Benefits & Discounts

Google Ad Credits for Small Businesses

Google wants to help alleviate some of the cost for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to stay in touch with their customers during this challenging time. They’re giving our SMBs worldwide $340 million in ad credits, which can be used at any point until the end of 2020 across our Google Ads platforms. SMBs who have been active advertisers since the beginning of 2019 will see a credit notification appear in their Google Ads account in the coming months.

Provided by Google

SBDC Partners’ Offers and Resources

Search special offers and resources for SBDC members and clients on this webpage. All of SBDC’s partners are listed, including BizBuySell, Constant Contact, Google, Intuit, Paychex, Square, U.S. Small Business Administration, Visa and more. 

Provided by SBDC

Mailchimp Free Standard Service

Mailchimp users with an existing paid plan and have 25 or fewer employees are eligible for three free months of standard service. This applies to nonprofits and public service organizations as well as restaurants and hospitality, brick and mortar retail, travel and leisure, entertainment, beauty, health and wellness and other select Main Street businesses.

Provided by Mailchimp

Comcast Xfinity Free WiFi

Comcast is granting free access to Xfinity WiFi for everyone, with hotspots available to all, including non-Xfinity subscribers. To access the service, look for the “xfinitywifi” network name in a list of hotspots.

Provided by Comcast

A.Local Customized Marketing Action Plans

A.Local is currently volunteering Customized Marketing Action Plans at no charge to US-based local businesses affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Businesses with a brick-and-mortar location can get their complimentary CMAP on their website.

Provided by A.Local

Google Premium Version

Google is offering a free, premium version of its workplace video chat tool until July, to help businesses and schools working remotely due to coronavirus. Those features include having up to 250 participants per call, live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain, and the ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive.

Provided by Google

Slack Paid Plan Upgrades

Slack is offering free upgrades to paid plans for teams working on coronavirus pandemic research, response, or mitigation. Interested teams can email covid@slack.com to get this set up, and a consultation on how best to get started with remote collaboration.

Provided by Slack

AT&T Collaboration Tools

AT&T is providing new and existing members with a variety of collaboration tools and benefits, including free offers for Webex Meetings and AT&T Office@Hand as well as unlimited access to remote IT support for users and their devices.

Provided by AT&T

LogMeIn Video Conferencing

LogMeIn is offering free site-wide licensing for 3 months of its video conferencing solution, GoToMeeting, for eligible organizations (health care providers, educational institutions, municipalities and non-profits).

Provided by LogMeIn

VidYard Secure Video Messaging

VidYard offers free secure video messaging to enhance internal communications for all businesses.

Provided by VidYard

Panopto Free Access

Panopto is offering free three-month access to capture and distribute video content for businesses, universities, colleges and schools will enable employees and students to continue learning and working remotely.

Provided by Panopto

Microsoft Free Trial + Teams

Microsoft is offering a free six-month Office 365 E1 Trial, including Microsoft Teams.

Provided by Microsoft

Zoho Business Apps

Zoho is making available its free suite of Remotely apps until July 1. There are 11 apps in all, including ones for online meetings, training sessions, storage, project management and everyday work (in the form of word processing, spreadsheets and presentations).

Provided by Zoho

GanttPRO Free Access

GanttPRO is offering free accounts till August 15, 2020, for healthcare and non-profit organizations. Other businesses that suffered from COVID-19 are welcome to apply for a free account too. GanttPRO — chart-based software for project planning and management. We help teams execute their projects efficiently even from home.

Provided by GanttPRO

Hootsuite Professional

Free access for Hootsuite Professional to small businesses and nonprofits until July 1st, 2020. Helping to manage social media, and stay connected with your customers and communities.

Provided by Hootsuite

Benchmark Marketing Solutions

Benchmark is offering a free trial of its powerfully simple email marketing solution designed to help you create and send compelling campaigns with ease.

Provided by Benchmark

eBay Online Stores

eBay has made it free for small businesses to run their online shop through eBay. They have gotten rid of selling fees through June 30.

Provided by eBay 

SalesForce Essentials 

SalesForce is providing free access to Salesforce Essentials to help small businesses engage and support their customers remotely, as well as Tableau so they can quickly make data-driven decisions.

Provided by Salesforce essentials

Dell Latitude Laptop Discount

The DEC Network and Dell have teamed up for a special 10% discount on Dell Latitude Laptops. Call 800-757-8442 and mention The DEC Network to access savings. 

Provided by The DEC Network