GoDaddy has introduced a new initiative aimed at empowering everyday entrepreneurs around the world.
The company is rolling out a free online training course titled ‘Start and Grow Online with GoDaddy’ designed to help entrepreneurs take their businesses online.
As part of the move GoDaddy is partnering with Startups Without Borders, an entrepreneurship support and resource hub/network, to train entrepreneurs and small business owners with the skills to create a successful digital presence for their business.
The educational partnership aims to train entrepreneurs from across the MENA region to become digital entrepreneurs and to build an online presence, using GoDaddy’s know-how and online tools and solutions, including using GoDaddy Website Builder and E-Store.
With the establishment of an online community, leveraging Startups Without Borders’ strong network of partners and its ecosystem of entrepreneurs, the partnership will deliver free training courses, as well as additional workshops and mentorship hours.
The free training online course titled ‘Start and Grow Online with GoDaddy’ consists of an intensive 4-hour educational workshop to help small businesses create and manage their digital footprint. Participants will learn how to get a domain name, build a website, and create search-friendly content to attract customers and sell in this new world environment.
The online course content, designed and provided by GoDaddy and available in both English and Arabic, will include topics such as defining an online presence, wonders of the digital world, choosing a domain name, the importance of a professional email address, hands-on planning, building and securing a website.
By joining GoDaddy’s online course, participants will benefit from the in-depth training and will receive mentorship sessions, a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop, as well as a free-trial website on the Arabic Website Builder tool that will be available for 30 days.
Selina Bieber, Senior Regional Director for Turkey and MENA Region, GoDaddy, said, “Now more than ever, the focus for small businesses is to be online. One of our goals is to educate small and medium business owners and fill in the knowledge gap, while providing them with the tools and help they need to be online.”
According to GoDaddy’s 2020 Entrepreneur Survey, one-third of MENA small business owners plan to set up an official website for their business.
“At GoDaddy, we look to support entrepreneurs by making the necessary knowledge and know-how easily available. Whether running a home-based business or have a brick-and-mortar shop, 2021 is the year to start becoming more visible in the online world,” she added.
To be eligible to apply for the start and Grow Online with GoDaddy’ online course, candidates must either be a small business owner, entrepreneur or a sole trader. This partnership continues GoDaddy involvement in the region, with last year joining with Dubai Startup Hub, Level Up DXB, The Women Exchange, Startup Egypt and other entrepreneur-focused organisations to deliver a variety of workshops and webinars in both English and Arabic.