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The Top Reasons Startups Fail and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Ian LeWinter on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 @ 04:00 AM

We’ve all heard success stories about startup businesses that began as “the little engine that could” and wound up as a thundering locomotive. The story behind one of these now giant companies, Facebook, was even immortalized in a major Hollywood film, “The Social Network.”

Unfortunately, for every new business that enjoys wild success there are exponentially more that fail. In fact, research indicates that eight out of 10 entrepreneurial ventures flame out within 18 months; but you don’t have to be part of the 80 percent who don’t make it. Here are the top reasons that startups fail and how you can avoid following in their footsteps:

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Topics: Top Tip List, Voice Communication, Communication, Voxox, VoIP, Cloud Phone

Cloud-based Phone Systems + One-Person Businesses = A Winning Formula

Posted by Ian LeWinter on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 @ 04:00 AM

Let’s be honest: owning a one-person business can be overwhelming. Not only do you represent every department—from sales to marketing to accounting—but you are also wholly responsible for earning your own living. Given the challenges you face, any product or application that can make your life a little easier is probably more than welcome. As it happens, we have one in mind—a cloud-based small business phone system.

 

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Topics: Voice Communication, Communication, Voxox, VoIP, Cloud Phone

Voxox Not Vulnerable to Heartbleed

Posted by Kevin Hertz on Tue, Apr 15, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

You've probably heard all the hubbub about "heartbleed," an exploit of the very commonly used openSSL library, which has the potential to leak up to 64k of SSL or TLS encrypted data passed in a heartbeat response. The Voxox IT team has run a full system assessment and is happy to report that we are not susceptible to the exploit.  

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Even Independent Computer Consultants Need Some Tech Help Now and Then

Posted by Ian LeWinter on Tue, Apr 15, 2014 @ 04:00 AM

Whether you are new in the field or a seasoned professional, working as an independent computer contractor presents a unique set of challenges. This line of work rarely conforms to a 9 to 5 schedule and because networks and computers are now an integral part of so many businesses and homes, customers seem increasingly demanding.

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Topics: Voice Communication, Communication, Voxox, VoIP, Cloud Phone

Even after You've Graduated, Homework is Crucial

Posted by Ian LeWinter on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 @ 04:00 AM

Whether your last day of classes came at the end of high school, college, or graduate school, chances are that at some point the thought that you would never have to do any homework ever again crossed your mind. Unfortunately, as you entered the business world you learned the harsh reality that homework is never quite finished.

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Topics: Voice Communication, Communication, Voxox, VoIP, Cloud Phone

Making Virtualization a Reality

Posted by Ian LeWinter on Fri, Apr 11, 2014 @ 04:00 AM

For those small business owners not already familiar with the term, a small business virtual phone might seem like a daunting concept. Is it some kind of Sci-Fi device that allows you to make a call simply by thinking about it? Maybe it’s a holographic design that lets you dial from thin air. The truth, on many levels, is far simpler.

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Topics: Voice Communication, Communication, Voxox, VoIP, Cloud Phone

The Five 'Ds' You Need for Startup Success

Posted by Ian LeWinter on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 @ 04:00 AM

Starting your own business can be thrilling, nerve-wracking, and terrifying—all at once. While no secret formula for guaranteed success exists, common characteristics are pervasive in many of these startups and the entrepreneurs who created them. Here are a few:

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Topics: Voice Communication, Communication, Voxox, VoIP, Cloud Phone

Three Keys to Creating a Great Mobile Workforce

Posted by Ian LeWinter on Wed, Apr 9, 2014 @ 04:00 AM

According to a recent report from Forrester, 29 percent of the global workforce are now “anytime, anywhere information workers,” meaning they use three or more devices from multiple locations using a variety of apps. That number is up from 23 percent in 2011, and Forrester predicts continued growth over the next several years.

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Topics: Voice Communication, Communication, Voxox, VoIP, Cloud Phone

Sifting Through the Cobwebs and Dust: Time for a Phone System Spring Cleaning

Posted by Ian LeWinter on Tue, Apr 8, 2014 @ 04:00 AM

It’s hard to find the motivation to exert physical activity during the winter—especially when it comes to routine cleaning. But with the sunlight streaming and the birds chirping, now’s the time to ask that critical question: when was the last time you did a little spring cleaning surrounding your office phone system?

Just like a busted mop or clogged vacuum, your legacy phone system could be hampering your productivity and ability to compete aggressively in the business world. Despite this, a many consumers and entrepreneurs still routinely pass on innovative technologies.

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Topics: Voice Communication, Communication, Voxox, VoIP, Cloud Phone

Four Professionals that Need Cloud Phone Now

Posted by Ian LeWinter on Mon, Apr 7, 2014 @ 04:00 AM

If you’ve been checking in with us here at Voxox recently you may already have read about how our new application, Cloud Phone, can help small business owners do more efficient mobile work. Now we’d like to provide some real-world examples of professionals that could use a cloud-based phone service and the advantages it delivers. Here are four examples of on-the-go business pros and how Cloud Phone can transform their businesses.

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Topics: Voice Communication, Communication, Voxox, VoIP, Cloud Phone

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