The marketplace is ripe with technology that supports any kind of business, but how do you know what’s right for you? Consider how people are glued to their smartphones and how they conduct a lot of their business and personal day-to-day happenings from the palm of their hand. This freedom is helpful for people to live life while also being available for meetings and discussions which is why free calling apps are soaring in popularity. They’re free, and easy to use! But each free calling app has their own set of features and benefits. Which one will help your solo, small or mid-size business gain the recognition and following it deserves? (more…)
In the not so distant past, going into the office everyday was just part of the job. While telecommuting was the norm for some fields (mostly IT), others are now just implementing the infrastructure to facilitate remote working capabilities. With adequate 2-way technology that comes with high quality audio and video, and other features that ensure smooth communication, many industries are following suit, like sales and admin, customer service, teaching and training, marketing, writing, creative services and more. Even hybrid solutions (flex time, remote and office hours, etc.) are cropping up in other fields. There’s a reason for this upward trend, and it’s showing signs of heightened productivity, focus and output – to name a few!
Cities are growing larger and more spread out. So too are businesses with more clients, more employees and higher metrics to attain. With growth comes change, and not all change is bad, especially if it means sitting at home in your pajamas working on your laptop. Consider the abundant benefits that come along with telecommuting when you don’t have to battle traffic or even get dressed. (more…)
How many times have you been at your desk; longingly looking out the window, imagining swaying palm trees against blue skies as the backdrop to your everyday instead of four white walls? What if you could carry your office with you, and set up shop wherever your heart desires that day running your tasks, creating content and managing clients? Now more than ever, it’s possible. Audio and video calls via conferencing technology gives you the power to run your online business seamlessly, allowing anyone to live that work/life integration lifestyle. Are you looking for some inspiration to take the next step towards your dreams?
Kiki Ura is a Toronto-based spiritual business coach who helps entrepreneurial women scale their business and manifest unlimited freedom, money and success. She’s the founder of Namaslay Babe and started her business from the ground up. As she grows her network from her laptop, she’s been able to embark on her very own digital nomad journey. (more…)
Without crystal clear effective communication – the most vital tool for any and every business owner – the success of your company is compromised. Properly articulating your point or negotiating can be the difference between shaking hands on a deal or walking away from a lost opportunity! Everywhere you turn there is potential for new business so if you can’t breakdown company policies to customers, answer on-the-spot questions from clients or simplify procedures to employees, you might have to reevaluate the way in which you send and receive messages, literally and figuratively. (more…)
If your livelihood is built on 2-way communication with a client, you know how important it is for your business to have good quality meetings online. The technology you use to touch base directly with your clients helps to determine the success of your enterprise. No one wants to have a session or a meeting when the connection keeps cutting out! As a geographically independent solopreneur or entrepreneur like a health coach or therapist, you most likely have clients who are situated near and far. Consider some of the logistical realities of running your business like making long distance calls, finding a strong internet connection from remote locations, and having tech that provides crisp and clear audio and visual quality you can rely on. These are non-negotiables that ensure the health of your small business, and cannot and shouldn’t be compromised on. (more…)
When your small business is making headway, the last thing you want to worry about is customers making complaints. This isn’t the fun and glamorous side of launching your online shop or e-commerce idea, but it is part and parcel of being an entrepreneur, and every entrepreneur knows that there’s no success without a few growing pains. Plus, it adds to the excitement of being your own boss – there are so many teachable lessons on an entrepreneurial journey.
Receiving negative feedback is one of them, but with the right tools, it can lead to results. Implementing free conference calling to address customer complaints helps ensure a seamless transaction that allows you to feel supported while offering your customers support. After all, it’s how you learn, and customer feedback is a gold mine of information. No bias. No surveys, no hidden agenda. Just an unadulterated interaction with someone who has experience with your product or service. (more…)
It’s hard to think that some of the mega-corporations today came from such humble beginnings as small businesses! With nothing but a wing and a prayer, these forward-thinking future CEOs forked over lots of their time, and tons of their money to pursue their dreams of entrepreneurship. And to imagine that most of our household items, the ones we couldn’t possibly manage our day to day without, are quite literally a product and combination of innovation and the courage to see it through to the end from merely a dream. (more…)
If you have ever drawn something on a piece of paper and then held it up to your webcam, the whiteboard feature is for you.
The newest feature addition to FreeConference.com creates a virtual whiteboard in your online meeting room, allowing you and your participants to draw, place shapes, and lay text that is viewed in real-time.
Creating a plan for the entire year may seem like a huge task, but it isn’t really that difficult. Using free conference calls, you can connect easily with your team members, and create a list of objectives that you would like your business to achieve by the end of next year.
This list of objective can be long or short, but the important thing is that you do it together with your team so that you can leverage each other’s strengths. (more…)
Holding regular meetings or conference calls is important for building relationships and achieving shared objectives. That said, no one likes to get pulled into meetings that drag on and on but accomplish little. Not only can holding such meetings waste time and hamper productivity, too many of these types of calls can cause invitees to not take your scheduled meetings seriously. In today’s blog, we’ll be going over some tips for how to conduct a conference call meeting that is more productive and less-time consuming.
Whether you’re trying to make meetings shorter or simply want to make sure all your agenda items get addressed during your conference, a little preparation along with free conference call software can help you keep meetings on-topic and on-time. (more…)