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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

What’s new with Skype and small business

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To celebrate the connection of Lync 2013 with Skype, we thought we’d share some highlights from the Lync Conference in San Diego, as well as some of the other ways Skype was hard at work in small businesses last week. From the living room to the boardroom At the Lync Conference this past Tuesday, Tony … Read more

A view on Skype + Lync: ‘From the Living Room to the Board Room’

Today I’m here at the sold out Lync Conference in sunny San Diego. Tony Bates, the president of Skype division for Microsoft, just finished his keynote address, unveiling a clear vision for the future of communications, which is about enabling people to connect wherever they are, from the living room to the board room. “We … Read more

Say hello to the new Skype Blogs

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We’re happy (and more than a little proud) to announce the re-launch of Skype Blogs. In just a little over nine years, Skype’s grown from a tiny startup to one of the most widely used ways for people to share important experiences with friends, family and colleagues – it’s important that our blogs keep pace … Read more

More than skin deep: Renée Rouleau provides skin-care coaching on Skype

The ingenuity of the small business owners who use Skype never ceases to amaze me. It was particularly exciting recently to hear about an entrepreneur who’s trailblazing an entirely new business category thanks to Skype. When we read about Renée Rouleau in The New York Times, we were nothing short of impressed. Renée provides skin … Read more

Skype’s Not Just a Chat Tool for the Modern Office – It’s an Everything Tool

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HashableMedia is a digital media creation company, and like a lot of companies these days, we spend a lot of time working remotely. With a laptop and Wi-Fi we can get things done, working on articles and videos wherever we need to. Whether we’re in the office or a coffee shop down the road from … Read more

Part 2: Boost your business with social media basics from expert Stephanie Schwab

Yesterday we shared a Q&A with Stephanie Schwab, founder and CEO of Crackerjack Marketing. A well-known expert on all things social, Stephanie founded the Social Media School in New York, where she trains businesses on how to start social media programs. Because she had so much to share, we’ve included a few more questions and answers here today. … Read more

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