JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Web.com (Nasdaq:WWWW), a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, will host a free Small Business Forum designed to help Chicago-area small business owners learn how to successfully increase visibility and market themselves online. The Small Business Forum will take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CDT at The Founders Club Hospitality at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest. Through Web.com's agreement with the PGA TOUR and as umbrella sponsor of the Web.com Tour, Web.com developed the Small Business Forum as a benefit to small business owners in communities across the country. The Web.com Small Business Forum takes place in conjunction with the PGA TOUR BMW Championship, which will be held Thursday, September 12, 2013 – Sunday, September 15, at Conway Farms Golf Club. Susan Kelsey, City of Lake Forest economic development officer, will kick off the Web.com Small Business Forum, and 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 helping small business owners find out what really works when marketing online so small businesses in the Chicago 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 their business on Google, Facebook and Twitter.
"Small businesses are an essential piece of the Illinois economy," said Kelsey. "Now, more than ever, it is important for small businesses to equip themselves with the tools they need to find success, and the city is happy to support an organization that helps small business owners do just that with Web.com."Along with helpful information to elevate small businesses' online presence, Web.com will give away a free website makeover to one lucky business owner at the Web.com Small Business Forum in Chicago. The winner of the online makeover will receive an in-depth evaluation of their current website; consultation with a Web.com website expert; new custom website design and copy; and hosting, marketing, monitoring and SEO consulting services for one year to help encourage web traffic and lead generation. Event Details:
- Where: The Founders Club Hospitality at Conway Farms Golf Club (425 Conway Farms Drive, Lake Forest, IL 60045)
- When: Wednesday, September 11, beginning with a complimentary breakfast at 8:00 a.m.; presentation will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 10:00 a.m.
- Cost: Attendance is free, but advanced registration is requested at smallbusinessforum.web.com