GoDaddy says it champions supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners in Australia. Olympic athletes are also entrepreneurs themselves, running businesses and side hustles to support their needs.
GoDaddy says the Olympic team for Tokyo consists of small business owners ranging from property and physiotherapy to retail and even bakers.
In collaboration with the Australian Olympics Committee (AOC), GoDaddy will support Australia’s Olympic athletes to bring their business ideas to life. GoDaddy will provide them with products such as a website builder tool to market their business.
GoDaddy will soon announce its Tokyo 2020 athlete ambassador.
GoDaddy Australia managing director Tamara Oppen says the company is proud to support the team.
“The Australian athletes in Tokyo are small business owners, and we are delighted to support them in both their entrepreneurial and sporting dreams. Small businesses owners and athletes are united by their resilience, hard work and willingness to take a leap in the pursuit of something extraordinary. They are phenomenal role models for aspiring Australian sports stars and entrepreneurs alike,” she says.
Australian Olympic Committee CEO Matt Carroll AM adds: “We’re delighted to welcome GoDaddy to the Australian Olympic family for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Sport and entrepreneurialism are synonymous with the Australian spirit; crafts that require passion, perseverance and dedication.”
Carroll concludes: “Many Australian Olympic athletes are already starting and running businesses to help support themselves, both now and for their post-athletics futures. Our partnership with GoDaddy is a crucial part of our mission to empower our athletes for both their Tokyo 2020 dreams, and for their longer-term entrepreneurial goals, too.”