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Carla Hall’s advice for entrepreneurs: be proactive.

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During the coronavirus pandemic, small businesses have been forced to rethink their operations. For many, that meant starting or boosting their online presence.

Consumers spent $211.5 billion during the second quarter on e-commerce, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And about 36% of consumers now shop online weekly, an increase from 28% before the pandemic, according to a global survey by Selligent Marketing Cloud.

With a change in operation comes a change in expenses and the need for reliable internet access.

On Wednesday, Verizon introduced three plans, with the most economic one starting at $30 a line a month, with a minimum of two lines. Businesses can choose a plan that best fits their needs with unlimited talk, text and data on both 4G LTE and 5G networks.

Small biz owners: Do these 2 things to get more sales