How Online Meetings Make Solopreneurs Look Extra Professional

When you’re running your own business you know how much heavy lifting goes on behind the scenes. A one-person operation might be scary, but there are so many ways it can go right, granted you put in the time, effort, and resources needed to see your baby take flight! One way to get the job done is to recognize the power of clear and effective communication by hosting online meetings. As the solopreneur jack (or jill) of all trades that you are and have to be, one aspect of your business that needs care and attention is communications. Most likely, you rely on technology for a lot of your day-to-day needs. If you’re a life coach, virtual assistant, a public... Read More

How Cloud-Based Conference Call Software Stimulates Scalability

Every entrepreneur is keenly aware of the communication necessary for their startup to breakthrough. There are many, many meetings and conference calls to be had across the board. At first, most moving parts are closely connected. As the business expands, growing to accommodate more supply and demand, so does the connected web of communication. It spans farther and wider to include consideration of time zones, management teams, longer distances, higher costs, speedier automation, better convenience, etc. It’s these factors that are a result of a widening business that requires technology to bridge all the gaps. This is where implementing cloud computing and cloud-based apps can make, for example, conference call meetings more convenient and effective. Your success relies on technology... Read More

9 Foolproof Ways To Save Money When Starting A Business

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. Wherever you want to go, however big your game plan is, you have to start somewhere and plan out your year from there. The first step? Acquiring capital to build... Read More

How To Amp Up Your Blog By Starting A Podcast

There are hundreds of thousands of blogs on the Internet, each with their own unique voice telling a different story. From mommy to fashion blogs, and every other blog in between about pretty much any topic you can conjure up (gaming, lifestyle, music, etc), if you can think of something to write about, you can find someone to read about it – and now hear about it. Once you’ve found your niche and audience, establishing a blog can become a serious business. And just like any serious business, the more demand you create, the more you have to supply. These days, if you really want to up the ante on your online business or blog, creating a podcast is the... Read More

Flex Working: Why Should It Be Part Of Your Business Strategy?

The concept of a “work-life balance” has been buzzing around for years and now, it’s evolved to include more of an “integrated” approach that is being reinforced and instilled in modern workplaces in big cities around the world. A business that provides its employees with a harmonization between working and living positions organizations as forward-thinking and mindful with thoughtful attention to the mental bandwidth and retention of its people. To acquire this integrated lifestyle, the philosophy of flexibility is applied. Flex working offers employees options to work that are still productive but more customized. Rather than the 9 to 5 model we’ve all grown accustomed to, flex working offers a different construct. What was once an employee perk is now... Read More

8 Reasons Why Your Business Needed A Podcast 5 Minutes Ago

What’s stopping your business from starting a podcast? You’re probably thinking, “I don’t have an audience.” Not to worry. This is where you build listenership by appealing to a small but mighty core audience which will eventually give way to a larger one that naturally stays targeted. What’s more, it doesn’t take up much space or cost very much to start. If you have a desk then you have the space for the microphone, computer and podcasting software (Garageband already comes on a Mac!) that are required to get recording! The last thing you need is a good topic to discuss. Once you’ve checked these boxes, it’s time to put words into action and get recording. Here’s why your business... Read More

5 Benefits To Taking Your Coaching Business Online

For any coaching business, your success is built on a one-on-one connection. This is why free online calling technology that includes video calls has been instrumental in the way in which coaches are able to conduct their services. Second to being in person, anyone from anywhere can have a face-to-face interaction with real-time conferencing, giving coaches the tools they need to be able to connect with their clients virtually. In person, coaching gives you a sense of what your clients are saying even if they’re not really saying it. Nonverbal communication is critical in a coaching session and reveals a deeper understanding for a coach to gain insight – but since it’s not always possible to set up an in-person... Read More

Why A Huddle Room Should Be In Your Office Right Now

We’ve heard of hot desking, colleagues bringing in puppies (sometimes even the occasional iguana), but what do you know about a huddle room and how can they benefit your business? It draws from the same logic as a football huddle when the coach gathers the team in a tight circle to share words of wisdom, to strategize, to inspire or share new found sensitive information about the other team (it’s a pretty important part of the game, don’t you think?). And it’s important for business. A huddle room is typically a secluded workspace located off the beaten track of the office to accommodate a handful of colleagues (4-6). The space is decked out with all the accouterments of a conference... Read More

Your Podcast’s RSS Feed – What The Heck Is It?

If you’ve got a podcast or you’re thinking about starting one, guaranteed you’ve heard whispers of the term RSS feed and you’ve seen the symbol on various web pages or Facebook posts (it looks like the wifi symbol fell over on its side and it’s now radiating the arcs on an angle rather than just up). You probably even know that RSS stands for Rich Site Summary (also referred to as Really Simple Syndication) and you may even know that plenty of news sites, weblogs, Twitter feeds, podcasts and online publishers use an RSS feed to syndicate and get their content read or heard. But there’s lots more to how an RSS feed works, what it is, why you need... Read More

Make Your Sermons Even More Uplifting With Video Conferencing

Uplift Your Sermons By Going Digital With free video conferencing capabilities available for businesses, organizations, nonprofits, and charities, it’s an impactful decision for churches to jump on the technological bandwagon too. If you haven’t implemented the advantages of video conferencing, this is your chance to get a closer look at how it can make a Sunday service more dynamic. If you want to stay relevant, interesting and engaging, video conferencing with free screen sharing, might be exactly what you need to increase participation, amp up sermons and reach more people. Considering all the effort that goes into putting a sermon together, going digital could be the very thing that drives the message home and reaches beyond the people sitting in... Read More