A head start on deals.

By: Raquel Wilson
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

How our latest holiday promos can give you just that. Plus, some exciting Verizon Cloud news.

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Happy Monday, V Team! On today’s edition of Up To Speed live, host Raquel Wilson shared a full news rundown.

Small business days

Small business days are here! Did you know 61% of small business owners have implemented digital tools to change processes and improve customer experiences?

That’s why for Small Business Days – which will run from today through November 23 – Verizon is taking a digital-first approach with offers for small and midsize businesses, as well as a complimentary tech evaluation by Verizon Business experts to identify technical solutions to grow their business.

Plus, businesses will have access to Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, a free, comprehensive online curriculum focused on helping small businesses with digital transformation. The portal was created with and for small businesses, with a specific focus on helping diverse and under-resourced business owners. If you’d like to sign up and learn more click here.

This initiative is part of Verizon’s 10-year commitment to support 1 million small businesses by 2030 with the resources to thrive in the digital economy as part of our responsible business plan, Citizen Verizon.

Holiday promos

The holiday season is fast approaching and all season long, Verizon is giving a gift for you, like a free 5G phone, and a gift to give, like tablets, smartwatches, and earbuds, all on us.

If you want to get a head start on your Black Friday deals, you’re in luck! We’ve discounted some of our most popular tech accessories.

For details on all of our special deals and for new offers all season long, click here. And be sure to continue watching Up To Speed, we’ll be keeping you up to date on the latest deals and offers you won’t want to miss.

‘3 Questions’ with Iris Meijer

Raquel shared another episode of our series, ‘3 Questions with’ – the series allows Verizon leaders to share business updates with the rest of the V Team. This time Raquel sat down with Senior Vice President of Business Marketing and Revenue Operations, Iris Meijer. Iris shared how Verizon Business is differentiating itself to stand out as a market leader.

Verizon Cloud

The holiday season is often marked by gatherings with family and friends, and what better way to capture the memorable moments than with pictures?

Make sure you’re protecting all your memories with Verizon Cloud - secure storage for photos, videos and more. Verizon Cloud has a new and improved desktop application with updated features like Private Folder, BackTrack, and a special promotion just for the holidays – employees get 50% off the Verizon Cloud plans! And now through the end of the year, all Verizon employees with a Verizon Cloud plan can get 25% off on prints and gifts including holiday cards, plus free standard shipping.

HISPA award

Raquel ended the show by giving a major congratulations to V Teamer Joe Nieves, who works as a manager in our Financial Planning and Analysis department.

Joe has been chosen as this year’s Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement recipient of the Share Award for Role Model of the Year.

This prestigious award is given annually to the HISPA role model who has excelled in their consistent support of HISPA. Joe was honored for his enthusiastic volunteerism in HISPA’s programs and was the second-most active volunteer in the HISPA Role Model Program.

Joe mobilized many others to volunteer in HISPA programs including our very own Verizon ERG, SOMOS.

Looking ahead

Be sure to look out for a special George Talks Tech episode tomorrow. The GTT crew and some other familiar faces will be parodying a fan favorite TV show with lots of holiday deals, so don’t miss out. Plus, stay tuned for more Up To Speed throughout the rest of the week for all your business news updates.

If you have any questions, email them to live@verizon.com.

Click here for a transcript of the webcast.

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About the author:

Raquel Wilson is a former adfellow who now enjoys keeping the V Team up to date on all things Verizon as a host of Up To Speed. You can always rely on her to have a good book recommendation and a latte she probably paid way too much for.

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