WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced the addition of 11 new members to its groundbreaking Small Business Technology Coalition (SBTC): Bench, Canvas, Dash Data, Google, Gusto, Intuit, LinkedIn, Paychex, Square, Thumbtack and Yelp.
SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet heralded the joining of these new coalition members: "With the addition of these partners, SBA's Small Business Technology Coalition continues to grow its unprecedented collection of educational and training resources from the world's most iconic technology companies. These partners play a vital role as we work to educate entrepreneurs on the range of resources and technology available to help them connect to customers, scale, and conduct business safely anywhere in the world."
SBA launched the SBTC earlier this year, a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership that provides America's small businesses with one-stop access to the latest digital educational and training resources from technology innovators and industry leaders. Amazon, Box, Facebook, LegalZoom, Microsoft, Salesforce and Zenefits originally partnered with SBA to announce that the SBTC would make digital education and training available to small businesses across the United States to help them compete and use of cutting edge tools and resources.
Current resources include webinars, white papers, guided trainings, and others. Topics include online commerce and payment platforms, back-office operations support, productivity solutions, improved customer service and shopping experiences, cyber security, social media marketing and brand awareness, digital content management, doing business online through e-commerce, mobile centricity, and managing accounting and payments.
More information on the Small Business Technology Coalition is available at: www.sba.gov/techcoalition.
About the Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012 has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. www.sba.gov
SBA's participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Cosponsorship Authorizations #16-3010-67 & #16-3010-99.
Contact: Terry Sutherland (202) 205-6919
Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news
Release Number: 16-52
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SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration