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Why your workplace should be wireless: Wi-Fi benefits for business

Editorial team

4 days ago | 5 min read

Today’s businesses no longer need to connect to the internet via cables that leave professionals chained to their desks. Wireless technology has made mobile first possible. Pew Research Center shows 77 percent of Americans owned smartphones in 2017—a dramatic increase from 35 percent in 2011.

People use wireless internet connections to communicate, work, and save money on data. Customers expect free Wi-Fi in-store and in waiting areas. Mobile commerce options allow your customers to bypass long lines, pay with mobile devices, and receive an overall better shopping experience.

Wi-Fi-enabled business devices keep your employees connected and operations running smoothly—which ...

Everything you need to know about business phone lines

Editorial team

3 months ago | 10 min read

Before you buy, learn more about business phone lines

Some small-business owners don’t know where to start when they’re looking for reliable and affordable business phone lines. Verizon gets it. Business phone lines can be a complex topic.

To simplify your decision making, we’ve created a useful guide that will help you decide how many business phone lines you need, provide you with some examples of phone needs in different industries, and explain the three types of business phone services currently available.

7 ways businesses can expense IT purchases

Editorial team

3 months ago | 5 min read

Now could be the right time to buy.

As the end of the year approaches, cash-basis businesses will begin to look for ways to reduce their taxable profits for the year. Thanks to some very liberal tax laws written to encourage investment in personal tangible equipment, including information technology (IT) equipment, many businesses will be able to expense (write off as a tax deduction) all such purchases in 2017. However, the method you choose and the timing are critical, so careful planning is required. Check out 7 possible methods depending on your unique business needs.

5 tips to win big this Black Friday Cyber Monday

Editorial team

3 months ago | 6 min read

Is your business ready for the two biggest shopping days of the year?

Consumers love Black Friday Cyber Monday (BFCM), no question about it. Retailers, too, since Black Friday typically marks the first day of the year when retail companies go “into the black.” Over the Thanksgiving weekend last year, more than 154 million people went shopping. And according to a National Retail Federation survey, 44% of shoppers reported that they shopped online during that time. Of those individuals who said they shopped online, 74% did so on Black Friday. Here are 5 tips to help you prepare.

Business internet vs. residential: What you don’t know could cost you

Editorial team

3 months ago | 5 min read

“Why should I pay so much for internet service?”

It’s a valid question, especially for small-business owners squeezing as much as they can out of every scarce dollar. With fiber broadband-wired neighborhoods popping up everywhere promising low cost pricing and high speed internet, the choice between business internet vs. residential seems simple. But is it? This article covers many of the differences between residential and business internet capabilities.

The secret to better service and productivity: Unified Communications

Editorial team

2 months ago | 8 min read

Take your business to the next level with Unified Communications

Your business can have innovative ideas, top-notch products, and talented people, but it will never reach its full potential if your employees aren’t communicating well with each other and with customers.

To thrive today, businesses need to stay in touch with their customers or clients, and they need to do so frequently. They also need excellent communication and collaboration tools. A modern, hosted Unified Communication system with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calling can help your business deliver better customer service and better employee productivity.

 

Why your workplace should be wireless: Wi-Fi benefits for business

Editorial team

4 days ago | 5 min read

Today’s businesses no longer need to connect to the internet via cables that leave professionals chained to their desks. Wireless technology has made mobile first possible. Pew Research Center shows 77 percent of Americans owned smartphones in 2017—a dramatic increase from 35 percent in 2011.

People use wireless internet connections to communicate, work, and save money on data. Customers expect free Wi-Fi in-store and in waiting areas. Mobile commerce options allow your customers to bypass long lines, pay with mobile devices, and receive an overall better shopping experience.

Wi-Fi-enabled business devices keep your employees connected and operations running smoothly—which ...

The ultimate guide to small-business internet

Editorial team

4 months ago | 2 min read

For being necessary to your business, internet can seem a complicated product to shop for: you know you need it, but you may not know who your choices are, what speed to choose, or what other factors are going over your head.

The ultimate guide to small-business internet part 1: network type

Editorial team

4 months ago | 6 min read

Learn about the telecommunications industry and your choices for small-business internet

The market for telecommunication services looks different from many other markets in the United States: The companies and products available to you depend on your zip code, and within each zip code, you have about two to four companies to choose from.

The ultimate guide to small-business internet part 2: speed and reliability

Editorial team

4 months ago | 8 min read

Figuring out what speed you need and how to troubleshoot other speed issues

When customers and providers talk about what internet speeds to order, they’re actually referring to bandwidth. It’s not strictly accurate to use these terms interchangeably, but it’s useful shorthand because bandwidth is the main factor that determines whether you experience your internet connection as fast or slow.