Gone are the days that your bricks and mortar store could stand alone because of the experience you offer your customers is unparalleled. That is great, but is *no longer enough* during the pandemic to survive/thrive. You must take your offer online and reach people who are not comfortable enough yet to shop in public. A robust digital shopping website is critical to success for evermore.
 
Marc Willson and Cameron Nelson outline the different platforms and how to choose between them.

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Owners and key financial decisionmakers of for-profit businesses, share your recent experiences. Did your business seek financing such as loans or lines of credit in the last 12 months? How would you rate the financial condition of your business?

The Federal Reserve’s 2022 Small Business Credit Survey is open for responses, and the Virginia SBDC Network is a partner on this effort. By taking the survey, you contribute to data that directly informs the Fed, federal government agencies, service providers, policymakers, and others—ultimately benefitting your business and other businesses like yours. Take the 10-minute survey now. 

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The survey closes November 4, 2022. Questions? Contact Grace Guynn at grace.guynn@atl.frb.org.