Small businesses have to be where their customers are, and that increasingly means selling your products online. Since 2000, Amazon has opened its store to third-party sellers, allowing entrepreneurs to reach hundreds of millions of customers, build their brands, and grow their businesses. By establishing an online presence and mastering Amazon’s seller tools, you have access to millions of potential customers, opening the door to great economic opportunity with the average U.S.-based Amazon seller earning an average of $160,000 in sales last year.
That earning potential is why we’re excited to announce Hello Alice’s partnership with Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator (BBA). Hosted by Hello Alice, the Amazon BBA community will offer networking, business resources, technical training, and mentorship.
Everyone who joins will also receive access to free curriculum and materials to help accelerate their business and have the opportunity to attend “Ask Me Anything” sessions hosted by Amazon leaders.
Joining the community also provides members with access to apply for $10,000 cash grants to help select Black business owners achieve near-term stability and sales.
Who Qualifies for the Cash Grants?
To be eligible for consideration for the $10K cash grant, you must:
- Be a legal resident of the United States over the age of 18
- Be at least 51% Black-owned
- Hold a valid minority-owned business credential
- Be registered as an Amazon Professional Seller
- Upload a minority-owned business credential to Amazon Seller Central
Applications for cash grants are now open and will remain open until Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 6 p.m. ET.