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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

Officemates OOO Over the Holidays? Skype Can Help

During the holiday season, you may find your employees, co-workers and yes…yourself … away from the office more than usual.  Some people spend time with far-flung family and work remotely, or they’re in transit frequently to various personal and professional commitments. I want to share a few of my favorite ways Skype can help smooth … Read more

Celebrating Small Business Saturday in the US

Small businesses are some of the most prolific Skype users – and certainly some of the savviest. They collaborate across borders, communicate with dispersed teams, reach new audiences and conduct business on-the-go, and all without breaking the bank. In honor of Small Business Saturday in the US on Nov. 30, entrepreneur and author Mike Michalowicz … Read more

Use Skype to Boost Your Holiday Business

We’re closing in on the year’s end, and you know what that means….the holidays. Ahh, office parties, gift exchanges and the all-around merriment the season brings to workplaces of all types and sizes. We see many small businesses finding clever ways to integrate Skype into the spirit of the season, so we’d like to share … Read more

Travel More, Travel Less with Skype

The more I talk with Skype’s small-business and entrepreneurial users, the more I’m aware of an interesting tug-of-war of sorts. I call it the “travel more” vs. “travel less” benefit. What’s that mean? Well, for every person who tells me she loves Skype because she can be on the road frequently and remain seamlessly connected … Read more

Thank Your Mentor This Season Over Skype

In the spirit of the season, many of us are reflecting on what we’ve accomplished during the year and want to give thanks to those who helped us along the way. With that in mind, today we’re launching Thank Your Mentor, a video message project designed to let you do just that. We’re collecting Skype … Read more

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