THE SMALL BUSINESS DIGITAL ALLIANCE CELEBRATES NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK
WASHINGTON — This week, the Small Business Digital Alliance (SBDA), a co-sponsorship between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Business Forward, Inc., is celebrating National Small Business Week (NSBW) with its National Members, Local Allies, and small business network.
“Small businesses provide economic strength to regional, local, and state economies across America. Last year, small businesses contributed $770 billion to the U.S. economy,” says Business Forward Executive Liz Fairchild. “This year, nearly half of U.S. small businesses plan to increase their online reach to support their business operations. Digital tools can help entrepreneurs better interact with customers, reach new markets, hire global talent, and grow their businesses online.”
Hear from National Members as the celebrate our nation’s small businesses:
Dharmesh Mehta, Vice President of Worldwide Seller Services, Amazon: “At Amazon, we’re proud to partner with small businesses and committed to their success—and as a result of our thriving partnership, nearly 60% of products sold come from independent sellers, most of which are small and medium-sized businesses. This National Small Business Week, we’re proud to partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE, and the Small Business Digital Alliance to celebrate America’s small businesses and ensure they have powerful tools and resources that enable them to establish and build their brands, connect with more customers, and make valuable contributions in their local communities.”
Isabelle Dumont, SVP of Marketing and Technology Partners, Cowbell: “Cowbell is happy to celebrate NSBW as a National Member of the SBDA. We seek to improve the resilience of small and medium-sized enterprises through cyber insurance because we recognize the critical role these organizations have in supply chains and the economy at large.”
Amy Friedrich, President of Benefits and Protection at Principal®: “Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy, creating jobs and fueling growth. They’ve made significant advancements in technology and digital resources, transforming the way they reach their customers, interact with employees, and run their business. The SBDA plays an important role in promoting solutions that help employers access the tools and resources they need.”
Samantha Wellington, EVP of Business Affairs and Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, TriNet: “During this very special week, and month, TriNet recognizes the thousands of small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) that fuel our nation’s economy each and every day. We are particularly proud to be participating in National Small Business Week on multiple fronts noted below—sharing critical conversations between thought leaders and experts to inform business owners on timely and top-of-mind topics. I am personally inspired by entrepreneurs and their contributions to making the world a better place. TriNet celebrates you, supports you and thanks you for all you do.”
This month, the SBDA is sharing new resources in celebration of National Small Business Week:
• Stream the SBDA’s latest webinar, Streamline Back-Office Operations, on back-office operational efficiency: https://www.smallbusinessdigitalalliance.com/events/
• Sign up for the SBDA’s upcoming webinar, Digital Tools for Entrepreneurs, on digital resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners launching their second careers: www.smallbusinessdigitalalliance.com/national-webinar/
• May 4, 2023 at 4:30 pm ET: Join a fireside chat with TriNet and SBA Administrator Guzman as they discuss how the funding landscape has changed, how entrepreneurs can financially support their businesses, and more: www.smallbusinessdigitalalliance.com/livestream/
• Explore new tools and trainings in the SBDA’s Digital Tool Library: www.smallbusinessdigitalalliance.com/digital-tool-library
Join additional National Member events during National Small Business Week:
• May 3, 2023 at 3:25 pm ET: Stream the SBA’s National Small Business Week Virtual Summit as Amazon’s Abby Malchow, manager of small business partnerships at Amazon, will host a webinar titled “Growing Your Business and Making an Impact with E-Commerce,” highlighting three successful entrepreneurs who have utilized e-commerce to launch and grow their businesses: NSBW Virtual Summit
• May 1 – 4, 2023 beginning at 2:00 pm ET each day: Attend TriNet’s Second Annual Small Business Week Summit. Thought leaders and experts will provide insights related to compensation strategies, ways to help with HR debt, how the latest SMB trends could impact your business, and more: Second Annual Small Business Week Summit
• May 3, 2023 at 5:30 ET: Tune in to the SBA’s National Small Business Week Virtual Summit as TriNet’s President and CEO, Burton M. Goldfield, provides key insights on trends SMBs should be mindful of as we usher in the second half of 2023: NSBW Virtual Summit (virtualtradeshowhosting.com)
To learn more about the SBDA, visit www.smallbusinessdigitalalliance.com
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The Small Business Digital Alliance (SBDA) is a joint co-sponsorship agreement between the SBA and Business Forward, Inc. that brings together major players, influencers, and companies in the tech, e-commerce, benefits, and other industries to help small businesses connect with digital tools and reach new customers through expanded opportunities through trainings, tools, and expansion of their digital networks – free of charge. To learn more, visit www.smallbusinessdigitalalliance.com.
ABOUT BUSINESS FORWARD
Business Forward has helped more than 270,000 local business leaders make the “business case” for climate action, affordable healthcare, immigration reform, diversity and inclusion, sensible tax laws, criminal justice reform, infrastructure investment, new trade deals, and other pro-growth reforms. Our leaders brief policymakers, work with local media, publish op-eds, submit testimony, and advocate online. We also promote their recommendations through issue briefs, survey reports, training manuals, podcasts, and social media. More than 800 mayors, governors, members of Congress, and senior Administration officials have participated in our briefings, including three presidents. Learn more at www.businessforward.org.
ABOUT THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.