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Weekly Roundup – New Technology To Connect With Customers and Small Biz Dad Can Win $5,000

Weekly Roundup – New Technology To Connect With Customers and Small Biz Dad Can Win $5,000

Weekly Roundup – New Technology To Connect With Customers and Small Biz Dad Can Win $5,000

Employee Emeritus Employee Emeritus ‎06-17-2011 11:51 AM

VZ small_biz_info ICON.pngIt’s Father’s Day Weekend!  I bet some businesses like restaurants probably get a nice boost in traffic during these celebrated days.  Let us know if your business gets a boost at certain times throughout the year.


The big news in my book this week is the Verizon Hardest Working Small Biz Dad contest.  There is still time for Verizon’s customers who are dads and run their own business to enter for the chance to win $5,000.  All that is required of the entrant is the completion of the entry form and either uploading a video sharing how you manage running a business and a family or a link to a blog post describing it.


Check out these articles I found of interest this week:


Read this New York Times article about how some businesses are turning to new technology to connect with their clients.  If you missed our last blog post we highlight real Verizon Wireless small business customers and how they are using technology to run their business more productively and efficiently.


This blog post doesn’t give you any tips to do anything, but it does highlight the results of a recent study with small business owners and their view on whether they are prepared for retirement.  I just thought it was an interesting read and wanted to share.   


Here’s a quick read (slideshow) offering six reasons why you need a mobile strategy for your business.  


As online videos are on the rise learn how to create them which may help lead to more sales.  P.S. I did see that Jennifer Aniston “sex tape.”


Lastly, small businesses in the LA, Orange, Ventura, San Bernandino, and Riverside counties in CA can enter the 2011 Fan’s Choice Awards for the chance to win $5,000 if your website gets the most votes.  Although many small businesses have a website, there are others – like nearly 40% of small businesses – do not have a website for their business.  Verizon hopes to help with this contest and to remind small businesses that there are many easy do-it-yourself website building software like Verizon Websites powered by Intuit that can help get your site up in no time.


Until next time, have a great weekend!


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