Verizon Wireless Receives Small Business Influencer Award

Verizon Wireless, provider of the largest 4G LTE network in America, received the Small Business Influencer Champion for 2011 award from Small Business Trends and SmallBizTechnology.com.  Recognized for its continued support of small businesses and their owners, Verizon Wireless accepted the award at a ceremony that took place on September 13, 2011.

The Small Business Influencer Awards is a joint initiative by Small Business Trends, an online magazine serving over 2,000,000 small business owners, stakeholders and entrepreneurs annually, and Small Biz Technology, a media company which educates growing businesses on
how to strategically use technology as a tool to grow their businesses.

 ”We’ve worked with Verizon Wireless for several years and we’ve seen firsthand how much they influence the small business communities by bringing great services and taking the time to educate SMB owners on how to use them” said Ramon Ray, founder of SmallBizTechnology.com.

Your Smartphone Or Tablet Now Takes Plastic

Verizon Wireless and Intuit Inc. today announced a strategic alliance to give all small businesses – from the sole proprietor to a medium-sized business – the ability to process credit card payments on smartphones and tablets. The companies are now offering Intuit’s GoPayment app and pocket-sized credit card reader in Verizon Wireless’ 2,300 retail stores and business-to-business sales channels. 

“Payments and transactions are often the biggest hurdle businesses face. Our value proposition is to streamline, simplify and enable business owners to get paid with minimal delay. This collaboration with Intuit is an important part of our strategy to bring the most innovative online and mobile tools to our customers.”said Mike Schaefer, executive director of the Business Solutions Group for Verizon Wireless.