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!
The second community workshop held at Boutwell Auditorium on July 26th was another opportunity for the public to weigh in on the future of Linn Park. The project consultant team shared insight about the people engaged so far, the place-based assessment of Linn Park, and the preliminary park concept solutions. Keep reading to see the results and how you can play a part in this re-vision!
It’s our favorite time of the month again – Woodlawn Street Market time! Woohoo! This month’s market will be held on August 13, 2022, from 5-9 p.m. and it’s a night market – because we all know how bad that Alabama heat can get! Keep reading to check out the vendors that will be featured at this month’s market.
Well, Birmingham – The World Games 2022 have officially come to an end. All of the hard work our city and community put in to prepare for this event was finally put into motion and we must admit, we are very impressed! Now, before we officially close this chapter, it’s only fair to wrap up this special event with a highlight reel of some of our favorite moments from The World Games 2022!