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Comeback
Coach

Verizon has a solid track record of helping small businesses, especially those hurt during the pandemic. Watch as business owners meet their mentors and get sound small business advice you can also use.

  • Comeback Coach Episodes

  • We’ve matched three up-and-coming small business owners with successful business coaches for one-on-one mentoring. Watch what happens when these would-be movers and shakers meet their rainmakers.

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Bro-ritos

The founders of Bro-ritos started with just a single food truck, and in January 2020, they decided to expand their business by signing a lease on their first physical location. But COVID-19 shut them down before they ever even opened their doors. With the help of their Comeback Coach, they develop some outside-the-box plans to keep business rolling.

  • Episode 1

  • Small business coach Lucinda Cross helps rolling restaurant franchise business Bro-Ritos hatch a plan to cover overhead, test new markets and grow brand recognition during a pandemic using web publishing tool Localworks.

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  • Episode 2

  • Coach Cross continues her work with the team to solidify a Bro-ritos branding story, and shows them how a Jetpack® 4G LTE mobile hotspot can help them stay connected while on a national food truck tour.

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  • Episode 3

  • Lucida works with the team from Bro-Ritos to craft a business story and plan for expansion. BlueJeans helps them make a virtual pitch to an investor.

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  • Episode 4

  • The teams from Bro-Ritos, Pretty Pink Rooster and Dimensional Training celebrate their successes so far. They look forward to continued growth, thanks to a combination of tenacity, strategic thinking and smart use of technology.

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Pretty Pink Rooster

Alexandra Daras took a leap of faith when she decided to end her teaching career and cash out her 401(k) to open a family-run boutique. Things were going well until the pandemic drastically changed people’s shopping habits. Working with her Comeback Coach, she learns new lessons in how to make and maintain customer relationships.

  • Episode 1

  • Focalpoint business coach Sharon Richter advises the owner of Pretty Pink Rooster on how to advance her franchise concept despite uncertain times, and how BlueJeans can help her connect with online customers.

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  • Episode 2

  • Business coach Sharon teaches owner Alexandra how to better stay focused on goals by delegating tasks and managing time using tools like Verizon One Talk.

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  • Episode 3

  • Sharon coaches Alexandra on corporate and personal branding, and explains how they can both contribute to Pretty Pink Rooster’s success. Tools like Localworks can help her deliver repeatable, consistent brand experiences and franchise the business.

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  • Episode 4

  • The Pretty Pink Rooster team—as well as the other teams featured in this Comeback Coach series—celebrate their successes so far. They look forward to continued growth, thanks to a combination of tenacity, strategic thinking and smart use of technology.

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Dimensional Training Studios

Dimensional Training Studios was coming off another extremely successful year when COVID-19 introduced new restrictions and challenges that brought business to a standstill. The tables are turned as the fitness trainers become business trainees and they work to develop a new game plan under the direction of their Comeback Coach.

  • Episode 1

  • Business consultant Graham Dobbin works with specialty fitness firm Dimensional Training Studios to leverage its loyal member base, decimated by COVID-19, to expand its online services with video conferencing platform BlueJeans.  

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  • Episode 2

  • Graham pushes owners Adrina and Andrew McCreary to think big when it comes growing their small business, and encourages them to let a resource like TechTeam handle IT issues.

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  • Episode 3

  • Graham works out with Dimensional Training Studios to better understand the firm’s customer base and explores how a 4G LTE Jetpack® 4G LTE mobile hotspot can help them do more with data on the move.

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  • Episode 4

  • The Dimensional Training Studios team celebrates their successes so far. They look forward to continued growth, thanks to a combination of tenacity, strategic thinking and smart use of technology.

    Explore small business resources
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Women in Business

Women represent a large percentage of the frontline workforce. Verizon recognizes their contributions and opens up a dialogue on professional and personal success in this series of webinars that Tami Erwin, executive vice president and Group CEO of Verizon Business, moderates.

  • Women in Public Sector

    Our latest Women in Business panel explores the successes and challenges that groundbreaking female executives have faced as they’ve built their careers in public sector.

     

     

     









     

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  • Women in Finance

    Listen to female executives Kathryn Chase of Citibank and Gabrielle Rabinovitch from PayPal share their personal experiences and advice on leading and succeeding in the financial sector during the pandemic. 


     

     

     









     

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  • Women in Media

    Hear the voices of a diverse panel of women leaders from across corporate, digital, broadcast, social and cable media platforms. They discuss obstacles, opportunities, closing the gaps and moving forward in media and in life.

     

     

     









     

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  • Women in Sports

    Meet Lisa Baird of the National Women's Soccer League, Kim Davis from the National Hockey League and Renie Anderson of the National Football League. They share their challenges with virtualizing their live products, addressing social justice issues and leading in male-dominated fields. 

     

     

     









     

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  • Women in Tech

    Suzy Ryoo, Co-Founder and President of Q&A, and Julie Sweet, global CEO of Accenture, join this lively conversation covering a range of topics, including leadership, the role technology plays in creating and adapting to change, and why diversity is critical to innovation.



     

     

     









     

  • Why Verizon

  • When you work with Verizon, you get the same resources, expertise and state-of-the-art technology that some of the world’s largest companies rely on. And with the nation’s most awarded wireless network, you can choose from a wide range of products and plans built especially for small businesses like yours.

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