GoDaddy and Startups Without Borders to Train Entrepreneurs Across MENA Regionby Fintechnews Middle East 10. February 2021
GoDaddy Inc, an American publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company, announced the introduction of a free online training course titled ‘Start and Grow Online with GoDaddy’ designed to help entrepreneurs take their businesses online.
GoDaddy is partnering with Startups Without Borders, an entrepreneurship support and resource hub/network, for the initiative.
The course aims to train entrepreneurs from across the MENA region using GoDaddy’s know-how and online tools and solutions, including using GoDaddy Website Builder and E-Store.
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.
Participants will also receive 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.
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 more in the past.
Valentina Primo, Founder and CEO, Startups Without Borders commented:
“For the past year, we’ve been supporting our community of entrepreneurs with an array of tools to take their business to the online world. As the Covid19 pandemic accelerated the need to go digital, many entrepreneurs are struggling to transition to the online sphere.
Through the “Start and Grow Online with GoDaddy” program, we can support our community with an actionable, concrete and cost-efficient way to build their online presence.”
Selina Bieber, Senior Regional Director for Turkey and MENA Region, GoDaddy said,
“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 our 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,”
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