Help small businesses affected by COVID-19 by volunteering your media tech expertise

As the reality of this global pandemic sets in, many small business owners are facing the prospect of closing their doors in the coming days or weeks.

With over 30 million small businesses in the United States alone accounting for nearly 50% of the county’s workforce, the potential for personal and economic adversity is staggering.

Millions of business owners and employees face the prospect of shutting their doors and wondering where their next paycheck will come from. With your help we can keep many of these companies up and running as they transition from traditional models to online business.

After some soul searching this week I have decided to offer my organization’s services 100% for free to companies with fewer than 50 employees affected by coronavirus effective immediately. In addition, we are developing a free-to-use knowledge base of free and low-cost online business solutions. But we need your help!

As a media technology consulting company we are in a position to assist those in need. With your help we can do something amazing.

What we are offering:

  • 100% free consulting services
  • No catches or upsell

What it includes:

  • Online webinars
  • One-on-one support
  • Online knowledge base (in the works!)
  • Free solutions & resources

While we are currently hard at work creating training courses, sourcing solutions and publishing online resources, the sheer number of small businesses currently affected by this outbreak means we can’t do it alone.

That is where you come in.

The wealth of knowledge and experience within the online community is awe inspiring. The ingenuous innovations selflessly contributed by others helped create the ‘web’ as we know it — And through 9/11, Katrina, superstorm Sandy an countless other earthquakes, tsunamis and adversities worldwide we’ve seen firsthand the amazing things people can do when they get together for a good cause.

What we are seeking:

  • Speakers
  • Media professionals
  • Developers
  • Writers
  • Innovative thinkers

As a small business ourselves, we understand the gravity of the challenges people are currently facing. While we may not be able to fix all of the economy’s problems — Hospitality, travel and leisure have been particularly hard hit — We can work toward creating innovative & inspiring solutions to help as many people get back on track as possible.

How can I help?

  • Volunteer your time & expertise
  • Partner your remote work or media tech business
  • Source free, discounted & open source tools
  • Brainstorm novel solutions to bring brick & mortar stores online
  • Spread the word!

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Takeaway: Millions of small businesses are facing the potential of being shuttered for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19. With your help we can provide them with the training, education, and resources to help keep their businesses running.

– Ian Busching CEO, Dig Down Media

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