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Planning a Small Business Computer Network

Wouldn't it be great if your office-space rental came with the perfect network configuration for your business? One can dream. Chances are, you don't have a network engineer on staff, and if you're contracting these services out, you'd like to do some of the planning or at least understand what they're... Read More

Ten Tips for Getting that Software Developer Interview

  Phone.com is growing, which means we're looking for software developers. One of the hats I wear as Senior API Developer is screening applicants for our API team openings. I've read hundreds of developer applications over the years, and I'd like to share my top ten tips for getting an interview for... Read More

Innovation and Mentorship at This Year’s Next Level Conference

  Last week,  I participated in the eighth annual Next Level Conference, hosted by the New Jersey Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL) and the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (Newark CEDC). This incredible event is geared at helping Newark's small-business owners innovate and grow their businesses. IFEL is an organization that Phone.com... Read More

Adjusting Your Phone System to Your Growing Business

  One of the hardest things in business is being able to plan for growth—to accurately gauge the resources you'll need in the coming months and years. If you're thinking about adding an office in another country, how do you know how much space to rent or how many people... Read More

Instagram Success for Your Small Business

    Starting a new business, so much of your energy goes into making it real. Tangible products, packaging and web presence, the brick and mortar of your storefront. Growing a new business will stretch you thin. You'll have to make do without the people and resources you'd have working in a larger organization. Starting up... Read More

UPCOMING: ITEXPO 2016 – Expanding Horizons – Innovative Uses for Cloud-Based Telephony

Where: ITEXPO Fort Lauderdale, FL When: Wednesday 1/27/16 - 1:30pm-2:25pm What: Expanding Horizons - Innovative Uses for Cloud-Based Telephony With:  Mike Burroughs - LiftMaster Alon Cohen - Phone.com Marcellino Greggio - Phone.com Mitchell Keller - Spectrio Joel Maloff (Moderator) - Phone.com Chris Staub - LiftMaster About: This session will focus on three real-world innovative use cases of cloud-based telephony, including representatives from affected... Read More

Book Review: The 5 Levels of Leadership

Leadership, what is it? Are there essential characteristics? What distinguishes a good leader from a bad one? Do I have any hope of improving my leadership skills? And if so, what will it do for me and for those I care about?  John C. Maxwell is a world-renowned expert on leadership. In... Read More

Customer Happiness and Growing your Business

  When we discuss growing our businesses, what we're really talking about is drawing new customers through our doors, and keeping them happy with great products and sincere customer service. Customer loyalty is both the bedrock and the path to success for your business, whether it's product or service based. In a great article called Seven... Read More

Growing Your Tech Business Through Channel Partners

This post appeared first on TMCnet.     As of early 2016, small businesses (those with under 250 employees) employ more people in the United States than larger enterprises (56.1 million vs. 51.6 million). In fact, it’s estimated that more than half of all workers in the USA will be... Read More

Visualize Your Business: The Value of Infographics

  It's no secret that we have less time to read these days. If you're like me, you have a pile of books on your desk and nightstand. Your customers are busy too, and they appreciate anything you do to help them grasp your products and services quicker. One way to do that... Read More

Growing Your Business Begins with You!

  "When you struggle to learn something, your brain actually GROWS." Bill Gates   We know that what we think, we become. What you believe fuels your behavior, and behavior determines success. It stands to reason, then, that how you see yourself and the challenges you face daily in business, has a lot to... Read More

Happy New Year 2016!

  "We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity, And its first chapter is New Year's Day." Edith Lovejoy Pierce   Wishing our Phone.com customers, partners and friends a very happy new year. May 2016 be... Read More

Get Ready to Grow Your Business in 2016

  Many of our Phone.com customers are small-business owners. So as we head into 2016 here on the Phone.com blog, we'll be looking at ways for you to grow your business this year. We're excited to discuss a wide variety of business, marketing and technical topics throughout the month of January. Before we do... Read More

Happy Holidays to our Phone.com Partners and Family

  We wish our Phone.com customers, partners and staff members a wonderful time with family and friends over the holidays. May your days be merry and bright, and we wish you a truly successful year in 2016.   Sincerely, The Phone.com Team Read More

Optimizing Your Business Phone System for Younger Customers

  When customers call your business, what do they hear? A message stating your hours and asking them to leave voicemail? Outdated hold music? Some business owners see setting up greetings and phone menus as a chore, rather than a key part of their service or brand promotion. Hold music and menu settings... Read More

Creating a Professional Voicemail Greeting for Your Business

  Many people get nervous when recording a voice message. Add to that the pressure you might feel trying to create a professional greeting for your company's phone number! Here are a few tips on planning and recording a voicemail greeting for your business, followed by the Phone.com tools that make it much easier... Read More

Happy Thanksgiving to All of Our Customers

  If the only prayer you said in your whole life was "thank you," that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart   This Thanksgiving, we'd like to say how grateful we are for each and every one of our Phone.com customers. We appreciate your business, and consider it both a pleasure and a... Read More