Supporting Businesses in Your Community

Supporting Businesses in Your Community

As an urban place manager, you play a vital role in sustaining vibrant downtowns, city centers and neighborhood districts, working collaboratively to solve problems and stimulate place-based economic growth. Now, more than ever, small and medium-sized businesses are looking to you for information on how to enhance their digital skillsets. Let IDA support you in directly impacting the businesses in your district.  

IDA has partnered with Grow with Google and SCORE for a free four-part Digital Readiness Series designed to help small and medium-sized businesses get found online, reach more customers, sell online and work remotely. By sharing IDA’s Digital Readiness Series with the small and medium-sized businesses in your community, you’re providing them with the digital tools they need in order to succeed and come back even stronger.  

If you are a business, go directly to the Digital Readiness Series for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Support your businesses in two easy steps:  


Become a Grow with Google Partner

The first step to help businesses in your community is to sign up to become a Grow with Google Partner.


Resources for Your Businesses

Harness everything needed to facilitate training for businesses in your community.


Become a Grow with Google Partner

Become a Grow with Google Partner today. Join a community of trainers in supporting their small and medium-sized businesses by signing up here. If you’re already a Grow with Google Partner, skip this step and sign up for IDA’s next workshop below. Questions? Email us!

Resources for Your Businesses

After you sign up to become a Grow with Google Partner, come back here to download industry-specific collateral so your district can help support local businesses by promoting IDA’s Digital Readiness Series for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses. And the best part is – IDA handles all the logistics, collateral and live workshops. As an urban place management organization, all you need to do is spread the word to your local businesses.

Share tailored communications with businesses in your community! Digital Readiness Series for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses is a free program made up of four learning modules. Each module includes three parts: a Grow with Google Quick Help video, a Google Primer minicourse and a virtual workshop with IDA. Your businesses can complete just one module—or all four—and get a Digital Readiness milestone marker for each module completed to show off their new skills!

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Become a Digital Readiness Trainer

Interested in hosting your own workshops for your local small and medium-sized business audience? Click here to learn about the Digital Readiness Trainer Workshop.   

The Digital Readiness Series is open to IDA members and their local businesses in the U.S. and Canada. 


IDA has partnered with Grow with Google and SCORE for this free digital readiness workshop series designed to help small and medium-sized businesses get found online, reach more customers, sell online, and work remotely. 

Grow with Google provides free training, tools, and expertise that help people gain the digital skills they need to find jobs they want, advance their careers, and grow their businesses. Since launching in 2017, Grow with Google programs have trained more than five million Americans. Learn more at 

As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. SCORE is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve their goals through mentoring and webinars as well as on-demand courses, a library of online resources, and local events.