This year, we saw small businesses swiftly and confidently adapt to the times, implementing curbside pickup, investing in an online store, and managing the supply chain to keep up with shortages. All the while, GoDaddy continued to adapt to the new normal alongside its customers. We worked closely with them to integrate eCommerce capabilities and incorporate new offerings like Marketplaces. We celebrated the rise of young “side hustlers” for Small Business Month. And we reminded our customers of the importance of prioritizing self-care amid the chaos.
What we have all learned during this time is that resilience, determination, and passion unite us. In fact, a GoDaddy survey earlier this year revealed that passion was the driving force behind millennial women starting their own small businesses. Witnessing this passion firsthand from so many entrepreneurs as they overcome obstacle after obstacle has been a true testament to the strength of the small business community.
The new year ushers in a renewed sense of hope and an opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come. To all the Canadian small business owners that have worked so tirelessly this year, I encourage you to take some time to reset and reflect on all the hard work you have put into your passion day in and day out.
In 2022, let’s stand together to uplift one another, nurture one another, and support one another in pursuit of our passions. GoDaddy is proud to support and empower Canadian small business owners, like yourself, today and every day.
Anne De Aragon
Vice President and Country Manager, GoDaddy Canada
Anne De Aragon is the Vice President and Country Manager for GoDaddy Canada, the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs. In this role, she is responsible for all GoDaddy operations in Canada, leading the charge on business strategy and growth. Throughout her tenure at GoDaddy, she has worked closely with Canadian small businesses to understand their needs to help them reap the benefits of having an online presence. Anne has also been a driving force behind GoDaddy’s partnership with the Toronto Raptors resulting in some of the most successful branding campaigns in the company’s history. This past year, she spearheaded the “Don’t Stop Being Unstoppable” campaign, highlighting real Canadian small business owners and Olympian Andre De Grasse.