Small businesses can get free technology training, laptops, software via Mesa program

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By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter

Small businesses can get free technology and computer training as well as new laptops as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic via a new effort from the City of Mesa, Mesa Chamber of Commerce, and Mesa Community College.

The effort is through the Mesa Cares Small Business Assistance Program helping East Valley businesses with the impacts of COVID.

The Technology Training Lab Series will feature free two classes for five weeks each. Small business owners and entrepreneurs can also potentially get a new laptop and software subscriptions through the class.

“The opportunity for small business owners to receive training and laptops with business software is one of the biggest impact opportunities of the Mesa Cares Technical Assistance Program.” Mesa Chamber of Commerce CEO Sally Harrison said. “This is a long-lasting tool that will be an ongoing gift for these businesses.”

An introduction to technology class starts September 16th and an intermediate technology class begins October 1st.

The former is an in-person, technology lab while the latter is an online class.

The intermediate class also includes helping business owners navigate accounting and spreadsheet software.

“This partnership with the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and Mesa Community College is providing valuable resources and training to Mesa businesses,” Mesa Mayor John Giles said. “Basic business skills and practical experience with computer technologies are key to the success of any business.”

Businesses can apply online at www.MesaAz.Gov/CARESBizTechAssist.

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August 2020