Atascadero, Calif. – May 8, 2023 – Through Get Your Business Online!, a new program offered by the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, owners of small businesses in North County can establish an online presence by creating and managing their own website. The program is being led by Jose Guadarrama, the chamber’s new bilingual Program Manager.

Intake assessment, basic website training, sign-up forms, and a range of helpful digital tools and resources are provided for free, while businesses will need to pay for domain and hosting costs. Information can be found at

“With a digital-marketing-savvy mind, grit, leadership, and a passionate heart, one can achieve greatness in the business community,” Guadarrama said. “Anything is possible with an open and innovative mind.” Connect with Guadarrama at, or book a consultation meeting at

Josh Cross, Atascadero Chamber President and CEO, knew there was a need for this program because training in technical skills remains important for every business. “So many business owners are trying to navigate the basics of digital literacy while managing every other aspect of their business. Jose has helped create 18 websites so far through Get Your Business Online!, and it’s just the beginning of our goal to help 200 by February 2025.”

“I am deeply motivated to help our small business community,” Guadarrama said. “What is most exciting about my job is the people! I love entering a new work week and getting the chance to have new conversations and network.”

Recently, the Chamber announced its merger with the Hispanic Business Association. The Association’s goals are to 1) provide Hispanic business owners with more expertise and resources to succeed in the local markets, 2) strengthen the Chamber’s image, presence, and role within the Hispanic business community, and 3) increase visibility of the Atascadero Chamber in the North County.

To learn more about the Hispanic Business Association, including its history, mission and membership process, visit Association representative, Maria Elena Garcia, can be reached at (805) 835-7900 or

“I am thrilled to learn that our chamber has merged with the Hispanic Business Association, and I look forward to collaborating with the vibrant and diverse Hispanic community,” said Guadarrama. “This merger not only benefits Hispanic businesses, but also creates an opportunity to strengthen and empower the entire community.”

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