Posted On: 2006-06-06
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Hi, welcome to the show. I'm Anita Campbell, your host, and I am so glad you could join us for another edition of Small Business Trends Radio. We have an exciting show today. It's called "Virtual Phone Systems-Sound Big, Pay a Little." Siamak Taghaddos, CEO of GotVmail, is our featured guest today. I'll be introducing Siamak in just a few minutes from now, but until then, GotVmail sells an advanced voice mail system to small businesses, home-based businesses and mobile entrepreneurs. With GotVmail your small business can sound like a Fortune 500 company overnight. And so we're going to hear from Siamak as to how you can do that-how you can make your small business sound like a big company and do it inexpensively and do it very quickly.
But before we talk with Siamak, we have our Today's Trend segment. This is a weekly feature that we do at the beginning of each show. And Today's Trend is the trend toward the smaller virtual business. Now I'm sure you know what I mean by a smaller business. But what do I mean by a virtual business? Well, a virtual business in this sense is one with a small headquarters, or perhaps a home-based business without a traditional place of business. Maybe no office, or certainly not a large office. A virtual business may have a small staff or it may have no employees, strictly speaking. It may be a business that uses independent contractors and other small businesses that provide a variety of services. A virtual business may have people spread out all over the country, even across the globe. And today when you talk about a start-up for example, it may not be the so-called three guys and a garage, instead it may be three people working at their respective kitchen tables, or their back porches, all working in independent locations, but working for one and the same business. So what makes this all possible? What makes it possible for people to be spread out in wide distances and still work on and for and in the same business? And what makes it possible for them to give the impression to the world that it is a single cohesive business...