JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 1, 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 Springfield area small business owners learn how to successfully increase visibility and market themselves online. The Small Business Forum will take place on Thursday, August 8, 2013, from 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. CDT at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield. Brent McCoy, vice president of membership for Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, will open the educational session, and then Aman Devgan, vice president of marketing for Web.com, 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 Springfield area can harness the power of the Internet to succeed," said Devgan. "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. We expect a lively dialogue covering 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 Missouri's economy and America as a whole," said McCoy. "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."