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Exclusive Discounts and Offers for Small and Medium Businesses Migrating to the Cloud

Digitizing your small or medium business (SMB) is one of the best ways to invest in its future—whether you’re trying to pass it on to the next generation or sell it for the highest valuation possible. While the people and processes are important, the operations which underpin your business are just as crucial.

SMBs like yours are migrating to the cloud to stay competitive and remain relevant in a rapidly changing environment. With cloud computing solutions, SMBs can streamline their operations, boost productivity, and deliver the engaging experiences that today’s customers demand—all while maintaining the highest levels of security and reliability.

When it comes to adopting cloud technology, however, many SMB leaders don’t know where to start. Concerns around cost, not having in-house cloud skills, and other hurdles can all hold SMBs back. Change requires an investment of not only resources but of time to understand and navigate the right path forward.

At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we’re here to help. If you’re thinking about moving to the cloud but unsure about what steps to take, the AWS Connected Community can help kickstart your digital transformation.

What is the AWS Connected Community?

The Connected Community is a website where you can gain a deeper understanding of how to connect AWS Cloud technology to business value. It has fundamental, informative trainings and exclusive offers, so your SMB can benefit from the best cloud solutions for storage, security, customer service, and more.

You’ll also hear from other SMB business leaders, who will share their insights on how the cloud is powering their success. We’ll connect the why and the how of the cloud to give you a pathway to digitize and automate your business at your own pace. Whether you have warehouses filled with paper documents and on-premises data storage or currently use some cloud IT services, we will meet you where you are.

Benefits for SMB members in the Connected Community

As a member of the Connected Community, you’ll get access to exclusive events, software discounts, a Slack workspace specifically for SMB business leaders, one-on-one free consultations, and much more.


Listen to AWS Certified experts and leaders from the AWS Partner Network give talks, workshops, and fireside chats, offering everything from business to technical advice, so that you can take full advantage of the cloud.

Exclusive promotions

We work with top brands, such as Constant Contact, Notion, HubSpot, and Xero to offer special promotions on software and services, tailored to SMBs, so that you can improve productivity and increase customer satisfaction. All are available on AWS Marketplace—a one-stop-shop for software compatible with AWS Cloud.

If you’re an Amazon Business Prime customer you’ll also get access to free shipping on eligible office products. Totally new to AWS? Apply for $300 USD in free credits to experiment on your first—or next—business transformation project.

Ask an expert

Our free 1:1 consultation AWS Cloud experts provide free advice and guidance to SMBs that need answers to their digitization efforts. You can also get access to assessments for cloud migration, in-house training, and more.

Peer-to-peer sharing

Hear real-world examples and relevant past experiences with cloud projects from fellow SMBs. Learn which initiatives to pursue and how best to pursue them. Interact with industry peers on a private Slack workspace to share ideas, strategies, and success stories to guide your cloud journey.

On-demand training

Get training designed to help SMBs understand the potential of the cloud and the ways AWS can help you achieve your goals. With more than 200 AWS services, we are committed to helping you streamline your operations, boost productivity, and unlock a new world of possibilities.

The Connected Community brings together years of AWS expertise and the unique perspective of SMBs to give members an uncomplicated and interactive place to support their digital transformation. It’s a great way to acquire new business and technology skills, learn how to scale your business, and generate real savings using cloud technology.

A hub of knowledge and peer insights

Our AWS experts are here to help every step of the way. But the Connected Community is powered by leaders like you. We believe in the value of bringing together industry leaders with a broad range of opinions, expertise, and experiences.

By sharing knowledge and collaborating with others, you can innovate faster and understand how best to tackle the challenges of today’s rapidly changing business environment. As a member of the Connected Community, you’ll gain insights into handling transition periods successfully—and be reminded that you’re never alone.

Ready to take the next step?

There’s no cost to join the Connected Community. Sign up today to unlock a world of insights and exclusive benefits. Don’t let worries about the cloud hold you back—learn how to fast-track your digital transformation and access the resources your business needs to grow.

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