The Business Owners Roundtable | Creating Thriving Workplace Culture | October 18

clock October 3, 2017 22:51 by author Ogoing Team

Connect and Share Ideas with Local Business Owners on How To Create A Thriving Workforce Culture.

Whether you are a one-person solopreneur looking to hire your first employee, or a growing small business with 5 or more employees, creating a positive workforce culture is critical to your success and future growth. How do you go about enabling your company environment where employees love to work hard, enjoy the teamwork and stay super productive?

"Sometimes business owners concentrate so much on acquiring the next big account, they forget to actually plan to protect and nurture the company’s culture.

To optimize any expansion, it’s important to create specific plans – before the growth takes place – that focus on issues of infrastructure and personnel. Otherwise, you’re likely to look up after the dust settles and realize you’ve lost key personnel and that “special something” that helped define your company.

Warning: Chaos ahead

Business owners often mistake superficial things for culture: The foosball table in the break room or the meeting rooms named after comic book characters. But really, workforce culture is shaped by a host of organizational decisions, some related to infrastructure."1*

Business Owners Roundtable by oGoing

Main Topic for the Business Owners Roundtable

Creating Kickass Workforce Culture

Can you build the type of culture that befits your vision and mission, and the promise you’re making to customers, rather than accepting a default culture that exists in the absence of any effort?

Our guest speakers: 

Ailene Dewar guides business to implement best of class HR practices. With more than 19 years of human resources, recruiting, and workers’ compensation related experience, Ailene is adept at helping businesses to succeed by strategically managing their human capital. She is a sought after speaker on the topics of employment branding, online recruiting strategies, and pain medication intervention. She has spoken at dozen local organizations, associations and chambers of commerce. She's the Business Performance Advisor at Insperity.

Jorge Mora is an Orange County native and consults businesses to implement a proactive approach to Human Resources focusing on each company’s most valuable asset…their employees. With more than 25 years of experience in human resources, employee benefits, and sales & marketing, Jorge excels at helping businesses improve culture, processes, and helps contain costs. Jorge has traveled to several countries in his professional career giving him a unique and global perspective on business and culture. Jorge also served honorably in the Unites States Navy and is a Desert Storm Veteran. Jorge is happily married over 11 years and has two children, a son and a daughter. Jorge, an International Business graduate from CSUF, is a Business Performance Advisor for Insperity. 

Business owners will be attending the Roundtable who face culture issues, overcame challenges with their workforce culture, made culture mistakes, created stopgap solutions and learnt the hard way. Learn from these owners and business culture experts on how you can grow your business without sacrificing your culture!

Our Sub Topic

Get To Know oGoing

We will also share knowhow on oGoing.com local business community to promote your business, connect with over 34K prospective clients, share your story and boost SEO. oGoing is great to make new connections online.

Come prepared to network, share and learn (and have a good time)!

Thank You ROC for your hospitality!

Detailed Business Owners Roundtable Schedule

Where: Real Office Centers at the Vine OC

5151 California Ave., Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92617

6:00 to 6:40 pm - Business Networking, Pizza, Breadsticks and Coke
6:40 pm to 7:15 pm - One-minute Stories by Business Owners 
7:15 to 8:00 pm - The Roundtable Main Topic and Guest Speaker
8:00 to 8:30 pm - Networking and Close

We look forward to seeing you at our Eighth Business Owners Roundtable of 2017.

Our sponsor for the Business Owners Roundtable

Insperity



Find New Customers | The Business Owners Roundtable

clock July 30, 2017 13:49 by author Ogoing Team
Sixth Business Owners Roundtable on August 10

Find New Customers Online | August 10, 2017

You're Invited to the Sixth Business Owners Roundtable on August 10, 2017. Our Business Roundtables are exclusive, attended by 25 local business owners for real interaction, and focused on the latest topics to grow your business.

The Business Owners Roundtable is brought to you in partnership with Microsoft & TriTech SBDC.

Our Roundtables provide maximum opportunity to share your story, make real connections, meet prospective customers, find potential partners and learn about the latest technologies impacting your business!

Our Main Topic:
How To Find New Customers on LinkedIn and oGoing

If you are like most people, you have a LinkedIn professional profile that's just sitting there; you occasionally check LinkedIn to accept incoming connection requests, and update your experience as you move from one position to another. We are not talking about leveraging LinkedIn for your career professional growth. We are talking about using LinkedIn to explicitly grow your brand and business, and find new customers.

LinkedIn Marketing Matters

80% of B2B marketing leads from social media come through LinkedIn. 92% of B2B marketers use the platform over all others. Marketers say they see a 28% lower cost per lead with LinkedIn Sponsored Content than other programs. Marketers love LinkedIn, and Business Owners should too!

Come to this Business Owners Roundtable to learn and share best practices and tips on LinkedIn and oGoing, How to Move From Profile To Profits, and Growing Your Business.

Be on the Cutting Edge. Be ready for Digital Transformation. Be an Innovator!

Bring your own customer stories to this Roundtable to share with our business owners.

Come prepared to network, share and learn (and have a good time)!

Register for Business Owners Roundtable

When: August 10, 2017

Where: Real Office Centers, The VineOC

5151 California Avenue #100

Irvine, CA 92617

Seven Steps To LinkedIn Success:

1. Having A Great Profile Headshot

2. Creating A Tagline That Attracts

3. Developing Your Business Summary

4. Growing The Right Connections

5. Sharing Engaging Content That Inspires

6. Using LinkedIn Messaging To Communicate

7. Connecting LinkedIn with oGoing

Get To Know The Local Business Network

We will share knowhow on oGoing.com local business network in Orange County to share your story, promote your business, connect with over 30K prospective clients, and boost your SEO. oGoing is amazing!

The Business Owners Roundtable Schedule 

6 pm to 6:30 pm - Introductions and Networking. Pizza and Coke.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm - The Roundtable - Share Opportunities

7:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Follow up and Prospecting

Thank You ROC for your hospitality!

We will be donating $5 for each regular ticket to Olive Crest in Orange County dedicated to preventing child abuse, to treating and educating at- risk children, and to preserving the family...

Photo Collage from Fifth Business Owners Roundtable in Irvine, Orange County on June 14, 2017

Photos from Fifth Business Owners Roundtable in Irvine, Orange County



How To Get Found On Google | Exclusive Business Owners Roundtable

clock March 1, 2017 08:57 by author Ogoing Team

How Google Helps Find New Customers

Business Owners Roundtable by oGoing

Are customers finding you FIRST on Google (and not your competition)?

This is the million dollar question. Do you even know how customers search for you online? Is it by specific keywords on Google, Bing or Yahoo? Or is it by a referral?

Connect and Share Ideas with Local Business Owners on How To Market and Grow Your Business Online on Google!

Learn how to promote your products and services locally and nationally using your website and quality content on Google, Bing or Yahoo. Find out how these marketing platforms work best for your business to find new customers on April 12 evening.

Our Main Topic for the Business Roundtable
Get Page One Ranking on Search Engines with Proven SEO Techniques

How are your customers finding you online? What keywords are they searching for that lead them to your website? How to make sure your website appears first on Google, Bing or Yahoo?

Did you know that high quality, original content that frequently informs your customer is the best online marketing strategy? Quality website content will not only attract new visitors, but also engage them and drive up the conversions.

So get answer to this burning question: how will your website get to first page for specific keywords on search engines?

7 Key Steps to SEO Success
We will be sharing 7 steps to SEO success that will help your page rank go way up on Google and other search engines...

How To Boost Your Local SEO

First things first: Is your website even listed on major search engines and directories that help your customers find you online? We will talk about how to get your business *properly* listed on Google, Bing and Yahoo.

Next, we will share tips and ideas on how to create your strong local presence, improve your search engine ranking, and grow quality website traffic.

Successful business owners will be attending who are currently leveraging content marketing for their online marketing needs. Learn from these owners on how you can grow your business online!

We will go under the hood, and check out business websites that have a great SEO ranking, engage customers and attract new business.

Come prepared to connect, share, learn and have a great time!

Business Owners Roundtable Location

Real Office Centers, The VineOC
Large Hall In The Back
5151 California Avenue, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92617

Date and Time
Wednesday March 8 from 6 pm to 8 pm

Register Now

 

Our Sub Topic for the Business Roundtable

oGoing Local Business Network

We will also share knowhow on oGoing.com local business network to promote your business, connect with prospective clients and boost your SEO.

Thank You ROC for your hospitality!

Detailed Business Owners Roundtable Schedule

6:00 to 6:40 pm - Business Networking
6:40 pm to 7:15 pm - One-minute Stories by Business Owners
7:15 to 8:00 pm - The Roundtable Main Topic
8:00 to 8:30 pm - Networking and Close

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Exclusive Business Owners Roundtable | Marketing And Growing Your Business On LinkedIn

clock February 11, 2017 11:53 by author Ogoing Team

Grow Your Business and Brand on LinkedIn

How To Use LinkedIn To Grow Your Brand and Business

If you are like most people, you have a LinkedIn professional profile that's just sitting there; you occasionally check LinkedIn to accept incoming connection requests, and update your experience as you move from one position to another. We are not talking about leveraging LinkedIn for your career professional growth though. We are talking about using LinkedIn to explicitly grow your brand and business, locally and nationally, and even internationally.

Did You Know?

80% of B2B marketing leads from social media come through LinkedIn. 92% of B2B marketers use the platform over all others. Marketers say they see a 28% lower cost per lead with LinkedIn Sponsored Content than other programs. Marketers love LinkedIn, and Business Owners should too!

Exclusive Presentation by LinkedIn Trainer and Diva Rhonda Sher

LinkedIn Diva Rhonda Sher

We are excited that LinkedIn Diva Rhonda Sher will be providing us real insights on how we can take our LinkedIn presence from profile to profits, and relationships to revenue. She's one amazing speaker, trainer and consultant! Don't miss this opportunity to get to learn more from Rhonda's wit and wisdom!

Come to this Business Owners Roundtable to learn and share best practices and tips on LinkedIn and Growing Your Business.

We Will Be Going Over Seven Steps To LinkedIn Success:

1. Having A Great Profile Headshot

2. Creating A Tagline That Attracts

3. Developing Your Business Summary

4. Growing The Right Connections

5. Sharing Engaging Content That Inspires

6. Using LinkedIn Messaging To Communicate

7. Connecting LinkedIn with oGoing

Register Now

Business Owners Roundtable Location

Real Office Centers, The VineOC
5151 California Avenue, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92617

 

Our Sub Topic

Get To Know oGoing

We will also share knowhow on oGoing.com local business network to share your story, get found online, boost your SEO and attract new customers.

Come prepared to network, share and learn (and have a good time)! Thank You ROC for your hospitality!

Event Schedule 

6 pm to 6:30 pm - Introductions and Networking

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm - The Roundtable

7:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Follow up and Networking

Thank You ROC for your hospitality!



What Do These Six Small Businesses Have In Common?

clock February 18, 2016 14:43 by author Ogoing Team

 

What do these Six Small Businesses have in common?

 

We would like to share with you some great news in February! oGoing has started a new spotlight on you, our local small business members.

We are featuring an oGoing Member of the Day in front of the entire community!

It's our way of saying Thank You for being a valued member of our growing local business network. We love our small business community members.

How do we select our Member of the Day? It's rather simple. We pick members who are active, who are engaged, who share useful tips, and who help us grow our network.

Here are the six oGoing Members of the day that we recently highlighted. Curious to know who they are?

Meet Six oGoing Small Businesses Making A Difference


Manish Bhardia of Adeptek Consulting
     Manish works as a Principal at Adeptek Consulting. Founded in 2008, Adeptek is a fast-growing technology consulting firm based in Irvine, CA. Adeptek specializes on Microsoft solutions like SharePoint, Office 365, Custom applications and Mobile apps. Favorite quote: Focus determines performance. "Everything around you was made up by people that were no smarter than you." - Steve Jobs  Read more

JC Hernandez of New Wave Video Promotion
    JC started New Wave Video Promotion just two months ago using what he knows to promote music videos online for the musicians at a record label. His business model has evolved quite a bit with each additional customer. JC is starting to learn that being a business owner is about providing a service that is needed by the customers. Read more

Valentina Marie of The Soul Intention
     Valentina Marie was guided to start a Therapeutic Massage, Reflexology and Reiki Clinic called The Soul Intention and The Soul Intention Spiritual Fellowship in 2009 in the beautiful city of San Clemente, CA. to provide an Alternative, Holistic, and Spiritual way. "Sometimes we get stuck in the illusion of matter, and we need a little help and guidance to set our energy back into motion." Read more

Debbie Depin of Sunset Survival & First Aid
     Sunset Survival is a Certified Woman-Owned Small Business. They are an established provider of emergency, safety and disaster preparedness supplies to Government & other public entities, schools and businesses, nationwide (and beyond!). "When working on getting out a newsletter or other project  'Done is Better than Perfect.'" Read more

Dan Judge of Judge Netting
    Judge Netting is a 19-year old California family owned SBE S Corporation with an A, C-10, and C-13 licenses and Hazmat certification. They construct, maintain, engineer, and design netting structures for golf, sports, landfill, environmental, dust containment, and avian exclusion applications. Dan's Favorite quote"There’s no such thing as Business Ethics, There’s only Ethics." - John C. Maxwell  Read more

Trenton Samuel of Social Media Investors
     Trenton Samuel is Founder & CEO of SMI, a creative agency specializing in brand media strategy & integrated marketing communications. He enjoys working with small businesses because of the value he sees small business brings to US. Trenton's favorite quote "Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart." - Eleanor Roosevelt Read more

Want to become our next oGoing Member of the Day? Be active! Connect with our community. Share some tips. Have fun sharing what's going on.


Have you joined oGoing yet? 

oGoing is the leading local business network for small business owners, entrepreneurs, startups and SMB. Over 25,000 businesses and professionals are connecting, sharing, promoting, exploring and growing. Go here to join 



Introducing oGoing Small Business of the Day | Spotlight for local businesses

clock February 4, 2016 05:24 by author Ogoing Team

Introducing oGoing Member of the Day. It's our way of saying "We Love You!"

oGoing Small Business Member of the Day


We would like to share with you some great news as you begin your new year! oGoing has started a new spotlight on you, our local small business members.

Every day, we are going to spotlight an oGoing Member of the Day in front of the entire community.

It's our way of saying Thank You for being a valued member of our growing business network.

How do we select our Member of the Day? It's rather simple. We pick members who are active, who are engaged, who share useful tips, and who help us grow our network.

We have already announced the first five oGoing Members of the day. Curious to know who they are?

Ling Wong of Business Soulwork
     Ling is an Intuitive Brainiac. Through her unique blend of Business + Marketing coaching with a Mindset + Psychic Twist, she helps the ...

Steve Gambhir of Ergo21
     Ergo21's website slogan reads, “Comfort. Joy. Happiness.” It’s a fitting description for the company’s product, the Ergo21 Extreme Comfort Seat Cushion ...

Irving Katz - Author of Family Business Secrets
     Are you looking to grow and sustain your family business so that it lasts for future generations? Irving is an expert at planning for the future and teaching others how to succeed ...

Kate Ordoñez - LegalShield Independent Associate
     Kate decided to work for herself around five years ago because she wanted a professional lifestyle that involved helping others ...

Yousef Shafiee of RBN
     Yousef has been running Orange County's Relationship Business Network aka RBN for over 19 years now! RBN hosts a weekly luncheon networking meeting and major business expos.

Want to become our next Member of the Day? The first ten members who comment here "Make Me An oGoing Member of the Day" will be highlighted, compliments of oGoing.

Have you joined oGoing yet? 

oGoing is the leading local business network for small business owners, entrepreneurs, startups and SMB. Over 25,000 businesses and professionals are connecting, sharing, promoting, exploring and growing. Go here to join

 

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oGoing Small Business Spotlight, Kate Ordoñez of LegalShield

clock September 30, 2015 18:46 by author Ogoing Team

Legal Services With a Personal Touch

 

Kate Ordonez, oGoing Member and Legalshield associate

Kate Ordoñez is a LegalShield independent associate and active oGoing member. Kate decided to work for herself around five years ago because she wanted a professional lifestyle that involved helping others – one she couldn't find working at a traditional 9-5 job. LegalShield, whose slogan reads, “Protecting people is our business,” has proved a great fit.

Leveling the Legal Playing Field

 

LegalShield has been in business for 43 years and offers legal service plans to over a million members in 49 states and four Canadian provinces. The company provides access to a network of dedicated attorneys at an affordable rate in a world that often overprices the average person right out of the legal system. “We offer monthly or annual packages to help individuals, families, small businesses, and employees with everyday legal questions and identity theft protection needs,” explains Kate. “Our members can get legal counsel from qualified lawyers simply by calling a toll-free number. LegalShield customers not only get legal advice, but important peace of mind.”

 

Personal Development Pays Off

 

Kate credits much of her business success to a passionate commitment to personal development and to having amazing mentors, especially colleague C.S. Hughes, author and million-dollar LegalShield earner. “C.S. Hughes grew up with nothing and was able to live his dreams through being successful at LegalShield and by becoming a best-selling author,” says Kate. “His passion for personal development has allowed me to see myself differently and achieve much more in life.” Kate’s business philosophy is simple, but effective: Always make clients feel like family. “Your clients may not always be right,” notes Kate, “but they are always right about how they feel.”

 

What does Kate like most about being in business for herself? That’s easy: making her own schedule and being able to devote more time every month to causes she believes in than she could in a year be working elsewhere. “I donate my time to the USO to help provide a safe haven for military personal coming through the LA/Ontario International Airport,” says Kate. “I’m also able to give back through Operation Christmas Child, and I volunteer at my local chamber of commerce.” Kate’s next goal is to donate enough money to help Big Paws Canine purchase a service dog.

 

oGoing – Online and Beyond

 

oGoing has helped Kate’s LegalShield agency by giving her a convenient platform from which to connect with other business professionals online and build a network of referral partners. Kate encourages other oGoing businesses to make the most of their membership. “I’d like to see companies on oGoing being open to meeting other oGoing members outside of just talking online,” offers Kate. “There’s much to be gained by getting to know our colleagues beyond their profiles.”

Connect with Kate on oGoing

 

Story editor and writer Wendy Alexander is an oGoing small business member. 
Wendy is an award-winning Sacramento writer and principal for wendywrites Writing and Editing Services, which provides communications consulting to business, government agencies and nonprofits.

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Happy 69th India Independence Day - August 15, 2015

clock August 14, 2015 06:24 by author Ogoing Team

Jai Hind - India Flag

Happy 69th Indian Independence Day

I am looking forward to celebrating the 69th India Independence Day of the world's largest democracy and one of the oldest civilizations, the amazing Bharat on August 15.

August 15 is a significant day for me because I am born in India, grew up in India until I was 18,  took great pride in singing the national anthem "Jana Gana Mana", and will always strive to be India's "unofficial" ambassador of the world.

August 15 is also an important day because my wife and I got married on August 15, 1993 in Orange County, USA. It wasn't happenstance though. It was a most auspicious, marriage day after consulting with the local pundits. We will be celebrating our 22nd Wedding Anniversary simultaneously!

I would like to share one more thing: I was born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India on October 31, 1968. I am quite fortunate to share the same birthday as India's eminent freedom fighter and the Iron Man Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel! The story of Shri Sardar Patel is all-inspiring to me.

Our home is now in Irvine, Orange County, USA where my wife and I work extremely hard to make ends meet, aspire to create a bright future for our young children (our son's a rising junior at UT Austin - Hook 'Em Horns, and our daughter starts 10th grade at University High School - Go Trojans), and look forward to doing well spiritually, healthily and financially. I am a proud Indian American!

What has been the biggest gift that India gave me?

It is humility and non-violence, and my ability to stay humble, kind and giving no matter the circumstances. It is extremely hard to practice humility. But I do believe that with time, practice and experience, I can strive to become that simpler person; however, one with an indomitable will to change the world and make the world a better place.

Thank you Mummi, Puppa for giving me birth in India and raising me with great morals and convictions! Thank you India teachers for giving me the necessary education and grounding that prepared me for the future!

I would also like to take this opportunity and ask everyone who reads this post to contribute to Akshaya Patra - "the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) mid-day meal programme serving wholesome food to over 1.4 million children from 10,845 schools across 10 states in India."

Jai Hind!!

"Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?" - Mahatma Gandhi

Sanjay B Dalal
founder / CEO, oGoing
USA's B2B Social Network for Small Business



oGoing B2B Social Network - Get found online and Boost SEO

clock June 1, 2015 17:21 by author Ogoing Team

 

Online Business Networking and Marketing for small business on oGoing

 

"Every small business owner should be on oGoing"

- Stephanie Ardrey, iVentLABS, Newport Beach

 

Join the B2B Social Network

 

oGoing is an amazing platform and network to:

1. Share Your Story
2. Get Found Online
3. Online Business Networking
4. Social Media Marketing
5. Attract New Customers

 

Join oGoing Now

 

Join the B2B social network for small business oGoing

 

Why Join oGoing?

 

Small businesses are vital to America's economic future; 28 million small business owners, service providers, entrepreneurs, startups and SMB create two-thirds of all new jobs and spend over $5 trillion annually in USA. There are over 125 million small businesses worldwide. Most small businesses have no web presence, much less social media visibility. oGoing's mission is to help promote local businesses throughout the world. oGoing provides entrepreneurs, owners and professionals a powerful social media network that promotes the business, boosts online visibility, increases website traffic, improves SEO ranking, generates warm leads and attracts new customers.

 

 Jumpstart Social Marketing

 

Social Media Marketing Boost for small business on oGoing

 

Ogoing.com provides over ten thousand professionals, service providers, owners, entrepreneurs and consultants the most amazing social media marketing and business networking platform to connect, network, share, promote and grow their business! Sanjay Dalal, serial entrepreneur, founded oGoing - the leading B2B small business social network. Dalal is on a mission to grow the small business community to over 10 million startups, small businesses, SMB and growing companies.

 

 Grow Your Business Network

 

Get found online, Expand your Business Network and Grow your Net Worth on oGoing

 

Leading B2B Social Networking Platform

 

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"Have you ever tried a side by side comparison between oGoing and other networks? I suggest you do it, and you'll see a huge difference in features and capability. On these criteria you'll really appreciate what oGoing is offering small business owners, service providers and entrepreneurs in a clearly superior way. And this is not a subjective "plug" for oGoing but an objective, direct comparison of features. It is simply giving credit and recognition to where it is due - and I believe oGoing deserves it!" - Alejandre Abaygar



Connect, Share and Grow your Business on oGoing.com

clock May 28, 2015 18:17 by author Ogoing Team


Connect, Share and Grow your Small Business on oGoing

 

oGoing Invites you to Join the Leading B2B Social Network for Small Business.

Connect, Share and Grow your Business!

Go here to Learn More and Join Today

 

 



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