GoDaddy Calls for Nominations to help Canadians Pursue Their Dreams

GoDaddy Canada announces call for nominations for eligible small business owners who could benefit from professional web development services, mentor advice and $5,000 in seed funding

TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - GoDaddy, the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced it is encouraging aspiring Canadian entrepreneurs and small business owners to chase their dreams and build life-fulfilling businesses by applying for this new contest that could land them valuable professional web development services, advice and tips from GoDaddy professionals, and even $5,000 in seed money. 

Building the business of your dreams or pursuing a life-fulfilling venture has never been easier or more popular, whether it's a passion project or starting a company that allows you independence. In fact, 77 per cent of Canadians polled in a recent survey by Ipsos, commissioned by GoDaddy, said they would like to be their own boss. Canadians are looking to pursue their own businesses for a myriad of reasons, the most popular being to allow more time to pursue passions like spending time with family or training for a race, to building a business legacy. More Canadians than ever are valuing flexibility in their lives. 61 per cent of Canadians polled say the most attractive part of starting a business is the flexibility to work when, how, and where they want.    

To help Canadians realize their entrepreneurial goals, GoDaddy is announcing a call for nominations to help three (3) lucky small business owners get their company to the next level by offering a monetary prize of $5,000 in seed funding, and an additional $2,500 credit for GoDaddy professional web development services. The winners can use their GoDaddy credit towards any GoDaddy services, including having a professional website built, optimizing their site with Search Engine Optimization and more. To enter, submit a 250 word nomination describing who deserves the prize and why. Enter at www.lifefulfillingventures.ca.*

"The world is changing, and more Canadians than ever value flexibility in their careers; and at GoDaddy, we are excited to help Canadians follow their passions and pursue ventures that could enhance their lives." said Jill Schoolenberg, Vice President, GoDaddy Canada.

To help spread the word about this call for nominations, GoDaddy is partnering with entrepreneurial expert and long-time GoDaddy customer, Amber MacArthur, better known as Amber Mac, to help choose the winners.

"I've been an entrepreneur my entire life. I love that I am able to pursue what I love, am passionate about what I do, and am able to work when I want, where I want and with whom I want," said Amber MacArthur, technology entrepreneur. "GoDaddy has helped me launch my businesses and websites over the years, so I am excited to be working with GoDaddy as they support Canadians pursuing life fulfilling ventures. I can't wait to go through all the submissions and help choose the winners."

The GoDaddy survey revealed that many Canadians, at any age, have a desire to start a business with the most popular age being millennials between 21 and 30. 79 per cent per cent of Canadians surveyed said that they would be more productive and motivated to succeed if they pursued a venture that would help them lead the life they want.

There is no better time to start a business. With today's technological advancements, 68 percent of Canadians believe today's technology makes easier than ever to start a business.**

For more information and to submit your entry visit: www.lifefulfillingventures.ca.

About GoDaddy
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. For more information about how GoDaddy can help your small business, visit ca.godaddy.com.

About this survey
These are findings of an Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of GoDaddy. For this survey, a sample of 1,002 Canadians from the Ipsos I-Say panel was interviewed from September 21st to September 26th 2016. Quotas and weighting were employed to ensure that the sample's composition reflects the overall population according to census information. The precision of online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the results are accurate to within +/- 3.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, of what the results would have been had all Canadian adults been polled. Credibility intervals are wider among subsets of the population.

About Ipsos Reid
Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. With a strong presence in 87 countries, Ipsos employs more than 16,000 people and has the ability to conduct research programs in more than 100 countries. Founded in France in 1975, Ipsos is controlled and managed by research professionals. They have built a solid Group around a multi-specialist positioning – Media and advertising research; Marketing research; Client and employee relationship management; Opinion & social research; Mobile, Online, Offline data collection and delivery. Ipsos is listed on Eurolist - NYSE-Euronext.  The company is part of the SBF 120 and the Mid-60 index and is eligible for the Deferred Settlement Service (SRD).

*Contest is open to all residents of Canada, over 18, excluding residents of Quebec.
**Stat sourced from GoDaddy Global Entrepreneur Survey: A new era of the entrepreneur

 

SOURCE GoDaddy

For further information: Meghan Edwards, North Strategic, Meghan.edwards@northstrategic.com, 416-300-5720; Pamela Portin, International Communications at GoDaddy, pportin@godaddy.com, 425-947-3117


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