SBDC & GoDaddy Helps Small Business

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ASU's Small Business Development Center's Popular GoDaddy Digital Marketing Course Returns
- While Cohort Two is now closed for registration, the next session will be offered again in about six-weeks.
By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU
Alabama State University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) launched the second in its series of GoDaddy cohorts on March 30. The program is designed to assist those who own or manage a small business and would like to obtain, free of charge, the resources to create a website, learn how to add their own content to it, and help to establish or improve a digital presence.
Although registration is closed for Cohort Two, another one will be offered soon.
The program is titled "ASU's SBDC Empower by GoDaddy Digital Marketing" and besides offering the services listed above, it also offers two years of free web hosting, a domain name, business email, and online technical support, explained  Andrea Rogers Mosley, director of ASU's Small Business Development Center.
“Building an online presence isn't just beneficial to growing a small business, it's absolutely essential. Having a website makes the microbusiness accessible for customer engagement over the internet and allows small businesses to connect with potential customers," Mosley said. "Participants will learn the advantages of having an online presence for their business and how to link to their social media sites for even more exposure. This type of resource is a game-changer for any local small business and could not be possible without the innovative program provided by our partner, Empower by GoDaddy."
Although the program is free, registration is required to participate and join the six-week long cohort training that provides what Mosely calls a "transformative experience," that is relevant for small businesses surviving
ASU's collaboration with GoDaddy, via its Small Business Development Center, has made possible for over 400 River Region small businesses to have an online presence, which is very important for the success and growth of any business.
"This GoDaddy cohort that we started last year, has been continued due to the fact that it allows the SBDC to meet the high demand from local small businesses for such training. We owe a debt of gratitude to GoDaddy for being such a good community mentor," said Mosely.


"Coming out of the shadow of the COVID-19 Pandemic, our program in 2022 was so successful that it motivated us to continue it," Mosely stated. "Providing training, insight and mentorship to Central Alabama's small businesses is what we exist to do, which also aligns with the 'CommUniversity' anchor, which was inspired by ASU President, Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr., which is part of the University’s Focus 2030 Strategic Plan."

Mosley says to stay tuned for information about the Cohort Three program opening up in a little more than six-weeks from now with all of the same benefits which are provided thanks to GoDaddy and the SBDC.

ASU's SBDC contact: Andrea Rogers Mosley, 334-604-5723 or 334-229-4138 and email - 

News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.


The University's Small Business Development Center is part of the Alabama Small Business Development Center Network, which is a statewide, inter-institutional program to enhance economic growth in Alabama by providing management and technical assistance to small businesses. Its mission is to provide existing and aspiring entrepreneurs with the expert assistance, tools, training, and education they need to succeed. Its vision is to create a stronger Alabama economy by helping small businesses grow.