Verizon Small Business Digital Ready $10,000 Business Grant Q&A 4/27/23

A webinar hosted by the Women’s Business Center of Northern Virginia in collaboration with Verizon and the Association for Women’s Business Centers –

In partnership with LISC, Verizon Small Business Digital Ready has committed $1M in small business grants for 2023. By joining Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, you’ll not only get access to courses, live coaching sessions led by industry experts, and insightful resources, but you’ll also be able to apply for an exclusive pool of **$10,000 small business grants.** To unlock the application for the current round of grant funding, register on Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, complete any combination of two courses, coaching events, and community events, and apply by May 12, 2023. At this webinar, we will share information about Verizon Small Business Digital Ready and the latest $10,000 business grant opportunity!

Plan on getting on the platform to start the process or to utilize the resource? Go to

Note: the grant application in the platform will not open until any combination of two courses, coaching events, and community events are complete (part of the eligibility).

Access FAQs about the grant at

We will answer questions such as:

  • When is the latest grant application open? For the latest round of grants, applications open on March 1, 2023, and close 11:59pm PT on May 12 , 2023. All applicants will be notified about whether or not they have been selected to receive grant funding the week of May 18, 2023.
  • Who is eligible to apply? To be eligible for this round of grants, users must complete any combination of two courses, coaching events, and community events between January 1, 2023, and May 12, 2023, and submit a grant application by May 12, 2023. Engagements through the Personalized Mentoring feature are not included towards grant eligibility. Awards will be made to a selection of qualified businesses who apply (not all applicants). Eligibility is based on accurate and complete submission, and priority will be given to entrepreneurs of color, women, veteran owned businesses and other businesses in historically under-served communities who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital. Non-profit organizations are ineligible for this grant. Applicants may apply for one business only and must be 18 years of age to apply. Small business owners who have applied for previous rounds of Small Business Digital Ready grants may apply again for the current round. A new application must be submitted for each round, and eligibility criteria for the current round must be met.

The Women’s Business Center is funded at the Community Business Partnership through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Thursday, April 27, 2023
5:00 pm-5:45 pm

COST: $0




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The Community Business Partnership is an equal opportunity service provider, lender, and employer.

Speaker: Kathryn Walker

Meet Kathryn Walker

“I started Becky’s Pet Care in 1998 and, thanks to CBP’s expert and caring staff, now have a strong business with over 160 employees.

Becky O’Neil, President, Becky’s Pet Care, Springfield, VA
Community Business Partnership of Springfield, VA