Posted On: 2006-06-20Length: 55:18
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Hello! Welcome to the show. I'm Anita Campbell, your host, and I am so glad that you could join us for another edition of Small Business Trends Radio. I've got a special treat today. In addition to the return of one of our most popular guests, Michael Dees, who you will be hearing from shortly on the topic of "Telecommuting and How to Make a Useful Experience for both Employer and Employee when Telecommuting," I also have an esteemed co-host today, Steve Rucinski. Steve is the executive producer of the podcast series of Small Business Trends radio, and he's also been a substitute host on these programs in the past, so welcome Steve.
Thanks, Anita. It's great to be back together with you again.
Well, great! It's good to have you here. And so our listeners know, some of you listening may know of Steve. Steve is a well-known online personage in the form of a blogger who writes a blog called "Small Business CEO." You might want to say a few words about that, Steve.
Well, the URL is smbCEO and I try to be a portal for information resources around all small business topics targeted to serve the small business CEO.
So that's smbCEO.com?
Ok. Great. All right, well Steve and I will be kind of a tag team host team today. Before we introduce our guest and begin with the show, it's time to do our Today's Trend segment. This is when we do a short three-minute segment on a trend of interest to the small business market. And Today's Trend is about the way our telecommunications practices have changed due to workers becoming so mobile today. Now it's clear that telecommuting and the mobile workforce in general have been growing over the past decade. Technology enables the mobile worker by making it possible for employees to work outside of a central office and still be connected to systems, to other employees, and to customer communications channels. But what about the way our entire communications habits are changing due to the availability of new and affordable forms of technology? Particularly something called unified messaging. These are technologies that were not within the reach of...