Business Impact NW, Small Business Administration and Amazon announce effort to help local small businesses

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SEATTLE, August 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Business Impact Northwest (BINW) and Amazon are joining forces to help small businesses thrive as they recover from the challenges of COVID-19.

Leveraging the SBA, Business Forward’s National Small Business Digital Alliance, and Amazon’s digital business tools, BINW will provide growth-enhancing business resources and educational workshops through a program of digital acceleration of small businesses to help advance equitable and inclusive growth in washington state.

The program will support small businesses and entrepreneurs through Washington who want to become online sellers or who are looking to optimize e-commerce. The program targets the participation of fifty (50) small businesses.

“Small businesses need help recovering from the pandemic, and Amazon is happy to provide resources to help them grow,” said Taylor HoangCommunity Engagement Manager, Amazon Seattle. “We are happy to help Washington entrepreneurs thrive on this partnership. »

“Our mission is to grow businesses that create jobs in underserved communities,” said Joe Sky Tucker, President and CEO of BINW. “This partnership will help give business owners a better chance at success and promote long-term positive economic change in our communities.”

“The SBA is committed to supporting the development and growth of small businesses and entrepreneurs,” said Mike FongSBA Region X administrator. “We are excited to work with BINW and Amazon and other members of the National Small Business Digital Alliance to help businesses succeed, especially after facing the challenges of the pandemic.”

Companies that have an established product and are ready to commit will benefit most from the training.

Weekly live sessions will take place virtually starting August 18. A recap of the live virtual sessions will be available on Wednesdays from August 24 of 10:00-11:30 a.m. (PT) Check the schedule at Small Business Digital Acceleration Program – Business Impact NW .

Businesses that attend the six weeks of virtual trainings will be eligible to apply for the Holiday Shopping Opportunity Program.

In partnership with Amazon, Business Impact NW will select five to fifteen (5-15) businesses to sell at live pop-up sales events throughout Puget Sound during the 2022 holiday shopping season. In addition to selling products in person , selected businesses will be promoted through Amazon, Business Impact NW and other partners’ digital channels in anticipation of Small Business Saturday.

Visit Small Business Digital Acceleration Program – Business Impact NW to register and find out more.

Contact:
K.D. room
206.966.2198
[email protected]

SOURCE Northwest Business Impact

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