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The Small Business Digital Accelerator Program supports small businesses and entrepreneurs across WA state who are interested in becoming online sellers or looking to optimize their online selling. Throughout the program, Amazon's selling platform will be the case study that entrepreneurs can look to expand their footprint.

Use of the Amazon platform is not required to participate in the program. Businesses who have an established product, based in Washington State, and are ready to engage with the material and live session will get the most out of this training.

Program Highlights

Program delivery will be broken down into TWO stages.

Stage One: Business Readiness (4 weeks)

  • 3-4 hours of on-demand videos, readings, and handouts that participants engage with at their own pace. Please see weekly course offerings below.
  • 2-hour live sessions. The live session will be held virtually to recap the weeks on demand materials, facilitate discussion, and provide opportunities to meet in breakout sessions.

Stage Two: Market Opportunities Program!

For those who complete Stage One you may be eligible to apply and move onto Stage Two.

    • One-on-one business advising support.
    • Professional services tailored to help advance your business’s online sales performance
    • Access to a supportive online community of peers, mentors, and advisors
    • Possible in-person networking opportunities
    • Access to a growing list of vending opportunities through Business Impact NW partners

What's Covered

Week  Material Covered Material Release Dates Live Sessions
Mondays 2-4PM
Pre-Course Back to Business Basics Sept.5th 2023 __
Week 1 Internal and External Assessments, Strategic Planning Sept.5th Sept.11th
Week 2 Establishing and Growing Your Digital Presence, E-Commerce Platforms and Analytics, Cyber Security and Intellectual Property, Amazon Academy and SBA Resources Sept.12th Sept.18th
Week 3 Financial Planning and Forecasting, Financing Options Sept.19th Sept.25th
Week 4 Supply Chain, Distribution, and Inventory Management; Internal Operations, Present your Digital Platform plan Sept.26th Oct.2nd
Post-Course Social Media Oct.3rd __

2023 Small Business Digital Accelerator Program


  • Pre-Program Bonus Material: Back to Business Basics
  • Session One: Business Assessment
  • Session Two: Pathways to Digital Growth
  • Session Three: Strategic Growth Financing
  • Session Four: Getting Operations Right
  • Post-Program Bonus Material: Social Media
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Cost: Free!

Eligibility: Open to all business owners across Washington State with a product-based business. Note: Access to Stage Two is dependent on the completion of Stage One.

Time Commitment:

Stage One: (4 weeks)

  • 3-4 hours per week of on demand content
  • 2 hours weekly online session held each Monday from 2-4pm

Stage Two:

  • 1-3 hours a week depending on your set goals for the 2023 Holiday Shopping Season!

Registration and Information:

  • Where: Held Virtually. Links provided at registration.
  • Time: Live weekly sessions held from 2:00-4:00pm on Mondays

To request further information, please contact michaelr@businessimpactnw.org

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This accelerator is proudly sponsored by Amazon.

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