Small businesses serve as the foundation for our economy, and now more than ever are in need of support and resources to sustain their business and build for the future. While the world changes every day, Mastercard continues to pivot along with the small business community to deliver the digital tools, programs and mentorship needed to navigate this new normal today and tomorrow.

“Mastercard remains committed to delivering on the unique needs of the small business community to ensure they not only survive but thrive during this time,” said Cheryl Guerin, executive vice president of North America Marketing and Communications for Mastercard. “We are proud to stand by our partners to provide real, actionable insights and meaningful connections to small business owners across the country now through virtual means.”

Resources For Today and Every Day

Mastercard continues to work closely with partners to provide small business owners with the resources they need and the seamless experience they deserve. As part of this on-going effort, Mastercard is announcing an expansion of its Easy Savings automatic rebate offerings to include new partners such as Squarespace and EdCast. From allowing small business owners to quickly establish an online presence, to accessing tools that assist with learning, knowledge sharing, remote work and collaboration, these new benefits help business owners manage their day-to-day and focus on their future.

To further Mastercard’s commitment to helping business owners survive and thrive through this crisis, the company will be launching The Main Street Resource Center, an online place for small businesses to access a  curated set of needs-based solutions and resources to help them in the current environment, as well as through recovery. These efforts build on Mastercard’s expanded worldwide commitment to financial inclusion, pledging to bring a total of 1 billion people and 50 million micro and small businesses into the digital economy by 2025. And given the crucial role that women play in these businesses; we’re pledging to reach 25 million women entrepreneurs.

“EdCast is proud to stand with Mastercard to help small businesses during this time of need,” said Karl Mehta, CEO and Founder EdCast. “As we expand our SMB offerings through partnerships such as this one, EdCast looks forward to helping business owners and operators keep their employees engaged with the skills and training they need to be most successful.”

About Mastercard

Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all. For additional information, visit www.mastercard.com.

About EdCast

EdCast is the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise, including work teams that are more remote and highly distributed than ever before. Its award-winning platform is used internationally by Global 2000 companies and large government organizations, including NASSCOM and World Economic Forum, to solve the discovery and curation problems across all external and internal knowledge sources for all employees, wherever they are located. EdCast’s offerings include its Learning Experience Platform (LXP), the EdCast Marketplace, and MyGuide’s in-app guides, intelligence, and automation for business processes and workflows. For additional information, visit www.edcast.com or follow on Twitter @EdCast.