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Nutty Professoring and Going Along for the Ride: David Erickson Talks Entrepreneurship with Dean Rotbart of Monday Morning Radio

What do you get when you mix a self-professed telecommunications “wannabe” with a healthy dose of bootstrapping, a little naiveté and a dash of revenue sharing with a small Iowa phone company? Make sure to leave out the venture capital. Cook 15 years. And that, somewhat surprisingly, is the recipe for nine-digit revenue and the most recognized retail conferencing brand on the planet. As founder and CEO David Erickson tells Dean Rotbart on Monday Morning Radio, it’s “some kind of nutty professor stuff.” Indeed it is, Dave.

The interview also dives into deeper waters: Rotbart asks if Erickson has any regrets, or teleconferencing takebacks, if you will.  Erickson reflected not on a particular decision or a deal gone wrong, but on managing stress — on learning to bear the weight of the behemoth he was building. Cash-strapped, Erickson “was an entrepreneur that was maybe a little bit over my skis…” was in a relentless pursuit for the marketplace — and then 2005 came, when that same booming market threatened to max out the platform. “The thing kept growing and growing and growing and I'm thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, what are we going to do?’ We just made it through on the skin of our teeth.” Read More...

Online Meetings Now With 1,000 Participants for FREE

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Today, Inc Magazine announced that we have removed the limit of 25 participants for Online Meetings and you can now host audio, screen sharing and video conferences for up 1,000 participants for FREE.

We recently introduced Online Meetings with screen sharing and video conferencing to provide our customers with a complete collaboration experience. Already, millions of customers are enjoying this service because it is simple and easy-to-use. Read More...

Tales From the Front Lines: Lessons from Your Trusted Customer Care Rep

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By Kelly Kincaid

This week I sat down with Nella Marov, the illustrious Customer Care Manager. Part of the family since 2012, Nella moved from the front lines to our management team after her first year. And as the most recent recipient of the Stevie Award for Customer Service Leader of the Year, I thought I’d try to suss out her secrets for success. Read More...

How To Work Smarter in 2015

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If your New Year's resolution is to do better at work, you're not alone. People around the world set lofty business goals for the New Year with much disappointment at the end of the year. According to Forbes, only 8% of people attain their New Year’s resolution. Why?Read More...

What Brand Is It?

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FreeConferenceCall is the Brand Behind it All

“Born a bakers dozen of years ago, still privately owned by a single individual, it serves millions of people each day, in almost every country, brings people together and has successfully become a household name without making big spends on advertising

until now.”

Yahoo Finance Features Robert Wise of FreeConferenceCall

Bob Wise - the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development is expanding it’s reach by naming Robert Wise the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development. Wise brings more than 16 years of experience in the telecommunications industry having previously worked at InterCall Inc. and West IP Communications.Read More...