Amazon Business kicks off its Small Business Month with Small Business Grants Designed to Spur Innovation and Growth
Investment from Amazon comes as small businesses report saving money and staying within budget as top purchasing priorities, according to new poll data
According to the poll of small-business decision-makers across
Small businesses also are looking for ways to drive future growth. They see streamlining business purchases as a way to do so. While product prices will continue to be a key factor in reducing costs and driving growth, small-business leaders also are looking at how easily they can find the products they need, alongside how convenient the purchasing process is to improve efficiency.
- 91% say the ability to find items that are within their price range is a key factor in growing their businesses long term.
- 88% say the ability to easily find items they need is a key factor in growing their businesses long term.
- 90% say the ability to easily purchase items they need is a key factor in growing their businesses long term.
“Our small-business customers face unique challenges and are operating with more limited resources—every dollar and minute they save helps them focus their energy on growing their businesses," said Todd Heimes, director of Amazon Business Worldwide. "With Amazon Business, small businesses get the selection and convenience of Amazon, alongside powerful tools that help them make buying decisions that drive towards their business goals, automate the procurement process, and save money with business pricing."
Continuing its investment in the success of small-business customers, Amazon Business launched its Small Business Grants to empower small-business growth. This year, Amazon Business will give eligible small businesses in the
Virtual X Kitchen, based out of
“We are so grateful for the opportunity that the Small Business Grant has provided our business,” said Naumaan “Nomie” Hamid, CEO and founder. “Thank you to everyone that voted! It has been amazing to see how far Virtual X Kitchen has come since our launch a little over a year ago, and we can't wait to see how far it will go.”
To learn about the 2022 grant winners and how they used their awards, visit the 2022 recipients page.
“At Amazon Business, we are committed to the growth of small businesses and invest in education, grants, and tools to help them overcome challenges they face, and free up time and resources to focus on their mission and customers,” said Heimes. “I am particularly passionate about our Small Business Grants. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and when they succeed, we all succeed.”
Amazon Business asked 500 small-business decision-makers in the
The poll was produced in partnership between Amazon Business and Walker Sands, with data collection conducted via online market research vendor, Rep Data, Inc., between March 20-27, 2023.
About Amazon Business
Amazon Business helps millions of customers worldwide—from small businesses, schools, hospitals, nonprofits, and government agencies to large enterprises with global operations—reshape their procurement with cost and time savings, greater productivity, and insightful purchasing analytics. Procurement and business leaders enjoy convenient shipping options on hundreds of millions of supplies across categories like office, IT, janitorial, food service, and professional medical supplies. Customers also have access to a variety of business-tailored features and benefits, including a curated site experience, Business Prime, business-only pricing and selection, single- or multi-user business accounts, approvals workflow, purchasing system integrations, payment solutions, tax exemptions, and dedicated customer support. Amazon Business is currently available in
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