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Citrix

Citrix Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Grasshopper

With the acquisition we expand the breadth of our communication and collaboration solutions for small businesses, including GoToMeeting, GoToTraining, GoToWebinar, ShareFile and OpenVoice.Chris Battles, Vice President, Citrix
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Boston Inno

Local Founders Get Senate Support to Make National Entrepreneurs' Day an Official Holiday

Earlier this year, the founders of Needham, Mass.-based virtual phone system Grasshopper, Siamak Taghaddos and David Hauser, launched a petition with the help of the Legacy Foundation's Amir Tehrani. The goal? To make National Entrepreneurs' Day a national holiday — one celebrated the third Tuesday of every November.

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Forbes

Recognizing And Celebrating Our Nation's Entrepreneurs

From our nation’s earliest days, entrepreneurs have been the driving force behind U.S. economic growth. Not only did entrepreneurs build America—our future depends on them. We ought to do more to recognize the tremendous importance of entrepreneurs.

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Huffington Post

5 Ways to Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month

Mark your calendars: November is designated as National Entrepreneurship Month (NEM), a time to celebrate the men and women who have the courage to take smart risks in business, enriching and innovating our lives with the results of their efforts.

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Zapier

5 Million Views: How Grasshopper Cracked the Code to Creating Insanely Viral Videos

Video is one of the most personal ways to connect with online customers today. And Grasshopper has adapted that in a unique way.

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Software Advice

Trending VoIP Terms Reflect Market Shifts

The economic and technological factors driving the business implementation of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)—which enables the transmission of phone calls over the Internet—have dramatically altered in the past decade.

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The Muse

Help Small Business Owners Succeed at Your Next Job

Founded by two entrepreneurs in 2003, Grasshopper is dedicated to empowering other business owners to succeed. The company’s core product is a virtual phone system that enables companies to sound more professional and stay connected, but it also offers resources and guides to help entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level. To date, Grasshopper has served over 150,000 entrepreneurs—and the company continues to grow.

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US Imprints

Three Remarkable Content Marketing Success Stories

Although I’m more than guilty of engaging in my fair share of debates on marketing theory, I do, in fact, relish practical application. So when I’m searching for marketing takeaways that I can put into action, I turn to brands that actually know what they’re doing (and have the proof to show for it).

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Olark

How Grasshopper Created a Culture of Service

Grasshopper was founded by Siamak Taghaddos and David Hauser in 2003 with a vision of helping entrepreneurs and small businesses run their organizations completely via mobile phones.

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Amex Open Forum

4 Ways a Back-to-School Mindset Can Boost Office Productivity

Fall is just around the corner. Make sure your company's ready to hit the books hard and finish the year strong by following these tips.

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Boston Inno

Local Founders Gain Momentum in Making National Entrepreneurs' Day a National Holiday

Siamak Taghaddos was driving down the Mass Pike on his way to work when he turned his dial to all the cynics spouting news about how horrible the economy is.

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Fast Company

Why The Size Of Your Company Doesn't Matter

More people, more problems. Growth isn't always measured in terms of employees, but in success with the team you have.

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iSmallBusiness

Top 10 Reasons We Need Your Support For National Entrepreneursí Day (And It Takes Less Than Five Minutes To Do!)

It's the spirit of entrepreneurs and small business leaders that built and founded our country. While the days of yore may have been exclusive to a certain type of person, today the playing field is truly level and equality is at it's truest form with entrepreneurship.

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FindLaw

Should You Support Nat'l Entrepreneurs' Day (HR 401)?

After a Twitter petition successfully convinced President Obama to declare a National Entrepreneurs' Day in 2010, a group of entrepreneurs has now set their sights on Congress.

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Entrepreneur

How This Two-Person Company Runs Off Cell Phones

Charlie Philp and Allison Fowler founded Sneakz Organic in 2012 to help parents sneak full servings of vegetables into their children's diet. Today the company sells its juice-box sized chocolate milkshakes in more than 1,000 locations across the U.S. However, with the co-founders based more than a thousand miles apart, with Philp in Colorado and Fowler in California, the two depend on technology to stay connected to each other, their vendors and potential clients.

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Fast Company

Why You Can't Seem To Get Any Work Done In The Summer

Staying Productive is hard enough when you have a million distractions competing for your attention. But what happens when you throw warmer weather into the mix? Productivity meltdown.

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NY Tech Day

NY Tech Day Startup Resources

Our sponsors offer some incredible resources that can help your startup grow.

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Jobvite

The Undervalued Resource of Employee Referrals and How to Get More of Them

Jennifer Joos is the people strategy manager at Grasshopper, a virtual phone system for entrepreneurs and small businesses. At Grasshopper, it's just as important as anywhere else to keep top shelf talent perpetually applying for employment.

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Mass Challenge

Where do the 1600+ startups come from?

1600+ startups applied to this year's MassChallenge accelerator program. Here's a look into where they come from!

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Forbes

Content Marketing Is A Long-Term Commitment, Not A Campaign

Stick to it, and you could create something like Grasshopper's blog. Grasshopper, which is a virtual phone service for entrepreneurs, publishes high-quality articles full of valuable insight.

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Business Insider

25 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They Wish They'd Known Before Their First Startup

Founding a company isn't for the faint of heart. Every entrepreneur — no matter the size of their company — faces tough decisions and seemingly insurmountable struggles at some point in the process of getting their idea off the ground.

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Fast Company

How You Will Find Your Next Job On Twitter

You've probably heard about people who landed a book deals from their popular tweets, or that Seth Meyers found several writers for his new show on Twitter.

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PRWeek

Relationships pivotal to keeping pace with social media change

One key to staying up-to-date on the ever-changing social media landscape is old-fashioned networking.

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Inc

Should You Hire a Professional Doodler?

Many companies are now hiring specialized artists to record their brainstorming sessions. Here's why.

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Ragan

10 creative PR ideas to try

Grasshopper claims to be the phone system for entrepreneurs. You can regularly hear the company's advertisements on conventional radio stations, but it wasn't always that way.

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Amex Open Forum

12 Ways To Thank Your Customers Without Breaking The Bank

Every customer likes the free recognition (and marketing push) that comes from being showcased on another company's website. Create a thank-you page on your site that highlights your top customers and why you appreciate them so much.

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CNN Money

How data mining can boost your revenue by 300%

Virtual phone system provider, Grasshopper, built its data analytics engine for a mere $8,000, which included software and a week's worth of training from software provider NeuroSolutions.

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Fast Company

5 Golden Press Release Free Keys To Building Successful Buzz For Your Startup

One of the best examples of creative PR still has to be Grasshopper.com sending 25,000 chocolate covered grasshoppers to 5,000 bloggers, politicians, celebrities, entrepreneurs, CEOs, journalists, reporters, and TV anchors. Spoiler alert: they got a ton of media attention without using a press release.

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Enmast

What are you doing to WOW customers and contacts into raving fans?

I don't know about you, but when I was a kid I was always really excited to check the mail. Something about the anticipation and the thrill of getting something made checking the mail exciting. Of course, the thrill is gone now. Who wants to rush to open bills and junk mail?

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Forbes

Is Your Company An Industry Leader?

Customers naturally trust companies that provide them with good information. Great examples of companies that make a point of doing this are HubSpot, Grasshopper, Switch Video, and Moz.

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Entrepreneur

How to Make Company Announcements in Buzzworthy Ways

Even direct mailers can be effective: Kabani recalls that Grasshopper launched its Entrepreneur Movement by sending 5,000 chocolate-covered grasshoppers to major influencers.

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Huffington Post

Busting the Myth on Company Culture

A strong company culture is crucial to your company's success, and as a leader, you need to prioritize this core business concept today. If you're skeptical, look to the learnings of Grasshopper co-founder Siamak Taghaddos as an example.

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CNN Money

These entrepreneurs are on Business No. 3 - at least

Best advice: Keep money in the company

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Wordofmouth.org

WOM Tip #198: Be an advocate for your customers

Fantastic customer service is a huge opportunity for word of mouth marketing. Show them you care, and they'll appreciate you and talk about you. But what if you took that kind of service one step further by becoming an advocate for your customers?

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Entrepreneur

To Boost Efficiency, Rethink Company Culture

In this case study, telecom startup Grasshopper explains how rethinking its values helped realign the company's goals, reduce turnover and find the cash to reinvest in itself.

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NY Times

Businesses of Varied Sizes Find Customer Relationship Help

FOR MICROBUSINESSES “Very small companies usually just need something to manage contacts,” said Ms. Larrimore. Her own firm used Batchbook until it reached 17 staff members, then it switched to Sugar C.R.M.

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Mashable

Announcing a Live Chat With Grasshopper Founder David Hauser

Streaming live on Mashable, Grasshopper founder David Hauser will answer questions from readers at 3 p.m. EST (12 p.m. PST) Thursday, Feb. 28. As part of the Young Entrepreneur Council’s #StartupLab initiative, a virtual mentorship program, David will appear live via video chat broadcast on this site.

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Raving Fans
Having a phone number on our site increased conversion of site visitors to sign ups and paid users 1.8%!! Allan Branch LessAccounting
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Time Magazine

What It’s Really Like to Have a Quirky Job Title? The ‘Ambassador of Buzz’ Has His Say

Hey, if nothing else, having an offbeat job title helped the Ambassador of Buzz generate enough buzz to be featured in a Q&A at Time.com.

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TechCrunch

If We Have A Secretary’s Day, We Should Have An Entrepreneurs’ Day, Right? Now We Do.

Entrepreneurs built America. Research by The Kauffman Foundation suggests that all of the net job creation is coming from newly created companies.

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Forbes

How the Rest of the Country Can Support Sandy Victims

Does your company have a product or service that can help victims recover? Your company may be able to give back far beyond simply providing money and positive thinking.

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Intuit

Why Offering Discounts May Be a Major Mistake

Shoppers love a bargain. The likes of Groupon and LivingSocial wouldn’t exist otherwise, and the art of bargain hunting long predates daily-deal sites. Among the key reasons why offering discounts can be such a powerful sales tool: Most people aren’t very good at math.

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KISSmetrics

The Secret Marketing Question: What Are You Really Selling?

Another excellent example in the online arena is Grasshopper. On the surface, it looks like they offer a digital phone service for small businesses.

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Raving Fans
Helping us get published in the Memphis Business Journal was a huge milestone for us, and has been in our marketing packets ever since. Thank you! Russell Mallette CatDat
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AMEX

5 Reasons You Need a Brand Ambassador

It’s impossible to build a successful small business without making sales. But that doesn’t mean there is only one way to manage a sales force.

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huffingtonpost.com

Evaluating the Effects of Accelerators? Not So Fast

If anything good can be said about this agonizingly slow economic recovery, it is that there is growing interest in helping startups launch and succeed, because we know that new firms create new jobs.

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Influential Entrepreneurs
Congrats 2 Grasshopper.com folks 4 rising above the noise...got my attention by sending chocolate grasshoppers http://grasshopper.com/idea Jason Calacanis calcanis.com
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Boston.com

Sifting The Startup Scene For Small Business Tools

Since nobody works harder than the people running small businesses, nobody stands to benefit more from the improved efficiency, reach and impact offered by new digital tools.

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Forbes

Why You Should Think Like a Fortune 500 CEO from Day 1- and Other Branding Lessons from Grasshopper.

If you're an entrepreneur and use a phone system for business (other than your personal cell) you're probably using Grasshopper. At the very least, you've probably heard of the virtual phone system that enables entrepreneurs to work from anywhere while maintaining a professional presence.

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Under30CEO

30 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs of 2011

It's that time of year again when we put together our 30 most influential young entrepreneurs list. Last year, the entire list was valued at close to $100billion, this year we lead off with a young entrepreneur who's company is valued at $100billion alone. Each of these founders and CEOs are running ...

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Raving Fans
As a major gift / non-profit fundraiser I am now a huge fan of Grasshopper. The company truly saved the day (and my sanity). Carolyn Appelton Carolyn Appelton, Inc
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Inc

Start-up on a Budget: 14 Cheap Tools

Starting a business and trying to keep costs down? Use these expert tips to find resources that can cut your overhead. As a small business owner, you already know that "fast,” "easy” and "cheap” are magic words. So I asked my personal network of "Start-up Business Warriors” some of their ...

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Influential Entrpreneurs
Good news for me, I have finally found the one phone system I will not need to replace! This is a big deal, since it will allow me to use my (limited) brain power on building my business and not on phone maintenance Mike Michalowicz Entrepreneur.com
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Business Insider

Building Credibility with E-Commerce Customers You Can't See

The abundant emergence of Internet business is not a coincidence; companies see how lucrative e-commerce can be and are jumping at the opportunity. Corporations are moving their store fronts to desktops and raking in the cash in the process. Easily navigated websites, organized inventory and the convenience ...

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ReadWriteWeb

Top Tech Video of the Day: [Stuff] Entrepreneurs Say

“Connect it to Facebook, viral spread, boom, boom.” I have no idea what that means but I do know that for some reason, I’m still not tired of the Sh*t [fill in the blank] Says meme. This video is for anyone who’s spent more than five minutes reading Techcrunch, knows what Y Combinator is and has faced the ...

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Influential Entrpreneurs
David Hauser & Siamak Taghaddos are two of the smartest young entrepreneurs I know Donna Fenn - Inc / BNET UpStarts
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Recessionista

5 Online Tools for Starting Entrepreneurs

It’s a new year…time for small business owners to think big!
1. Grasshopper::This online phone service allows you to make your cell phone (and those of your employees) into a full service business landline. No matter which cell phone customers call they are directed through your main system, just like the ...

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The Wall Street Journal

Designed to Encourage Mingling

Grasshopper LLC, a virtual phone-system company, moved into a custom-renovated office in Needham, Mass., last month. The upgrade, which cost $200,000, features a family-style kitchen and eating area, telecommunications technologies and modern furniture. The design encourages mingling and collaboration.

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