Be Aware of your Online Image

As more customers find, compare and evaluate where they want to shop, stay, and eat it becomes increasingly more important for the small businesses to be aware of their online image.  For example, while shopping for a oil change I found the closest shop had only one review on Yelp! and it was extremely negative and old.  If the company had be on top of its game they would have attempted to counter.

The Los Angeles Times has a recent article about this subject that provides a perspective.  The SBDC can help you find out what others are saying about your business.

The LA Times article is found here.

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Be Aware of your Online Image

Mike Daniel is the network director of the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network, which assists aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners throughout Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Mike was formerly the director of the SBDC office at Long Beach City College. As business owner and entrepreneur himself, he started his career as the owner of a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory location in Manhattan Beach and went on to open a second location in Long Beach in 2001. In 2007, Mike sold the Manhattan Beach store for an above-market offer then invested in several additional locations as a minority shareholder. Mike further expanded his candy empire with venture located in Shoreline Village in Long Beach called Sugar Daddies Sweet Shoppe, based on fill-it yourself candy options.

Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.