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Weekly Roundup – Reflecting and Preparing for a Great New Year

by Employee on ‎12-23-2011 12:09 PM

VZ small_biz_info ICON.pngWhile pondering this past year and looking forward to 2012 we found several articles you might enjoy and help you set goals for the New Year. 

 

2011 was a tough year for small businesses.  Read this article for a reflection on our struggles.

 

If you still have some last minute shopping to do consider something different this year.  Some fun new apps just might save you a trip to the mall.  Read this article to learn more.  There are many apps that help with productivity, organization, etc.  Which do you use?

 

Security will always be an ever pressing concern for small business.  Read this article to learn more about upcoming trends for 2012.  If you missed the security videos we shared in this blog, do check some of our previous posts, click here to see one that was featured in SmallBizTechnology.com.

 

This article offers five lessons for building a business.  As the year winds down, some of you may have some time to catch up, so do some networking online.   

 

Lastly, it’s always a good idea to assess the services you have and to determine if you have the right services to run your business faster… better (accept credit cards payments anywhere, update your website whenever, post to your Facebook or Tweet on the go, etc.?).  This article give pointers on choosing an Internet Service Provider for your business

 

 

Today’s roundup was compiled with the help with Maureen Burch, product strategy manager for Verizon.

 

 

Happy Holidays!  We at Verizon hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday. 

 

 

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About the Authors

Mark W. Adams

Director: Verizon National Marketing

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Mark leads the way to bring innovative solutions to small businesses.


Mark Smith

Executive Director: Verizon Ventures

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Mark works with and identifies entrepreneurial companies for Verizon to invest in and fund.


Dan Keoppel

Executive Director: Verizon Ventures

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Dan works with and identifies entrepreneurial companies for Verizon to invest in and fund.


Paul Macchia

National Public Relations Manager

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Paul handles corporate communications for Verizon Wireless with a focus on enterprise and government sectors.



Ellen Yu

Sr. Manager: Media Relations

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Ellen provides PR support to Verizon's small business team, landlines and FiOS in apartment buildings and small and medium-sized commercial properties such as strip malls, and street-level shops and offices.


Kathy Johnson

Manager: SMB Product Marketing Messaging, Verizon Wireless

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Kathy manages the SMB product Marketing Messaging Strategy for the Business Solution Group. She also develops and manages various SMB marketing programs to support channel enablement.

Jarryd Gonzales

Sr. Manager: Media Relations

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Jarryd provides PR support to Verizon in CA and TX.


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