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HostGator.com is a provider of shared, reseller, VPS and dedicated web hosting. With over five million domains hosted by HostGator, they make up approximately 1% of the world’s Internet traffic. HostGator.com allows you to have unlimited subdomains under your account, with no restrictions on bandwidth or disk space. The down site to having so many …

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LogoWorks is a service of HP. They spell out a very detailed process, which inspires confidence. Plus, they have customer feedback and ratings right alongside each package choice. They have designed over 45,000 logos; packages start at $299. HP also offers LogoMaker, a free logo creation service with an upgrade plan of $49. It is …

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Sage One Invoicing is a monthly subscription-based invoicing service that will run you $9 a month. Sage One Invoicing allows you to send out your invoices from Sage, and the customer can pay directly from the invoice into Sage’s credit card service or through Paypal. If the payment is late, Sage One will tell you …

WePay

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Online invoicing and payment app service WePay just released a new app for iOS devices that allows small businesses to send invoices and charge credit cards from mobile devices. Credit card processing and invoicing both come with a fee of 2.9% and $0.30 per transaction. The payment app accepts all major credit cards, and there …

FreshBooks

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FreshBooks signup is easy, fast, and free. No credit card required, which is always helps reduce signup friction. You can trial the software for 30 days for free, then decide on a paid plan or a forever-free plan. Of course, the free plan is limited, but it may work for your business. Paid plans start …

Guru

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oDesk

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Odesk is designed for freelancers who prefer hourly wages as opposed to flat fees. They are a little more expensive in their commissions, but they cover employer tax costs if the employer wants to hire you through their payroll service. You need to log in to the website while you work so it can record …

Freelancer.com

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Freelancer.com is one of the world’s largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace for small business. The site connects over 3,961,410 employers and freelancers globally from over 234 countries & regions. Through the website, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering and the …

Infusionsoft

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Infusionsoft combines everything your business needs — contact management, CRM, marketing automation and e-commerce — into a single online system. Along with their impressive array of features available, Infusionsoft allows you to be able to place a single contact into multiple list. This gives you the ability to track and target your customers more effectively …

MailChimp

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MailChimp is a Web-based email marketing service that comes with a great suite of tools. With over 95 million emails sent per day on average, MailChimp proves that email is still a viable way for small businesses to get the word out. One of the most important things to know is the service is completely …



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Verizon Launches New Partner Program to Better Serve Medium Business Market | Small Business News, Tips, Advice – Small Business Trends

Verizon Launches New Partner Program to Better Serve Medium Business Market

  • February 27, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — To meet the growing demand from medium businesses for cloud, advanced mobility, strategic communications and intelligent networking solutions, Verizon is simplifying its relationship with indirect sales channels and the companies that form its extensive technology ecosystem. Verizon is consolidating several existing business channel programs under a new best-in-class Verizon Partner Program to make it easier for its members to expand distribution and create new business opportunities for their customers.

Working with a wide range of technology providers, Verizon can combine its leading technology solutions to meet industry-specific requirements. Verizon is focused on tailoring solutions across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, financial services, energy and utility, retail, hospitality, automotive, manufacturing, transportation, distribution and the public sector.

The new program tailors regional and national opportunities for systems integrators, value added resellers, agents and solutions providers to accelerate delivery and adoption of solutions for meeting medium business requirements.  Leading companies such as Tech Data Corporation, Telecom Brokerage Inc. (TBI), SOVA, General Datatech (GDT) and CDW are among the growing list of premier channel partners within the Verizon Partner Program.

“The Verizon Partner Program puts customers first, by outfitting all of our channel partners with the right portfolio and support to shorten the sales cycle and immediately meet the demands of the market,” said Janet Schijns, vice president of medium business and channels for Verizon Enterprise Solutions.  “Our new initiative is raising the bar in the industry by simplifying processes and providing comprehensive training and tools to create new business opportunities for our partners.  Now, our partners have access to channel managers in the field, marketing development funds and a partner community powered by Sales Force to facilitate a better experience for solutions providers and customers.”

Members of Verizon’s new program can employ leading cloud solutions from Salesforce.com to collaborate with Verizon sales teams for managing marketing development funds, deal registration and joint go- to- market opportunities.

Verizon will unveil the new program in conjunction with its participation today at the 2013 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

Verizon Partner Program Go-To-Market Approach

The three distinct business models offered by the program are:

  • “Agent,” which allows partners to sell solutions on behalf of Verizon.
  • “Resale,” which offers partners the flexibility to package and market and resell services.
  • “Sell With,” which creates an opportunity to jointly market and present unified and complementary solutions to prospective customers across vertical industries.

In addition, the program features a simple, tiered benefits structure that allows partners the flexibility to determine levels of commitment, and also includes simple-to-use tools and clear and consistent engagement processes. Additional information and resources for becoming a Verizon channel partner can be found at www.verizon.com/partnerprogram, which also features a video detailing the initiative.

“With its new partner program, Verizon is primed to penetrate the medium business market by working more effectively with solutions providers,” said Courtney Munroe, group vice president with IDC.  “By bringing existing programs under one umbrella and introducing the same portfolio and support tools used by its direct sales team, Verizon is demonstrating its commitment to success for both its members and medium business customers.”

Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and move society forward.  With industry-specific solutions and a full range of global wholesale offerings provided over the company’s secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation.  Visit www.verizonenterprise.com to learn more.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 98 million retail connections nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500.  A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 183,400.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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