SBA announces Relaunch of Small Business Technology Coalition

WASHINGTON – The Small Business Technology Coalition, the go-to resource for entrepreneurs seeking to leverage technology, relaunched today with new partners and a greater emphasis on training users to make their businesses more effective and efficient, Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced today.

The Technology Coalition (www.sba.gov/techcoalition) is a public-private partnership that educates users on topics including e-commerce, customer relationships, sales/leads, marketing, social media, cybersecurity and more.

“Public-private partnerships like the Small Business Technology Coalition are the future of the Small Business Administration,” Administrator McMahon said. “The SBA’s Technology Coalition will ensure educational content remains relevant to the technology questions small business owners across America ask every day.”

The Tech Coalition’s newest partners are Animoto, Business Blocks, Dun & Bradstreet, Expensify, GoDaddy, Industry, National Cyber Security Alliance, NerdWallet, Stripe, Townsquared and Wix.

Including the original partners – Bench, Box, Canvas, Dash Data, Facebook, Google, Gusto, Intuit, LegalZoom, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Paychex, Salesforce, Square, Thumbtack, Yelp and Zenefits – the Tech Coalition leads outreach events nationwide and provides webinars and other training resources to help small business owners utilize technology effectively as they start and grow their businesses.

“These partners play a vital role as we work to ensure the Tech Coalition is the best source for small business owners looking to use technology to serve their customers, be more efficient and get paid for their services,” McMahon said. “By leveraging technology companies’ expertise, we are able to help small businesses across the country and drive innovation without expanding government.”

The partners will convene Tuesday, April 25, at this year’s first Tech Coalition Conference, hosted by the SBA’s San Francisco District Office.

More information on the Small Business Technology Coalition and a list of all partners is available at www.sba.gov/techcoalition.

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 Authorization #17-3010-32

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