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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

How Parliament Tutors Dodged Superstorm Sandy SAT Disaster

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Many small businesses are still recovering from the impact of last October’s Superstorm Sandy. We heard from quite a few of you about the effects of Sandy in your work: power outages, damaged buildings and limited transportation options made it hard, if not impossible, to run your businesses. No doubt about it, Sandy created (and … Read more

Skype Takes on Denver for Small Business Meetup

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What a great time we had in Denver! Our Skype for Business meetup brought together local business owners for an evening of learning, sharing and networking intended to help everyone work smarter and grow their business. We all met up at the beautiful Artwork Network gallery in Denver, and kicked it off with great food … Read more

Communicating and Collaborating in an Information Age

Doesn’t it seem like our lives move at a breakneck pace? It’s a challenge to completely switch from the workplace to family life and back again; we’re constantly catching up with email at home or making a quick call to talk about the kids during the quick breaks between meetings. Whether at work or at … Read more

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