Amazon has launched Small Business Month (SBM) featuring a series of events, activities and promotions to help solopreneurs and small business owners enhance their buying capabilities and scale their businesses.
Amazon’s SBM kicked off with a Small Business Summit on Sept. 8. The free virtual summit featured actionable insights from fellow entrepreneurs, industry experts and Amazon Business executives.
Small Business Month will also include Small Business Deals Week from Sept. 12 to 18. Amazon Business will offer exclusive discounted pricing promotions for small business customers across PCs, consumables, office products, home and furniture items and devices.
Amazon Business is also launching a Small Business Grants program, which will award more than $250,000 in business grants to a handful of growing small businesses. Existing Amazon Business customers with annual revenues of $1 million or less can apply for a grant, with one grand prizewinner and a group of finalists and semifinalists receiving monetary grants, Business Prime Memberships, Amazon Web Services credits and training benefits. Applications are due by Sept. 30, and the winners will be announced on Oct. 25.
“We are committed to empowering entrepreneurs and small business owners to thrive, and Small Business Month is a way to give back and provide the very best customer experience for them,” said Todd Heimes, Small Business Director of Amazon Business in a statement. “Amazon Business is invested in the success of small business customers. When they grow, we grow, which enables us to increase selection, reduce prices and add additional features and benefits, all of which are important to small business owners. These entrepreneurs face unique challenges and circumstances, and we’re here to be a partner in their continued success.”