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Skype Buttons Q&A: Offer Call Or Chat Right from Your Website

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We’ve had a lot of interest in the Skype for business community around adding Skype buttons to your company website, so we’d like to dig a little deeper into the topic. Here we’ll address some of the most common questions we hear about Skype buttons. 1. What are Skype buttons? Skype buttons are small, clickable … Read more

Road Warrior Learns Languages With a Little Help From Skype

Ever since the cassette player was considered cutting edge, students of foreign language have been using the latest technology to learn to parle francais, hablo espanol or falo portugues. And while there are clear benefits of listening to key conversational phrases while driving to work or doing chores at home, Claudine Woo finds it more … Read more

Seven Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Video Calls

Video calls have become such a staple of the workplace, it’s hard to imagine that at one time they seemed like the stuff of science fiction. Even so, it takes a little forethought and preparation to present yourself well over video. Are you making any of these missteps during your Skype video conferences? 1. Your equipment … Read more

Skype Helps JTL Media Kick Clients Under the Table – Virtually

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Even as solopreneur Jen LaFlam climbed the ranks of the corporate world years ago, she couldn’t help thinking that running her own business could be fun. In November 2010 she dove in, founding JTL Media, an independent marketing and sales firm. Prior to her new venture, LaFlam had used Skype personally, and to maintain face-to-face … Read more

How to Set Up a Skype Number, So Customers Can Call You on Skype

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One of our favorite benefits to technology is that you aren’t limited to doing business with customers, partners, and vendors in your backyard. A small business owner can be based in a rural town or a big city – or even work from the road – and still do business all over the world. Unfortunately, the … Read more

Conference Calling with Skype: Quick, Easy and Cost-Effective

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For many of us, conference calls are a mainstay of the workday. The good news is, that doesn’t necessarily have to mean managing multiple dial-ins, or connecting dispersed groups on various devices. Skype group calls provide a convenient (and often free) alternative to conventional phone conference calls. You can set one up with other Skype … Read more

Weighing Flexible Work Schedules? Skype Can Help

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Naturally, we’re big proponents of the advantages of virtual technology, which allows people to be anywhere, anytime. So we were happy to see that Forbes recently reported on the importance of a virtual or semi-virtual office environment when it comes not only to employee satisfaction, but also to a company’s bottom line. According to the … Read more

Montana-based Mamalode Brings Parenting Respite to the World, with Skype

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For many moms (and dads alike), “me-time” is rare and precious. With that in mind, a small business in Montana has created a place online where parents can escape throughout the day to find a slice of community and connection. And with the help of Skype, their rural surroundings are no barrier to business. Founder … Read more

Five Tips for the Ultimate Mobile Entrepreneur

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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. Ah, technology. One of the most exciting (and enabling) things … Read more

Globetrotting Entrepreneur Grows Business Remotely, With Skype

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For entrepreneur Amy McIlwain, Skype means freedom to pursue her passions, both for business and for travel. “My goal is to be able to live and work anywhere in the world,” McIlwain says. “With tools like Skype I’m able to do that.” Coming from an advertising background in the B2B space, McIlwain parlayed her contacts … Read more

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