Free Weekly Webinar Provides Small Businesses Tools to Succeed

Irvine Chamber of Commerce Powerful January Line-up Helps Entrepreneurs Utilize Power of Social Media

Dec 21, 2010, 14:14 ET from Irvine Chamber of Commerce

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Irvine Micropreneur Program presented by the Irvine Chamber of Commerce discusses and solves the needs of small businesses. The program hosted by Robert Coleman, President of the Pacific Venture Club, is designed to teach entrepreneurs and small business owners how to raise capital, market their products, develop new business opportunities, manage finances, plan for greater prosperity, and how to use social media to grow their business by participating in online presentations hosted by experts from many fields. The webinars are available for all to attend for free.

"We found out through a recent business survey that small businesses in Irvine were most concerned about increasing their sales and marketing, and this is what we are focusing on with the Micropreneur Program," said Christopher Lynch, VP of Business & Economic Development at the Irvine Chamber of Commerce. The webinar series host Robert Coleman adds, "Micropreneurs can often change their fortunes literally overnight by learning the one piece of information that they were missing in their business process."

Since the Irvine Micropreneur Program launched in September of 2010, the weekly webinar series has steadily gained popularity and has seen an increase in viewership of almost 40% since its launch.  

The Irvine Micropreneur Program January Line-Up:

January 6

Using Twitter for Small Business Promotion - Marketing expert Phil Lauterjung will focus on the use of Twitter to create interest in your business and products. If you aren't using Twitter yet to attract new business, this is a session you must attend!

January 13

Licensing Your Product Ideas and Designs - Many entrepreneurs have great ideas, but lack the resources to take them into the marketplace. Well, the good news is that you can let someone else do it! Larger companies are always on the lookout for new product ideas and unique designs. Host Robert Coleman and attorney Bruce Methven will cover the things you need to know to achieve success with product licensing.

January 20

Maximizing LinkedIn - LinkedIn is the primary online networking tool for business professionals. Author Neal Schaffer has written the book on "Maximizing LinkedIn", and this webinar is your chance to learn from him directly.  Put this powerful tool to work in your business today.

January 27

Getting Personal With Your Business - Book stores are full of business books on the traditional topics of business success, such as marketing, raising capital, writing business plans, etc. However, few if any discuss the human side of succeeding in business. Entrepreneurs must contend with family pressures, fulfilling their own personal needs, and the constant stress of running a company with a limited budget. Host Robert Coleman will help you negotiate these rough waters based on his years of experience working with small businesses.

The Free Micropreneur Webinars are scheduled for every Thursday, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will feature a different topic every week. To learn more about the Irvine Micropreneur Program visit:, or contact Victor DiCarlo at (949)660-9112 ext. 128 for more information.

About Robert Coleman

Robert Coleman, founder of the Pacific Venture Club and Irvine Chamber of Commerce member, has strategized with hundreds of small businesses over the past 20 years and has hosted a weekly radio show on entrepreneurship in the Bay Area.

About the Irvine Chamber of Commerce

The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential Chamber's in Orange County representing hundreds of local businesses. The Chamber's mission is to promote an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of local businesses, while offering members a wide range of benefits, services, programs and information. The Irvine Chamber is one of only 250 Chamber's in the U.S. who meet the requirements for accreditation by the U.S. Chamber. For more information, please call 949-660-9112, or visit

Contact: Victor DiCarlo

(949) 660-9112 ext. 128

SOURCE Irvine Chamber of Commerce