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5 Ways Voice Technology Can Save Your Sanity During The Holiday Season

Posted by Natasha Grach

Dec 1, 2015 4:00:00 AM

The holidays are a stressful and busy time for a lot of people. And for those of us that live life as a small business owner or freelancer we especially feel pulled in several directions as we manage communications from all directions in our personal and business lives. But the good news is that voice technology can be our friend to help us manage the stress and the communication channels in our dual lives. Here are 5 ways voice technology can help you this holiday season:

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Topics: Voice Communication, Mobile Productivity, Improve Your Business

How to Improve Telecommuting with Virtual Numbers

Posted by Erica Berry

Nov 17, 2015 4:00:00 AM

Telecommuting is increasingly becoming the norm for many businesses both small and large. According to the United States Census Bureau, an estimated 3.7 million employees work from home at least half the time. But with people out of the office, telecommuting definitely presents a unique set of communication challenges.

While email, texts and cell phone calls might work for some, other businesses want to show a more professional image, and also want professional calling features and custom options traditional landlines and mobile plans just don't offer. This is why smart businesses are turning to virtual numbers.

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Topics: Cloud Phone, Small Business Productivity, Improve Your Business, Virtual Phone System

5 SMB Tools That Save You Time

Posted by Erica Berry

Oct 6, 2015 4:00:00 AM

When you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur, time is money, so wasting time just isn’t an option. If you are looking for tools that will help you handle all aspects of your business, from the mundane to the must-do, you’re looking in the right place.

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Topics: Industry Trends, iPhone, Android, Small Business Productivity, Improve Your Business, Mobility

Toll Free Number: An Asset for Pop-Up Shops

Posted by Erica Berry

Sep 29, 2015 4:00:00 AM

Consumers love exclusive experiences, which is why temporary retail and dining establishments are a growing trend across the nation. Known as "pop-up" shops, these temporary stores offer consumers time-restricted access to goods and services, and a slew of benefits to owners and operators such as brand extension and the ability to experiment with new ideas and offerings on a short-term basis.

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Topics: Cloud Phone, Small Business Productivity, Toll Free Number, Improve Your Business, Cost-Effective Solution

Branding the Voice Channel: 5 Mistakes to Avoid With Virtual Numbers

Posted by Erica Berry

Sep 1, 2015 4:00:00 AM

To survive in today's fast-paced business world, companies need to stand out. While some leaders are focusing on ways to differentiate their brands online through social media, content marketing, and other digital marketing efforts, smart businesses are also nurturing their voice channel. Having a brand-appropriate phone presence gives your business a personal voice.

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Topics: Industry Trends, Cloud Phone, Small Business Productivity, Mobile Productivity, Improve Your Business, Mobility, Virtual Phone System

4 Ways to Gauge Whether You Need a Toll Free Number

Posted by Erica Berry

Aug 5, 2015 4:00:00 AM

Regardless of the industry you're in, your business needs a way for customers to contact you directly. While email and online forms are convenient for some, many consumers still prefer to speak with an actual person when contacting a business. As an entrepreneur or small business owner, you may be wondering what's a better option for you -- going the local number route or the toll free number strategy. 

Many businesses have already discovered the benefits of having a toll free number, but if you're not sure if an 800 number is right for you, here are few questions to ask yourself:  

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Topics: Cloud Phone, Small Business Productivity, Business Phone Number, Toll Free Number, Improve Your Business

5 Ways Virtual Numbers Can Keep Your Team Productive During the Summer

Posted by Erica Berry

Jul 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM

With warm weather and sunshine enticing you and your team to play hooky, summer months can be some of the least productive of the year. Thoughts of travelling, hitting the beach and enjoying the outdoors can leave employees feeling unmotivated and drained. So why not let them fulfill their summertime dreams, all while keeping productivity up? You can with virtual numbers.

Technology and mobile gadgets allow us to travel and work from anywhere, all while keeping in touch with globally dispersed teams. Virtual numbers are a convenient and inexpensive way to take important work-related calls with you while you’re on-the-go – and maybe even allow you to extend your vacation!

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Topics: Cloud Phone, Small Business Productivity, Mobile Productivity, Business Phone Number, Improve Your Business, Virtual Phone System

Virtual Numbers: 10 Frequently Asked Questions, Answered! (Part 2)

Posted by Erica Berry

Jul 14, 2015 4:00:00 AM

Our two-part blog series on virtual phone numbers continues as we answer more frequently asked questions. Read on to understand the benefits that a virtual number could have on your small business! 

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Topics: Small Business Productivity, Mobile Productivity, Business Phone Number, Improve Your Business, Cost-Effective Solution, Virtual Phone System

Virtual Numbers: 10 Frequently Asked Questions, Answered! (Part 1)

Posted by Erica Berry

Jul 1, 2015 4:00:00 AM

Virtual numbers have some powerful features that can help you convey a professional image and drum up business. From giving the impression you’re a local business in more than one region, to creating the perception of a larger corporation overall, to keeping your personal and work lines separate, virtual numbers allow you to create the type of "phone presence" that your business needs to succeed—without breaking the bank.

If you’re not savvy to all the ways virtual numbers can improve your business communications, or even what a virtual number is, read on for answers to all your burning questions…

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Topics: Industry Trends, Cloud Phone, Voice Communication, Small Business Productivity, Business Phone Number, Improve Your Business

What is a Toll Free Number and How Does it Work?

Posted by Erica Berry

Jun 24, 2015 4:00:00 AM

Think toll free numbers are just for large enterprises or call centers? The reality is they can be an indispensable business asset for companies of all sizes – even a one- or two-person startup. Beyond providing customers and prospects with a free and convenient way to call your company, a toll free number offers a long list of benefits, such as brand recognition and credibility, and are a great way to expand your business into new markets.

If you’re a small business owner and haven’t cashed in on this inexpensive business asset simply because you didn't think it was easy to obtain a toll free number or because you aren’t clear on how a toll free number could help your business, read on.

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Topics: Cloud Phone, Voice Communication, Small Business Productivity, Toll Free Number, Improve Your Business, Cost-Effective Solution