Webinar Recording: What The Affordable Care Act Means for Small Employers

Watch part III of our “Growing Your Business” webinar series, presented by AnyMeeting and featuring the Small Business Administration’s Meredith Olafson.

This webinar focuses on what the Affordable Care Act means for small employers. Topics discussed include:

  • Insurance market reforms for small employers
  • Small business tax credits (available to businesses and tax-exempt non-profits) – who’s eligible for them and how to claim them
  • SHOP Marketplace updates
  • Employer Shared Responsibility provisions
  • Key provisions for self-employed business owners with no employees
  • Tools and resources available for small employers interested in learning more about the law


AnyMeeting Launches Desktop App to Make Online Meetings Even Simpler, More Accessible

Small Business Web Conferencing Leader Enables Instant Launch of Online Meetings From the Desktop

ORANGE COUNTY, CA–(Jan 3, 2014) – AnyMeeting (http://anymeeting.com), a leading provider of web and video conferencing software for small business, today announced the launch of “AnyMeeting Desktop”, a simple Windows system tray application that simplifies starting and joining meetings — making online meetings even more accessible for everyday use.

“Web, video and phone conferencing can help nearly every small business be more productive,” said Costin Tuculescu, CEO and founder of AnyMeeting. “With instant access to AnyMeeting’s all-in-one conferencing tool directly from the desktop, we’re becoming a more integral part of small businesses’ everyday workflow.”

AnyMeeting Desktop provides quick access to AnyMeeting’s easy-to-use, all-in-one conferencing tool, allowing an AnyMeeting account holder to quickly start a new meeting, join an existing meeting, invite others, and access their phone conference information. Once installed, the application is available with a single click from the user’s Windows system tray. Designed to meet all the conferencing needs of small business – from a one-on-one video conference to a 200-person webinar — AnyMeeting features 6-way video conferencing, phone conferencing, screen sharing, presentation sharing, meeting notes, recording and more, plus support for up to 200 participants.

Users can download the AnyMeeting Desktop app immediately after signing up for an AnyMeeting account, or any time later from their AnyMeeting Account Manager by clicking the Downloads tab.

About AnyMeeting
Based in Orange County, California, AnyMeeting pioneered the small business web conferencing market in 2009 with a completely free, full-featured and easy-to-use web conferencing service tailored for small business. Since then, it has grown to more than 450,000 small business users of both its free ad-supported service and low-cost ad-free options. Designed specifically for small business, AnyMeeting offers a complete web conferencing and webinar service built on the company’s proven Software as a Service platform. Meeting hosts are able to invite up to 200 attendees per meeting with no time limits, and enjoy a full range of features including integrated video conferencing, phone conferencing, screen sharing, presentation sharing, recording and social media integration. AnyMeeting is the best choice for small businesses, independent professionals and just about anyone who can benefit from online meetings. Current investors include Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum. For more information, please visit www.AnyMeeting.com.

Happy Holidays from AnyMeeting


On behalf of everyone here at AnyMeeting, I would like to thank all of our avid AnyMeeting users for a great 2012!

If it wasn’t for all of you, we would not have been able to keep growing AnyMeeting, with exciting additions such as the Small Business Toolkit webinar series, the new YouTube feature, an updated user interface, integration with VMware’s Zimbra Collaboration, Single Sign-On from the Google Chrome Web Store, and so much more!

We hope that you’ve had a very prosperous and productive year, and we look forward to being your choice for web conferencing and webinars in 2013.  Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!

Costin Tuculescu, CEO & Founder

Tips for Growing Your Small Business with Digital Marketing and Social Media

Wrapping up another great year, AnyMeeting closed out its popular “Small Business Toolkit” webinar series for 2012 with its last guest webinar from Chris Bechtel, director of marketing for AnyMeeting.  A 15 year digital marketing veteran, we would like to thank Chris for presenting “Tips for Growing Your Small Business with Digital Marketing and Social Media.”

We’d also like to thank the more than 400 registrants and attendees who participated with great questions and comments. Chris’s webinar provided a fast-paced, interactive webinar that introduced smart and effective strategies for growing a small business through digital marketing and social media. If you were not able to attend live and would like to view the recording, just click: Recorded Webinar to Grow your Small Business.

Calling all Coders, AnyMeeting is Hosting a WebRTC Hackathon

If you are an engineer, designer, product manager, marketer or entrepreneur, AnyMeeting has a great opportunity for you.  On January 26th, AnyMeeting will be hosting a hackathon based around the emerging technology known as WebRTC.  Seeing WebRTC as a major disruptive force in the world of Real Time Communications, AnyMeeting is encouraging those interested to come together and work on building a new project, product or service involving the technology in a 12-hour hack session.

At the end of the session, competing teams of contestants will be able to present and answer questions on their projects for a chance to win a grand prize of $5,000.  Small prizes will be awarded to two runners up teams as well.

For more information on the “AnyMeeting WebRTC Hackathon,” how to register and sponsorship opportunities, please visit our AnyMeeting EventBrite Page.

AnyMeeting Joins American Express in Supporting Small Business Saturday

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there is Small Business Saturday.  Started in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country.  The effort helps drive sales to small businesses on one of the busiest holiday shopping weekends of the year.

Along with American Express, Small Business Saturday is supported by a host of advocacy groups, political officials and corporations throughout the country.  This year, AnyMeeting is getting in on the fun and has become a corporate sponsor of Small Business Saturday.

So, help AnyMeeting and American Express support small business on Saturday, November 24th.  For more information on how you and your company can get involved and what opportunities are available for small businesses, click here.

AnyMeeting Launches Single Sign-On from Chrome Web Store

As you know, AnyMeeting has worked closely with Google, being integrated with the Google Apps Marketplace.  Now, AnyMeeting is integrated with the Chrome Web Store, offering an easy, single sign-on option for Google Chrome users.  If you are a user of Google Chrome, you can download and install the AnyMeeting application and have easy and instant access to AnyMeeting through your Google Chrome account.

So, install the AnyMeeting app today and see how fast and easy starting your next meeting can be.  Also, be sure to rate the AnyMeeting app and post a review of your experience.

UpComing Webinar: Tips for Growing Your Small Business with Digital Marketing and Social Media

How valuable would it be to learn about the latest, smartest and most effective strategies for growing your small business through digital marketing and social media?  Small businesses have more ways to communicate and engage with customers than ever before.  Everything including mobile, Facebook and blogging is “fair game” for businesses to use to reach their customers – and customers can talk back!

Join us Wednesday, December 5th at 11 am PT for the next free webinar of our “Small Business Toolkit webinar series, and get answers to these and many other problematic and promising issues in small business marketing.  Our own Chris Bechtel, Director of Marketing for AnyMeeting, will lead a fast-paced, interactive webinar that will address a wide range of critical small business marketing issues and help bring your strategy up-to-date.  Chris is a 15 year digital marketing veteran, consultant and growth hacker.

Only 200 spots are available – so sign up today.  Make sure you log into the webinar early – attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis.  A recording of the webinar will also be made available for all those who register.

Help AnyMeeting Support Movember & Raise Awareness on Men’s Health

It’s that time of year again.  Just as we all have finished wearing pink to support women’s health and the fight against breast cancer, now it’s time to grow some facial hair and raise awareness for men’s health issues.  We at AnyMeeting have started growing our moustaches to support Movember, and we need your help.

Go to the AnyMeeting Movember Team page where you can help support the AnyMeeting team, and/or the individual members of the team (Colin, Jeff, Mickey, Bob, Iain).  Your support and donations will help AnyMeeting raise awareness of men’s health issues and at the same time, ensure that we are the best looking web conferencing company.  Additionally, the team member that raises the most money will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

So, go to AnyMeeting’s team page today, pick a team member and help him and AnyMeeting raise awareness and money for a great cause, men’s health.

AnyMeeting Jumps into the Halloween Spirit

The Halloween spirit is alive and jumping at AnyMeeting, with everyone getting into the fun.  Just about everyone at AnyMeeting headquarters was in costume and participated in our inter-office space Halloween costume contest.  Colin, one of our developers, took the honors when he came dressed as space defying and sound-barrier breaking Felix Baumgartner.

Dressed in his flight suit and helmet, Felix was ready to break more records with an entirely new jump.  From a dizzying height of the top of his desk, Felix once again prepared for a leap of faith.   When everything was set, he stepped off and quickly reached a maximum speed of three feet per second for a total distance of about three feet.

The journey was a complete success, and only took a second.  Our death-defying developer is now resting comfortably at his desk recalling his epic journey, and wishes everyone a Happy Halloween!!!!