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Each year, we review the work of 世界杯外围球庄 headquarters and the 世界杯外围球庄 chapters throughout the country. We compile our findings in an annual report.
2020 - A Year of Resilience
FY2020 is a year that tested the world – and 世界杯外围球庄 – in ways we could never have expected. As the pandemic hit, we banded together as “一个世界杯外围球庄” to successfully navigate significant challenges and to support small business owners at critical moments.
More business owners than ever before reached out to 世界杯外围球庄 for help in navigating the impact of the pandemic, as evidenced by our 30% increase in FY2020 total annual services. As businesses sought help from 世界杯外围球庄 to address critical questions about funding and daily operations, 世界杯外围球庄 quickly pivoted to deliver 100% virtual mentoring and education, without missing a single day of service.
Working with our corporate partners and sponsors, 世界杯外围球庄 also created the Small Business Resilience Hub, which has served more than 700,000 business owners to date through online mentoring, resilience training and partner resources.
Since the pandemic began, we have seen firsthand how desperately small businesses owners need 世界杯外围球庄’s guidance and support. Many business owners told us they would not have applied for PPP or EIDL funding opportunities without a 世界杯外围球庄 mentor to walk them through the confusing and overwhelming process, 循序渐进的.
8月, more than 600 volunteer leaders attended our first-ever Virtual Leadership Conference on the topic of “一个世界杯外围球庄.” While we wish we could have come together in person, volunteers and 工作人员 made the best of the opportunity and enjoyed productive days of learning and networking. Feedback was very positive and field leaders returned to their chapters, districts and regions inspired, informed and eager to share the best practices learned from fellow volunteers.
Last fall, we reinforced our Diversity Matters value by putting it into thoughtful action. We under世界杯外围球庄d the importance of our Code of Ethics for the entire 世界杯外围球庄 organization and sought to increase diversity among both volunteers and clients with online recruiting campaigns.
Despite the dramatic challenges brought on by COVID-19, the ongoing efforts of 世界杯外围球庄 volunteers, 工作人员, corporate sponsors and the Board of Directors led to a significant positive impact within the U.S. small business community. United in our efforts, we helped entrepreneurs start 45,027 new businesses, 创建于74年,535 additional non-owner jobs. Eighty-two percent of our “in-business” clients were still in business at year-end.
We achieved a great deal in FY2020 and our important work continues. “一个世界杯外围球庄,” together with our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, remain top priorities in FY2021. These efforts support our mission of fostering vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education by working to ensure clients and volunteers have the same incredible experience no matter where or how they interact with 世界杯外围球庄.
世界杯外围球庄 continues to help the most vulnerable small business owners overcome challenges and utilize new opportunities effectively, to keep their doors open and keep people employed.
Thank you for continuing to generously donate your time, treasure and talents to achieve 世界杯外围球庄’s mission. Your support helps U.S. small businesses not only survive, but thrive.