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Businesses in California: Verizon Small Business Makeover and More

Businesses in California: Verizon Small Business Makeover and More

Businesses in California: Verizon Small Business Makeover and More

Employee Emeritus Employee Emeritus ‎04-26-2012 02:26 PM

Verizon Small Business Makeover Kicks off 2012!


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 Californiathe chance to get a “tech” makeover – worth over $5,000!  We know that “Time is Money” and there are so many things to get done in the life of an entrepreneur.  We recognize that it takes planning, marketing, and great customer service to grow a business. 


See how Verizon has teamed with key industry leaders like Intuit and Google to provide relevant tools to help you with the foundation of your business from network to websites to applications.  With these integrated tools in place, you can better focus on your business.


The Verizon Small Business Makeover contest will run from 1/17 – 3/2/2012 and allows Southern California businesses to tell us about your business and technology challenges in running a small business.  Sign up for a chance to win prizes and tools to help your business succeed!  The Verizon Small Business Makeover Grand Prize includes:


  • $2,000 to kick off the new year;
  • HP Pavilion dv7t Quad Edition laptop;
  • Verizon Wireless LTE LG Revolution Smartphone;
  • Intuit Design Full Services – to build your company website and be found online;
  • Intuit GoPayment – so you’ll be able to accept payment anywhere, even on the go; and
  • Google Personal Support for Google Apps/Email/Domain/Google+ and enjoy personal support to get your business online and engaging with customers and potential social media.


Two Ways to Enter:


After registering at, you’ll be able to:

  1. Share your story for a chance to win a Small Business Makeover for your business worth over $5,000.
  2. Watch our quick, informative videos to learn how to put Verizon Small Business solutions to work for you and earn up to three sweepstake entries for a chance to win a $500 AMEX gift card.

Now is the time to get organized and let Verizon help you kick-start your business for the New Year.  Good Luck!


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Contest and sweepstakes open toU.S.residents, 18 or older who are an owner, employee or intern of a small business (up to 19 employees) operating for at least two years inLos Angeles,Orange,Ventura,San Bernardinoor Riverside county,California. Submissions become property of Verizon.  For complete rules by which all entrants are bound go


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Congratulations to The Fitness Compound in Huntington Beach


Late last year in Californiawe ran the Verizon Fans’ Choice Award to get small business owners to build a company website using Verizon Websites powered by Intuit, an easy do-it-yourself app which enables small businesses to quickly design and set up their own company website.


We wanted to let small businesses know that Verizon cares about their business success and that we’re teaming with key industry leaders like Intuit, to help them be productive and successful.  Today many potential customers and/or clients go online first to do research or fact finding and it becomes table stakes to have a presence on the web.  Businesses – no matter how small – need a presence or your company will not be found.


Congratulations to Nicholas Rians, owner of The Fitness Compound in Huntington Beach, CA as our Grand Prize winner!  Nicholas received $5,000, a Verizon LTE LG Revolution Smartphone, and 10,000 Bonus Credits as part of our Business Link Reward program (  The top five finalists are listed below. Congratulations to each of them for getting their website up and running.  We wish everyone continued success.  And now that you know how easy it is to update your website, we hope to see a refresh soon.



Verizon offers many products, services and free resources to small businesses, for more information please visit the Verizon Small Business Center (    






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