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What Is Empower by GoDaddy?

Empower by GoDaddy is GoDaddy’s philanthropic and social impact program that equips entrepreneurs in underserved communities with the training, tools, and networks that they need to accelerate their small business.

The Story

AEO’s new Innovation Hub model uses the power of collaboration to help members achieve a deeper impact in their communities. Our partnership with GoDaddy combines our model and GoDaddy’s expertise for a more inclusive marketplace. Empower by GoDaddy expands access to digital marketing expertise to business owners from all socioeconomic background by preparing them with skills and information that equalizes the playing field.

MainStreet Rise GoDaddy Empower Grant

GoDaddy will provide 30 grants in the amount of $3,000 to small businesses that are part of the Empower by GoDaddy and Tapestry Action Lab program. This grant can be used to assist in the recovery or stabilization of small businesses as a result of COVID-19 and the civil unrest.

MainStreet Rise

GoDaddy Empower Grant

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About AEO’s Partnership with Empower by GoDaddy

AEO and GoDaddy are teaming up to provide technical assistance to business owners around the US. Through Empower by GoDaddy, we equip entrepreneurs in underserved communities with training, tools and peer networks to help small businesses establish and improve an effective digital presence.  Accepted organizations will receive a $25,000 grant to implement this program in their local markets and receive GoDaddy content and coaching. In addition, AEO and GoDaddy will provide support.   

The Requirements For Participating Organizations Include: 

Support and Materials Provided

Each participant will receive the following tools through the program to ensure success and sustainability:

 

  1. Customized and packaged existing assets: curriculum, PowerPoint, customized homework assignments, webinars, blogs and videos pertaining to course curriculum, a hosting platform to disseminate the curriculum to participating small business owners
  2. GoDaddy products (in-kind) to establish their online presence
  3. Expert knowledge access to GoDaddy’s subject matter experts
  4. Program marketing and support materials, and guidance from AEO and GoDaddy
  5. Grant funding covering program operational costs