Dubai Startup The Ambassador Offers Free Benefits And Advertising To Support UAE Small Businesses Affected By COVID-19 Pandemic
Dubai-based employee experience startup The Ambassador is providing small businesses in the UAE ways to to help their teams save money through access to its free MyBenefits platform as they cope with the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The Ambassador, which provides SMEs access to B2B corporate rates from top-tier business suppliers that were once exclusive only to large organizations, offers discounts and perks on frequently used services like food delivery, fuel, cleaning and laundry.
In addition, the platform is giving solopreneurs, startups and small businesses free advertising space to promote their services to The Ambassador’s community. The zero-cost solution is designed to help the local small businesses sector secure potential new business for continued operations.
Commenting on the initiative, Sherif Zaki, founder and CEO of The Ambassador, said in a statement: “As a startup ourselves, we empathize with the challenges solopreneurs, startups and small businesses are facing during this unsettling time. This is a positive opportunity for companies to save money as well as show their teams they care about them and would like to help them keep some money in their pockets.”
With people avoiding public spaces and many employees working from home as part of safety directives, Zaki added that it is likely that many people will avail of on-demand services like those offered through his platform. Providers offering discounts include Kibsons, Washmen, CareemNow, JustMop, CAFU and several others.
Meanwhile, The Ambassador’s advertising solutions are designed to help support business continuity by enabling companies to connect and share new opportunities to carry on operations.
Nearly 1.8 million people across 213 countries have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus and more than 113,849 have died according to latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO). Many countries, communities and businesses continue to endure several weeks of social and economic restrictions as part of efforts to contain spread of the infection.
“It goes without saying that we are all coping with financial uncertainty and it is important that we are able to combine our strengths to look out for each other,” Zaki said.
“We believe every little bit counts, and more so in times like these, which is why we are encouraging all companies to take advantage of the always free access to our MyBenefits platform and our new MyCommunity Advertising Listing Solution.”
Companies can setup their free MyBenefits page by visiting join.theambassador.ae/working-from-home as well as setup their free MyCommunity advertising listing by visiting join.theambassador.ae/mycommunity.