she began the new venture was finding time to juggle a family, a full-time job and a side business. Perhaps if Cloud Phone had been around at the time she launched her business she could have cleared those hurdles with less stress.

What Cloud Phone does, essentially, is help you turn your mobile number into an enterprise phone system. When you sign up—which takes less than a minute—you get a business-specific number that you can give to potential clients instead of your personal number. The system also makes it easy to set up auto attendants to greet callers, phone extensions if you work with more than one person, and even voicemail to email capability, just to name a few of the key features. The entire small business phone system is maintained by Voxox in the cloud, meaning you don’t have to worry about maintenance, repair or installation costs.

When you sign up for Cloud Phone—which starts as low as $14.95 per month—you make it possible to be more productive during your off hours, whether it’s on the train home from work or at your child’s soccer game. With almost no hassle, you have everything you need to start a successful side business. So what are you waiting for?

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Topics: Cloud Phone, Small Business Productivity

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