Starting a new business is not easy. The Empowerment GoDaddy – BBB Ignite internship has played a monumental part in setting things up RIGHT. The program was well managed and exceptionally beneficial to me because of the hands-on assistance, expert level resources and grassroots entrepreneurial friendships that have grown. Despite COVID-19 impacts, the BBB team provided flexible support like nothing that I have ever experienced. They modeled what it is to be a BBB company. Upon graduation in September 2020, I had completed the business plan, sold Shakatronics Audio Video, developed strong relationships with a Business Mentor, GoDaddy Mentor and used the services of six of my classmates. My excitement level was maintained by on-going engagement and follow up. The application for the 501(c)(3) was submitted and a stellar Board has been established. We are now waiting for IRS approval.