6 Ways a Cloud Phone System Beats Video Conferencing Apps

Many companies use two communication solutions on a daily basis - a business phone system to handle outbound and inbound calling, and a video conferencing app, such as Skype or Google Hangouts, for their internal communication needs.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, VoIP, skype, video conference

New Phone Review: Yealink T49G

We're happy to announce our new phone review for the Yealink T49G. The device is a SIP video phone with expansive conferencing options. But it also packs a punch in standard areas such as number of accounts and programmable keys. From the review:

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Topics: Yealink, SMB Leadership, Business Technology, IP phone

VoIP Comparison: OnSIP Versus Nextiva - Pricing, Features, Phones

Written by Kevin Bartley, Content Marketing Coordinator at OnSIP

OnSIP and Nextiva are two leading hosted PBX providers that cater to small and medium sized businesses. Each provider owns and operates its own platform. While both providers are recognized as leaders in the VoIP industry, with both companies offering quality service for over a decade, each platform ultimately offers distinct advantages depending on what you are looking for.

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Topics: About VoIP, SMB Leadership, Business Technology, hosted PBX, voipcomparison

Storytelling & Video Marketing Tips for Business on #SMBlab [VIDEO]

Lights, camera, conversion!

Our latest #SMBlab delved into the timely topic of video marketing. Angela Leavitt (@MojoMktg) and Mike Oeth (@VoIPCEO) sat down with featured guest Noah Workman (@Noahworkman), the co-founder of Iris MediaWorks, a video production and content strategy firm based in Brooklyn, NY.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Business Technology, SMBlab

Hosted PBX vs SIP Trunking

Hosted PBX and SIP trunking for an on-premise PBX are services that a business might consider to implement a phone system. They are both VoIP solutions with similar functions, but they differ in key logistical, technical, and financial respects.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, hosted PBX, SIP, VoIP

OnSIP Connects with Channel Partners at Intelisys Mindshare

Last Wednesday was the Northeast Intelisys Mindshare event in New York at Madison Square Garden. OnSIP's VP Channel Sales, Helene Kidary, attended the day's activities and connected with several partners in the industry.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, womenintech

Five Books For the Small Business Owner's 2016 Reading List

Every once in a while a new business book comes out and inspires a mini craze around some revolutionary idea. From the four hour work week to the seven habits of successful people, there are a lot of popular books targeted to business owners.

We decided to sit down and ask our very own CEO, Mike Oeth, for his recommendations on what to read in 2016. Here's his list of the top five must-read books for small business owners (plus a few more for the avid reader).

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Topics: SMB Leadership

6 Ways Managing a SIP Phone Service Beats an On-Premise PBX

Managing a hosted SIP phone service and managing an on-premise PBX are two very different experiences. You can argue the pros and cons of both services. But there's a solid amount of unique advantages a hosted service holds over an on-premise solution.

Here are 6 ways managing a SIP phone service beats managing an on-premise solution.

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Topics: Business Technology, SIP, VoIP

4 Reasons Your Sales Phone Calls Go Straight to Voicemail

Nowadays, it takes a while for a salesperson to get a prospect on the phone. According to Velocify, 93% of converted leads are contacted on the sixth call attempt or later. As a salesperson, you're probably used to dealing with missed calls, unread messages, and full voicemail inboxes.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, voicemail, millenial, genx, babyboomer

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