Just about every major corporation in the world knows that there's immense opportunity in offering products and services to the millions of small businesses in the U.S. Successfully wooing these companies that aspire to be big companies proves to be quite a challenge, however.
For its part, telecom giant AT&T
Competing carrier Verizon Wireless -- a joint venture between Verizon Communications
Particularly with wireless services, carriers' success in signing up small businesses will have a significant impact on subscriber growth -- especially considering how saturated the U.S. market is for wireless services. While splashy consumer device successes such as the enigmatic Apple
Investors don't have to look far to find dozens of success stories in small business services companies, either. Consider the growth in the likes of printing services firm VistaPrint and email marketing specialist Constant Contact.
AT&T will try to replicate the success of many major corporations that are driving growth on the back of small business -- consider Intuit's
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Fool contributor Dave Mock enjoys the smaller things in life. Dave owns no shares of companies mentioned here and is the author of The Qualcomm Equation. Apple is a Stock Advisor recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy is designed to frame and hang on your wall.