Verizon Wireless Introduces Small Business Advisor: Dynamic Database Guides SMBs to the Best Apps to Run Their Businesses

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Online Widget Takes the Guess Work Out and Helps Validate the Right Tools for a Small Business

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced the introduction of the Small Business Advisor, a free, interactive tool that provides quick and easy recommendations for mobile solutions.  The new service is designed to help customers find small business solutions that help boost productivity, protect information and use wireless technology to grow their business.

The Small Business Advisor takes on the role of an electronic consultant and saves the SMB owner or entrepreneur valuable time.  There are plenty of applications across Android™, iOS, BlackBerry® and Windows platforms; this tool can point the user in the right direction, finding the apps that make the most sense to boost business efficiency in many areas including customer interaction, office administration, travel and video.

Users find apps and accessories with the help of a wizard that asks a few quick questions about the industry, the operating system of their mobile device, desired mobile tasks and overall business needs.  It then analyzes the information and provides the user with a condensed profile of the most relevant and logical apps and accessories to download or purchase via a QR code.

"The Small Business Advisor is a key part of our SMB approach, helping our customers better determine the right applications for their business and get the most from their mobile devices," said Michael Schaefer, executive director, Wireless Business Solutions, Verizon Wireless.  "No matter what vertical our SMB customers are in, they all tell us they want the best tools to differentiate their business, expedite workflow, and save time and money.  We are continually refining and delivering the best suite of tools to help our customers manage their business interests."

Verizon Wireless' Small Business Advisor is now available for free at http://smallbizadvisor.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 108 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

SOURCE Verizon Wireless