Network Solutions’ Small Biz Success Tastes Sweeter with SNCR Award of Excellence

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The Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) applauds Network Solutions’ commitment to helping US small businesses become technology-savvy.

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To be recognized for our efforts by a global think tank like SNCR is phenomenal. What a rush!

The Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) on November 5, 2010 recognized Network Solutions’ ongoing dedication to small businesses with the Award of Excellence for Corporate Online Reputation Management.This marked the second time Network Solutions has won the award, which was presented at SNCR’s impressive gala at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Ca.

The key to the big win? Network Solutions received high positive online sentiment from entrepreneurs and small business owners during the past year for providing resources and tools to advance their businesses in a tough economy. From large scale efforts to help small businesses like the Small Business Success Index and the GrowSmartBiz conference, to social media activities including blogs, webinars, Tweet chats and its Social Media Advisory Board, Network Solutions dedicated its efforts to becoming a true small business champion.

“It’s all about giving small businesses the means to reach their goals. These entrepreneurs have huge ideas, and we strive to be there for them every step of the way—whether by sharing in their successes or guiding them through challenges,” said Network Solutions’ Social Media Swami, Shashi Bellamkonda. “To be recognized for our efforts by a global think tank like SNCR is phenomenal. What a rush!”

Network Solutions just wrapped up its latest small business initiative, the second annual GrowSmartBiz conference in Washington, DC. More than 450 small business owners attended, leaving with an abundance of strategies and tactics to implement moving forward.

“GrowSmartBiz is a fantastic conference for everyone in business, because it always brings a great selection of the latest and most relevant topics to the forefront. I really enjoyed the presentation on customer service and threshold experiences this year,” said Whitney Hoffman, GrowSmartBiz attendee and CEO of Hoffman Digital Media, a consulting firm for small to mid-size businesses. “And beyond the conference, Network Solutions’ online resources help me stay ahead of the curve so I can deliver the best client services possible.”

In addition to recognizing Network Solutions, SNCR honored award recipients in six divisions. In addition, Commendations of Merit and Commendations of Excellence were presented to nearly 30 other organizations that submitted case studies to the awards program.

About the Society for New Communications Research

The Society for New Communications Research is a global nonprofit 501(c)(3) research and education foundation and think tank focused on the advanced study of the latest developments in new media and communications, and their effect on traditional media and business models, communications, culture and society. SNCR is dedicated to creating a bridge between the academic and theoretical pursuit of these topics and the pragmatic implementation of new media and communications tools and methodologies. The Society’s Fellows include a leading group of futurists, scholars, business leaders, professional communicators, members of the media and technologists from around the globe—all collaborating together on research initiatives, educational offerings, and the establishment of standards and best practices. For more information, visit

About Network Solutions ®, LLC

Network Solutions, the leading provider of online solutions for small businesses, offers a full range of services including search engine marketing, web hosting, web site design, e-commerce, SSL certificates, e-mail and domain name registration services. Network Solutions® draws on 31 years of experience to make it simple and affordable for customers to build and manage an online presence through a one-stop Web Solutions provider. Additional information about Network Solutions’ offerings is available at


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