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Blog // Connected Tennessee

Small Business Saturday

By Connected Nation

Today is Small Business Saturday and we're encouraging our friends to help us celebrate by supporting small local businesses in your community!  Even though these businesses are small, they’re using technology to make a big impact on their local economies. We're doing our part by connecting these businesses and giving them the tools to succeed. 
Did you know? •       There are more than 6.3 million small businesses* in the United States, and they earn nearly $892 billion annually in online sales. •       On average, small businesses that use broadband and have a website earn $...

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Connected Tennessee Releases Business Survey Results

By Jennifer Cobb

Last Thursday, Connected Tennessee released data collected from businesses across the state showing that more than an estimated $30 billion is earned in online sales, as more than three-fourths of businesses in Tennessee (76%) utilize broadband. An estimated 31,000 Tennessee businesses however remain disconnected. Additional survey findings include: More than two out of five small businesses in Tennessee (46%, or approximately 50,000 small businesses) rely on broadband to advertise their wares to customers around the globe Approximately 40,000 businesses in Tennessee advertise current job openings or accept job applications online More...

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