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Press Release -- October 26th, 2023
Source: Verizon

Verizon brings the Small Business Digital Ready experience to Atlanta Summit

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon announced it will host its fourth Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Summit, an all-day experience for small business owners to network and participate in hands-on events designed to help them grow their businesses, in Atlanta, Georgia on November 2, 2023. In partnership with the global professional education and networking platform, Luminary, the summit aims to bring valuable business insights and strategies to area small business owners.

Participants of the Verizon Small Business Digital Ready: Atlanta Summit will have the opportunity to engage in robust workshops and educational sessions, with the goal of building connections and learning from subject matter experts, including regional small business owners. In addition, Verizon is giving away a free Chromebook to five small business registrants who attend the summit1. To learn more about the event and to register, visit Verizon Small Business Digital Ready: Atlanta Summit.

“Launching a small business in the middle of the pandemic is hard enough, but for female entrepreneurs, and especially those of Hispanic Heritage, oftentimes it can be difficult to know where to start or know where to look for the help you need,” said Ana Gonzalez de Cossio, co-founder of Avanza Skin in Atlanta, GA. “My sisters and I are very grateful for the support we’ve received from the Small Business Digital Ready program. Access to networking opportunities, education, and a grant itself has made our business even stronger.

Launched in 2021, Verizon Small Business Digital Ready is a free online resource designed to give small businesses the tools they need to thrive in today’s digital economy. Small businesses can access personalized learning through over 40 courses, mentorship, peer networking, 1:1 expert coaching and incentives such as grant funding. In partnership with LISC and Next Street, the Verizon Small Business Digital Ready portal was created with and for small businesses, with a specific focus on supporting under-resourced business owners. Spanish language course offerings, coaching from experts and community events are also available. Since its launch, over 3,000 Atlanta-based small businesses have registered and engaged with the platform.

This initiative is part of Verizon’s goal to support 1M small businesses by 2030 with the resources to thrive in the digital economy, as part of its responsible business plan: Citizen Verizon. Visit to learn more about the company’s responsible business efforts.

1 No purchase necessary. Must be present to win. Sweepstakes starts November 2, 2023 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) and ends on November 2, 2023, at 1 PM ET. Must be a legal U.S. resident 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Verizon Corporate Services Group Inc. For official rules, see

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