Success Express Seminar
January 24, 2013
Harbor View Grille
96 Main Street
Bucksport, ME 04416
Success Express Seminar:
From Phone Books to Smartphones, How customers find your business.
In this seminar Jim LeClair of the Maine Coast Welcome Center will demonstrate how businesses get on the internet mapping systems and how you can optimize your presence on the internet & smartphones to attract more customers. Topics to be covered will include:
- Your Business Data Record, 55 items that describe your business
- DataBot works 24x7x365, for you or against you?
- Your Business Location. Are your transactions Brick & Mortar or Amazon?
- Maps, maps, maps. Who controls your business location?
- Directories: Since 1880's to today, how to make a splash.
- Cross-Over Applications. How your competitor can highlight your business.
Jim & Patti LeClair are both Mainers, born, educated, working, and are active small business owners in Maine. Their business is the Maine Coast Welcome Center on Rte 1 in Belfast. They know their way around Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Since 2004 they have been using a GPS to Geocache, which is finding places with GPS.
As Full time RV travelers from 2004 to 2006, they traveled the US seeing how businesses appear to travelers. During that time they worked as consultants for KOA Travel Directories & Maine Coast Hotel Directories, which introduced them to hundreds of Maine Coast Business Owners.
After conversations with business owners, in 2009 Jim & Patti opened the Maine Coast Welcome Center. Their intimate lifetime knowledge of the Maine Coast and ability to connect their guests with other Maine businesses allowed them to expand after their 1st season to a larger facility at 169 Searsport Ave., Belfast, ME. The Maine Coast Welcome Center provides concierge service to more than 25,000 guests per season, directing them to Places to Stay, Places to Eat, and Things to Do on the Maine Coast.
Maine Coast Welcome Center's first DataMap was April 2009, when they helped Mount Battie Motel correct their location on Rte 1 in Lincolnville, which was 6 miles off their exact location.
For 2012, the Maine Coast Welcome Center has introduced their DataMapping Service any Maine business wanting to get "On the Map".
They are registered with Business Data Service providers & GPS Map providers Google Maps, TeleAtlas, Navteq, and Facebook. They fix all DataMapping issues.
They are Chamber of Commerce Members from Eastport to Penobscot Bay to Brunswick, which is a fundamental foundation of the Maine Coast Welcome Center's DataMap.
Sponsored by Bucksport Chamber of Commerce and the Maine Coast Welcome Center, The Success Express Workshop Series is open to all members of the community. Cost is Free. Topics apply to business owners and non-profit managers.
To register in advance call 207-415-5647 or email Patti at Maine Coast Welcome Center