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Weekly Roundup – Answer WHY; Go Back to School?; Neat Gadgets and More

Employee Emeritus Employee Emeritus ‎07-29-2011 08:39 AM

VZ small_biz_info ICON.pngHappy Friday!



I went through a large stack of business cards recently and noticed that many all looked alike, but a few stood out.  Here’s an article from Mashable with some tips to create a memorable business card.


To grow your business it may make sense to tell your prospects and customers why you are in business.  Check out this article from Escape From Cubicle Nation.


As a proponent for continuous learning, here is an article on whether an entrepreneur  should go back to school.


If you have a home office, check out these neat gadgets from Inc.  I love the green walls and the small card reader – allowing you to accept payment anywhere.  If you are shopping for a credit card payment solution, check out this offer from Verizon.


My hands are sensitive to all the typing so this article from Entrepreneur about the latest ergonomic solutions piqued my interest.


Now, I don’t mean to leave you with a downer story, but this is important so I saved it for last… do yourself – your business – a huge favor and get the right security to prevent online attacks, if you don’t have one in place.  This post from Symantec states that about 40 percent of targeted attacks are aimed at SMBs.  Many SMBs are vulnerable and you don’t have to be – a large majority of these cyber-attacks are preventable.  Check out this post from us which reference the 2011 Data Breach Investigation Report.


What articles caught your attention this week?

Calling All Small Business Owners and Experts – Care to Share Your Expertise?

Employee Emeritus Employee Emeritus ‎09-16-2011 02:31 PM

invitation.jpgSince we launched this blog, we have had a number of wonderful posts from various guest contributors – most posts are from our webinar presenters.


This blog has proven to be very popular among the SMB crowd.  We’ve received emails from small- and medium-sized business owners and professionals with an expertise interested in submitting a guest post or two on the Verizon Small Biz Blog


We listened, and now we want to extend an invitation.


This blog’s focus is on sharing helpful content with small businesses everywhere.  We thought… why not post good content from more experts and small business owners interested in sharing their story, their experience with others? 


So… c’mon and get in touch with us if you have some insights you want to share with our community of small business owners.  We do have just a few guidelines:


1)    Your post must be an original and not published elsewhere.


2)    Your post can’t be promotional.  It must offer some insights, tips, or shortcuts into doing something that will help a small business owner.  Perhaps it’s sharing a case study of best practices.


3)    Your post must be engaging… make your topic fun to read for a broad audience… no technical insights please.


Do note, we cannot offer any compensation for your guest post; however, we can offer you exposure on Verizon’s various small business platforms.  Additionally, all of the content on our blog is highlighted in Alltop’s small business news page.  And yes, you’ll have the opportunity to tout your business and perhaps you’d consider offering our community of small business owners an exclusive discount?


Before you begin writing we recommend that you send us an email with your bio; your expertise and the topic of your post to  If it meets our criteria and fits this blog, we’ll review your submission and will get back in touch with you as soon as we can. 



Happy writing!




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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.