February 3, 2023
Tallahassee Community College announced its plan to help bring a new online curriculum to small businesses across the region: Verizon Small Business Digital Ready. In partnership with Next Street and LISC, the Verizon Small Business Digital Ready online curriculum is designed to give small businesses the tools they need to thrive in today's digital economy, including access to personalized learning plans, coaching from experts, and networking opportunities with diverse, industry-specific businesses.
More than 100,000 small businesses closed due to the pandemic, with a disproportionate impact on Black and Lantinx-owned small businesses. Verizon Small Business Digital Ready offers businesses support, aiming to enable digital readiness and drive digital transformation through a customized curriculum that accounts for industry, size, and interests. TCC is proud to be one of 20 institutions and organizations selected nationwide to work with Verizon to reach those businesses most in need of support within our region.
“It is more important than ever before that we equip our startups and small businesses with the tools that they need to be successful,” said Dr. Kimberly A. Moore, Vice President for Workforce Innovation at TCC. “This Verizon Small Business Digital Ready initiative provides a wealth of resources at your fingertips to address whatever your business needs are at no cost. This is absolutely amazing!”
Developed by small businesses, Verizon Small Business Digital Ready provides a personalized experience - providing resources, networking, and coaching tailored to a small business’s specific needs. The program can help small businesses move forward in four ways:
- Personalized Learning: Content presented by small businesses through brief, information-packed lessons small businesses can use right away.
- Expert coaching: Guidance from business experts across marketing, business planning, legal, and more.
- Peer Networking: Connections to other small businesses to build their networks.
- Incentives: A marketplace of tools, solutions, products, and services that can help small businesses. Participants will also be eligible to apply for grant funding exclusive to users of Verizon Small Business Digital Ready.
Registration and access can be found here.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000, and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology, communications, information, and entertainment products and services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $128.3 billion in 2020. The company offers data, video, and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security, and control.