- Date: 8 June 2017
Smart and savvy business owners understand the intricacies of operating a company in today’s economic climate, but there’s one thing every business owner understands when looking to the future: growth is essential. Unfortunately, knowing how and when to pursue that growth and what steps to take to help make it a reality are harder to recognize - often until it’s too late to act. With a little help and strategic advice, however, it’s possible to anticipate opportunities and prepare your employees to act.
Focus on Local
- Date: 23 May 2017
Anyone who has ever experienced or overseen relocating a business knows the key to success: planning, planning, planning. There’s no perfect or flawless office move, but putting in the time and effort to foresee and prepare for bumps in the road will go a long way to smoothing things out. But just as your future office space should consider your hopes and realistic expectations for current and coming growth, so should you also take into account the functions and technologies that make your business run on a daily basis. At the core of your business is your phone system.
- Date: 21 May 2017
In the SaaS era of the Internet economy, there are no shortage of services and tools to help benefit your business’ operations or ongoing strategy. But for bootstrapped startups or those with extreme budgetary limitations, the need for affordable, reliable services that support your company’s growth is more important than ever.
- Date: 10 May 2017
As we’ve previously discussed, the benefits of adopting a cloud-based phone system for your business carries with it plenty of logistic and financial benefits, but there are plenty of perks a hosted system provides that will thrill your IT team.
- Date: 7 May 2017
There are plenty of reasons to move to a cloud-based phone service, but the least of which is it’ll help move your business to the modern world. Because cloud-based phone systems can link between multiple locations and users, it offers a single, connected solution to fielding customer calls and conducting day-to-day business. Once installed, it can be managed by an IT professional or administrator from anywhere – no additional hardware required.
- Date: 24 April 2017
Companies serving the business sector have had to take a hard look at a lot of monthly costs as more affordable, scalable services have piggybacked the expansion of Internet connectivity and advanced speeds, namely enterprise email systems, in-house servers, and even office space. But unless you’re operating a retail store or otherwise rely on foot traffic to fuel your business, why are you still paying for a traditional business phone system?
- Date: 24 April 2017
A great company can only be defined by its communication skills. Whether it’s between stakeholders, clients, employees, or customers, refining your message and ensuring no balls are dropped in the process are crucial factors to achieving success. But there are simply limitless tools to help you streamline your communications in an effective, scalable manner, leaving many confused as to how some systems work – let alone whether they all work together.
- Date: 24 April 2017
Is your phone system connected to a network? If you’re using a VoIP or cloud-based phone solution, you’ve already discovered the cost-effectiveness and convenience of a scalable network phone solution. But just as email has shown us, threats to VoIP systems is no laughing matter. It’s of particular interest in the UK, which has seen nearly two-thirds of all cybersecurity breaches occur through VoIP servers.
- Date: 14 April 2017
Believe it or not, voicemail hacking isn’t just a problem for celebrities or those in the public eye. In the wake of the 2014 phone hacking scandal that rocked the U.K., the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau took note of increased action against schools, charities, and medical practices by hackers seeking to hijack or steal voicemail messages and systems.
- Date: 4 April 2017
If you own a small business, you’re likely familiar with how annoying spam calls can be – especially if you rely on inbound calls to help drive sales. Unfortunately, you’re not alone. In 2016, an estimated 20 million business hours were wasted in the United States alone due to spam calls, translating into more than $475 million annually.