Take your business
to the next level

Empower by GoDaddy, in partnership with ignite sparked by BBB, is your
12-week launchpad to ethical growth and explosive success for your small business.

for 2025 Cohorts

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All-Encompassing Curriculum

Delivered by Industry Leaders

Website Design

Social Media
Sales Strategies

Legal Advice
Best Hiring Strategies

Ethical Guidance
Funding Options
Financial Tips

Developed in collaboration with our program partners, our curriculum session topics present a deep-dive into all facets of business development.

Pitch Prize Money Awarded





Graduate Testimonials

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Empower by GoDaddy is GoDaddy’s global community and philanthropic program equipping entrepreneurs in underserved communities with training, tools and peer networks to accelerate their journeys. 

Better Business Bureau® Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) launched Empower by GoDaddy to deliver this education to Main St. entrepreneurs who want to ignite their venture. This multiweek program is a premier Main St. Accelerator and only accepts a limited number of applicants per cohort.

Empower by GoDaddy participants will graduate the program with the confidence and knowledge to skyrocket their business to the next level! The well-rounded program provides virtual training sessions, customized mentorship, and amazing networking opportunities.

Past participants received legal audits and advice courtesy of Snell and Wilmer and financial guidance courtesy of Desert Financial Credit Union. Emotional support, mentorship, and guidance provided by LifeGuides.

Educational resources, mentorship, and coworking were provided by BBB, and free technology products and technical assistance were provided by GoDaddy. We have awarded over $126,000 in pitch prize money throughout 7 cohorts!

The application is free and courtesy of GoDaddy, all accepted participants will receive a full program scholarship valued at over $5,000. 

Accepted participants should expect to pay a one-time $99 material program fee. If a business is unable to cover the material program fee, limited scholarships are available.


Empower by GoDaddy is for Main St. entrepreneurs who want to take their businesses to the next level.  

Compared to a business incubator, Empower by GoDaddy was created as an accelerator for those who wish to improve or scale their business. The program is geared toward entrepreneurs who need extra support in business operations, finance, legal, marketing, and digital media. Applications are being accepted from businesses operating in the BBB Pacific Southwest’s service area, which includes Greater Arizona and Southern California.

Main St. entrepreneurs are small business owners who make a big impact in the community! Small businesses comprise 99.9 percent of all U.S. businesses and are the  unsung heroes keeping the heartbeat of our economy alive. 

Main St. entrepreneurs are the types of businesses you’d see on a quintessential downtown street – from a florist to a mechanic, a salon to a coffee shop, tradespeople and every service professional in between.

Better Business Bureau® Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB), is one of the most innovative BBBs in the nation with startup support including incubation, funding, acceleration and accreditation. 

BBB is dedicated to helping build better businesses with ethics at the forefront, which aligns with GoDaddy’s mission of empowering entrepreneurs everywhere, making opportunity more inclusive for all. BBB is proud to collaborate with GoDaddy, a long-time BBB Accredited Business, to bring these important resources to our communities.


For additional inquiries or more information, reach out to us here or at [email protected]

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for 2025 Cohorts