The Idaho Women’s Business Center announced its plan to help bring a new online curriculum to small businesses across Idaho:Verizon Small Business Digital Ready. In partnership with Next Street and Local Initiatives Support Corp (LISC), the Verizon Small Business Digital Ready online curriculum is designed to give small businesses the tools they need to thrive in today’s digital economy, including access to personalized learning plans, coaching from experts and networking opportunities with diverse, industry-specific businesses.
More than 100,000 small businesses closed due to the pandemic, with a disproportionate impact on Latinx and Black-owned small businesses. Verizon Small Business Digital Ready offers businesses support, aiming to enable digital readiness and drive digital transformation through a customized curriculum that accounts for industry, size and interests. The IWBC is proud to be working with Verizon to reach those businesses most in need of support across Idaho.
Over the last few months, the IWBC has hosted 2 webinars to promote the Verizon Digital Ready platform for business owners. The original announcement of an opportunity to apply for a $10,000 grant within the portal is now active and accepting applications. Several of our clients have reported back positively on the quality and content of the training and have appreciated the lack of spam emails and sales pitch.