This week is Worldwide Small Enterprise Week (June twenty seventh to July 1st), and to mark the occasion, Google has introduced a spread of SMB help instruments and gives to assist small organizations maximize their alternatives to face out and appeal to prospects on-line.
First off, Google is providing unique reductions on a spread of digital instruments designed to assist SMBs function extra effectively, attain extra individuals and keep in contact with their prospects.
As you’ll be able to see right here, Google’s providing:
- Three months freed from Google Workspace
- 40% off of a site from Google Domains
- $130 off a Chromebook
- 60 days of Shopify Free and a free Shopify-built retailer
These are some attractive gives – the one catch is that they’re solely obtainable to companies within the US and Canada, and so they’re solely obtainable this week. You possibly can study extra and redeem these gives at Google’s Small Enterprise Week mini-site.
Along with this, Google’s additionally operating a brand new ‘Heroes of Small Enterprise’ marketing campaign, which goals to acknowledge the SMBs that go above and past for his or her respective communities.
Clients can nominate a small enterprise of their alternative, with $10,000 in prize cash for the chosen corporations. You’ll find out extra in regards to the marketing campaign right here.
And at last, Google’s additionally trying to present extra help for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs by way of a brand new program in partnership with StartOut, an LGBTQ+ nonprofit group that helps to facilitate mentorship, entry to capital and different enterprise instruments.
As per Google:
“By way of StartOut’s Acceleration Initiative, Google will fund greater than 60 scholarships to assist Black, Latinx and feminine figuring out LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs to develop and scale their companies.”
Companies can apply for this system by way of the StartOut web site.
Small companies play a essential function within the financial system, with 99% of all companies within the US thought of to be within the SMB class. These smaller operators have additionally been hit the toughest by the pandemic, with fewer sources and help obtainable to face up to the monetary hit that got here with the varied lockdown and different COVID mitigation measures.
As such, it’s in our greatest pursuits to be doing all that we will to help smaller companies, with the intention to solidify financial power, which additionally helps to supply extra help for individuals inside our personal communities, and supplies extra avenues for entrepreneurial success.