This tech company is offering free workshops & resources for Canadians to launch a side hustle
Inflation and the rising cost of living are among the top concerns for Canadians looking into 2023. Many Canadians are looking for resources to help them increase their earnings or start a side hustle – without the additional cost of formal education. GoDaddy recently released data from a new survey exploring the opportunities and challenges associated with women entrepreneurship in Canada. The data, which arrives in the lead up to International Women’s Day shows that 80% of Canadian women see more opportunity than ever in starting their own business despite battling burnout and a challenging economic climate.
The Unstoppable Women study from GoDaddy found that most Canadian women started or intend to start their small business in pursuit of financial opportunities and lifestyle flexibility. Amid ongoing cost-of-living challenges, close to half (49%) of women looking to start a small business or side hustle say increased financial opportunities are the top motivator, over flexibility or autonomy.
Understanding these challenges, Empower by GoDaddy is free, virtual community program that equips entrepreneurs of all skill levels with training, digital tools and network of mentors needed to start (or grow) a business. Built on years of experience to help small business owners close the knowledge and skills gap in a business world facing digital transformation.
In collaboration with Futurpreneur, a national non-profit which has delivered financing, mentorship and resources for diverse young entrepreneurs across Canada, Empower by GoDaddy supports aspiring entrepreneurs with dedicated training and educational resources to learn new skills in areas from website building, e-commerce design, search engine optimization and digital marketing on social media platforms through the self-guided e-learning platform.
To provide additional support to aspiring entrepreneurs who might be struggling with the cost associated with launching a new venture, Empower participants receive a free two-year subscription to the GoDaddy website builder tool, a .com, .org or .ca domain name for two years, as well as access monthly live sessions on digital presence topics.
The next Empower workshop, on the topic of ‘E-Commerce’ takes place on Thursday, March 2 at 1:00 p.m. EST. To learn more about Futurpreneur and Empower by GoDaddy and how entrepreneurs across Canada can register for the workshops, visit: futurpreneur.ca.
GoDaddy helps millions of entrepreneurs globally start, grow, and scale their businesses. People come to GoDaddy to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers, sell their products and services, and accept payments online and in-person. GoDaddy’s easy-to-use tools help microbusiness owners manage everything in one place and its expert guides are available to provide assistance 24/7. To learn more about the company, visit GoDaddy.com.
News Credit: GoDaddy