Thanks to a partnership between the Better Business Bureau Foundation of El Paso (BBB) and the City of El Paso, small food-based and retail businesses can get a free website, technical help and more to continue operation during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
“Disruptions to local business caused by COVID-19 have accelerated the need for many to rethink how to reach and serve customers and having a high-performing digital platform will be essential. The BBB is honored to partner with the City of El Paso to assist small businesses understand how they can maximize online tools and resources to succeed in this new environment.” said Marybeth Stevens, President, BBB El Paso.
The E-Commerce Platform Development and Technical Assistance Program, funded with CARES Treasury Relief Funds allocated by the City, is intended to assist small businesses adapt their service models to include online sales and service by providing technical assistance to create or improve their e-commerce capacity and/or demand.
The program is open to small food-based and retail businesses in the City of El Paso, with 20 or fewer full time employees.
Small businesses accepted into program will receive services that will include a 1-1 assessment of its online presence and opportunities, development or optimization of online platform, digital marketing assistance, and training at no cost.
Interested businesses must submit the online application on or before August 17th, 2020.
Applicants will be vetted for eligibility and qualified applicants will be chosen for services based upon a lottery.
For additional information, please contact the BBB at firstname.lastname@example.org.