Cincinnati Bell helps businesses grow

Posted at 10:28 AM, May 17, 2016

Cincinnati Bell Business understands that to create more jobs across Greater Cincinnati, it needs to strengthen its backbone: small and medium businesses. These businesses drive our economy, after all, so the greater their success, the greater the regional job opportunities.

“Cincinnati Bell Business is committed to providing the right products to help these businesses succeed,” says Greg Wheeler, senior vice president of Cincinnati Bell Business.

Cincinnati Bell Business customers can join Connect Cincinnati, the first citywide mobile app that connects consumers, businesses, and the community at large. They can also offer public and private Wi-Fi to employees and customers, and connect with them anywhere through audio, video, and web conferencing.

Here are a few more ways that Cincinnati Bell Business helps small and medium businesses work more efficiently in today’s always-on society:

Cloud voice for 1 to 1,000

With over 15 years of providing managed voice offerings to our customers, Cincinnati Bell Business has options that allow you to choose the ideal communications solution to fit your business size and collaboration needs.

Connected Office Voice is the perfect communications solution for start-ups and business with up to 15 users per location. Our cloud-based phone system has the tools and features needed for mobility and flexibility to ensure you're able to provide excellent support to your customers

Connected Office Voice Premium is the ideal cloud solution for businesses with between 6 and 1000 employees that require powerful collaboration features or contact center. Connected Office Voice Premium includes dedicated bandwidth and a dedicated team to ensure your communications solution is designed and deployed to your specific needs



Super-speedy Internet

With the fastest Internet service in Cincinnati—according to Ookla, a global leader in broadband testing and web-based network diagnostic applications—Cincinnati Bell Business helps customers leverage its fiber network. The network delivers the speed needed for cloud-based service models and mobile workforces, and to interact with customers over the web.

Smart IT partnerships

Earlier this year, Cincinnati Bell Business hosted more than 75 IT business owners at Great American Ball Park to discuss strategic partnerships.

“When you look at the bulk of the small and medium business community here in Greater Cincinnati, the role of trusted advisor is played by the local IT community,” Wheeler says. “We know that these businesses aren’t going to make a decision without the support of their IT providers.”

One leader in attendance, Rick Maxwell, president and CEO of Full Service Networking, an IT services company based in Blue Ash, Ohio, emphasizes the importance of bandwidth and high-speed Internet. Full Service Networking works with small businesses with 20 to 350 employees, K-12 schools, and nonprofits. These clients rely on a robust fiber network and fast Internet connection to ensure operational productivity and offsite data storage.

“Our clients need access to fiber, so it’s a natural fit for us to partner with Cincinnati Bell Business,” Maxwell says. “We’re also excited about having that direct line to additional technical support within Cincinnati Bell Business, which will further support our relationships with clients.”

Small and medium business champions

Not only does Cincinnati Bell Business support small and medium businesses with competitive products, it also recognizes standout businesses through two campaigns.

From May through August, Cincinnati Bell Business honors one growing business each month by giving them a marketing package worth $30,000. This package includes TV and radio ads, a full-page color ad in the Cincinnati Business Courier, a digital ad campaign, and signage at the Great American Ball Park and the U.S. Bank Arena digital board. This package puts the winning business prominently in the Cincinnati spotlight.

From April through August, the end of the week means “Free Lunch Friday.” Every week, the employees of one lucky business get treated to lunch courtesy of Cincinnati Bell Business. Got a favorite business that deserves recognition? Nominate them through the Connect Cincinnati mobile app.

“These growing businesses help make this region great, and Cincinnati Bell Business is proud to support them however we can,” Wheeler says.

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