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6 Ways to Uplevel Your Social Media Marketing This Year

Social media marketing is an important tool in modern business. While it was once seen as an interesting way to differentiate your company from the competition, it’s now all but essential if you want to really reach potential customers. Unfortunately, many businesses don’t take social media marketing as seriously as... Read More

“Another reason I never call people”

This was the caption to a panel of the popular tech webcomic found at XKCD.com. Also, these are words that terrify everyone in the telecom business. It’s no secret that millennials are far more comfortable texting rather than calling. Even Gen X and Y often avoid calls in favor of... Read More

Here’s What’s New and Working in Business Networking

Networking is an important part of the business world. If you want to get things done and keep everything under budget, it’s essential that you have access to the people, tools and materials that you need to get the job done. If you don’t focus on business networking, you’re going... Read More

How Do You Answer the Phone at Work?

A lot of effort goes in to creating the professional image of a business. Some businesses prefer to be seen as casual and fun, while others are the epitome of businesslike and professional. These differences in approach are reflected in the company’s marketing efforts, logo designs and even the look... Read More

Are You Celebrating These ‘Weird’ Holidays?

As the holiday season approaches, many businesses are looking at ways to translate holiday shopping trends into sales. You’ve no doubt already seen the start of holiday advertising pushes, and may be planning your own push for your business. Everyone from huge corporations to little mom-and-pop shops tend to rake... Read More

7 Ways to Set a Powerful Business Vision for the New Year

Chances are, you had a specific goal or business vision in mind when you first set about starting your business. Over time, though, those initial goals have a way of getting lost in the day-to-day hustle and bustle of keeping a business running. They may grow outdated, or the company... Read More

6 Incredible Tips for Keeping Your Virtual Team at Its Best

Letting employees work remotely is a great option for many businesses since it lets them hire the best people for the job regardless of physical location. Unfortunately, these virtual teams sometimes have trouble working cohesively because of differences in time zones, lack of direct contact and other iss ues that... Read More

5 Cost-Effective Ways to Brand Your Small Business More

One of the most important parts of running a small business is getting your brand out there to draw in more customers. Unfortunately, many small businesses have to balance their need to market their brand with the realities of financing their marketing efforts. Big, flashy marketing campaigns might reach the... Read More

How Will You Be Shopping This Holiday Season?

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that traditionally marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season in the U.S., has long been synonymous with big deals and even bigger crowds. A strong Black Friday is often seen as an indication that sales will be good for the remainder of the... Read More

How to Partner with Other Small Businesses for Projects and Initiatives

As your business grows, you may be surprised at how much you are able to accomplish. This is especially true once your business has grown to the point that you’re starting to consider larger projects and initiatives that would have once seemed beyond your scope. Unfortunately, you might sometimes find... Read More

6 Ways to Contribute to Your Community This Holiday Season

One of the most important things that a business can do is contribute to the community around it. This spirit of giving not only builds up the very community that supports the business, but also provides the business with some well-deserved public recognition. Businesses shouldn’t contribute to their communities just... Read More

Mobile Marketing for the Holiday Season

The mobile market is booming, with the use of smartphones, tablets and other smart devices growing more and more each year. This growth opens up a number of mobile marketing opportunities, and the smart companies are making sure that their mobile bases are covered. Even small business owners are finding... Read More

The Phone.com Channel Partner Program (CPP) – Serving the Needs of Customers

The Phone.com Channel Partner Program (CPP) started in October 2010. The impetus was quite simple: Phone.com customers saw a reliable, cost effective, and forward-thinking solution for their voice communications needs and wanted to sell it to their clients and customers! Fast forward to today and the CPP has 360 members!... Read More

Some Statistics on Millennials Starting Businesses

Millennials are often seen as being innovative and tech-savvy, so many in the business world expect them to be part of the next big wave of entrepreneurs. It makes sense, after all; millennials are already taking over for the baby boomers when it comes to things like property ownership, so... Read More

Setting Up a New Home Office? Be Sure to Follow These 6 Steps

Working from home can be great, but it can also cause your productivity to take a major hit. Home is where all of your stuff is, so it’s easy to become distracted by the TV across the room or the countless unfinished projects that you have lying around. This is... Read More

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Small Business Leader?

Running a business isn’t easy, as any small business owner will tell you. Some underestimate just how much day-to-day work is involved in keeping a small business in the black, and as a result find their businesses struggling to simply stay afloat. Of course, there’s a big difference between keeping... Read More

Video Chat Update Brings New Features

A new version of Phone.com Video Chat has been released bringing many improvements and new features. Be sure to refresh your browser to get the new version. One of the most requested features added is the ability to push a meeting directly to your web calendar. Users can now push... Read More