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Top 10 Number Porting Pitfalls

Posted by Jason Tapolci on April 14, 2016 at 10:04 AM

Much like with anything in life, if you fail to plan, more than likely you are planning to fail. When it comes to something small like forgetting to plan ahead for lunch, no big deal; head to your office cafeteria. But when the task is larger in scale, such as porting the numbers for your entire business, you will absolutely want to be prepared for the process. Omitting the smallest detail can leave you in quite a time-monopolizing, money-dwindling bind. Save yourself the trouble; before you fall into any number porting pitfalls, read through these ten failures so you don’t become one.

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Tags: Telephony, Entrepreneurship

Managing DIDs as an ITSP and a VoIP Reseller [Video]

Posted by Daniel McFarland on March 15, 2016 at 11:30 AM

vi_blog_icon_2.pngDIDs are the bread and butter for any ITSP and VoIP Reseller, so knowing how to manage your inventory is pertinent to their success, especially if you have thousands of DIDs in your stock to sort through.

On today's Talking with Tapolci, we'll go over some features that you should be using to effectively run your business. Jason will demonstrate the benefits of DID management by using our BackOffice. 

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Tags: Telephony, VoIP, ITSP, Talking with Tapolci, Entrepreneurship

What Should You Charge for SMS Services?

Posted by Daniel McFarland on March 10, 2016 at 1:36 PM

So, you’ve been in the VoIP game for a while. You have a whole slew of VoIP features: E911, 411, caller ID and so on. Now, you want to jump into the world of SMS and offer a full stack of features in your service portfolio.

As exciting as adding a new offering to your customers can be, choosing how much you want to charge for this service can be tricky. Today, we’re going to give you some tips when deciding how much you should charge for your SMS service.

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Tags: Entrepreneurship

8 Questions When Choosing VoIP SMS Services [Video]

Posted by Jason Tapolci on March 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM

When researching VoIP providers, you are bound to have many questions that need answered before you find the right fit. Questions that immediately come to mind might be, "Can I choose my ULCs?" or "Can I automate my number porting?" but, one area that should not be ignored is a VoIP provider's stance on SMS services. To help guide your VoIP provider search, we're going to answer 8 Questions When Choosing VoIP SMS Services in today's Talking with Tapolci video!

 

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Tags: Telephony, VoIP, Entrepreneurship

Keep Your DIDs Stocked with a Personal Inventory

Posted by Daniel McFarland on February 25, 2016 at 3:18 PM

When running a successful business, one of the worst things that can happen is that you run out of product to sell. Imagine a scenario in which your VoIP business is booming, DIDs are getting swiped up left and right, and more and more orders are coming in each day. Suddenly, your stock runs dry. What do you think your end user is going to do in this situation? They're likely going to have to go with another reseller. Don’t let this happen to you. You need to find a way to keep your DIDs stocked and ready to sell.

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Tags: Entrepreneurship

Finish Your Business Strategy with the Planning Session

Posted by Jason Tapolci on February 23, 2016 at 2:55 PM

Lately, we've been doing a lot of talking about forming a business strategy for your company. We started by creating a simple definition of our target market, then defining buyer personas and how to solve their pain points with a differentiator. Then, we set our long and short term goals to keep our priorities on track. 

Today, we are going to wrap up this three-part business strategy series by talking about holding a Planning Session and organizing a celebration for your team. 

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Tags: VoIP, Telecom, Talking with Tapolci, Entrepreneurship

How to Set Your Company Goals and Priorities

Posted by Jason Tapolci on February 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM

There are times in life in which you want it all. You want to succeed, to be happy, maybe you just want a lot of cash. Far too often, we try to be the best at it all, stretch ourselves thin, and burn out. This is why it's important to set goals. Goals help to prioritize your time, gain sight on what's truly important, and ignore distractions.

If you hope to have a successful business, you must set company goals, motivate yourself and your team, and ignore the distractions that will dash your priorities.

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Tags: VoIP, Talking with Tapolci, Entrepreneurship

4 More Strategic Tips When Selling VoIP

Posted by Daniel McFarland on February 9, 2016 at 2:42 PM

After making a huge impact in 2015, there are no signs of the VoIP industry slowing down. And with predicted growth of VoIP, potentially generating $86.2 billion by 2020, it can be very tempting to start your own business in selling this tech. 

Before you decide to quit your day job and jump into the wonderful world of VoIP, please take the time to solidify your business plan and strategy. Otherwise, you could be setting yourself up for certain failure.

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Tags: VoIP, Telecom, Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Check out our New eBook "How to Build an Industry Dominating Strategy"

Posted by Daniel McFarland on February 4, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Due to the overwhelming response we've received from our first eBook, "Originating Profit", we've decided to release another one to help guide you on your entrepreneurial journey! Our latest eBook, "How to Build an Industry Dominating Strategy" by Jason Tapolci, President of VoIP Innovations, will provide you with the tools you need to create an organized and focused business strategy. 

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Tags: Entrepreneurship

Top 10 BackOffice Features When Operating a VoIP Company

Posted by Jason Tapolci on February 2, 2016 at 2:30 AM

When dealing with a VoIP service wholesaler, the BackOffice is where you handle your business operations such as ordering and managing DIDs, porting numbers, organizing groups and endpoints, and so much more. While a BackOffice is imperative for your VoIP company’s survival, they are not all created equal. To guarantee that your company is operating at its full potential, make sure that your BackOffice includes all of the following features.

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Tags: VoIP, ITSP, Entrepreneurship

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