This post is brought to you by Verizon, who is a vitality sponsor of the Value of Downtown Report
Verizon is proud to support REV Birmingham, the City Center, and Birmingham’s neighborhood commercial centers. Now, we are pleased to offer even more tools to help local downtown businesses scale and thrive.
There’s no secret that over the past few years, the coronavirus pandemic has been extremely hard for small businesses, pushing many to adapt and reinvent themselves digitally in order to survive.
At Verizon, we believe we have a collective responsibility to help ensure that no small business is left behind, especially small businesses led by women and minorities who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Through Citizen Verizon, Verizon’s responsible business plan, Verizon announced a $3 billion commitment to moving the world forward by expanding digital access and resources. As part of Citizen Verizon, we have a goal to help 1 million small businesses get digital skills training by 2030.
As part of this commitment, Verizon is launching Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, a free online curriculum that gives small business owners the tools to optimize their digital presence and succeed in today’s digital economy. The world is going digital. Customers across industries are turning to the online marketplace to shop, browse, and do business. Adapting to this new landscape is essential to the future success of small businesses.
Through Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, businesses will receive:
● Personalized learning plans that cover financing, marketing, and operations
● Coaching from business experts across legal, marketing, business planning and more.
● Peer networking to connect with other small businesses
● Other incentives such solutions, products and services
Verizon Small Business Digital Ready was developed in partnership with small business owners who understand what it takes to succeed in the digital economy. The curriculum is simple to use, with all the information available online in one place.
Small businesses can register today by clicking here!
Kicking off the Woodlawn Street Market with a boom!
Filed Under: Business-Proving, Front Page, Get Involved, Small Business, Woodlawn, Woodlawn Street Market
It’s our favorite time of the month again – Woodlawn Street Market time! Woohoo! This month’s market will be held on April 1, 2023, from 10 am – 4 pm! Keep reading to check out the vendors that will be featured at this month’s market.
Woodlawn's own legend: Dr. Henry Panion
Filed Under: Front Page, Small Business, Woodlawn
There’s a legend working in Woodlawn. Meet Dr. Henry Panion III, world-renowned producer, composer, arranger, conductor, and educator, with his record label and studio right off 55th place. Dr. Panion has traveled all around the globe performing and leading famous orchestras and even touring with Stevie Wonder. But somehow, Birmingham keeps calling him back home. Find out more about how Dr. Panion has made an impact in the Birmingham community.
The Official Downtown BHM Coffee Trail!
Filed Under: Birmingham Food & Drink, Downtown Birmingham, Front Page, Small Business, Yaysayers
Birmingham is home to many unique and fun coffee destinations. With over 15 coffee shops in the Birmingham Metro area, we created a coffee trail to help you navigate the best spots in town for a delicious cup of joe. This extensive trail extends across Birmingham and can take several trips to complete it.