Suite of Free Resources to Help Small Businesses Released by SBA

U.S. Small Business Administration

The Small Business Digital Alliance (SBDA), a new public-private co-sponsorship between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Business Forward, Inc., published a comprehensive suite of free resources to help small businesses expand their customer base, manage their growth, find and retain talent, and enter new markets. These resources are being provided by some of America’s most respected leaders in business, government, economic development, and other aligned spaces. The SBDA previously announced its first slate of events and national members, including: Amazon, Comcast, Google, Meta, PayPal, Principal Financial Group, Square (Block, Inc.), TriNet, Venmo, Verizon, Visa, and ZenBusiness. Since launching, the SBDA has brought on LinkedIn and Microsoft as national members.

In line with the Biden-Harris Administration’s focus on building a better America, the SBDA’s digital tools will help small businesses create competitive advantages and lower the barriers to entry to entrepreneurship for all aspiring small business owners, especially those from historically underserved and disadvantaged communities. Beyond access to technical skills development and tools, the SBDA will play a significant role in helping entrepreneurs expand their networks — a key component for small businesses as they seek new customers and stronger relationships with vendors, lenders, and other stakeholders needed for success. Small businesses can also partake in regional educational and networking events hosted through collaboration of the SBA, Business Forward, Inc., and the SBDA’s national members.

How to access the SBDA’s Digital Resource Library

Small businesses can navigate the SBDA national members’ tools and resources through the library for more personalized learning here. The library will be updated monthly with new resources throughout the year.

Resources available to small business owners through the SBDA library include:

  • Tools geared toward establishing a digital presence, reaching new markets, managing growth, finding and retaining talent, improving operations, expanding customer bases, e-commerce, and raising capital;
  • Live workshops and curricula tailored to business leaders’ needs;
  • Development and support in accelerating online and social media strategies; and
  • Trainings to assist in accessing and utilizing digital tools provided by national members.

Upcoming Small Business Digital Alliance Events

In addition to the digital tool library, the SBDA will host its first national, virtual webinar on how to accelerate your digital transformation in collaboration with Amazon, Google, Meta, Square, Verizon, and ZenBusiness today, Thursday, March 31, at 1 p.m. ET. Access the broadcast here.

Learn more about the SBDA and the digital tools library here. , visit .

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