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3 tools to help entrepreneurs get off the ground

At Skype, we know how daunting the path from idea to launch can be for a business owner. Even when you have an incredible idea, you can get stuck trying to figure out the answers to tough questions, such as: who can I turn to for advice, especially when I need it most? Where can … Read more

Brewing up Business with Skype

We all know that communication plays a vital role when growing a company, but many overlook the power of face-to-face interactions in propelling even greater business success. Paul Toscano is a high-touch entrepreneur who has leveraged the strength of personal connections in building his thriving java empire. Joyride Coffee, a distributor headquartered in New York … Read more

Save Your Business Time and Money: Kick off Your Hiring Process with Skype

The hiring game is evolving as fast as technology itself. These days, job applicants are as likely to be from the other side of the country (or planet) as across town. That means there is access to more talent than ever, but it also means businesses are often deluged with candidates. In order to solve … Read more

Rule-breaking Entrepreneurs, Celebrate With Us and Be Recognized!

As a proud sponsor of the Rule Breaker Awards, we encourage you to join us in celebrating the entrepreneurs that are rewriting the ways in which business is done. Entrepreneurs dream.  Entrepreneurs take risks.  Entrepreneurs see things that others don’t. We understand this because it’s in our DNA, too.  Skype started as a simple yet … Read more

Microsoft Lync-Skype Connectivity v2 Adds Video and More!

During his keynote at this year’s Lync Conference in Las Vegas today, Derek Burney, the Corporate Vice President, Strategic Relations and Solutions for Microsoft Lync, gave the first public demonstration of video calling between Lync and Skype! I’m the Principal Program Manager for Lync-Skype connectivity v2 and I wanted to share some of the technical improvements we’re … Read more

You Don’t Need an Office to Run a Modern Business

When Colorado native Travis Katz was working in London in 2006, he and his wife used the city as a jumping off point to explore Europe and beyond. “We found it incredibly difficult to plan a trip online or with guidebooks,” he says. “It often took days of organizing, and we still ended up feeling … Read more

Skype Acts As Conduit for Diverse Learners to Aid Students with Disabilities

College can be tough, especially between classes, study time, work and family obligations. It can be even tougher for those with additional challenges like a learning disability. Enter Diverse Learners — an organization that provides support services to university students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD, mental health issues or other chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia — … Read more

Emoticons: for Business or Pleasure?

Ah, emoticons. Our users tell us they love these irresistible little animated images. It’s true, they do add an element of fun, and they help convey sentiments often difficult to articulate in words. You can check out Skype’s emoticons “palette” by clicking on the smiley face on the lower right corner of a chat box. … Read more

Working Smarter, with Skype: MJ Vandivier

Love what you do. Seek out the best people in your field and find out what they did to succeed. Never stop learning. That’s some of the sage advice acting and voice coach MJ Vandivier shares with her fellow entrepreneurs in the interview below, part of our “Working Smarter, with Skype” series. MJ’s work requires … Read more

Home is Where the Skype Is…

It’s interesting to witness the ways in which Skype adoption within certain industries can positively impact business. We’ve talked about it in relation to the medical field and foreign-language instruction. Real estate is another industry seeing benefits from Skype.  We hear it’s helping business run more efficiently and allowing realtors to satisfy client demands more … Read more

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