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SMALL BUSINESS DIGITAL ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES MICROSOFT AS NATIONAL MEMBER

April 25th, 2022

New National Member joins cohort of well-respected companies providing free resources and trainings to small businesses

WASHINGTON – Today, the Small Business Digital Alliance (SBDA) announced a new national member, Microsoft. The SBDA’s national members are some of the country’s most well-respected companies that represent a wide range of specialized industries, from technology and e-commerce, and telecom to financial services and benefits.

The SBDA is a new public-private co-sponsorship between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Business Forward, Inc., a nonprofit organization working with small business leaders in support of policies promoting America’s economic competitiveness, focused on connecting entrepreneurs with critical digital tools and resources to start and expand their businesses to scale for success, including in the burgeoning e-commerce economy.

“The SBDA convenes America’s most respected leaders in business, government, economic development, and other aligned spaces to help small businesses fully harness the power of technology to fuel growth. Digital tools and community partners lower the barrier of entry for all entrepreneurs, especially those from historically underserved and disadvantaged communities across the country. We look forward to working together with our new national member, Microsoft, to build a vibrant and competitive small business ecosystem,” said Jim Doyle, President of Business Forward.

“At Microsoft, we’re passionate about empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. Joining the Small Business Digital Alliance as a national partner is another step toward this mission. We’re thrilled to be in the company of so many others who share our commitment to providing small businesses with the tools, training, and resources needed to unlock innovation and spur growth.” said Sharon Schoenborn, Vice President of US Small, Medium, and Corporate Segments at Microsoft.

In addition to providing access to free digital resources, SBDA national members have also committed to supporting our nation’s growing small business sector by collaborating with small business advocates, diversity chambers, and local partners to provide entrepreneurs with access to a series of free briefings, panels, and trainings to assist them in accessing and utilizing these digital tools to reach new markets, find diverse talent, improve operations, and more. To learn more about the SBDA, visit www.smallbusinessdigitalalliance.com.

To access free digital tools and training, visit www.smallbusinessdigitalalliance.com/digital-tool-library.

To access Microsoft’s free digital tools, visit www.smallbusinessdigitalalliance.com/microsoft

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