GoDaddy has today announced a program that will provide free business mentoring and online products to Team Australia’s Olympic athletes in their period of hotel quarantine.
Through the ‘Dream It. Build It.’ program, participating Olympians will be provided access to a suite of GoDaddy products including domains, hosting and website builder product Websites + Marketing, to help build their business idea online.
In addition to receiving a suite of GoDaddy products and expert customer care guidance, athletes will have access to a range of business mentoring sessions – including an inspirational keynote from entrepreneur and Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road Home Loans Mark Bouris. Participating Australian Olympians receive:
GoDaddy products: Domain name registration, Microsoft O365 email, and Websites + Marketing website builder tool which includes Hosting and a comprehensive suite of cyber security tools to protect their website.
Training materials: Training modules, delivered by GoDaddy experts, on how to choose a business idea; create a name for their business; register a domain name; build a professional, functional website; and learn why cyber security is crucial and how to help protect their online business. As well as, how to reach more customers and grow their business through SEO and brand, email and social media marketing strategies.
Motivational webinar: Delivered by esteemed coach and businessman, Mark Bouris, outlining how to develop a business mindset, the art of pivoting, and how to succeed and grow business confidence.
The program comes at a time of mandatory post-games quarantine, due to the COVID pandemic, and provides returning athletes with an opportunity to begin laying the foundations for their long-term futures after sport.
Commenting on the program, Tamara Oppen, Managing Director at GoDaddy Australia, said: “After the highs of the Olympics, mandatory hotel quarantine is going to be a unique time for our Aussie heroes. We are incredibly proud to be the official Website Builder Partner of the Australian Olympic Team, and take our commitment to support Team Australia before, during and after the Games seriously. All of our athletes will be returning with slightly different paths and questions ahead of them. But whatever is next, through our ‘Dream it. Build It.’ program, they will have the opportunity to learn, explore and ideally unlock their business potential.”
Matt Carroll AM, CEO of the Australian Olympic Committee, added: “We are grateful for the support our partner GoDaddy is providing to the Australian Olympic Team who did Australia proud at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The ‘Dream it. Build It’ program is a great initiative for our athletes to undertake during quarantine as they plan their off-field futures.”
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