October is Women’s Small Business Month, a month dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the female entrepreneurs that strengthen our local communities. As a company that has always championed small businesses, Groupon is excited to bring awareness to the women-owned businesses on our platform and to celebrate the outstanding progress that female and female-identifying business owners have made and continue to make.
Throughout the month of October, we’re highlighting merchants who self-identified as women-owned. Groupon is dedicated to supporting our female and female-identifying business partners, not only during Women’s Small Business Month but beyond.
We’ve partnered with Kiva.org, a renowned crowd-funding platform, to raise funds in support of a women-owned businesses fund that will help create opportunity and unlock investment capital for women-owned businesses across the country.
Donate to our Kiva fund.
We’re continuing our outreach to women and female-identifying business partners nationwide to learn more about the services and support needed that Groupon may provide through connections to our partners.
We’re partnering with women-owned business organizations and governmental agencies at the federal and state levels to gather a list of available resources and co-sponsor virtual-panel discussions for merchants. Finally, we’ve created a free Merchant Marketing toolkit to celebrate Women’s Small Business Month loudly and proudly!
We’re making an ongoing effort to seek out and highlight women-owned businesses through our social media and other initiatives. Check out our Facebook and Instagram to see the inspiring women small business owners we’ve featured during our past initiatives, and subscribe to meet the following business owners, who we’ll be profiling throughout the month of October:
To learn more about the actions Groupon is taking to bring about positive change, click here.
*According to American Express State of Women-Owned Business Report
†According to U.S. Small Business Association Office of Advocacy
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