JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Web.com, a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, will host a free Small Business Forum designed to help Boston-area small business owners learn how to successfully increase visibility and market themselves online. The Small Business Forum will take place on Thursday, August 29, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EDT at Sheraton Hotel Framingham and Conference Center.
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 Deutsche Bank Championship, which will be held Friday, August 30, 2013 – Monday, September 2, 2013, at TPC Boston in Norton.
Bonnie Biocchi, president and CEO of MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, will kick off the Web.com Small Business Forum, and Web.com Vice President of Marketing Debbi Lechner will share information and tools to help small business owners increase visibility and optimize marketing efforts online.
"As an advocate of small business in Massachusetts, I'm thrilled to support the Web.com Small Business Forum," said Biocchi. "This Forum gives Boston-area small business owners the knowledge they need to begin flourishing with their business online."
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.
Golfer Michael Putnam, who currently leads the money list on the Web.com Tour Money List, took advantage of Web.com's online marketing solutions for his product website, www.stixtips.com.
"I knew creating an engaging website would be an important first step to make Stixtips successful," said Putnam. "Web.com's expertise has been a tremendous asset to ensure that I'm maximizing my online visibility and marketing my business online."
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 Boston. 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.