New year, new you, new goals for your venture to grow! Whether you’re a solopreneur looking to ramp up your client intake or a small business eager to scale, the start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to set achievable goals and hit them out of the park; starting with how you present yourself and your brand to the world.
Every business, established and budding, has a communications strategy in place to ensure projects are on track and collaboration is top-notch. This year, feel confident knowing your online meetings are up to par with technology that’s reliable, effective and convenient. After all, you’ve got a business to run and there are only so many hours in a day. Let some of the menial digital tasks like scheduling, note-taking, invitations and more become less of a hassle to carry out. (more…)
When your team feels like they’re contributing and doing their jobs effectively, that’s when morale goes up and the numbers come in. If you’re a church leader or raising funds for a campaign, running a volunteer group or hosting a 1:1 coaching session, every business and organization runs on collaboration in order to be successful. These moving parts require alignment and working together through progress updates and information sharing. Thankfully, there’s a myriad of tools that help things move along and stoke inspiration too.
Collaboration tools make doing work go more smoothly. They’re designed to bridge the communication as well as the geographical gap. Spread out teams are instantly imported onto your screen via a wifi connection and video conferencing software with a collaboration tool like an online whiteboard. (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…)
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…)
Times are changing. So too are the way businesses and employees operate. In no way is this transformation more apparent than the sharp rise in remote working, or telecommuting, among certain job sectors. According to a 2015 Gallup poll, nearly 40% of the U.S. workforce has telecommuted—up from just 9% only a decade prior. As businesses streamline and younger, tech-savvy people continue to join the ranks of the working, this figure is only likely to increase. In today’s blog, we will be taking a look at the unique advantages and challenges associated with telecommuting and how technologies such as free screen sharing and conference calling facilitate communication among remote teams.
Well, that’s 90 minutes of my life I’ll never get back!
If this how you feel after coming out of a business meeting, there’s a good chance you weren’t the only one. Even though business meetings are always planned with the best and most productive of intentions, too often they end up wasting precious time and money due to poor organization, irrelevant discussions, unnecessary attendees, or any combination of the three. Today, we’d like to share some ways that our mobile conferencing app, along with some meeting management tips, can be used to make virtual meetings shorter, easier, and more productive. (more…)
Though intended to facilitate communication, open concept offices can sometimes feel like they do anything but that for people who hold conference calls in them. In today’s blog, we’ll be offering some tips for more effectively holding conference calls and improving productivity in offices that feature open floor plans.
Big or small, businesses depend on getting the best out of those they employ. From interns and temps all the way up to founders and CEOs, no business can succeed without a solid team of people behind it. For this reason, it is important for businesses of any size to offer their employees pathways for career development in their respective fields. In today’s blog, we’ll be examining why career development is critical for the long-term success of small businesses as well as some ways small business owners and managers can utilize online conferencing and informal one-on-one meetings to help their valued employees grow and succeed within the company.
If you run your own business (or run someone else’s business), then we don’t have to tell you that time is money. Regardless of what profession you’re in, it is important that you have a go-to set of tools for communication and collaboration with clients, partners, and employees. As a company that prides itself on making life easier for entrepreneurs of all stripes, we’d like to share some of our top picks for must-have tools (like screen sharing) for business owners in 2018.
Whether you’re a freelancer, remote employee, or simply sparing your coworkers back at the office from whatever contagion you’ve become stricken with, working from home has both advantages and drawbacks. In today’s blog, we’ll be going over some of the reasons why more and more people are choosing to work from home as well as some of the tools, such as conference call recording, that they may utilize in order to stay connected with others.