BBB's Empower by GoDaddy is a virtual multi-month business accelerator.
BBB and GoDaddy partnered together to help businesses secure the resources they need to ignite their business.
Empower by GoDaddy is a 16-week virtual program where business owners will participate in interactive learning sessions and business mentorship.
Empower by GoDaddy will offer:
Throughout the program, we bring in experts in their field to provide experienced advice for your business.
Each session, participants will be able to engage with business leaders to help solve the roadblocks your business faces.
Work with business owners just like you to network and establish quality relationships.
Receive free GoDaddy products to help you reach your business goals more efficiently and effectively.
Work with mentors to help you apply what you learn in each session into clear business actions.
Empower by GoDaddy is a social impact program that equips entrepreneurs in underserved communities with training, tools, and resources they need to be successful.
BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest launched Empower by GoDaddy to deliver interactive multi-month business education geared towards Main St. entrepreneurs who want to ignite their business. This 16 week Main St. Accelerator is cohort based and is a premiere program with a limited number of accepted applicants.
Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest, the largest trade association in Arizona, has been around for over 80 years. We are dedicated to helping build better businesses with ethics at the forefront across Greater Arizona and San Diego.
BBB is proud to partner with Empower by GoDaddy to bring these important and needed resources to our communities. We are excited about our expansion to offer this program in all of our service areas across Greater Arizona and San Diego!
Empower by GoDaddy provides virtual training sessions, mentorship, and amazing networking opportunities. Additionally, GoDaddy will provide free technology products and technical assistance for your business. Empower graduates will also be eligible to compete for prizes during our annual pitch competition. Last year, participants received legal audits and advice courtesy of Snell and Wilmer, financial guidance courtesy of Desert Financial Credit Union, and educational resources, mentorship, and coworking courtesy of BBB. Our inaugural Empower cohort won over $10,000 in prizes and finances!
Main St. Entrepreneurs play a crucial role in our economy. Think of the types of businesses you'd see on Main Street USA from a florist to a mechanic, a salon to a coffee shop, and every service professional in between.
Main St. entrepreneurs are small business owners who make a big impact in the community! Odds are, if you're reading this, you're a Main St. Entrepreneur. This program is for the unsung heroes of our business community.
Empower is for Main St. Entrepreneurs who want to take their businesses to the next level.
Compared to a business incubator, Empower was created as an Accelerator for those who wish to improve or scale their business. Empower is geared toward entrepreneurs who may need extra support in business operations, finance, legal, marketing, and/or digital media. If you are in revenue and have a history in your local community, we would love for you to apply. We are only accepting applicants from our service areas. We highlight socially conscious and charitable businesses.
Empower will begin in December 2020 and will take place over 16 weeks with weekly online sessions.
Early applications for Empower by GoDaddy will be accepted through Friday, October 30th. However, late decision applications will be open until November 10th. Applicants should expect to spend 4-6 hours per week dedicated to Empower and should be engaged with their Empower cohort and mentors.
The application is free and thanks to GoDaddy, all accepted participants will receive a full scholarship valued at over $5,000. Accepted participants should expect to pay a one-time $99 material program fee. If you are unable to cover the material program fee, please contact us as we will be offering some scholarships. Accepted participants are required to attend all virtual trainings and are encouraged to meet with mentors regularly in order to gain the full value of the program.
Applications open in late September and close on Friday, October 30th, 2020. Applications will be followed by virtual interviews. Please note, applications are accepted and screened on a rolling, first-come, first-served basis so be sure to apply today! Please note, applications are accepted and screened on a rolling, first-come, first-served basis so be sure to apply today! Don't overthink your application.
We thought you'd never ask! We are seeking key partners, speakers, and mentors. If you are passionate about serving entrepreneurs and helping them increase efficiencies to ignite their businesses, we want to hear from you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.