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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

Skype Chat – Marking all messages as read

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Skype’s small business team recently posted about managing Skype calls and messages when you’re away from the office. Today, I’d like to talk about what happens when you come back. Picture this: you return from a vacation break only to find many unread chat sessions. Or perhaps you have been chatting on Skype on your … Read more

OOO? Get set up with Skype Voice Messaging and Call Forwarding

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Many of you use Skype from your desk computer, staying logged on and accessible for the entire work day. But can Skype still keep you connected even when you’re logged off? Yes, thanks to voice messaging and call forwarding. Using one or both of these features ensures that the voice calls that come into your … Read more

Presenting via video: Five questions for public-speaking expert Matt Abrahams

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When it comes to public speaking today, more and more people are finding that you don’t have to be there, to be there. Professionals are opting to deliver that conference keynote in Cannes or the presentation in Perth via video rather than in person. Many of you tell us about using Skype video calling this … Read more

What we learned at BlogHer

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Wow, what an event! We had a wonderful time at BlogHer Entrepreneurs 13 last week, the event we hosted with BlogHer for budding women entrepreneurs. To say that we met some interesting people would be an understatement – we were blown away by the creativity, ideas and entrepreneurial spirit shared by the speakers and attendees. … Read more

Breaking Down Barriers: An Interview with Lisa Stone, Co-Founder of BlogHer

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As I mentioned in a post earlier this week, we had a chance to chat with BlogHer co-founder Lisa Stone in advance of BlogHer Entrepreneurs, a terrific event designed to give would-be business owners the push (and guidance) they need to get off the ground. Skype has the honor of hosting the event this Thursday … Read more

Skype hosting BlogHer Entrepreneurs this week – join us!

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This Thursday and Friday, Skype is hosting an event that we’re really excited about — the third annual BlogHer Entrepreneurs conference — where budding entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to network with and learn from some of Silicon Valley’s leading movers and shakers. The event will take place March 21-22 at the Microsoft Conference Center, 1065 La Avenida … Read more

Skype spells profit out of the gate for West Coast Call Center

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We loved hearing recently that Skype enabled the entrepreneurs behind West Coast Call Center to take the initial plunge into business for themselves. The 18-month-old company prospects for customers on behalf of its clients, who are primarily companies in the insurance and financial industries. The call center gets in touch with the right decision makers, … Read more

Get inspired this International Women’s Day: Business women share their best advice

One of the best parts of the work we do with small businesses is that we have the pleasure of meeting strong, inspirational women business owners and executives from around the globe. In honor of International Women’s Day today, we wanted to pass on some of their best business advice in hopes of inspiring you, … Read more

Six tips to make “walking meetings” part of your workday

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It’s a sad truth that many of us find ourselves chained to our desks most of the workday. Especially in a small business, when the work never seems to end. It can be physically — and mentally — numbing to stay sedentary all day, not to mention unhealthy. That’s why we loved hearing recently about … Read more

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