Small Business Trends Radio

Virtual Phone Systems: Sound Big. Pay A Little.

Siamak Taghaddos, CEO of GotVmailCan Your Customers Reach You Now? How About Now?

With a virtual phone system, your small business can have the professional phone presence and “big company” functionality for a fraction of the price.

Anita and her guest, GotVMail CEO Siamak Taghaddos discuss what a virtual phone system can do for your business.

  • Do you have multiple distributed employees, or maybe contractors that you need to connect with just like in a physical office?
  • Need your phone number to follow you or your employees to multiple locations?
  • Have an office with a number of employees but don’t want to invest in PBX equipment?
  • Want to get your voicemails through your email inbox as an audio file?

Learn the answers to these questions and much more in this knowledge packed audio conversation. As a special bonus Anita and Siamak discuss GotVMails business and sales model which is 80% web based. There is something for everyone, take a listen!

Additional highlights of this show include the Today’s Trend segment, “The Trend Toward a Virtual Business.” Enjoy!

About Siamak Taghaddos

As President and CEO of GotVMail Communications, Siamak Taghaddos guides the Company’s mission of providing advanced, hosted communications solutions to small businesses, home-based businesses, and mobile professionals. In less than two years of operation, GotVMail has serviced over 25,000 enthusiastic small business customers and has been profitable since its second month of operation.

Taghaddos was recently named by BusinessWeek as one the country’s “Top 5 Entrepreneurs Under 25″, was named to the Boston Business Journal’s 2005 “40 Under 40 List”, and was awarded the 2005 “Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award ” from the Massachusetts Small Business Administration.

Prior to founding GotVMail in 2002, Taghaddos founded a successful online distribution company offering discounted pagers throughout the United States. The company was acquired in less than two years. Taghaddos also developed business and marketing strategies for College Coach, LLC, a Boston-based educational consulting firm offering individual college placement guidance to college-bound teens. Working side-by-side with the founding team, Taghaddos contributed to refining the business model, creating the business plan, and closing investment capital. He was also instrumental in negotiating one of the company’s largest partnerships, opened multiple geographic regions, and developed College Coach’s online presence.

Taghaddos graduated with distinction from Babson College in Wellesley, MA, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in entrepreneurship and marketing. While at Babson, he achieved a number of academic and business honors, including winning the coveted 2003 “Business Plan Competition”, receiving the 2003 “Outstanding Student in Entrepreneurial Activities Award”, as well as the 2002 “Student Business Initiative Award”. Taghaddos is also a member of YEO, Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

Recorded: June 6, 2006

Duration: 60 minutes

 
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