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My 5 Key Words for Success in Entrepreneurship

iStock_000023113911Small I couldn’t be more excited to participate in the celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week here on the Networking Exchange blog. Not only am I an entrepreneur myself, having pursued my passion in media by turning it into a successful business on radio and TV, but I’ve always been a strong supporter of...

Go High-Tech and High-Touch with Mobility in 2014

Go High-Tech and High-Touch with Mobility in 2014 2 14 Earlier this year, I predicted mobility would be one of the major trends for small businesses in 2014. The reason -- there is a mobile app to do just about anything you can think of today. And if you don’t believe me, then get a load of this: There is a new mobile app for quitting your job. I’m not kidding. It’s called the “Quit Your Job App,” and it...

3 Ways to Reduce Costs with SIP Trunking

istock_000027799882small.jpg With up to 70 percent cost savings at stake, small and medium businesses are taking a serious look at Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), an application-layer control protocol used for IP-based audio/videoconferencing, interactive gaming, and call forwarding. By next year, Gartner predicts that 50 percent of U.S. business exchange lines will be SIP-based. That’s a significant slice of the pie for a technology that was shrouded in...

5 Tips for Building a Winning Team

5-Tips-for-Building-a-Winning-Team2-14 As a business owner, I firmly believe in the adage, “You’re only as good as your people.” Maintaining high quality, building customer relationships, and being a positive presence in the community all come down to having a solid team. A recent AT&T poll* hints at the value small business owners place on their employees: Nearly half called providing benefits and fair wages their top responsibility as business owners....

3 Customer Relationship-Building Goals for 2014

3_customer_relationship-building_goals_for_2014_2_14.jpg Keeping up with my favorite businesses has become part of my daily routine. I check the class schedules on my yoga studio’s Facebook page and look for emails about sales and events at local stores. By making it so easy to get the information I need, these businesses are saving me valuable time, not to mention increasing my loyalty toward them....