NXST In The News: Verizon and Next Street launch small-business support program to take on digital inequality

By September 16, 2021 September 23rd, 2021 News

Advisory firm Next Street and Verizon Communications Inc. have launched an online program to provide resources and support to small businesses, with a focus on women- and BIPOC-owned businesses in under-resourced communities.

“The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated the inequities that have, for decades, held back communities of color from achieving economic opportunity,” Samantha Berg, managing partner at Next Street, said in a statement. “The Verizon Small Business Digital Ready platform will equip thousands of small business owners of color and critically underserved communities with the tools they need to establish, sustain and grow their businesses.”

Read more in the San Francisco Business Times.