Applications are now open for the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab – a program developed by Accion Opportunity Fund (AOF) and FedEx to help small business owners who are looking to develop or expand their e-commerce operations, with a focus on women and entrepreneurs of color.
Interested small business owners can apply here between July 12 and 19, 2021. The deadline to apply is July 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
This four-month program provides 150 small business owners across the U.S. with a hands-on learning experience that could help boost their holiday sales and integrate technology into the growth of their businesses. They will receive free technical support in setting up and maintaining their virtual stores, as well as support with marketing, managing promotions, customer service, managing orders and fulfillments, and product photography. Participants will also receive a $2,000 business grant to launch and grow their e-commerce business. In addition, AOF and FedEx will also develop a series of virtual seminars on more advanced e-commerce topics, as well as an online learning hub featuring on-demand virtual learning courses, open to any small business owner seeking to expand their e-commerce expertise.