Accessibility Resource Center Skip to main content
Get it fast with In-store & curbside pickup or same day delivery.

Verizon Business Markets Blog

Weekly Roundup - Tips from Lady Gaga, E-commerce in 2012, Building Authority and more

Employee Emeritus Employee Emeritus ‎11-27-2011 11:57 PM

VZ small_biz_info ICON.pngI hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving weekend.  Check out these articles that caught our attention with a focus on prepping for 2012.   Read this article for some expert advice on how to prepare for 2012… with a focus on e-commerce.


Has your company finalized your business plans for 2012?  Did you consider a strong communications plan in it?  Read this article to learn why this is a critical factor you should consider.


Are you looking for a little inspiration on running your business?  Have you asked yourself what would Lady Gaga do?  Read this great article for some not so foolish tips you might learn from the pop star.


Here’s an infographics on building authority for your website… it involves writing – having good content; so, here’s some tips for writing magnetic headlines


Lastly, if you haven’t done so, do share a marketing tip with us to get a $25 Amex gift card which we hope you’ll use at another local business.  Click here for more information.


Happy reading and act fast to get that gift card, while supplies last!


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



Weekly Roundup - Get Ready for 2012, Supporting Our Vets and SMBs

Employee Emeritus Employee Emeritus ‎11-11-2011 02:06 PM

VZ small_biz_info ICON.pngAre you looking to improve the quality of your social media content?  Read this article for some great tips.  This article offers insights into how to create a social media marketing schedule.


Many of us utilize location based applications on a daily basis from our mobile devices.  Are you aware of the risks involved?  Read this article for tips on how to avoid them.


2012 is almost here.  Read this article for some tips on how to make the most of what remains of 2011.


To celebrate Veterans Day here’s an article on helping Vets become entrepreneurs.  Check out this video (or see it below) on how Verizon helps veterans (filmed at a recent Be a Hero, Hire a Hero career fair).



Lastly to show our support of SMBs, share a marketing tip to get a $25 Amex gift card while supplies last.  Click here for more information.  We encourage you to shop at a local business.


Enjoy the weekend!






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

Take Action Today: Get $25 AMEX Gift Card to Shop at a Local Business

Employee Emeritus Employee Emeritus ‎11-11-2011 08:27 AM

Verizon AMEX SBS_CorpPartner_160x600 proudly support narrow.jpgSmall Businesses Here’s Your Chance to Support One Another Again



Last year we supported American Express’ national movement called Small Business Saturday SM, urging the public to support the local businesses that help to create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. 


Verizon is proud to join in again as a leading provider of products and services to businesses of all sizes.


Verizon already supports small businesses through the Verizon Small Business Center, a best in class one-stop portal offering free resources like our free webinars, news and tips to help any small and mid-sized business (SMB) grow their business by utilizing new tools to engage customers and potential customers.


As the holiday shopping season commences, Verizon joins the Small Business Saturday movement to urge small businesses to support one another and to shop at a local business in their neighborhood. To further support Small Business Saturday, Verizon will give a $25 American Express gift cards to the first 600 small businesses that take action. 


It’s simple, share a marketing tip with us and the other SMBs that view our Verizon Small Biz Blog and tell us how you will market your business on November 26 – Small Business Saturday – or throughout the holiday shopping season.  Go to to find marketing resources you can use to help get you started.


Just click here ( to complete the form. 


Be sure to complete the form and include your full address (so we can mail you the $25 Amex gift card), your business’ website (if you have one and if you don’t… please read this blog post) and lastly tell us which small business you’ll shop at with your gift card.


This is a great opportunity to do your small part to help another small business.

 Shop Small.png

This $25 Amex Card Giveaway is open to U.S.-based small businesses only.  The first 600 small business owners who completes the qualifying form (click here or go to with all of the information requested on the Verizon Small Biz Blog on or before November 30, 2011 will receive a $25 American Express gift card.  Limit one gift card per business, address and/or email address.  The gift card will be mailed within 8-12 weeks.  Verizon employees, contractors, directors and officers are not eligible.


So go on, take action.  Do your part to help another small business.  And be sure to tell your friends or family – non-business owners – to check out this post on the Verizon AtHome Blog for their chance to get a $25 American Express gift card.


To support Small Business Saturday, Verizon is also giving away a $500 Amex Gift Card to 100 lucky winners who enter on our Small Business Facebook pageIn total, with the help from American Express, Verizon will be giving away $90,000 in Amex gift cards in various denominations to encourage our customers and business owners to support their local businesses.


We urge you to take the time to spread the word that you will be shopping at a local business and encourage others to shop at a local business too.


Thank you and happy shopping!



Browse Categories
About Verizon Business Markets
Get news from Verizon about Business Markets services and market trends that affect your bottom line. Here, you'll find tips and commentary from the Verizon Business Markets group and other experts to help keep your business growing.


Contact the editor:

About the Authors

Tumara Jordan

Senior Manager: Verizon Business Markets

Photo of Tumara Jordan

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