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Accelerating Small Business Growth in Canada: The Virtual Gurus and Mastercard® Partnership

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VG Staff

October 19, 2023

At Virtual Gurus, we’ve always been committed to delivering top-tier remote admin support to our clients and flexible income opportunities to traditionally underrepresented communities. Partnering with Mastercard®, a global leader renowned for its innovative solutions, marks a significant milestone in that journey. Together, we’re bringing the ultimate small business solution right to your doorstep.

A partnership rooted in diversity, inclusivity, and equity

The partnership between Virtual Gurus and Mastercard isn’t just about business—it’s about championing diversity, inclusivity, and equity. As we strategically scale, we remain steadfast in our mission to support Indigenous, First Nations and Métis communities, the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and female entrepreneurs traditionally facing employment barriers. Our partnership aims to uplift entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and identities.

Small business owners are often stretched for resources, including IT and skilled talent. We have partnered with leading cybersecurity and virtual talent providers to help Canadian entrepreneurs increase their digital safety and onboard talent that allows them to focus on growth. Through these partnerships and other savings programs, we are connecting Mastercard small business cardholders with valued resources and creating crucial cost savings for their businesses.

Nishant Raina
Small Business Lead, Mastercard Canada

A word from our founder

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Virtual Gurus founder, Bobbie Racette, a proud Cree-Métis woman, shares her excitement: “This partnership resonates deeply with the vision of Virtual Gurus. It’s not just about equity and diversity—it’s personal. As an Indigenous female entrepreneur, aligning with Mastercard strengthens our mission to provide work-from-home opportunities to underserved communities, aiding our talented female entrepreneurs across Canada. Affordable fractional support can be a game-changer for small businesses looking to soar.”


Exclusive benefits await you

For those who are dedicated to scaling up, we’ve got exciting news! If you’re a World Elite® Small Business cardholder, an exclusive 20% discount awaits you for your first three months when you sign up for a monthly subscription (no long-term commitments required). This isn’t just about savings; it’s about investing in a partnership that’s committed to accelerating your growth.

Learn more about your exclusive benefit here.

Additional partner benefits from Mastercard

  • Zoho: Enjoy savings of up to 50% when you sign up for a Zoho operating system account.
  • Digital Main Street: Safeguard your business with tools to keep your online operations secure.
  • The Logic: Safeguard your business with tools to keep your online operations secure.
  • Cyber Readiness Institute: Take advantage of helpful resources that help protect your business into the future.
  • Global Cyber Alliance: Reduce your risk of a cyberattack and feel more secure with these helpful resources.
  • McAfee™: Protect your business with all-in-one protection and coverage and receive a discounted 13-month subscription.

Why this partnership matters to you

With Virtual Gurus‘ expertise in providing flexible remote admin support and Mastercard’s global reach and innovative solutions, small businesses are set to gain:

  • Enhanced operational efficiency.
  • Access to a wide range of tools and resources.
  • Savings that make a difference.

Start growing your business today

This isn’t just a partnership; it’s an opportunity for every ambitious small business owner out there. Whether you’re looking to streamline your processes, expand your reach, or simply benefit from the best of both worlds, now is the time for you to focus on business scaling.

The future is bright, and with Virtual Gurus and Mastercard by your side, the possibilities are endless. Step into this new chapter with us and let’s redefine success together.

Ready to embark on this exciting journey? Sign up today and let’s accelerate your business growth together. For our World Elite® Small Business cardholders, remember to claim your exclusive 20% discount for your first three months.

VG Staff

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