Using VoIP on holiday

Taking your business on holiday; how VoIP can help

Today’s self-employed entrepreneur has the freedom to work from anywhere, which is a big boost to productivity and profit. But over the summer, you might wish you could leave work in the office rather than having to conduct meetings in the airport or the hotel. We understand that it’s a real challenge to switch off! It’s tough to resist the temptation to check emails on the beach, since missing an important call could mean the next big contract goes to a competitor.

If working on holiday, you can take advantage of hosted technology so that you control interruptions, manage cost, and limit the amount of admin you have to do. One of the key things you’ll need is a functional telephone line, so how can VoIP help.

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Easy integration with Salesforce (and others)

You may have already seen the new version of our Google Chrome extension, released last week. If you missed it, you can find out more about it here:

Those who have been using the extension will have become accustomed to the handy click-to-call functionality, which recognises telephone numbers on a web page automatically, and turns them into clickable links. This is great news if you use a web-based CRM or customer database, such as, as it enables you to conveniently call a contact directly from their on-screen record.

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We have moved!

In light of our present growth and future expansion plans, we realised it was time to set off into the sunset (well, the reflection from the Selfridges building actually) and leave our cramped, broom-cupboard of an office behind us.

We have now set up camp just down the road on the very aptly named Birmingham Science Park, which we feel offers the ideal environment in which to ramp things up and move our business forward over the next 12 months.

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Recorded information lines – a low-cost marketing tool for small business

If you’re a small business looking for ways to increase productivity and get the most out of your advertising spend, a 24-hour recorded information line can be a great place to start. Often overlooked in today’s online world, a recorded message hotline is a versatile yet low-cost marketing tool and a great way of increasing conversion rates whilst freeing up time to focus on other activities.

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How virtual phone systems help start-up success

The key to success for any new business lies mainly in their ability keep overheads to a minimum, whilst remaining flexible and projecting as professional an image as possible. A new business owner will wear many hats and will often need to travel around frequently promoting their business and generating sales.

First impressions go a long way when it comes to business relationships, therefore many entrepreneurs will strive to adopt the image of a much more established business from day one. Possibly one of the most important things for any start-up to get right is how they handle their calls.

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On-demand phone service for UK startups launched

Having worked together previously and sharing a passion for Internet communications, Kevin and I have teamed up again after identifying a gap in the UK market for a phone service tailored specifically for home-based startups and entrepreneurs.

The launch of our new ‘on-demand’ phone service marks the beginning of a new era of telephony services for business people. A virtual phone system from Sipcentric can instantly make a small business sound more professional yet requires no commitment whatsoever and is remarkably easy to start using.

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