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.
Using the SBA, Business Forward’s National Small Business Digital Alliance, and Amazon’s digital business tools, BINW will offer growth-enabled business resources and educational workshops as part of a Small Business Digital Accelerator Program to help in advancing equitable and inclusive growth in Washington state.
The program will support small businesses and entrepreneurs across the board Washington who are interested in becoming online sellers or looking to optimize e-commerce. The program aims to have fifty (50) small businesses participate.
“Small businesses need help recovering from the pandemic, and Amazon is happy to provide resources to help them grow,” said Taylor Hoanghead of community engagement, Amazon at Seattle. “We are excited to help Washington entrepreneurs thrive through 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 opportunity to succeed and promote long-term positive economic change in our communities.”
“SBA is committed to supporting the development and growth of small businesses and entrepreneurs,” he said Mike Fong, SBA Region X administrator. “We are pleased 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.”
Businesses that have an established product and are willing to commit will benefit the most from training.
Weekly live sessions will be held virtually starting August 18. A live recap of the virtual sessions will be available starting Wednesday August 24 from 10:00-11:30 (PT) See the schedule at Small Business Digital Accelerator Program – NW Business Impact .
Businesses that attend all six weeks of virtual training 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 vendor events along the 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 the Small Business Digital Accelerator Program – Business Impact NW to register and learn more.
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SOURCE Northwest Business Impact