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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

Pets, Tech and a New Breed of Entrepreneur

Skype pets

I talk with lots of small business owners every week, and I can’t help but notice a theme I’m hearing more and more frequently in those conversations: pets. You heard right. It seems that Fido and Fluffy are sparking a whole new breed of entrepreneurs, many of whom are incorporating technologies – Skype among them … Read more

Keeping Tabs on Your Skype Costs

Skype Manager

When you’re running a small business (or if you’re a solo-preneur), you know how important it is to keep tabs on work-related expenses. You need to meet your own profitability goals, and also bill clients accurately for relevant expenses. But what about Skype? If you’re using Skype for business, is there an easy way to … Read more

Working Smarter, with Skype: Amy McIlwain

Business owner and travel enthusiast Amy McIlwain, founder of Financial Social Media, knew she wanted to be an entrepreneur as early as age five when she spearheaded her own lemonade stand. Check out the interview below for some of her best tips for how to run a successful business from anywhere on the globe as … Read more

Business Hack: Uber Nerds and Their Minions Collaborate Over Skype

Mike

Mike Michalowicz is the well-known author of business books The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur magazine and American Express’s “Open Forum” blog series, and has appeared as an entrepreneurship expert on a number of television news programs. Sometimes I think the only thing preventing Uber Nerds from taking … Read more

5 Things You May Not Know About Skype for Your Business

Skype Wifi

Recently, I traveled to New York City to join a group of entrepreneurs and small-business owners at our latest Skype for Business Meetup. It was such a privilege to talk with this talented group of men and women, and answer a whole host of their questions. One thing I particularly enjoy is teaching people about … Read more

Video Calls Help Remote Stylist Be at Home with Clients

Remote Stylist

In the business world, seeing a space on a video call can be just as important as seeing a face. Entrepreneur Kelly Fallis knows this firsthand – after helping to prepare more than 750 homes to get them sale-ready with her previous home staging company, she recognized a need for a better way for people … Read more

Happy National Flex Day! 5 Tips for Better Remote Working

Here at Skype we regularly work remotely, and often with teams on varying schedules and in various spots around the globe. Add to that the fact that Skype also can be an essential tool for doing business from anywhere, and you’ll see why we were naturally interested in the first annual National Flex Day in … Read more

Working Smarter, with Skype: Jen LaFlam

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As part of our “Working Smarter, with Skype” video series, solopreneur Jen LaFlam, owner of Denver-based independent marketing and sales firm JTL Media, talks authenticity, being fearless, go-to business resources and tips on joining the Skype party. Check it out, and share with us your own tips for working smarter, not harder.   Interested in … Read more

Not Using IM for Business? 5 Reasons You Should

IM

Between traditional and mobile phones, email, text and social media, there’s no shortage of ways to stay connected in your business. In today’s tech-forward world, it’s the norm to offer a multitude of ways to keep in touch – including instant messaging. While IM might have once been considered the consumer’s purview, it’s gained ground … Read more

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