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Employee Employee ‎10-28-2014 09:06 PM

The following post is from Mary Yarbrough, Verizon's vice president of mass business marketing.

 

Small businesses’ appetite for fast, reliable Internet capability is increasing as they move larger files, images and video to and from their customers. A reliable, fast Internet connection can enable small-business owners to run their business more efficiently, saving them time and resources.

 

Yet, to date, most small businesses can receive information far more quickly than they can send it.

 

That’s changing for Verizon’s small-business FiOS Internet customers.

 

Starting today (Sept. 22), we’re launching SpeedMatch, which will increase small-business customers’ FiOS Internet upload speeds to match their download speeds. This means a customer with our 50 megabit per second download/25 Mbps upload option will receive 50 Mbps for upload and download. This SpeedMatch upgrade applies to our FiOS Internet speed options up to 500 Mbps.

 

 

SpeedMatch will offer a more consistent Internet experience for such applications as:

  • Sending large files such as customer proposals, training videos, engineering drawings to customers or to the cloud for storage.
  • Video conferencing via FaceTime, GoToMeeting or other apps.
  • Updating social media with images, videos and other large files.
  • Streaming live events online.

 

The upgrade to SpeedMatch, which is made possible by the power of Verizon’s all-fiber network, will be free to nearly all eligible current customers. It’s one way for us to say thank you, we appreciate your business, and we want to continue to support you so you can focus on running your business better.

 

Verizon is committed to providing an outstanding customer experience. And customers are noticing. Verizon is ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Very Small Business Wireline Service” in the latest J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Business Wireline Satisfaction Studysm.

 

Verizon has consistently raised the bar for Internet services since we launched FiOS in Keller, Texas, 10 years ago. And we’ll continue to innovate for our customers.

 

 

Verizon received the highest numerical score among very small business wireline providers in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Business Wireline Satisfaction StudySM.  Study based on responses from 4,220 business wireline customers measuring 9 providers and measures satisfaction among wireline service decision-makers with very small businesses.  Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in April-June 2014. Your experiences may vary.  Visit jdpower.com

 

RE For Sale Sign.jpgIt’s started… Moving Season.  From April through September each year, Americans are on the move.  Either to upgrade or downgrade their home; move for a job or to be closer to a loved one - many begin the search for a new home now.  {Note: the #1 reason people move is to be in a better school and/or area.}

 

For brokers small businesses in the real estate industry it’s high season, and we’re offering you a monetary boost – a mutually beneficial arrangement if you want to take on the assignment (incentive: $100 gift card).  In addition to a rewards card, our program helps real estate brokerages retain their most valuable assets: top performing agents!

 

Real estate agents are a 24/7 group – They do sleep, but are ready for their clients almost anytime day or night.  Homebuyers look to you to give advice on the community, the neighborhood and the available service providers.  Finding the Internet and entertainment provider rank highest among movers and what a great time to refer your clients to consider Verizon services.

 

Verizon has created a unique opportunity for real estate brokers, agents and their clients (homebuyers) called the Verizon Agent Rewards Program (www.agentrewardsprogram.com).

 

When a real estate agent refers a client (homebuyer) to Verizon and the homebuyer purchases Verizon’s services; the referring agent will receive a $100 Verizon value reward card.  And, your client will receive a $50 Verizon value reward card.

 

You’ll be providing additional value to your clients when you suggest the availability of Verizon’s fastest network and best home entertainment available in a FiOS double play or triple play bundle, as well as Verizon High Speed Internet double and triple plays in non-FiOS areas.

 

It’s Verizon’s way of making the business of moving a little easier for everyone and adding value to the deal. If you’re a real estate agent, it’s time to get growing with the Verizon Agent Rewards program today!  Just register and we’ll send you a welcome kit to help you get started!  For more information watch the short video visit (www.agentrewardsprogram.com).

 

 Could you use a $100 Verizon value reward card in your pocket? Let us know your thoughts.

Copper Contributor Monte_Beck ‎08-30-2010 11:08 AM

1438iA4C426DCCC08054DAs was mentioned on Friday, small- and medium-sized businesses need a website and finding a simple, easy affordable solution to create one can be a distracting or daunting task for many. 

 

We’ve looked at a lot of business research and it’s clear to us that the number one challenge for SMB is finding the time to design and the money for an effective website.  We already know that a large percentage of SMBs either don’t have a website or have ‘placeholder’ sites with limited functionality for the business.

 

No matter what kind of business you’re in – pizza parlor or financial consultant, for example, you need a strong website presence 24/7.  Most pizzerias these days have online ordering options with the ability for customers to – dare I say it? – customize their orders.  If you’re a financial consultant, your clients may look to you for a daily stream of financial market information, as well as the ability to view and, in some cases, customize their investments online.

 

While there are multiple website hosting and web listing options out there from the likes of Go Daddy! and Google among them, they don’t offer the robust features and ease of use that the new Verizon Websites powered by Intuit and Web Listings services do..  We know this because we’ve benchmarked against these and many of our direct competitors’ offerings.  After all, you have a choice and we don’t like coming in second place on your list of preferred providers.

 

With Verizon Websites, creating a company website is as easy as clicking and dragging your mouse.  In about three (3) easy steps you can launch your website:

 

Step 1: Pick the look of your website

There are over 2,000 website designs custom-tailored for 100 industries.  If you don’t like any of the design in your industry, say you didn’t like any of the bakery designs, but liked a designed that’s suggested for a sporting store… no problem!  Use which ever design you love and customized it for your business.

 

Step: 2 Customize it

Add in your company logo and your own text or edit what’s suggested in the template.  Use graphics to make your website more attractive – there are 250,000 images to choose from.    

 

Step: 3 Go LIVE!

It takes just one click of the button and your company website will be online and available to view by another.

 

It can’t get any easier than that can it?  Okay, if you want it even easier, just call us and we’ll walk you through the process or, for a small fee, a website designer will build it for you.

 

In any event, at Verizon, we’re so excited about these two new services: can do for your business that we’re giving both away – Verizon Websites powered by Intuit and Web Listings – (with domain name, web analytics, and an e-commerce capability) as a bonus for 12 months when you sign for one of our newly simplified Solutions bundles with either FiOS Internet or High Speed Internet and voice services.—now available with no term contract.  We also have bundles that include TV at a great price too.

 

Of course, Verizon Websites and all its design and hosting capabilities is available for $19.99/month and the powerful search engine registration and analytics of Web Listings for $14.99/month.  I’d encourage you to look very closely at what kind of capabilities and support you’ll be getting for your website with Verizon Websites powered by Intuit.  Intuit has worked with us to develop an exceptional suite of tools that make it extremely easy to build and manage your site to keep it up to date and you’ll have access to expert web advisors 7 days a week.

 

So, if you’re committed to the success of your business, invest in a good set of easy-to-use website tools that put you on the map and keep your customers coming back day-after-day, week-after-week.  Now, Go Get Connected, Get Online, and Get Discovered!

 

 

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


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