Accelerate your Business in New Program Offered by
Chamber Partner BBB
The 100 graduates of the Oceanside and National Veterans chambers of commerce women’s business
leadership incubator program and anyone who has completed a local, associated incubator program are
eligible for participation in the Better Business Bureau’s free accelerator program.
The Better Business Bureau Serving Pacific Southwest and GoDaddy Inc. are accepting applications for their Empower by GoDaddy and BBB Main St. Accelerator Program. The hybrid in-person/virtual program is open to those operating in Southern California and Greater Arizona and will offer attendees educational classes, networking, mentoring and GoDaddy products to help their businesses grow.
The business development program is seeking established business owners looking to increase revenue, improve online presence and grow ethically. Unlike tech-focused business accelerators, the goal of this program is to serve everyday entrepreneurs who comprise much of our economy. As a nonprofit trade
organization, BBB is ensuring the tools offered through this program meet the needs of tradespeople and momand- pop stores.
Participants will learn and work alongside leaders from GoDaddy, the Better Business Bureau, Desert Financial Credit Union, Snell and Wilmer, Lifeguides and other industry leaders. Topics covered will include creating a standout virtual brand, website and e-commerce presence, leveraging ethical values, legal and financial auditing, marketing strategies and social and emotional support for entrepreneurs.
Applications are being accepted at bbbempower.com until early September and the cohort session of 50
businesses will run for two months, starting on Sept. 20. Accepted participants will receive a full scholarship that covers the cost of programming (valued over $3,000) and will be responsible for a one-time materials fee of $99 to BBB before the start of the program. For more information on the accelerator, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for the chamber’s next women’s business leadership incubator, starting Sept. 29, please email