GoDaddy Looks to Rally Small Business Founders Through Hard Times

Web host's new spot highlights successful companies that started during downturns

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While prospects for small business owners may seem bleak right now, plenty of companies that started in similarly dire straits went on to become successful.

That’s the message of a new GoDaddy ad that seeks to rally prospective founders at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has led thousands of small businesses across the country to shutter.

The ad features stock images of entrepreneurs like Thomas Edison; William Harley and Arthur Davidson, who founded their eponymous motorcycle company during an early 1900s recession; Madam C.J.



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