Cincinnati Bell is proud to be the local hometown telecom provider for businesses within our area. Fast, reliable Internet is a key part to the success of any growing business. With a complete portfolio of solutions, Cincinnati Bell provides products to power businesses by working smarter and faster. Just to a name a few, our local businesses Credit Lynx, Living Magazine, C2 Strategic Communications, Curiosity Advertising, Pacific Bliss Massage and Nails, Renaissance Covington, Fairborn, and Huffy Corporation are happy to have Cincinnati Bell services keeping them connected. We recognize that your business’s success is our local economy’s success. In the voice of our customers, check out our business customers’ success stories. They have a lot to say!
A successful small business always starts out as a grand idea. Transforming and growing that idea into your very own business, might feel overwhelming in the beginning, and understandably so. There are a lot of different factors that contribute to starting a business. Like any ambitious goal, you will need to start by breaking it down into small, manageable tasks.
As a business owner, growing your business is always on your mind. It can take considerable time and effort to manage multiple tasks while successfully running your day to day business. To continually grow your business, figuring out ways to work smarter and faster is essential. Everything from sales to marketing, finance to IT, the minor details to big picture deserves attention to make your business that much stronger.
What is Smart City? Imagine a city where all children have equal access to Internet resources to learn, where adults can access online job training and other necessary resources. A city where everyone is connected to the safety and health resources that can improve quality of life. Cincinnati Bell has implemented a variety of Smart City initiatives to bring free Wi-Fi to cities, venues, and campuses. While each opportunity is different, the process is similar. Build a foundation of fiber and Wi-Fi, then prioritize and implement the Smart City technologies critical to those needs. The Smart City vision ignites economic growth, improves public safety, powers a more efficient government, and bridges the digital divide through the proliferation of ubiquitous, high-speed broadband Internet access.
We know how important it is for your business to continuously evaluate new ways to drive revenue through growth. One of the best assets you can utilize throughout your business is guest Wi-Fi Analytics. It provides a tool to collect valuable data about your customers. This data can be as simple as name, date of birth, hometown or as complex as interest, frequency of visits, contact details and more. Wi-Fi Analytics can boost your business by analyzing your data to make informed and smart decisions that will directly impact your business. For example, you can progressively profile users as they login to Wi-Fi in order to setup more personalized marketing campaigns. Imagine being able to send an automated email about happy hour happening at 3:00pm to a frequent customer. Or customizing a marketing campaign about a country concert to people who are in a specific age bracket or gender that have already been to a country concert this year.
Have you heard the term Static IP and wondered if you need one for your business? While it might seem complex, there are many advantages to consider. Let us break it down for you.
What is an IP address?
The Internet is made up of computers exchanging information with each other using a common language known as the Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP). In order for computers or devices to communicate with each other and send information back and forth, they need IP addresses. Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are unique 32 bit numbers which are assigned to each computer on a network. To understand what a Static IP is, you first have to understand what an IP address does and why it’s important. Similar to that of your home address, IP addresses are unique addresses that let other systems know how to find you. If your computer is hosting a web server, its IP address is what identifies it to the rest of the Internet.
Imagine this: a city where all children have equal access to Internet resources to learn in and out of the classroom, a city where adults can access online job training, and city, county, state and federal resources, all in the palm of their hand... A city where everyone is connected to the health resources that can improve their quality of life.
Safer streets, a growing economy, thriving neighborhoods, innovative government; this is what being a Smart City is about.
We have all been there. Helping a customer, working on an order, streaming music, when the Wi-Fi fails. Maybe it is excessive buffering, or slow downloads, or the signal doesn’t reach certain areas of the vicinity. The dreaded word “loading” appears and with it, our patience drains.
Slow and unstable Wi-Fi signals are without a doubt one of the most frustrating issues to have as a small business owner. In a day and age when so much of our daily life and business relies on a strong Internet connection, the lack there of is no small thing. When it comes to ensuring your business or workplace is going to have the best Internet connection possible, there are a few factors to consider.
Cincinnati Bell employees donate their time on behalf of the United Way of Greater Cininnati
Cincinnati Bell believes it’s the people and places that make Greater Cincinnati such a special place to live. That’s why Cincinnati Bell employees donate their time to improve the places and spaces across the region. Here’s just one example:
Part of Cincinnati Bell’s commitment to providing outstanding customer service, and to being a good corporate citizen, is supporting local jobs. As the hometown communications provider, Cincinnati Bell employs technicians, call center agents, sales employees, and support resources who know the unique neighborhoods that make up Greater Cincinnati. There are about 3,000 people who work at Cincinnati Bell, which means there’s a good chance you know one of our employees.