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!
We’ve talked about sports, but downtown has so much more to offer! Downtown Birmingham has so many experiences in store for you, which can also turn into life-long memories. And lucky for you, we’ve created a tool to make all that exploring so much easier!
Ever host an event where you ordered way too much food and end up with more leftovers than you can even fathom? We’ve been there too – until we learned about Magic City Harvest! Magic City Harvest is an organization working towards ending food waste & hunger in the Magic City. They acquire perishable food from schools, wholesale food distributors, restaurants, caterers, churches, event venues and grocery stores to donate to 30 community partners on the frontlines feeding the city’s hungry neighbors.
We are approaching the finish line for the 20th Street Refresh, which calls for a celebration – and you’re invited! The City Center Business Improvement District (BID), funded by downtown property owners, is partnering with the City of Birmingham and REV Birmingham to celebrate a refreshed Birmingham Green. Come join the party on May 20th from 4 to 8 p.m (with a special celebration happening at 6 p.m.)!