In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that our organization is headquartered on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyârhe Nakoda, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.
We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with Mastercard as part of their small business card program. World Elite Mastercard for Business cardholders will receive a 20 per cent discount on the first three months of their subscription to Virtual Gurus.
The partnership comes at a time when we’re at a strategic scale where we can continue to support and champion Indigenous people and the 2SLGBTQI+ community, female-founded business owners (which traditionally face greater barriers) as well as entrepreneurs of all gender identities and backgrounds.
“The partnership between Virtual Gurus and Mastercard is a natural fit not only for the Virtual Gurus’ vision for equity and diversity but also in alignment with my mission as an Indigenous female entrepreneur,” says Virtual Gurus founder, Bobbie Racette, a Cree-Metis woman. “Virtual Gurus’ mission is to provide work-from-home opportunities to underserved communities while supporting our female entrepreneurs across Canada. Fractional support at a reasonable cost can be hugely impactful for small businesses to scale.”
Helping small businesses meet their needs through new Mastercard small business cardholder benefits
As ninety-four per cent of small businesses are experiencing pressure from macroeconomic issues, including inflation, rising interest rates and supply chain disruptions, Mastercard is bringing added value to Canadian small businesses with new cardholder benefits that help them meet the demands of an evolving business climate.
“Small business owners are often stretched for resources, including IT and skilled talent,” said Nishant Raina, Small Business Lead, Mastercard Canada. “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.”
Visit https://thevirtualgurus.com/mastercard for more details. Offer not available to Quebec-based cardholders.