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Do you have a Conference Bridge Ready?

We live in a world and age where the strong rule over the weak. The same is true in the competitive business environment. Most corporations and international companies have many more tools at their disposal, being able to wipe out their weaker competition with ease. On the other hand, small businesses lack the tools and …

SMB to Save Costs with Free Group Video Calling from Skype

For small and medium business (SMB) owners budgets are often tight, making financial considerations high on the business plan and strategy.  Anything that reduces costs without detrimentally affecting performance is invaluable. The Benefits of Video Calling Group video calling is a valuable tool for any business with its accompanying reduction in travel and communication costs …

Small businesses are constantly on the look out for ways to cut back on costs. The Internet has made it possible for them to cut travel related costs. Video conferencing allows team members or clients to collaborate and meet virtually, regardless of where they are. It does wonders in cutting phone bills and travel costs. …

I find it so crazy how the Internet enables small and medium sized businesses (SMB) to market their products or services online, at little to no extra cost.  As an entrepreneur, it is easy to set up your own social media marketing campaign.  All you need is to find the tools to help you maximize …

Last month, I participated on the second segment of the “Business Processes, the Ultimate Competitive Advantage” webinar series alongside Brittany Whitmore from Procurify.com.  The segment titled “Time to Kill the Office” where we discuss what it takes to transition your company to a mobile workforce. But before getting to a mobile workforce, we thought it …

5 Essential Things You Need for your Home Office

I have worked from home and maintained a home office for 10 years now.  Besides answering the obvious question: “Edwin, how do you work from home?  I would find it very distracting!” With my standard answers: It’s not easy, you need a lot discipline.  Trust me! Yes, it is hard!  But I love the freedom …

Business Survival Tactics: When Disasters Strike

So your business finally has everything it needs to start: a fully furnished office decked out with top-of-the-line equipment. Good start, but I bet you haven’t thought about how to protect your business from Mother Nature’s wrath. It probably didn’t cross your mind but it’s something to think about, especially when natural disasters can bring …

How To Use a Softphone to Setup a Mobile Office

We all know how important it is to have an open line of communication whenever you travel, especially when you have a business. Although businesses at times are able to run themselves, there are also those times when a decision maker needs to be at hand in order to make those crucial, strategic decisions that …

Essential Virtual Office Tools

A virtual office is a working environment that has all the essential equipment.  Any office, real or virtual, needs a computer, a telephone, and in most cases, the internet.  Almost every new business starts as a virtual office because every home has the essential tools.  Whether it is a sole proprietor working for themselves or a small group …

The internet has made it easier for small businesses to sell their products or services outside of their traditional local city area.  It is now possible for a small business on Main Street and offer a service or product to companies on Wall Street.  This brought on the change in business mindset in a some ways. For …

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