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Need To Work Over The Holidays? Stay Connected With Cloud Phone!

Posted by Erica Berry

Dec 19, 2016 1:00:54 PM

The holiday season is a time to put work aside in favor of fun with friends and family, but sometimes, especially for small business owners, that’s not always possible. Luckily, with Cloud Phone, you can travel for the holidays and do work too!

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Topics: Cloud Phone, Voice Communication, Small Business Productivity, Mobile Productivity, Cloud Phone Mobile App

Five Smart Uses of SMS for Small Businesses

Posted by Natasha Grach

Nov 1, 2016 7:25:00 AM

It's often a bit awkward having to give out your personal cell phone number so that clients can send you text messages about business matters. Luckily with technologies like virtual PBX services, you can give out a business phone number and have both your business calls and texts instantly routed to your existing cell phone. You maintain a professional image and separate work/life identities via your dedicated business line, while also evading the extra cost and hassle of having to manage two devices. How often do business owners find themselves texting back and forth with their clients and employees?  It's so informal, right?  With 90 percent of people reading a text message within the first 3 minutes, according to MobileSQUARED, it's the fastest and most effective way to get in touch! 

Here are some uses of two-way business texting that can be highly impactful, while also not encroaching as much on your work life balance as handing out your personal cell number might.

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Topics: Cloud Phone, iPhone, Android, Mobile Productivity, Cloud Phone Mobile App, Texting, Business SMS

Addressing the Communication Challenges of Managing Your Own Mobile Consultant Business

Posted by Erica Berry

Jul 26, 2016 4:00:00 AM

As a mobile consultant, you have the luxury of travelling, making your own hours and maintaining a solid work-life balance. However, since you’re on the go, you also face some communication challenges – especially when it comes to your business phone.

Let’s address those phone communication challenges now and see how a virtual phone system can help.

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Topics: Cloud Phone, Mobile Productivity, Unified Communications

Thinking About a Cloud-Based Phone System? 5 Things You Need to Know

Posted by Erica Berry

Mar 8, 2016 4:00:00 AM

Cloud-based phone systems offer everything a small business could want in a phone -- reliability, tons of features and cost savings. Flexibility for mobile and growth also make cloud based phone systems work for every size business, from the two person startup in a basement office to a 50 person team dispersed across the country.  

While all this sounds impressive and convenient, as a business owner we know that you want all the facts before you dive into something new. So, here are 5 things you need to know about cloud-based phone systems that will have you hooked:  

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Topics: Cloud Phone, Small Business Productivity, Mobile Productivity, Improve Your Business

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

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

Voicemail Transcription: Milestones in the History of a Modern Convenience

Posted by Erica Berry

Aug 18, 2015 4:00:00 AM

Voicemail transcription is a modern day convenience. Not only does it allow users to easily read, manage and delete voicemail messages, it also saves time and reduces stress about missing out on important info. While the days of scrambling to jot down dates and numbers are long gone, there was a time when even traditional voicemail seemed liked a luxury. 

Here's a brief history of voicemail and the development of voicemail transcription: 

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Topics: Cloud Phone, Voice Communication, Small Business Productivity, Mobile Productivity, VoiP

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

Give Your Startup an Edge with a Small Business Virtual Phone System

Posted by John Lee

Jun 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM

With over 627,000 businesses opening in the United States each year, entrepreneurs and self-starters are faced with the pressure to stand out to potential customers. It’s crucial to the survival of young startups to take advantage of any tools or services that could give them the leg up over their competitors. A virtual phone system like Cloud Phone can streamline communications and improve efficiency, all while saving time, space, and money.

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