Supporting Howard County Businesses

Launched in February, 2012, hocobiz.com was created to support businesses in Howard County.

If you live or work in Howard County, chances are you already know what a great place it is to live and work.  This site is devoted to sharing information about Howard County businesses with the ultimate objective of helping to support and sustain their growth and well being.

Make it Happen

Are you or do you know of a top performing Howard County business
who would like to be represented here?

Make it Happen

Think Local for Your Business and Personal NeedsHere we highlight some of the best businesses in the country.  They just happen to be right here in Howard county.

When I first moved to the Columbia area, it was a little frustrating for me.  I couldn’t find anything.  I would come home complaining about how hard it was to find a gas station.  Now, I appreciate that same subtlety that used to be a cause for frustration.

There are so many great businesses tucked around a corner or behind a wall of evergreens.  With just a little bit of investigation, chances are you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for right here in Howard County.  Columbia Crossroads is a good place to start.

Certified Business ReviewsThis segment includes “certified” reviews from area business that have contracted with us for this service.

Though the best businesses have probably always been in touch with what their customers were thinking, customer satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) surveys as a discipline have only been aroung since the mid 1960’s.  Then, only after 1980 were actual models developed to measure satisfaction in service industries.

Of course, with the explosion of the internet rating services, there are dozens of places where customers can rate the performance of a business.  Some of the sites are valid and well-monitored — others aren’t.  Here’s  more info on our process for validating reviews.

 

 

Most importantly, we are open to ideas that help your Howard County business to grow.  Just contact us, if you would like for your business or event to be featured here.