27 Mar, 2018, 02:52 ET
BOISE, Idaho, March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Boise District Office and Amazon team up with local partners to host Tech Transforming Small Business, an e-commerce educational event for entrepreneurs and small businesses April 4 in Boise, Idaho, the first time this training will be offered in the state.
With an increasing number of consumers going online to shop, the SBA and Amazon are working together to provide small businesses with the tools, tips and information they need to be successful selling their goods and services online.
The Tech Transforming Idaho Small Business event will be from 10-11:30 a.m. on the 17th floor of the Zions Bank Building at 8th and Main Streets in downtown Boise, Idaho.
Speakers will include U.S. Senator James Risch, chairman of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee; experts from Amazon and the Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC); representatives from the SBA; and, a panel of local small business owners who have found success expanding their business online.
"Since most of Idaho is rural, this can present some challenges for small businesses looking to attract new customers," SBA Boise District Director Gary Eisenbraun said. "But with online sales, anyone in the country or the world can be a potential customer. We're thrilled to debut this training opportunity with Amazon in Idaho and help our local businesses become more digitally savvy."
"Many people don't know that half the items sold on Amazon come from small and medium-sized businesses across the U.S. and the world," said Kyle Walker, Amazon head of new business strategy. "I'm inspired by the stories and ingenuity of small business owners, and am excited to connect with entrepreneurs in Idaho, share learnings and help them grow their businesses."
For more information about the event or to register, visit https://online-sales-sba-boise.eventbrite.com or www.sba.gov/id.
The 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 Authorization #18-1000-06.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. We empower entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses. The SBA is the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses that is backed by the strength of the federal government.
The SBA delivers its services to people through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more about SBA, visit www.sba.gov.
The SBA Boise District serves the southern Idaho and eastern Oregon from its office in Boise. SBA Boise District staff provide resources and services in three areas referred to as "the three C's" – counseling, capital and contracting. Visit www.sba.gov/id or follow @SBAPacificNW for more information including resource partners, lenders, workshops, success stories and other resources to help business start, grow and succeed.
Contact: Melanie Norton – 206-604-2957
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