Recently, Amazon announced that it would be unveiling a series of programs and classes to teach small and medium-sized businesses about selling their products online. This is a big step for Amazon and potentially small businesses as well.
The Academy will consist of webinars, in-person seminars, and community college courses. The very first seminar was held on November 1 in Southaven, Mississippi. The tech giant will be offering courses at various community colleges located in Houston, Boston, Idaho, Ohio, and more.
The tech giant has spent over $15 billion this year alone on initiatives to help small and medium-sized businesses grow on Amazon.
Nicholas Denissen, Amazon’s vice president of small business said, “Small businesses make up 99.9% of U.S. businesses, employ almost 60 million people, and are the backbone of our economy. We’ve heard from many of them that they want help and guidance to take advantage of the power of the internet and digital business, particularly in rural areas.” He went on to say, “Amazon Small Business Academy is focused on accelerating small business’ digital capabilities, whether they are a brand new company or one that has been in business for generations.”
Rebecca Corbin, Ed.D., who is president and CEO of NACCE said, “We’re thrilled to embark on this innovative program with Amazon. Community colleges provide valuable content and programming for both aspiring and current small business owners. This Amazon grant will help NACCE and the schools foster the next generation of businesses to power the U.S. economy.”
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