Category Archives: Reinventing Small Business

19Apr/13

Digital Marketing Terminology Seminar April 26

With so many options for marketing your business, it’s easy to get lost in the terminology. Print media, radio, digital… each option has a language all its own. Join the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce and our partners at Ocoos.com for an introductory course with simple explanations of digital marketing lingo.

$25 includes lunch – Pre-registration required – seating is limited!

Register in advance here.

08Apr/13

Reinventing Small Business – Small Business Spotlight

The percentage of sales made and researched online is growing every day! Through the Lakeland Chamber’s partnership with Ocoos.com, your business can be a part of the Internet Economy!

From 2009 to 2010 there was a 14.8% increase in consumer spending online and from 2010 to 2011, another 16.1% increase. As more and more people are using the Internet to find products and services, it is important for Lakeland Chamber Members to use the tools to fully participate in the Internet economy.

Burton’s Lawn & Landscape, Inc. has embraced the capability of the Ocoos platform completely! This month, they’ve started blogging to add even more information and search engine optimization to their online presence!

“For someone like me who is not tech savvy, Ocoos is very user-friendly. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Ocoos!”

– Andy Burton, Owner, Burton’s Lawn & Landscape

Ocoos.com has created an online platform that is easy to use, yet powerful enough to redefine the way that small businesses operate.  View these slides to learn more about reinventing your small business on Ocoos.com!

Questions? Need Help?

On Friday, April 26 at 1130 a.m., join us for an installment in our Reinventing Small Business Seminar Series. This Digital Marketing Terminology workshop is ideal for small business owners  who need help differentiating SEO from CRM and cloud computing from e-mail marketing! RSVP today – seating is limited!

25Mar/13

AARP & SBA Team Up for Small Business Readiness Webinar

Have an idea to start your own small business? Need basic information on what to do next, costs, and where to go for assistance? Learn what it takes to pursue a small business venture, how to find local resources to help you, and why you need a business plan to keep your business on the right track.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP join forces to help age 50+ individuals get your small business up and running.

Join us for a free webinar on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 2pm ET and learn about the first steps to take to start your small business. 

28Feb/13

Reinventing Small Business – Small Business Spotlight

The percentage of sales made and researched online is growing every day! Through the Lakeland Chamber’s partnership with Ocoos.com, your business can be a part of the Internet Economy!

From 2009 to 2010 there was a 14.8% increase in consumer spending online and from 2010 to 2011, another 16.1% increase. As more and more people are using the Internet to find products and services, it is important for Lakeland Chamber Members to use the tools to fully participate in the Internet economy.

BeFly Bike Tours is a great example of the power of the Ocoos.com platform. Within a matter of minutes, BeFly and owner Beth were creating a Web site and service with the capability to schedule tours online.

“I would like to thank The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce for introducing me to OCOOS.com. It was so simple to add my business and pictures. I like how I can send messages and update my Facebook status from my page. OCOOS.com is a nice addition to my existing Web site. ”

– Beth Geohagan, Owner, BeFly Bike Tours

Ocoos.com has created an online platform that is easy to use, yet powerful enough to redefine the way that small businesses operate.  View these slides to learn more about reinventing your small business on Ocoos.com!

Questions? Need Help?

On Tuesday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m., join us for Chamber Next, a free roundtable event sponsored by BB&T where Chamber staff will review the possibilities that Ocoos.com offers your business. Please RSVP – seating is limited to 25!