Stacklist Reviews Business Tools & Trends on #SMBlab [VIDEO]

Slack. Evernote. Freshbooks. As a business owner, how do you know which software tools are best for your growing business?

Last week, we invited Amanda Moskowitz (@theStackList), the Founder and CEO of Stacklist, to discuss this topic on #SMBlab with Angela Leavitt (@MojoMktg) and Mike Oeth (@VoIPCEO). Stacklist, a website recently featured in TechCrunch, publishes curated reviews of software apps from business owners themselves.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Business Technology, SMBlab

Small Business Lessons and Tips on #SMBlab [VIDEO]

On last Friday's #SMBlab, Angela Leavitt (@MojoMktg) and Mike Oeth (@VoIPCEO) welcomed OnSIP customer Dave Klepp (@ESS_Guru) from Engineered Security Solution as the show's special guest. The conversation flowed from Dave's personal experience as a small business owner to useful tips that entrepreneurs can apply to their own businesses.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, SMBlab

Top 7 Reasons People Avoid Their Desk Phones

Desk phones are often seen as an essential part of modern work life. But webphones, softphones, and other cloud phone system features have all made traditional desktop phones less mandatory for day-to-day business.

Here are the top seven reasons people avoid their desk phones, and how you can replace them with a better option.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, webphone, Softphone, Desk Phones

Tackling Challenges in Channel Sales in 2016 on #SMBlab [Video]

In last week's #SMBlab, Angela Leavitt (@MojoMktg) and Mike Oeth (@VOIPCEO) discussed trends and opportunities in channel sales. From VARs to MSPs, the conversation gets quite lively between special guest Peter Radizeski (@radinfo) and surprise guest Michael Bremmer (@telecomquotes).

Watch the full session on video, or read on for our summary of their conversation.

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Topics: VoIP Reseller, Business Technology, Reseller, SMBlab

Web Design Trends in the Spotlight on #SMBlab [VIDEO]

Web and app design has come a long way since the early days of the Internet (remember those cheesy, animated GIFs from the '90s?), and it continues to evolve.

Angela Leavitt (@MojoMktg) and Mike Oeth (@VoIPCEO) examined this topic with special guests Heather Heigel and Kate Ferrara of House (@HouseAndculture), a high-impact design agency. The wide-ranging and fun conversation delved into UX (user experience), UI (user interface), IA (information architecture), design software tools, and the future of apps. Don't have a case of FOMO - check out the video below!

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Topics: SMB Leadership, SMBlab

Why Switch to Business VoIP If Our Current System is Fine?

There's an old saying you've probably heard of: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." 

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Business Technology, hostedPBX, VoIP

Telecommuting & Agile Development: New SMB Trends

Do you find yourself working away from the office every so often, whether from home or from remote locations?

Telecommuting is an emerging trend in the business world, along with a new software development and project management process known as the 'Agile Methodology.' Mike Oeth of OnSIP and Angela Leavitt of Mojo Marketing explored these topics in a #SMBlab session on February 17th. Their guest was Eric Tamme, Principal Engineer at OnSIP, who has in-depth knowledge on these two subjects. Watch the video to learn more about these topical issues.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, SMBlab

#SMBlab: Exploring WebRTC and Cloud UC [VIDEO]

Want to brush up on WebRTC and cloud unified communications (UC) services?

Mike Oeth of OnSIP and Angela Leavitt of Mojo Marketing continue the conversation on SMB tech and trends in the latest episode of #SMBlab. They also had a special guest join as well: Ed Szamborski of AAccess Network Communications. Ed is a great friend to OnSIP, as well as one of our resellers. Watch the conversation, and join in via Twitter or Facebook.

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Topics: WebRTC, SMB Leadership, SMBlab

5 Cloud Calling Features To Keep Customers From Hanging Up

The average American will spend 43 days of her life on hold, according to Marchex's analysis of more than four million phone calls from consumers to businesses. In all, Americans will collectively spend 900 million hours on hold this year.

What could we, as a nation, do with 900 million hours?

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Business Technology

#SMBlab on WebRTC, Cloud Security & the Role of CIOs [VIDEO]

In the latest episode of #SMBlab, co-hosts Mike Oeth of OnSIP and Angela Leavitt of Mojo Marketing dive into topics ranging from cloud security to real-world applications powered by WebRTC. Watch the conversation, and tell us what you think on Twitter or Facebook!

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Topics: WebRTC, SMB Leadership, SMBlab