GoDaddy awarding $2,500 to small business ventures

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GoDaddy Canada has announced its second annual contest to support Canadian entrepreneurs.

The Life Fulfilling Ventures Contest, which was initially launched last year, will provide Canadian small businesses with the tools they need to develop an online presence.

The winner of the contest will receive $2,500 in seed money and a $250 credit for GoDaddy services that will work as an investment for the startup’s growth. GoDaddy is also teaming up with small businesses who will offer tips and advice on how they have used online tools to advance their business objectives.

This year Marc Saltzman, Canadian tech expert and entrepreneur, Kathryn Davies, owner of Magnolia Quilting Studios in BC, and Jason King and Stephane Fortin, owners of Veloz Courier based in Ottawa, were also announced as spokespeople for the contest speaking to the importance of being online as a small business.

“GoDaddy’s mission is to support local small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue life fulfilling ventures,” said Jill Schoolenberg, VP of GoDaddy Canada. “For the second year in a row, we’re thrilled to partner with Canadian entrepreneurs to share success stories of building a business online, encouraging Canadians to pursue their passions and enter the Life Fulfilling Venture Contest.”

To be part of the contest, Canadians must submit a 100 to 250-word nomination outlining their accomplishments and how they plan to use the prize money. Companies interested in participating can enter here. Applications close by November 15.

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Aeman Ansari

Aeman Ansari

Aeman Ansari is a freelance writer who has been published in many Toronto-based publications, including Hazlitt and Torontoist. When she’s not re-watching Hitchcock movies, she’s working on her collection of short fiction inspired by stories from her grandmother, one of the few women in India to receive post-secondary education in English literature at the time.