AT&T Kicks Off Technology Makeover Contest to Outfit Small Business with Leading-Edge Business Solutions
AT&T Also Launches Improved Online Resource Center with Interactive Features Focused on Helping Small Businesses Nationwide
Dallas, Texas, July 16, 2009
It takes vision, hard work and sacrifice to successfully operate a small business in this ever-evolving and competitive marketplace. Savvy small business owners may have what it takes inside themselves, but do they have what it takes inside their office?
Furthering its commitment to small businesses, AT&T* today announced the AT&T Small Biz Tech Makeover contest for businesses nationwide. To thank entrepreneurs and small business owners for their continued support of and interaction with AT&T’s online resource center, AT&T is sponsoring an online contest for small businesses to win a technology overhaul for their business.
Contest prizes include Web hosting services, AT&T Secure Mail, AT&T Tech Support 360, a pair of 3G mobile smartphones and a variety of other advanced solutions that can be used to improve collaboration or drive small business productivity. Video submission by small businesses on why they think they need a technology makeover can be submitted to www.att.com/smallbizmakeover through August 31, 2009. Video guidelines and contest details can be found by visiting the “Contest” tab on the AT&T Small Business Facebook page (http://bit.ly/ContestRules).
In addition to the contest, AT&T today announced its own “makeover” in the form of a redesigned online resource center. AT&T Small Business InSite (www.att.com/smallbusinessinsite), is focused on the growth and success of small business customers by delivering robust and interactive “how-to” advice that helps both the seasoned small business owner and the “just-getting-started” entrepreneur integrate advanced business technologies into their businesses.
“AT&T Small Business InSite was built around a core principle: provide fresh and relevant technology advice to small business owners and entrepreneurs in a way that respects the value of their time,” said Alicia Dietsch, vice president of Marketing Communications, AT&T. “Every small business represents a success story, which is why we launched the AT&T Small Biz Tech Makeover contest – to help a resourceful small business take their business to the next level of success through the integration of leading-edge business communications technology.”
The AT&T Small Business InSite portal provides small business owners practical “how to” articles, podcasts and video resources to help them use technology in their business. Additional site features include the ability to personalize their experience by choosing key areas of interest. AT&T will also sponsor free online seminars through AT&T Small Business InSite which will feature the ability to submit questions to experts, discuss topics in real-time with other small business owners and receive one-on-one advice.
Along with the AT&T Small Business InSite online resource, small businesses can connect with AT&T Small Business through a variety of social media channels. Small Businesses can find regular updates and real-time information on the AT&T Small Business Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz), follow our updates on Twitter (www.twitter.com/SmallBizInSite), visit our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/ATTSmallBusiness) and view or download images from our Flickr page (www.flickr.com/ATT_SmallBusiness).
The AT&T Small Business InSite Web site complements AT&T’s industry-leading portfolio of communications products and services for small businesses in key areas such as wireless voice and data, local and long distance voice, high-speed Internet, messaging, and advertising.
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