Qwally is bringing its innovative small business support platform to the city of Manor, Texas.
Using Qwally’s platform, the city launched a new portal, called Manor Biz 101, to provide businesses with a one-stop shop for resources to help them grow and become successful long term.
Located just northeast of Austin, Texas, Manor is an attractive location for new companies. The launch of the portal provides resources for home-based businesses and connections to financial assistance programs. The portal is the city’s latest attempt to help provide services and to small businesses in the city as the region continues its economic recovery from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We started this pledge and project around the beginning of the year to support our small business owners and those seeking to become small business owners especially with the impacts of COVID in our community,” said Mayor Larry Wallace Jr., speaking enthusiastically about the City’s partnership with Qwally.
In addition to supporting the surge in remote work, and home-based businesses, prompted by the pandemic, the portal provides support for entrepreneurs looking to create a business plan, register a business, verify employer requirements and comply with local regulations.
Qwally’s platform provides the city a gateway to support and assist small businesses at a crucial time in the city’s growth.
“Manor is a dynamic city with a history of civic innovation, and it’s encouraging to see the city rallying behind its small business community to support that continued innovation during this period of recovery” said Qwally Chief Growth Officer Matt Cody. “By bringing Qwally to their city, Manor shows a clear commitment to supporting that community long-term, and adapting to the changing circumstances of how people work.”
The city joins a growing list of communities choosing the Qwally platform. Since launching with Mobile, Alabama in February 2020, Qwally has partnered with six cities, and is expanding quickly to support municipalities as they bring relief to their small business community.
Before launch, the city partnered with Qwally on a pilot project designed to provide additional and more seamless support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The pilot project was part of the National League of Cities’ City Innovation Ecosystems program.
Qwally is a user-friendly, cloud-based software platform that provides self-serve tools to help small businesses connect with city programs and navigate complex processes. The company has participated in City Innovate’s Startup in Residence Program, the 2019 MassChallenge Boston accelerator program and is currently part of the CivStart GovTech accelerator.