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Today, Verizon announced its participation in the American Express ‘Stand for Small’ program, which is a coalition of more than 40 companies across media, technology, consumer goods and professional services, and many other industries, that have come together to provide meaningful support to small businesses as they navigate the impacts of COVID-19.
Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business said about the news, "We are honored to partner with American Express and stand alongside over 40 amazing companies who have come together for one common cause - to support small businesses. Verizon is deeply committed to providing small businesses with the resources they need to succeed, especially in this most difficult time."
More details below on The Stand for Small Coalition via the American Express press release:
The Stand for Small coalition will provide millions of U.S. small businesses with support through valuable services, offers and access to tools and expertise, among other benefits. These resources are available to support small businesses as they work to reduce their operating expenses, manage their teams remotely, enhance their digital capabilities, and address other needs during this pandemic.
Many companies in the coalition have been supporting small businesses throughout this crisis, and this initiative brings together all these valuable benefits into an easy-to-use centralized digital platform that allows access to relevant products, information, tools and services.
“We have always believed in the power of partnership at American Express, and we’re thrilled to launch the Stand for Small coalition along with our partners who have a legacy of supporting small businesses in the U.S.,” said Stephen Squeri, Chairman and CEO of American Express. “Collectively, we hope to provide valuable resources to the more than 30 million small businesses in the United States so that we can come out strong together once this crisis ends.”
The coalition includes some of world’s leading brands including Adobe, Amazon, American Express, AT&T, Avis, Bain, BigCommerce, Bill.com, BJs, BlueSnap, Budget, Dell, Deluxe Corp, Dentsu, DocuSign, Ebay, Facebook, FedEx, GoDaddy, Google, Grainger, Hertz, IBM, iHeartRadio, Justworks, LinkedIn, Melio, Menlo Security, Microsoft, Next Insurance, Paychex, Pilo, Salesforce, Sam’s Club, SAP, Signifyd, Staples, SurePayroll, Trulioo, Uber Eats, UPS, Verizon and Zoro.
Together these companies offer a wide-ranging and diversely resourced platform. Stand for Small is committed to support small businesses during this challenging time to ensure they continue to play a vital role in our communities and the economy.
Over the next few weeks, the Stand for Small coalition will continue to onboard partners and will add more experiences and services throughout the year. Companies interested in joining may sign up at standforsmall.com.
Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business said, "We are honored to partner with American Express and stand alongside over 40 amazing companies who have come together for one common cause - to support small businesses. Verizon is deeply committed to providing small businesses with the resources they need to succeed, especially in this most difficult time."