Academy providing people with skills to start a new professional chapter

April 13, 2020 (Saskatoon, CANADA) – In response to business disruptions due to COVID-19, Vendasta has launched an online training program to help entrepreneurs build a successful digital agency from their own homes.

The launch of Conquer Local Academy comes as the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday that the unemployment rate hit 13 percent, the worst since the Great Depression. Meanwhile, Canada shed more than one million jobs last month, according to Statistics Canada.

Small businesses that were slowly making the shift to digital are now being forced to move fast, and need help from experts to make the transition. This presents an opportunity for people and companies that serve them.

The Conquer Local Academy aims to provide people with the comprehensive training and online digital solutions they need to help local businesses survive and thrive online.

“Many people with uncertain employment futures are at home, spending time online looking for alternate career opportunities. This is an opportunity to obtain both the education and tools that may help provide income for families,” said Vendasta CEO Brendan King. “Not to mention, existing agencies may have extra cycles to learn new skills to help them expand their business.”

Conquer Local Academy includes:
– A digital marketing online toolkit
– Digital Agency Certification (Coming Soon)
– Beginner-friendly, ‘learn at your own pace’ courses
– Free access to the Vendasta Platform

New courses are being added now. Join the academy for free, with no commitment.

The Conquer Local Academy is part of Vendasta’s commitment to Protect Local, providing free tools, education, and resources to help solve business issues caused by COVID-19.

About Vendasta:

Vendasta provides an end-to-end commerce platform to 25,000+ customers who sell digital products and services to more than three million small and medium businesses (SMBs) worldwide. These customers include marketing agencies, independent software vendors (ISVs), and media companies. The Vendasta Platform allows these groups to easily adopt new solutions from a marketplace of SaaS technologies that they can sell under their own brand to SMB customers. The platform provides AI-driven marketing automation, sales tools, and an integrated CRM to facilitate go-to-market. It also includes task, orders, and billing management systems to help scale through robotic process automation. SMBs are provided one login for all solutions purchased under a Vendasta customer’s brand. They enjoy one integrated dashboard with prescription, context, and tracking to understand how they are doing and how they can improve performance. Vendasta has a growing team of more than 375 people based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, and has been named one of Canada and North America’s fastest growing companies for five years in a row.

Media Contact Information:

Dani Mario
Director of Corporate Marketing & Communications