What Technology Can I Use To Help My Small Business?

I recently visited my in-laws for Thanksgiving dinner. As I walked in the door, my 78 year old father-in-law called my name with long drawn out “Waayynne”. I knew he needed some help with something technology related. Sure enough he had just bought an Amazon Fire Stick in the hopes of being able to share his computer screen onto a TV. We took a look at the Fire Stick and I set him up with Netflix for watching movies and IOS photo sharing but the device doesn’t work well yet with desktop sharing for a Windows computer. Sigh…. If he had a Mac we could use AppleTV or if he had a Chromebook, he could use Chromecast.  Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy way to mirror a Windows screen just yet until MiraCast is ready.

Multitasking businessman

In business we often need good tools at a great price. I’ve included several key solutions for small businesses to consider.

1. Audio Conferencing.

There are several large companies that provide great products that are very stable for large businesses but they still charge by the minute and you need significant volume to lower your price. To get start quickly with audio conferencing you can check out FreeConferenceCall (https://www.freeconferencecall.com/). You can have up to 1,000 participants in a call. You can even share your screen for up to 25 people at once. The catch is that your participants will be paying the long distance charges to join the call instead of using a toll free number.

When you grow large enough to upgrade, there are several companies that offer great services. Check out Intercall, Level3, AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner Telecom, etc.