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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Emoticons: for Business or Pleasure?

Ah, emoticons. Our users tell us they love these irresistible little animated images. It’s true, they do add an element of fun, and they help convey sentiments often difficult to articulate in words. You can check out Skype’s emoticons “palette” by clicking on the smiley face on the lower right corner of a chat box. … Read more

Working Smarter, with Skype: MJ Vandivier

Love what you do. Seek out the best people in your field and find out what they did to succeed. Never stop learning. That’s some of the sage advice acting and voice coach MJ Vandivier shares with her fellow entrepreneurs in the interview below, part of our “Working Smarter, with Skype” series. MJ’s work requires … Read more

4 fonctionnalités Skype pour les entreprises !

Aujourd’hui, nous voulions vous parler de certaines fonctionnalités phare de Skype que vous n’avez peut-être jamais penser à utiliser dans le cadre professionnel et pourtant elles sont faites pour vous ! • Appels de groupe : bien sûr, il vous est déjà arrivé de faire un appel groupé avec 1 ou 2 collaborateurs, mais vous … Read more

Home is Where the Skype Is…

It’s interesting to witness the ways in which Skype adoption within certain industries can positively impact business. We’ve talked about it in relation to the medical field and foreign-language instruction. Real estate is another industry seeing benefits from Skype.  We hear it’s helping business run more efficiently and allowing realtors to satisfy client demands more … Read more

Officemates OOO Over the Holidays? Skype Can Help

During the holiday season, you may find your employees, co-workers and yes…yourself … away from the office more than usual.  Some people spend time with far-flung family and work remotely, or they’re in transit frequently to various personal and professional commitments. I want to share a few of my favorite ways Skype can help smooth … Read more

Travel More, Travel Less with Skype

The more I talk with Skype’s small-business and entrepreneurial users, the more I’m aware of an interesting tug-of-war of sorts. I call it the “travel more” vs. “travel less” benefit. What’s that mean? Well, for every person who tells me she loves Skype because she can be on the road frequently and remain seamlessly connected … Read more

Thank Your Mentor This Season Over Skype

In the spirit of the season, many of us are reflecting on what we’ve accomplished during the year and want to give thanks to those who helped us along the way. With that in mind, today we’re launching Thank Your Mentor, a video message project designed to let you do just that. We’re collecting Skype … Read more

Pets, Tech and a New Breed of Entrepreneur

Skype pets

I talk with lots of small business owners every week, and I can’t help but notice a theme I’m hearing more and more frequently in those conversations: pets. You heard right. It seems that Fido and Fluffy are sparking a whole new breed of entrepreneurs, many of whom are incorporating technologies – Skype among them … Read more

Keeping Tabs on Your Skype Costs

Skype Manager

When you’re running a small business (or if you’re a solo-preneur), you know how important it is to keep tabs on work-related expenses. You need to meet your own profitability goals, and also bill clients accurately for relevant expenses. But what about Skype? If you’re using Skype for business, is there an easy way to … Read more

Working Smarter, with Skype: Amy McIlwain

Business owner and travel enthusiast Amy McIlwain, founder of Financial Social Media, knew she wanted to be an entrepreneur as early as age five when she spearheaded her own lemonade stand. Check out the interview below for some of her best tips for how to run a successful business from anywhere on the globe as … Read more

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