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How Can Broadband Boost Your Biz?

It’s all about competitive advantage. As a small business, you gain an edge when you can provide the speed, consistency and quality of service that consumers expect from big businesses. These days consumer expectations are high and you can stand out from other businesses online with an interactive web site, e-commerce options and high speed access.

Broadband means high speed Internet. If you are selling online, a site that operates quickly when processing transactions and forms can mean the difference in making the sale. SCORE believes small businesses can increase sales, profits and success online with the help of broadband.

March 16th, the FCC released The National Broadband Plan. On April 7th, SCORE launches a nationwide partnership to develop community workshops, online training and tools to help small businesses compete in the global economy online.

National Kick-off Event:
SCORE Public/Private Broadband Consortium

Useful Links:
Ask SCORE for Advice
The Broadband Plan

Special thanks to our consortium founders:
AT&T
, Best Buy, Cisco, Constant Contact, Google, HP, Intuit, Microsoft, Skype & Time Warner Cable Business Class

Thanks to our small business partners:
DRT Strategies
, Engage

We salute the FCC and SBA for their leadership and support of high speed Internet for small business.

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Discussion (2) Comment

  1. Yessss!!! Speed is what clients look for all the time. Especially in sales. It’s not about who can deliver the goods anymore… it’s who can deliver it the fastest. And as far as the internet, Can you imagine ever going back to 56k modem?


  2. DeidraJowVisitor

    Hi,

    Thanks for your post on broadband. I thought I’d chime in with some resource links from Microsoft. They have a couple of tools / links below that might be worth checking out. It may help the small business community learn about additional resources to get the most out of their Microsoft software.

    Hope this helps!

    Deidra
    The Microsoft SMB Outreach Team
    v-dejow@microsoft.com
    Links:
    http://www.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/
    Pinpoint tool to help you find technology experts and special applications
    http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/hub.mspx
    Microsoft Small Business Center

 

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