Seattle Small Biz Development

David Pierre-Louis
December 23, 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic has made the landscape of small businesses even smaller. For some business owner's it's meant cutting back hours and even letting employees go. One solution to employee retention is the investment and training of adequately using a point of sales system(POS).  

 With the proper infrastructure, a business can retain and grow its business and employee base. Properly using a POS provides businesses with appropriate accounting and much-needed customer insight. A POS system verifies that all parties see the same stats in real-time, understanding exactly who a business's customers are creating a direct to consumer business versus a one size fits all model. We believe this insight level ultimately leads to more efficiency, more business, increased revenue, and job retention. The proposed POS training will also allow the fifty small companies we aim to impact an opportunity to minimize costs and allow them to stay competitive in Seattle's tech-focused city.  

 When asked about the proposed POS training, we were told, "This is a fantastic program that I can see businesses greatly benefiting from and being ahead of the game." 

According to the US Small Business Association, "A POS is an essential feature for all businesses selling products, whether in a store or online. Today's POS systems are often integrated with other systems assisting with streamlining operations. A POS can also automatically help with merchant transactions and help analyze a business's data for tremendous success. Investing in a POS system is hailed as one of the best things you can do for your business." 

In a data driven city, we must equip our most vulnerable small businesses with the tools and education necessary to compete in today's market. 

We believe this POS investment and training will help retain jobs, boost morale, increase business owner confidence, and create the right foundation that will help in the stability they need to grow in today's economy.

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