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Irvine, California (PRESS RELEASE – January 18, 2011) – The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a new online community for entrepreneurs and small businesses. The “Micropreneur Community” provides small-scale entrepreneurs the opportunity to share ideas, seek solutions to problems, and network with other entrepreneurs and professionals from many disciplines.

“We use the term “Micropreneur” to mean an entrepreneur with a limited number of employees,” said Christopher Lynch, Vice President of Business and Economic Development, Irvine Chamber of Commerce. “Micropreneurs can be in any industry such as manufacturing, services, design, and so forth. The point of commonality is that small-scale entrepreneurs face many of the same challenges of limited resources and a need for support that this community will help to solve,” he added.

The Micropreneur Community is based upon the new social network site, oGoing.com. The site provides users with their own private community instead of a broad public community open to everybody. “We want enough privacy so that users can share a certain amount of confidential business information between one another without the information automatically being broadly available on the web,” said Lynch. “The community is open to anybody, but we want them to create a user name and password before they can view postings and share their comments,” he stated.

The Micropreneur Community is open to entrepreneurs from any industry segment and interested advisors. Members need not be members of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce or even be located within Orange County, Calif. to participate.

About The Irvine Micropreneur Program

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.

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.

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