Winning Mix Of Face-to-face Networking and Social Media Coming To Orange County

Launch of Orange County Business Experts Offers Area Business Owners the Opportunity to Leverage the Power of Group Collaboration and Cutting-Edge Facebook Strategies
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Dec. 19, 2011 - PRLog -- IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 19, 2011 – According to a recent survey by Webs, a leading do-it-yourself website creation company, while 68 percent of small business owners use Facebook as their primary social media marketing tool, most are not achieving the results they desire. The National Business Experts (TNBE), a networking group preparing to launch a new chapter in Orange County, is seeking to change that – one entrepreneur at a time.

By attending the Orange County Business Experts launch on January 10, 2012 at the Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport, area business owners will learn how they can use cutting-edge social media strategies, innovative education and invaluable community networking to achieve extraordinary results. Unlike most networking groups, The National Business Experts has proven strategies designed to dramatically increase the exposure of its members’ businesses.  

TNBE is expanding to Orange County after successful launches in several other markets. According to Gia Heller, Founder and President of TNBE, the group offers new and innovative ways for people to succeed in this challenging economy. “What we are bringing them is the exact strategy that took me from food stamps to fortune on Facebook and has already helped propel the businesses of hundreds of our members,” said Heller.

“I’m extremely impressed with the way TNBE empowers small business owners, enabling them to harness the full potential of networking and social media,” said Maria Simone, a renowned speaker, trainer, author and business consultant, who will lead the Orange County Business Experts. Heller stated that she partnered with Simone for the Orange County market “because of her incredible abilities as a visionary leader, motivator and organizer.”

Participants at the upcoming Orange County Business Experts (OCBE) Grand Opening will be treated to a special presentation by Simon Mainwaring, the New York Times best-selling author of We First, award-winning branding expert for Nike, Motorola and Toyota, and blogger for Forbes, Mashable and Fast Company. According to Mainwaring, “In today’s business environment, associating and collaborating with people who are experts in their respective fields, and leveraging the power of those relationships is crucial for success. That’s why being part of a network like The National Business Experts is so important.”

The kickoff event for The Orange County Business Experts will be held on January 10, 2012 at the Hilton Hotel/Orange County Airport located at 18800 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, California 92612. Registration and networking will begin at 6:00 pm, and the session will start at 7:00 pm. In order to get a complimentary ticket to the event, participants must register at:

About The National Business Experts
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, with chapters in multiple cities, The National Business Experts ( was created to empower American business owners and entrepreneurs with cutting-edge social media strategies, innovative education, and invaluable community networking in order to thrive in any economy.

About Gia Heller
Gia Heller won the President's Award at Retail Corporate Services at CB Richard Ellis at the age of 32. She then was selected as one the top 21 finalists (out of over one million applicants) for The Apprentice, Season 3 in 2005. The financial crash of 2008 forced Heller to rebuild her life and career. Heller knew that social media would change the world but still valued face-to-face networking. Heller’s vision led to the creation of The National Business Experts and The Social Media Masters. These businesses, along with Heller’s personal followers, have a combined fan base of over 60,000 with an expanded reach of over 8,000,000.

About Maria Simone
Maria Simone ( is a Transformational Business & Funding Strategist, speaker and author who helps business owners attract funding, launch their products and grow their revenue. She has been interviewed for Success Magazine, Business Week and many other national publications as well as appearing on ABC and Fox TV News. She is the Founder and CEO, and Producer of the Enlightened Entrepreneur Summit Event.

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Source:The New Business Experts
Tags:Networking, Facebook, Small Business, Entrepreneur, Marketing
Industry:Business, Technology, Internet
Location:United States
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