Bank of the West launched Digital Doors™, a new small business offering collaborating with Mastercard®. Digital Doors offer resources and interactive tools to help small business owners establish, grow, and protect their online presence.
Michelle Di Gangi, Executive Vice President, Head of Small & Medium Enterprise Banking at Bank of the West, stated, "Bank of the West and Mastercard launched Digital Doors to help small businesses deliver superior customer experiences, stay competitive, and thrive online."
The new Digital Doors platform trains small business owners to prepare their enterprises for the digital age, migrate their storefronts online, and accept digital payments. Additionally, it gives cybersecurity counsel to assist businesses in protecting themselves and their consumers. Each portal component includes instructional resources, Bank of the West solutions, Mastercard technologies, and collaborator incentives that help businesses capitalize on online opportunities.
"As the shift to digital continues, it is imperative we provide the tools and resources to help small businesses get online, grow their operations, and secure the right tools to transform digitally. Together with Bank of the West, we are thrilled to expand our Digital Doors initiative and further our joint mission in helping the small business community better understand and develop their digital capabilities."
Ginger Siegel, North America Small Business Lead at Mastercard
Business owners can begin the digitization process by completing the Mastercard Small Business Digital Readiness Diagnostic, assessing their organization's readiness for digitization, providing customized recommendations, benchmarking their current capabilities, or exploring the Digital Doors content.
Mastercard Digital Doors is the latest initiative in Bank of the West's ongoing commitment to small companies, particularly those run by women and minorities. Additionally, the Bank's "WE" Source Program is focused on assisting women entrepreneurs in establishing and growing their firms, as is the recently launched Means & Matters podcast, which spotlights women who are challenging the status quo in business.