Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Using Skype around the world: 45 Degrees Marketing and Wilde Travels

We like to think that Skype can bring you around the world virtually, but entrepreneur Jacob Marek is using Skype to help bring people around the world literally. Jacob runs two travel-related businesses, and relies heavily on Skype for their… Read more

Solo entrepreneur helps others strike out on their own

Many of Skype's business users are sole proprietors, so I was particularly excited to find Kelly McCausey's listing in our Skype in the workspace community. Not only is Kelly a proud "solo-preneur" herself, but she's built a business guiding other… Read more

Skype unites dispersed team

Three employees in three offices, in three different U.S. cities. Plus a cadre of contractors and freelancers around the globe. That describes Proef Trend Consultants, a consultancy that works with its clients on everything from new product development to branding,… Read more

Sit, Stay, Skype! Petropolis uses Skype video chat to connect dogs and owners

Any dog lover will tell you: one of the hardest things about traveling is leaving little Fido behind. That's why we were particularly interested to learn about Petropolis, a St. Louis-based dog boarding, training, grooming and daycare facility that's been… Read more

Now you're speaking my language!

Skype is intended to help break down barriers to communication everywhere. So it’s particularly exciting to see small businesses pursuing that same mission, especially when they use Skype to do so. I’m referring to the companies teaching languages via Skype…. Read more

Take two Skype calls and I'll see you in the morning

It’s always great to see Skype helping businesses run more efficiently and cost-effectively, but it’s particularly gratifying when I learn about ways Skype plays a positive role in professions that directly impact people’s health and well-being. That’s why I’m excited… Read more

Wireless takes on a new meaning for The Content Factory

When Joan Barrett and Kari DePhillips set up shop in their first office, they loved having a physical locale to build The Content Factory, their social media, public relations and copywriting business. What they didn't love was the lack of… Read more

Look sharp with Skype: clothing companies offer personal touch

When I think about what it takes to make a fashion company successful, I picture things like trendy clothes, celebrity customers and flashy runway shows. But Skype? Perhaps it's not so surprising, though. Lately we've been coming across a whole… Read more

Seafront Music lets clients sing it with Skype

Dutch producer and songwriter Rene Kaaij can't imagine life without music. He began writing songs as a teenager in the Netherlands. In his early 30s he decided to take the entrepreneurial leap and leave his job of 10 years… Read more

Advansys employees find work-life balance in Sydney, with Skype

Longtime technologist Greg Bell believes in being available, both in business and at home. His company, Advansys, develops software for collaboration and office productivity. Based in Sydney, Australia, Advansys started using Skype in 2004 to allow for international expansion and… Read more

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