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SBA Teams with Tech Heavyweights to Help American Small Businesses Go Digital

March 30th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was joined today by a group of leading technology companies to announce the formation of the Small Business Technology Coalition, a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership that will provide America’s small businesses a streamlined interface to connect to innovative technology platforms as well as digital education and enterprise training.

 

Through this coalition, the SBA will collaborate with a group of the world’s most iconic technology companies to educate entrepreneurs on the range of resources and technology available to help them connect to customers, scale, and do business safely anywhere. This collection of resources will cover areas important to entrepreneurs including online commerce and payment platforms, efficiency of back-office operations, productivity solutions, cybersecurity protection, and improved customer service and shopping experiences.

 

In announcing the initiative, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet stated: “On behalf of America’s 28 million innovators, entrepreneurs and small businesses, welcome and thank you to the companies that have joined SBA's groundbreaking initiative. I'm heartened by the quality of companies stepping up to participate in this coalition. The success of these industry leaders and their countless customers and partners is living proof of the transformative power of technology and innovation

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