SCORE is proud to announce a partnership with Grow with Google and the International Downtown Association (IDA) to launch a four-part free digital readiness series designed to help small business owners develop the skills they need to succeed online and grow their companies. You can complete just one module or all four—and you’ll receive a digital readiness badge for each module you complete.
The series aims to help small businesses owners like you:
- Get found online: Get your business online and improve your digital presence. Your customers are online, so a strong online presence is mission critical —even if your business doesn't sell on the web. Learn ways to strengthen your online presence with easy-to-use tools.
- Reach more customers: Connect with more customers in more places. Whether you’re seeking to drive traffic to your website or through your door, discover where your potential customers are with free tools – and reach prospects with digital advertising that fits your business and your budget.
- Sell online: Make it easy for customers to shop with you on your website. Grow your sales by connecting with shoppers online, optimizing your e-commerce setup, and making it faster, easier, and more secure for customers to pay you online.
- Work remotely: Run your business from anywhere. Learn how to transition from working at the office to working from home (or anywhere else you want). Find everything you need to stay connected and productive no matter where you are.
The digital readiness series is a free program made up of four learning modules. Each module includes a Grow with Google Quick Help video, a Google Primer minicourse (the free Primer app is available on the App Store and Google Play), and a virtual Grow with Google workshop. You can watch the videos and take the Primer minicourses anytime, and the Grow with Google workshops will either be live or on-demand and on your own schedule. As mentioned above, you can complete just one module or all four—and you’ll get a digital readiness badge for each module you complete.
Module 1: Get Found Online
Create a free Business Profile on Google to make your business information searchable on Google Maps, Search, and other Google sites. Read more
Module 2: Reach More Customers
Check out the Business Profile marketing kit to create free poster art, social posts, and art for window stickers, signs, and table tents. Read more
Module 3: Sell Online
Add a link to your Business Profile on Google to encourage customers to buy gift cards or make donations to support your business. Read more
Module 4: Work Remotely
Learn how to start a Google Meet video conference using Google Meet, Gmail, or Google Calendar. Read more