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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

Skype Buttons: Let Customers Call or Chat Right from Your Website

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As a small business owner, you likely have a company website that markets your products or services to current and prospective customers.  And you know how important it is that the site makes it easy for people to get in touch with you directly, so they can ask questions or even make purchases. Skype button … Read more

Small Business and the Cloud: Five Questions for Cloud Expert Eric Diamond

As a small business owner, you’ve likely heard talk about the cloud – but it still may not be clear exactly what it means, or if it’s relevant to you. Guess what: if you use SkyDrive, for example, you’re in the cloud already. What’s less common is for small businesses to use some of the more sophisticated … Read more

Four Tips for Remote Collaboration with Skype, from FEM Inc.

Like many technology businesses that draw on top talent across geographies, the management team at startup FEM Inc. works out of three different locations. Thanks to Skype, they say distance isn’t a barrier to regular communication and collaboration. A content discovery and recommendation platform focused on identifying and promoting positive and diverse portrayals of women … Read more

7 Tips for a Great Group Chat on Skype

At Skype, we’re all long-time fans of the benefits provided by ongoing group chats. Their ability to help people stay connected on a project or topic solves many of the challenges that virtual teams and remote employees can face when collaborating. Who hasn’t been stuck in a long “reply all” email chain that clogs up your … Read more

Skype Manager Subscriptions Expand to Include 170 Countries

Skype Manager is a web-based management tool that lets you centrally manage Skype in your business. You can use it to create Skype accounts and allocate credit and features so that everyone gets the most out of Skype. Perhaps you have some employees who call the UK most often, but others who need to contact … Read more

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