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Read How Tech is Helping Small Businesses Grow

This week is National Small Business Week.  While COVID-19 has had a major impact on small businesses, technology has helped businesses stay open and reach new customers while aiding those most impacted by the pandemic.  In this week’s Tech At Work, learn how tech is helping small businesses survive and grow.

Google Releases the ‘Grow Your Business With Google’ Platform

Google is offering small businesses free digital training courses and tools to help them adapt, grow, and better serve their communities.  Resources include tips on how to stand out online, reach more customers, and work remotely.

HireVue is Helping Small Businesses Find Qualified Applicants More Efficiently

Through the use of chat and text features, HireVue has helped businesses find the talent they need to succeed and grow.  HireVue has specifically helped the hospitality industry, where they have helped place 5,100 candidates.

Oracle Partners with SBA to Expedite the Processing of Restaurant Revitalization Relief

The SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund opened this week and Oracle is helping expedite the application process for customers.  The $28.6 billion fund will provide emergency assistance for restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by the pandemic.

Aurora Partners with Women Back to Work Initiative

Aurora and Women Back to Work partnered for a 16-week “JumpStart” Returnship program.  This initiative will help Aurora grow their diverse team of talented engineers, designers, and thought leaders and help businesses, including many small businesses, hire a high-skilled and talented team.

DoorDash Announces 100 Restaurateurs as Part of its Pledge to Help Small Businesses

DoorDash introduced its Main Street Strong Accelerator program, which is a commitment to invest $200 million into local communities.  It has partnered with 100 small restaurants to kick off the Accelerator program and is giving each restaurant a $20,000 grant.

CDW is Helping Small Businesses Build Innovative Customer Experiences for Today’s Business Climate

Verizon Commits $10 Million in Grants to Help 910 Small Businesses

What's New in Tech

How Apple's AirTags Could be Extra Useful for Blind People

For people who are blind or have very low vision, Apple’s new AirTag trackers can help them locate important everyday objects by playing a sound or providing guidance to the item.

Read more here.

What We're Saying

TechNet Blog Post on Tech Powering COVID Vaccine Distribution

Before You Start Your Weekend

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