The Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business

Published on June 23, 2020

When it comes to the world of startups and small businesses, the US reigns supreme. Between Silicon Valley and dozens of up-and-coming tech scenes sprawled across the likes of Denver, Austin, and Boston, America consistently dominates the startup space—in company count, zeal, and success.  

But major cities can’t take all the credit—self-made millionaires and well-established brands are cropping up in small cities too, thanks to small businesses. Large cities certainly have larger networks and more talent—which help put companies ahead—but there are a number of small cities whose infrastructures support a vibrant startup ecosystem as well. ...

The Corporate Jargon that Irks Americans the Most

Published on February 4, 2020

Curious to know which corporate jargon Americans think we should do away with? We surveyed 1, 000 employees and found out.

The Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business

Published on June 23, 2020

When it comes to the world of startups and small businesses, the US reigns supreme. Between Silicon Valley and dozens of up-and-coming tech scenes sprawled across the likes of Denver, Austin, and Boston, America consistently dominates the startup space—in company count, zeal, and success.  

But major cities can’t take all the credit—self-made millionaires and well-established brands are cropping up in small cities too, thanks to small businesses. Large cities certainly have larger networks and more talent—which help put companies ahead—but there are a number of small cities whose infrastructures support a vibrant startup ecosystem as well. ...

TikTok Popularity Ranked by Downloads

Published on August 28, 2020

Since last year, the CEO of social media has been raking in the downloads.

 

 

The most innovative metro areas in the US

Published on December 18, 2018

It’s a competitive world out there, and the pressure and exhilaration of change demands adjustments in business perspectives. Over the past few decades, the direction of rising lucrative industries has significantly shifted, making way for high-tech companies to claim the forefront of the economic atmosphere. Many industries that dominated past economies have since given way to significant technological advancements. That technology drives so much of modern commerce, and with innovation constantly providing new frontiers to be explored, the competition has been taken to a new level.

Verizon vs. Spectrum: Business Internet Comparison

Published on February 27, 2019

In business, time marches on, and tech marches with it. As the landscape of high-speed internet continues to grow and evolve, cable-driven networks are quickly losing traction against more progressive options. And as critical players across a myriad of industries, internet providers constantly engage in cutthroat warfare to secure dominance in an ever-advancing industry, refining old technology and processes and creating new ones at a dizzying pace.  

ADA Compliance: Your Business’s Guide to Accessibility

Published on July 23, 2019

This article provides general information related to compliance with the ADA. This article does not provide legal advice and go.verizon.com is not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. Although we consider this article is accurate, we recommend you consult a lawyer if you want legal advice. No attorney-client or confidential relationship exists or will be formed between you and go.verizon.com or any of our representatives.  

 

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Tap into Business Trends with the Verizon Resource Center

Published on July 17, 2019

An entrepreneurial mind lacks only the right resources to bring its vision to life. That’s where the Verizon Resource Center comes in. Here you can find information on business trends, best practices, and technology that converts the chaos of running a business into second nature. 

The Corporate Jargon that Irks Americans the Most

Published on February 4, 2020

Curious to know which corporate jargon Americans think we should do away with? We surveyed 1, 000 employees and found out.

How to Start a Successful Coworking Space

Published on July 9, 2020

Starting your own business is an exciting venture, but entrepreneurs often miss the structure and networking opportunities that come with the typical office experience. That’s where coworking comes in. Coworking is when like-minded entrepreneurs run their respective businesses from a shared workspace. With coworking spaces growing 20% worldwide in the last year, there’s never been a better time to set one up.

Take a look at all you can expect when you start to create your very own shared space.

Verizon Service Outages: How to fight back against virtual and literal darkness

Published on October 4, 2019

No technology is indestructible. Nearly every kind of tech available is subject to service and power outages, whether they be sporadic or consistent, and they’re a problem that can have serious effects on your business’s performance.

Verizon Fios vs. AT&T: Which Business Internet is Best?

Published on December 11, 2018

Technology is an ever-advancing force, and internet is often at the forefront of that innovation. When considering an internet package for your business, the options appear limitless, particularly when every provider waves a banner declaring superiority. It’s no question that fiber has proven itself to be the undisputed top dog of telecommunications, performing at an entirely different level than services such as cable and DSL. With that established, the question then becomes: which internet service provider has the best fiber-optic connection available?

Fiber vs. DSL—Making Sense of the Small Business Internet Battlefront.

Published on December 12, 2018

Try to think of the last time you went through a workday without accessing the internet. You’d likely have to stretch your memory back quite a while; for some, that period of time doesn’t even exist. Internet service has progressively become integral to most business operations, creating a vast network of connections, automated services, communications, and programs that combine in force to refine systems and processes and cultivate success.

2018 small business growth spurt: Are you ready for it?

Published on June 5, 2018

Own a small business? Here’s a question for you: Have you seen steady, promising growth over the past year? The National Federation of Independent Business ran a study this March that predicts 28% of small businesses expect to expand their enterprise as a whole. 20% anticipate higher sales during the fiscal year, and will be looking to hire new employees as a result.

We reached out to the small biz community to get a feel for the current atmosphere, and to get a sense of how businesses are approaching adding new employees to their team. ...

5 Tips to Win Big This Black Friday Cyber Monday

Published on October 31, 2017

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.

7 ways businesses can expense IT purchases

Published on October 31, 2017

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.

Business Internet vs. Residential: What you don’t know could cost you

Published on November 2, 2017

“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.

Down to the wire: Understanding business phone lines

Published on November 24, 2019

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.

Fiber Optic vs. Cable—Which One is Best for Business Internet?

Published on October 23, 2017

A quick guide to fiber optic vs. cable internet

Your small business needs fast, reliable internet at a reasonable price. So what’s your best option? Businesses almost always need a higher speed than you can get with traditional DSL, so that narrows your choices to fiber optic and CATV cable. This article will help you understand the key differences in no time.

How Much Bandwidth Do I Need For My Business?

Published on February 28, 2018

When deciding on services for your business, one of the most important is internet from a reliable provider. The question isn’t quite as cut-and-dried as just picking a provider and internet plan, though. Internet service packages are generally priced based on speed, and your speed is dependent on your internet usage. So how much speed does your business actually need? Read on to find out.

How safe is your state from automation?

Published on March 12, 2018

Unemployment is currently the lowest it has been since the 2008 recession. With plenty of jobs available and several industries experiencing growth, things should be good, right? Maybe not. The positions and industries hiring on Glassdoor right now could be taken over by automation and artificial intelligence (AI) sooner than you might think. This article gives you more information to assess if your industry is safe from automation.

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