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Displaying articles for: January 2012

The following is a guest blog from Anita Campbell, the founder of the Small Business Trends website and CEO of BizSugar, an online community for small business owners.


The mere thought of taxes is enough to take the happy out of the new year. They're not fun, and no one enjoys having to deal with them. But for small businesses that want to stay in business, there's no other option. You can, however, make it a lot easier on yourself by being prepared not just to file your (check out, but to respond to an audit, just in case you draw the short straw. Here's how:


Weekly Roundup - Small Business

by Employee ‎01-30-2012 07:37 PM

In case you haven’t had the time to find some good reads that may help your business, check out these below.


Tips to Protecting Your Customers' Data

by Employee ‎01-27-2012 07:18 AM - edited ‎01-27-2012 01:12 PM

Guest post by Michael Kaiser, the Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSAG).


In this digital age, your business shares information online on a daily basis. Chances are, you trust that the data are safely protected.


But are you doing everything you can to keep that data confidential? Do your employees understand how to protect data? Are you prepared to handle a breach?


This notion might encourage you to take a closer look at how your data is being collected, shared, and stored online.


January 28th, 2012 is Data Privacy Day (DPD) an annual international celebration designed to promote awareness about privacy and education about best data privacy practices. (



A few posts back, I talked about our GoPayment solution in conjunction with Intuit and how it made it easy for the entrepreneur or small business owner to accept credit card payments anytime and anywhere.  Today, I’d like to share a success story.  Verizon Wireless customer, YiShaun Yang, owner of AdoraPet, conveys a good business case below.


In her own words YiShaun wrote:


While I was working as a corporate attorney in a Manhattan law firm, I made the decision to take a leap of faith and start my own business.  I believe children are full of potential and possibility, and it was important to me to create a business that nurtures children’s dreams and development.


Businesses in California: Verizon Small Business Makeover and More

by Employee ‎01-22-2012 09:24 PM - edited ‎04-26-2012 02:26 PM

Guest post from Shirley Chun in California, small business marketing manager for Verizon.  To get news specific to California, follow @VZCABiz (



It’s a brand new year and my team just launched a contest to give businesses in California the chance to get a “tech” makeover – worth over $5,000!  We also want to congratulate the Fitness Compound for winning the Verizon's Fans Choice awards.  


We hope you are enjoying your weekend.   Click in to read’ll find a few articles which we hope you will find of interest.



Let’s Rev Up Your Marketing Right Now

by Employee ‎01-18-2012 06:44 AM - edited ‎01-24-2012 09:56 AM

Guest post from John Jantsch small business owner, marketing consultant, social media expert and author Duct Tape Marketing and The Referral Engine.


Join me later this afternoon live – January 18th – at 2 p.m. ET as I give you an hour of fast paced, no frills, action-orientated tips that I’ll challenge every participant to employ right away.


Register here (or go to to make sure you can attend this live – FREE webinar – presented by the Verizon Small Business Centeror to receive a notice when the archive is ready for on-demand replay. 


The Weekly Roundup features some interesting articles that caught our attention this week.  We bring them to you in this short summary. 


This post below is from Paul Macchia, former small business owner and now national PR manager for Verizon Wireless.  Paul is at CES and send this update.



As we hit the ground running in 2012, small and medium-sized business (SMB) owners and entrepreneurs are contemplating how to streamline their workflow operations and increase revenue.  One key area on the short list of considerations is implementing and enhancing mobile technology to amp up business capabilities this year. 


This week, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Verizon Wirelessunveiled new devices, including tablets, smartphones and mobile hotspots,that are sure to capture the attention of SMB proprietors.  Continue reading to learn about a few great options.


Happy New Year!  We hope it's off to a great start.  The Weekly Roundup features some interesting articles that caught our attention this week.  We bring them to you in this short summary. 


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Tumara Jordan

Senior Manager: Verizon Business Markets

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Tumara is a contributor to the Business Markets Marketing team and she currently manages Social Media marketing campaigns.

Kelly Boyd

Marketing Analyst, Verizon Business Markets

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Kelly is a member of the OOF Verizon Business Markets Creative & MarCom team where she leads social media marketing.


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