Technology, UAE

Dubai hosts digital workshop to help entrepreneurs boost their online presence

Dubai Startup Hub, an entrepreneurship initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has partnered with GoDaddy, to deliver practical hands-on training for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Dubai online presence

The online workshop, titled “Build a Digital Presence with GoDaddy” was attended by 25 members of the Dubai Startup Hub. It was aimed at supporting founders to build and enhance their online presence and equipping them with the right tools to take advantage of digital economy and continue growing their ventures in the face of current challenges, such as Covid-19.

The training facilitators stressed on the reason why having an online presence is essential for entrepreneurs in the UAE, which has a 90% internet penetration and mobiles accounting for more than 60% of the web traffic.

The digital training session was led by Selina Bieber, senior regional director – MENA, Turkey and South Africa at GoDaddy.

The participants got the opportunity to learn about topics such as, defining an online presence, how to choose a domain name, the importance of a professional email, and a step-by-step planning and building your website session.

The workshops also provided guidance and ideas on how entrepreneurs can build their website and go live with their business, in a short span of time.

Natalia Sycheva, manager, Entrepreneurship, Dubai Chamber, said, “In today’s world, which is witnessing the growth of e-commerce and a digitally-savvy customer, it is very important to build an online presence to market your product or service and be visible. Being online, helps a business shape their virtual identity and is a strong channel for attracting customers and building trust.

“We, at Dubai Startup Hub, understand the important role that technology can play in ensuring business continuity and that is why we are offering our workshops online – to continue supporting our entrepreneurs in spite of these uncertain times,” she added.

Selina Bieber, senior regional director for MENA, Turkey and South Africa, GoDaddy said, “At GoDaddy, our focus is on empowering entrepreneurs on their journey to bring their idea to life online. Regardless of where an entrepreneur is on their journey, we strive to guide them along the way with advice, support and the right tools to help them create and grow their online presence. Now, more than ever, we are hearing a call for training support and are delighted to once again be partnering with Dubai Startup Hub to equip members with the skills they need to help build their online presence, including a step-by-step website building session using our do-it-yourself Websites + Marketing tool.”

Upon completion of this two-day training, the participants will receive a course certificate and GoDaddy will provide a dedicated support and business growth package.

Dubai Chamber launched Dubai Startup Hub in 2016 as an online platform for startups, entrepreneurs, developers, venture capitalists and students, enabling them to learn about new opportunities and create new partnerships that stimulate economic growth.

Being a part of the Dubai Startup Hub provides a multi-program platform for entrepreneurs from around the world to explore business opportunities in Dubai, while benefiting from a set of programs and services such as Market Access Program, Emirati Development Program, Dubai Smartpreneur Competition and Co-Founder Dubai Program, among others.

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