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Project Hope (Photo: Provided)
The Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has partnered with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business to provide digital marketing and e-commerce assistance to small businesses affected by COVID-19.
Through project HOPE, IU Kelley students, under the direction of faculty members, work directly with client companies of the Indiana SBDC to complete digital marketing and e-commerce projects. Work performed by the students is typically completed within two weeks and includes services such as website development, website optimization, establishing an e-commerce and digital storefront, migration to cloud-based service, enabling remote operations, digital marketing, and/or improving online security.
Clients will receive a fully-resolved solution and the student will provide training/ education to the clients so they are fully sustainable moving forward.
To be eligible, Indiana small businesses must meet the following criteria:
- Be an Indiana SBDC client.
- Have been in business as of Feb. 15, 2020.
- Be able to demonstrate a negative impact from COVID-19.
- Identify a project that will improve the business’s capacity to respond to COVID-19
There is NO COST to the company to participate in the program. All applicants will be required to meet with a no-cost Indiana SBDC business advisor as part of the application process.
By submitting this form you agree to be contacted by the Indiana SBDC. Go to swinchamber.com/project-hope-free-tech-help-for-small-businesses-entrepreneurs/ to submit the form.
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