Being a work-from-home parent might sound like a dream — but could easily feel more like a nightmare scenario. And strategies for working from home with kids have to evolve just as quickly as those kids grow. And they grow fast, as we all know. Today, you might be awesome at typing away while that sweet little newborn sleeps on your chest. Oh, enjoy it. Because tomorrow, you’ll be explaining to a toddler why you can’t play right now. And so on.
It’s January. The bulk of the country has some long months of cold ahead, and with no twinkly holiday lights to soften the effect.
At FreeConferenceCall.com, we don’t blame you for wanting to stay under that cozy comforter instead of getting ready for work. We don’t judge if you want to wear pajamas all day — even if those pajamas have feet, and you’re a grown adult. (Ok, we might a judge a little.) And we certainly don’t mind if you decide to forego the office for the snuggly fabulousness of your couch.
By Cristina Varela
You might not know her name. But if you’ve gone to a Mary Kay show recently, you’d definitely recognize her face. Yvette King is our trade show manager at FreeConferenceCall.com, and she’s been at every Mary Kay Seminar and Mary Kay Leadership show for the past five years. Since Yvette won’t be able to make it to Atlanta in January (see photo for explanation), I thought we should at least benefit from her wisdom. So I sat down with our resident expert to learn more about our Mary Kay customers and how they can boost sales and better support their businesses using our service.
By Swishh, Inc.
For the past 18 months, our team members have been working remotely, scattered around the world. We’ve built our app and managed our team using online products and services. It’s truly fascinating to compare the startup ecosystem of 20 years ago with today, in light of the abundance of online tools available now to entrepreneurs. These tools make building a company a much easier task than it was back in the day. Even more incredible? The affordability of these products and services — which are free, for the most part. Below, you’ll find our list of start-up tools and cost-friendly products and services, all used by Swishh, for Swishh, on a daily basis. We’ve benchmarked our absolute favorites.
Congratulations goes out to Brandon Klein, director of sales, strategic accounts at FreeConferenceCall.com For Business™! Brandon has just been accepted into the Forbes Business Development Council, a prestigious, invitation-only community for senior-level sales and business development executives.
By Jessica Sullivan, Guest Blogger
Small businesses generally have it tough. You don’t get the benefit of economies of scale and you don’t have as much influence on the wider economic and political environment. What can you do? You can specialize, innovate and fill a unique role in the marketplace. So whether you have a physical location, online presence, or both — there are some ways you can scale back your outgoings and keep your finances out of the red.
Q: What’s the best video conferencing solution for small business?
A: One that delivers the features you need while minimizing the impact on your overhead.
Ready for the reveal? It’s StartMeeting®, brought to you by FreeConferenceCall.com For Business™. It’s a conferencing and collaboration service that delivers on both quality and cost. For conference call services for small business, here’s the breakdown of options.