In a recent analysis conducted by Compass Intelligence, a small business market analysis firm, in 3Q 2011 Verizon once again ranked highest among leading small business portals. This is the fourth consecutive quarter where the Verizon Small Business Center was judged to offer the best online experience for small business owners.
Thousands of multi-family housing (apartments, condos, and townhomes) developments across the country can offer their residents Verizon’s FiOS services. For property managers below is a shortlist of how you can fully utilize Verizon’s Concierge service during the holiday season to help run your properties more efficiently.
During the holiday season, many small businesses experience a reduction in work or planned vacations. This is a great time to launch or update your professional online profiles, network with new and old colleagues, and get updated on your field.
If you haven’t joined, check out Verizon Professional Networking, this is a great viral community to find other small business owners or professionals… perhaps you need the services of an accountant, or want to team up with a similar business to buy in bulk or want to barter services… this is a free platform for you to network.
My friend John’s a drywall contractor. He keeps his costs down by outsourcing.
John keeps his employee count low. And he outsources as many functions as he can. A few years ago, this didn’t seem to be fashionable. But times change. And in these tough economic times, where cutting costs is in favor and employee related expenses are on the rise, outsourcing seems to be back in vogue. Most smart business people, like John, use outside contractors to do as much as possible.
And why not? Just about everything in John’s life can be outsourced. His bookkeeping. Payroll. Computer support. Filing. Fixing toilets. Everything.
At Verizon, our supplier diversity program promotes an inclusive business environment including small businesses, small-disadvantaged businesses, minority, women, veteran and service-disabled veteran owned-businesses. There is an entire team committed to utilizing diverse suppliers throughout the sourcing and supply chain process.
Guest post by Michael Ginsberg, CEO, Echoworx,a leading provider of managed encryption services to protect confidential information from unauthorized viewers and make the encryption of digital information easy.
There has been a landslide of incidents that have brought to light the issue of protecting information exchange in recent months - especially when it comes to email correspondence.
A sizeable portion of emails contains confidential information relating to employees, customers or company activities. Not only does this present risk from a compliance standpoint, leaking sensitive information to the outside world can erupt into a PR nightmare, leading to lost revenues and a damaged reputation. While for the most part these lapses may be inadvertent, the aftermath can be devastating.
Surprisingly, many aspects of email continue to be unmonitored and documentation is exchanged without thought to who can access that information and for what purpose.
Gene writes weekly on political, economic and cultural events that affect the business community for the New York Times, Forbes, The Huffington Post and American City Business Journals.
To get insights directly from Gene this month, be sure to check back as he will share a couple of guest blog posts... chat with us live on Twitter and host a live (free) webinar presented by the Verizon Small Business Center. To learn more continue reading.
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