NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Search is king for small businesses, and one of the most cost-effective options is a local business pages telephone directory listing to target local and regional markets. Businesses that use a wireless phone for business or want to publicize the mobile numbers of their service and sales representatives can now get their numbers listed in Verizon's local business white pages directories and included in national 411 directory assistance. The wireless numbers can be from any mobile provider, not just Verizon Wireless.
"Even in today's online world, consumers still often rely on business directories to search for service providers and stores," said Dave Lobo, manager of Verizon LiveSource Group product marketing and development. "We know that many small businesses need to stay in immediate contact with their customers, and they choose to use a wireless phone number to do this. In the hypercompetitive environment of today, businesses need to tap into any and all available resources at their disposal to build awareness, generate leads, increase sales and keep customers happy. With our 411 business listings, wireless phone numbers used by businesses are listed in our national database and the local directories of the businesses' choice, bringing them additional exposure and increasing their accessibility."
Setting up a new listing in a Verizon directory can be done in easy steps at https://www22.verizon.com/multimedia/listings. The price of a listing varies by state and can range from $1.15 to slightly under $5 per month, making the listing a highly cost-effective way for a small business to be found by local consumers.
Verizon's business directory listings are available in 12 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont) and the District of Columbia. For more information on Verizon small business services and search, go to www.verizon.com/smallbusiness.
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In addition to Internet, TV and phone service, Verizon also offers small businesses many cloud-based, or online, services such as encryption and security solutions, plus an easy do-it-yourself website design application, and additional discounts on supplies and shipping. Visit the Verizon Small Business Center at http://business.verizon.net for more information.
More information on Verizon's products and services for small businesses is also available by calling 888-481-0387 or visiting www.verizon.com/smallbusiness.
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