Category Archives: Small Business

Earn some $, refer a business

Help area businesses get the powerful internet, phone, and TV services they need, and get rewarded for doing so!

The BendBroadband Business Referral program is a fantastic way to help you put more money in your pockets! Earn up to a $500 gift code when a business you refer signs up for new services or upgrades their current package.

Simply get in touch with the business that can benefit from switching to BendBroadband. If they agree, submit the brief referral form. A BendBroadband representative will partner with each qualified referral to provide a solution that’s right for their business. You’ll earn up to a $500 gift code when they sign up for new service or upgrade their current BendBroadband service.

So look through your contacts, glance at your LinkedIn, and thumb through those business cards, because this offer is too good to pass up.

Plus, there are no limits on the number of referrals you can make.

Start referring today! Visit bendbroadband.com/business/offer/referral to learn more and see our program details.

Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards

Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards

Some of you are celebrating your second COVID-19 vaccination with the giddy enthusiasm that’s usually reserved for weddings, new babies, and other life events. You’re posting a photo of your vaccination card on social media. Please — don’t do that! You could be inviting identity theft. Your vaccination card has information on it including your… Continue Reading

The Value of Consulting a Trusted Advisor in Making Telecom Decisions

The Value of Consulting a Trusted Advisor in Making Telecom Decisions

Why are we profiling a business in Tennessee? Because this business recently installed TDS managedIP Hosted, the VoIP system that BendBroadband now offers its customers in Bend, Redmond, and Sisters. See what the phone, chat, video, and smartphone app combination did for this Bend-like community’s Chamber of Commerce. Communication technologies have changed dramatically in recent… Continue Reading

4 business podcasts you should be listening to

4 business podcasts you should be listening to

Bored with the local radio station banter? Podcasts might be the answer. Unlike “talk radio,” podcasts aren’t bound by the clock and they’re not designed to please everyone at once. Instead, chart-topping podcasts are often put on by experts in their respective fields, making them an excellent replacement for the endless barrage of pop culture… Continue Reading

Directory Assistance Webinar

Have you ever considered tweaking how your business’s information appears on your customer’s caller ID’s when you contact them? Do you find yourself pondering how to upload a list of contacts to your enterprise directory? Have you ever wanted to export your enterprise directory as a PDF and take it with you? Guess what? It’s… Continue Reading

World MUSE 2018: Asking the Questions

World MUSE 2018: Asking the Questions

Article and Photos by Irene Cooper The 2018 World MUSE Conference celebrated its sixth year Saturday at The Tower Theatre in Downtown Bend, Oregon, with a full day of inspiration and thought provoking presentations from over 30 keynote speakers and performers. MUSE founder and director Amanda Stuermer, along with directors Tracy Treu and Cynthia LaRoche,… Continue Reading

Last-minute holiday gifts ideas

Last-minute holiday gifts ideas

Written by Jody Glynn Patrick First, let’s be clear on this — no, I don’t receive kick-backs or samples of these products for including them on this list, so I am impartial for the most part. I simply report on what would top my own wish list! That said, I hope you find something here… Continue Reading

Ransomware attacks are on the rise: protect your business

Ransomware attacks are on the rise: protect your business

Ransomware is just plain nasty. Not familiar with what exactly that is? Unfortunately, the answer is in the spine-tingling name: hackers encrypt computer files hold them ransom until victims pay to restore their files. Last month, the WannaCry ransomware attack hit 200,000 computers across the globe. While this particular attack is no longer going on,… Continue Reading

Too many divergent viewpoints? Create a company avatar

Too many divergent viewpoints? Create a company avatar

It’s a common enough scenario: my company was asked to roll out a new banking product, the brainstorm of the large bank’s CEO who desired to better serve a minority client base (the hearing impaired). He said he understood that the roll-out would place far-reaching demands on staff for new support services and delivery systems,… Continue Reading