Small businesses make up 98 percent of all businesses in the U.S. and Canada. They form the backbone of our communities. However, the current business environment has left many vulnerable. Small businesses have adapted how they work, sell goods and services, and more, practically overnight. Now, more than ever, having the right networking infrastructure, collaboration tools, and security products has proven critical to keeping businesses running safely and securely.

At Cisco, we’re helping small businesses implement technology innovations so they can find success while navigating a complex and hard-to-predict business landscape. Through our Small Business Recovery Kit contest, we’re also giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to win a tech upgrade for free.

Not sure how the right technology can help accelerate business recovery? Here’s how our tools can help:

Remote Networking

Many small businesses will be re-evaluating their office footprint going forward. To keep things running without interruption, you may want to consider improving the physical infrastructure that keeps employees and devices connected, and find ways to streamline network management.

Switches, for example, are the foundation of most networks that connect devices, including computers, printers, and servers. Cloud-managed switches, such as the Cisco Meraki MS120, can further strengthen and simplify your network management. They’re easy to set up and provide secure connectivity for businesses supporting a workforce that can work from anywhere, whether remote or in-office.


Just because you’re reopening, it doesn’t necessarily mean you and your team will be working from the same physical location. As many of us continue to work remotely, modern collaboration tools have become a must-have. They enable people to remain productive, stay connected, and ensure work continues to move forward.

With Webex Work, you can do just that. It’s a complete cloud collaboration solution that combines calling, meeting, and messaging services in a single subscription, with flexible monthly pricing for small businesses. Now, no matter the location, whether on a laptop, desktop, or mobile device, your team can continue to share and get work done via a single secure app.


Small businesses are increasingly becoming a target of hackers, so it’s no surprise security has become the top small business IT concern.

To help protect your business, consider a threat defense solution like Cisco Meraki MX76.

It enables remote employees to connect safely to your business network over VPN, weeds out unwanted content and prevents phishing attacks with content filtering, and automates your network to lessen the strain on your IT team.

Cisco and our partners are committed to supporting our customers and communities, as well as helping those who need it most. These are just a few of the networking, collaboration, and security products that can help your business thrive in a complex business environment.

For more information on how you can enter to win these and other technology solutions in our Small Business Recovery Kit, visit our website.


Erin Hatfield

Global Industries Integrated Marketing Manager

Cisco Meraki