How fast does your business internet need to be?

Published on June 17, 2021

A budding business needs a steady internet connection, but what business owners don’t need is wasted money on something they’ll never use. Find the right speed for your business with this simple overview and see what you can do with each.

How will Verizon 5G Impact Your Small Business?

Published on January 5, 2021

Imagine having the ability to use augmented reality to entice customers into your brick and mortar. Think about the time and resources saved when you can stream 4K video in real-time to inspect assembly line production happening nations away. 

It’s not sci-fi, it’s not even the future: 5G is right here, right now. 5G network connection is ready to change how you do business. Are you and your business ready to move even faster?

The Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business

Published on April 27, 2021

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.

 

 

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.

Which network is better for your business? Fiber-optic vs. cable internet.

Published on June 4, 2021

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.

The Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business

Published on April 27, 2021

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. ...

Unified Communications: The secret to better service and productivity

Published on November 30, 2017

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.

 

The ultimate guide to business phone service

Published on October 31, 2018

A good phone system is hard to find. It’s likely that your business relies heavily on its phone service to keep things running smoothly, so it’s crucial to find one that performs at your own level. But where do you even start?

The ultimate guide to small-business internet

Published on October 2, 2017

It goes without saying that internet is necessary to small businesses, but finding the right fit can be overwhelming at times. Factors such as speed, network type and price only scratch the surface when making an educated decision about the internet connection that will support your fundamental operations.

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

Published on October 2, 2017

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

Published on October 2, 2017

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.

The ultimate guide to small-business internet part 3: wi-fi

Published on October 2, 2017

How to make Wi-Fi work for you

Wired connections are generally more reliable and consistent than Wi-Fi, but wireless internet is still crucial for most businesses. In part 3 we’ll explore how Wi-Fi helps your business, what equipment you need, and how you can make it as secure and effective as possible.

The ultimate guide to small-business internet part 4: security

Published on October 2, 2017

How to protect your internet connection from cyber-threats

It’s a misconception that only large businesses get targeted by cyber-criminals. Small to mid-size businesses account for 62 percent of all cyber-breaches each year, 9 and the costs of each incident can be high.

 

The ultimate guide to small-business internet part 5: price

Published on October 2, 2017

Why business internet costs what it costs and how to find the best prices

According to the most recent data from the FCC, 10 small businesses spend a median of $106 per month (adjusted for inflation 11) on broadband service.

Among business broadband plans, an obvious rule of thumb about price is the higher your speed, the more you’ll spend. But there are other factors that influence price as well: network type, population density, and geography.

Verizon 2017 Black Friday online sales forecast

Published on November 21, 2017

Online retailers are gearing up for another holiday season—and another Black Friday. But is Black Friday still one of the biggest shopping days of the year? We think so.

After crunching the numbers—and combing through last year’s statistics—we’re predicting a record-breaking Black Friday 2017. Our estimations include several million more online shoppers and millions of dollars in additional revenue to match. This article includes predictions that will help you prepare for the big day ahead.

Verizon Auto Attendant

Published on March 14, 2018

Verizon Business Digital Voice is a powerful, professional phone solution for small businesses. More than 30 advanced calling features help you give your customers and clients the service they deserve. Let Auto Attendant be your business’s virtual receptionist.

 

 

 

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