JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Web.com, a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), will host a free Small Business Forum designed to help Pittsburgh area small business owners learn how to successfully increase visibility and market themselves online. The Small Business Forum will take place on Friday, August 2, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EDT at the Hilton Garden Inn in Canonsburg, Pa.
Jeff Kotula, Washington County Chamber of Commerce president, will open the educational session, and then Web.com Senior Vice President Andrew Gorrin will share information and tools to help small business owners increase visibility and optimize marketing efforts online.
"We're excited to have an event focused on what really works when marketing online so that small business owners in the Pittsburgh area can harness the power of the Internet to succeed," said Gorrin. "We have best practices from working with millions of business owners every day who are addressing real-world challenges of marketing online and through social channels. As with other forums we've hosted recently across the U.S., there will be a dynamic dialogue surrounding a range of key, timely topics that small business owners face when tackling this increasingly important digital opportunity."Topics and content at the Small Business Forum focus on ways small business owners can achieve a successful Internet presence, including the elements of a great website, how to determine if their website is working for them, increasing traffic to their website and business, and decoding how to efficiently market on Google, Facebook and Twitter. "Small business is an essential piece of Pennsylvania's economy and America as a whole," said Kotula. "Now, more than ever, it's important for small businesses to equip themselves with the tools they need to find success, and I'm happy to support an organization that helps small business owners do just that in Web.com."