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Cloud-Based Phone System: Your Secret Weapon for Better Collaboration

Posted by Ian LeWinter

Dec 29, 2014 4:00:00 AM

Now that your small business has built a substantial local customer base, the next step in your master business plan is likely to begin offering your product to customers in different parts of the country. To showcase your offering to prospects in other areas, however, is likely to require significant travel for you and your employees.

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

5 Benefits of Virtual Phone Numbers for Small Business Owners

Posted by Erica Berry

Dec 9, 2014 4:00:00 AM

For entrepreneurs like yourself, every hour of the day is dedicated to growing your company and every dollar earned is reinvested. With so much on your plate, having an inexpensive and professional way to manage communications for your growing business can be a life-saver. 

Enter: virtual phone numbers.

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

Cloud Phone 101: Setting Up Employee Extensions in 3 Easy Steps

Posted by Erica Berry

Oct 14, 2014 4:00:00 AM

Imagine you have a growing consulting firm. Other than yourself, you have 4 employees -- a business manager, 2 account managers, 1 billing specialist. You're not planning to share an office, as everyone is working remotely from their homes. (You hired people you trust, from prior gigs, so you're comfortable with a virtual office.) 

While planning your business venture, you've been giving out your personal cell phone number, but now that you have client-facing employees who also deal with vendors, partners, etc., you want a unified business image, which starts with a single, centralized business phone number. Since you don't have a physical office, you've been exploring the concept of a cloud-based phone service that allows you to assign simple extensions to your virtual employees stemming from your main business line. 

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Topics: Cloud Phone, Small Business Productivity

How a Cloud-Based Phone Service Will Change Your Small Business for Good

Posted by Erica Berry

Oct 2, 2014 12:15:00 PM

Growing small businesses often struggle with phone services that are difficult to set up and costly to scale to their ever-changing needs. So, if you’re like most small businesses, your phone service is a major pain point and sometimes even causes more communications blunders than it solves. With all the options on the market, it can be difficult for small business owners to find the right phone service to fit their needs, but with a cloud-based phone service all those stress-inducing thoughts can become a thing of the past.

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Topics: Cloud Phone, Small Business Productivity, Cost-Effective Solution

Three Steps to a Successful BYOD Strategy

Posted by Ron Kinkade

Sep 18, 2014 4:00:00 AM

As more employees use their personal devices for work-related purposes—known now as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)—the benefits and potential pitfalls of this trend are being debated. But the reality is that many workers are simply adopting the policy without asking anybody and companies are finding out on the fly that BYOD is now a part of their workplace environment.

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Topics: Industry Trends, Small Business Productivity

Send Profits Sky High With Cloud Communications

Posted by Ron Kinkade

Sep 10, 2014 4:00:00 AM

As a small business owner you are probably an expert in turning a consistent profit even with relatively thin margins. By stretching your resources as far as they’ll go without overextending your bandwidth you’re able to strike a balance that allows you to thrive in a difficult market.

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Topics: Cloud Phone, Small Business Productivity

Don't Juggle Multiple Phones, Get a Small Business Virtual Phone System

Posted by Ron Kinkade

Sep 9, 2014 4:00:00 AM

Are your pockets heavy? Are your pocketbook strings tethered from all the equipment you are toting around? Does a typical dinner out involve your three cell phones sitting next to your flatware? Ah… the trials and tribulations of being a one-man business.

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Topics: Cloud Phone, Small Business Productivity

Pack Cloud Communications with Your Picnic This Summer

Posted by Ron Kinkade

Sep 3, 2014 4:00:00 AM

Ah, the tail end of summer time and the living is easy…or at least it should be. But let’s face it. As the owner of a fledgling company, summer is really just another season. That’s because securing VC funding and identifying the avant-garde technologies that will take your company to the next level is much more important than picnicking and beaching.

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Topics: Small Business Productivity, Cost-Effective Solution

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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Topics: Cloud Phone, Small Business Productivity

Shape Up Your Personal Training Business With a Small Business Phone System

Posted by Ron Kinkade

Aug 21, 2014 4:00:00 AM

Whipping people into shape is what you do. As a personal trainer, you meet clients all over the place, building personal routines for each to maximize the impact of the workouts. But take a look at how you are communicating with prospects and clients. Is your phone solution as customized as the workout routines you take such care to create for your customers? Are your business communications in tip-top shape?

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Topics: Small Business Productivity, Auto Attendant, Improve Your Business