Tips and Tricks

How to Ensure a Successful Product Launch

  You started your first business. Congratulations! After a bit of transition into this new life, your company has gained some traction. You’ve got a few new employees, customers are happy, and everything is going swimmingly. But you’re getting the itch—that idea you had way back when has finally been... Read More

Here’s Why You Should Stop Using Your Personal Number as Your Business Number…

  So you just started your first small business. Your LLC is registered, you hired a couple employees, and you even got your business cards. There’s only one problem…you decided to use your personal number. There are more than enough moving parts in starting a company and the last thing... Read More

Tips for Preventing Robocalls

  One minute you’re being productive at work and the next your phone rings incessantly with an unknown number and your voicemail starts to pile up with cryptic messages asking for money or slick scripts about a fantastic offer you can’t miss. It’s annoying, but more so, it’s illegal.  ... Read More

Feature Spotlight: Call Forwarding & Follow Me Calling

  A key feature of the Phone.com service is Call Forwarding. Given that lots of our customers are small business owners or sole proprietors, this feature gives you the power of control – to direct inbound calls to single or multiple phone numbers, including your home, office, cell phones, etc., anywhere in the... Read More

5 Ways to Engage with Your Customers Online

In the age of instant communication, it’s easier than ever to reach potential customers, current customers, and everyone else in between. Whether it’s through a conversation on Facebook, an email with a disgruntled customer, or a tweet about your excellent service, it’s hard to overstate how important it is to... Read More

Tips to Maximize Your Small Business Facebook Page

Whatever your opinion is these days about social media, it’s hard to overlook its power for businesses in the digital space. 20 years ago the advertising landscape was wildly different, but thanks to the Internet, a de facto free website like Facebook changes the entire game. Now businesses are able... Read More

5 Great Podcasts to Help Your Small Business

It’s easy to get caught up in all the challenges of creating, running, and growing a successful small business. It’s also easy to feel isolated, like your hiccups or shortcomings are only unique to you. Luckily there are so many resources available to help guide you along the way, and... Read More

Are You Planning Your Day for Maximum Success?

Everyone wants to be successful, even if we all have different definitions of success. Some view success as amassing wealth and power, others view it as seeing a dream come true or becoming their own boss. Regardless of how you define success, you’re unlikely to find it by simply waiting... Read More

7 Team-Building Activities to Keep in Mind for Increased Efficiency and Camaraderie

When you think of “team-building activities” you likely picture trust falls, cheesy motivational speeches and forced participation in boring office games. While developing teamwork and improving office camaraderie is important, the team will only improve if its members actually enjoy the activities. If everyone’s miserable, no one is going to... Read More

5 Benefits to Using VoIP In Your Medical Practice

Because of the sensitive information handled by a medical practice and the compliance requirements of HIPAA and HITECH, you have to be pretty picky when choosing new technologies for your office. This obligation is especially true when dealing with communication methods, since you certainly don’t want to accidentally expose confidential... Read More

7 Tips for Better Attracting and Engaging Remote Workers

Though not every company allows it, there are distinct benefits to working remotely. Remote employees are often more productive, have higher degrees of job satisfaction and may be more likely to come up with unique solutions to problems. There are benefits for companies as well, since companies that hire remote... Read More

6 Crucial Reasons Why All Businesses Need Call Screening

When you think of call screening, you likely imagine a feature that’s used be people at home trying to avoid calls from telemarketers or other folks they want to avoid. With the advent of caller ID, call screening is a feature that many people don’t even use. What many don’t... Read More

How to Use the Do Not Disturb Phone Feature to Your Benefit

There are times when you just can’t be disturbed at work. Maybe you’re in a meeting, maybe you’re working on a sensitive project… whatever it is that you’re doing, you don’t need to be interrupted. You can tell your assistant not to let anyone bother you or post a notice... Read More

What Does Working Remotely Mean for You?

Some people see working from home as a dream come true, imagining days spent working in pajamas and only tackling tasks when they feel like it. The reality of working remotely is a bit different, of course. While you do have more control over your schedule, you still have deadlines... Read More

How to Better Manage Stress While Running a Business

Running a business isn’t easy. The stress of keeping your business running and your employees happy can really start to wear you down after a while. In some cases, this can actually lead to a decline in your health because of the ongoing stress that you’re subject to. There has... Read More

Do You Have Any of These Bad Business Habits?

Business owners often develop a number of habits as a result of how they run their businesses. Some of these habits are good, helping them to drive the company forward and ensure that everything keeps running smoothly. Other habits aren’t so good, however, and can actually start to hinder the... Read More

4 Reasons to Consider Influencer Marketing for Your Small Business

Have you heard of influencer marketing? If you run a small business, it might not be a concept that you’re familiar with. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t look into it, however. Influencer marketing might be just the thing that your small business needs to take its sales to the... Read More