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Amina Addow

Amina Addow
bOnline's Brand Narrator Amina provides engaging and helpful content for small businesses. Amina explores technological advancements, community in the workplace and provides actionable tips & tricks for business growth.
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10 VoIP features your small business can't live without

Posted by Amina Addow on Jun 26, 2020 10:52:11 AM

VoIP phone systems include functionality beyond making and receiving calls. There are over 50+ features available designed to enhance call management, workflows and encourage collaboration. Using these features effectively can improve the overall customer experience and make sure your small business never misses a call. 

Here are ten VoIP features your small business can benefit from today.

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Topics: Latest, VoIP

How to save with a VoIP phone system

Posted by Amina Addow on Jun 17, 2020 4:39:55 PM

We’ve talked at length on this blog on the benefits of VoIP and how it is shaping and enhancing communications in the business world. One of the biggest advantages of having a cloud phone system is the huge savings it can bring to your small business.

Statistically, switching to VoIP systems can save you a third compared to using traditional landlines and on average businesses save up to 75%.

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Topics: Latest, VoIP

VoIP: The Definitive Guide

Posted by Amina Addow on Jun 17, 2020 1:47:08 PM

"VoIP" stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol and means the use of the internet for telephony. It's the basis of many modern phone systems and allows voice calls through well known apps and services.

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Topics: Latest, VoIP

The BT switch off: everything you need to know

Posted by Amina Addow on Jun 16, 2020 3:25:35 PM

By 2025, BT plans to shut down their traditional telephone lines in favour of IP systems. Many small businesses will have to adjust to this change, in this article we'll go through questions you may have so you can understand this change and how it will affect your business.

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Topics: Latest, VoIP

5 reasons to ditch your office for a VoIP phone system

Posted by Amina Addow on Jun 12, 2020 2:59:58 PM

For businesses, relying on landline telephony has limits in today’s environment. Landlines are shackled to a location which requires you to physically be there to answer or force you to endure costly call forwarding and diverting charges to enable remote working - not to mention the added expense of engineering visits every time something goes wrong. 

A switch to a VoIP phone system or 'cloud phone' gives you options for working remotely and begs the question - “do I need an office at all?” 

Here are five reasons to ditch your office space and upgrade to a VoIP phone system.

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Topics: Latest, VoIP

When is the ISDN switch off?

Posted by Amina Addow on May 26, 2020 2:56:30 PM

The end of the landline is fast approaching and small businesses will need to find alternatives to traditional telephony. We've complied everything you need to know in regards to the switch-off.  From what Opernreach is doing, along with a run-down of what to expect in 2020.

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Topics: Latest, VoIP

7 tips on surviving your first year of business trading

Posted by Amina Addow on May 26, 2020 2:19:27 PM

It's no secret that the hardest year of business trading is usually the first. In fact, 90% of business tend to fail. We've complied tips to help you navigate this and on what to prioritise to ensure you have the enough funds, resources and partners to help you through it.

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Topics: Small business tips, Latest

6 signs your small business needs to switch to VoIP

Posted by Amina Addow on Apr 27, 2020 4:17:42 PM

Technology is evolving every year and consumers are usually quick to adopt the latest iPhones. However, companies are slower in the uptake, especially when it comes to upgrading their infrastructure. Sometimes, the reason is existing systems work fine or cutting costs and budget issues.  To stay competitive and survive in the business environment small businesses need to adopt innovations in communication technology. 

Here are a few signs that it may be finally time to upgrade your business phone system.

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Topics: VoIP

7 things to do after launching a new business website

Posted by Amina Addow on Apr 24, 2020 4:38:11 PM

So, your new website is now live! Your business now has a virtual shop window open to everyone. Now there are some steps to take to make sure the right prospects to visit your site. 

Here are actionable tips to get your website off on the right foot and start generating leads.

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Topics: Small business tips, Latest

8 reasons why VoIP is perfect for entrepreneurs

Posted by Amina Addow on Apr 24, 2020 11:55:31 AM

As an entrepreneur or sole trader the most important person in your business, is you! You need to be able to reach every call that reaches your business, from identifying business calls to maintaining a work-life balance. A VoIP phone does all that at a fraction of the price.

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Topics: Latest, VoIP

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