Local Directories are hugely popular and are being promoted heavily in the search results by engines such as google. Because they are being promoted on the home page. It has become very important to get found on these listing. Updating your listing on google as well as many other sites can drastically improve your rank. It is very important to make sure that you have updated accurate info on your listings. In this video you will learn more about local listings. It is important to note that once your listing is found you should give attention to your website to make sure that your visitors are finding what they need. I well designed website can make all the difference in winning or loosing a new client online.
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Is Pinterest right for your business? Pinterest is centered around graphic content. It is a way to share images of things that are of interest to you and your friends. If your business doesn’t have a website that showcases images of things that people want to share with their friends it may not be a good fit for you. I would recommend signing up and seeing how it works. Play around with it for a while and see if you can make it work for your business. If it is not a natural fit. Don’t force it. There is probably something else you could be doing to benefit your business with that time. Oh and it is by invitation only. So you will have to find a current user to send you an invite. That shouldn’t be to hard since they have over ten million users.
What do you think of Pinterest? Do you use it for your business. Have you seen an increase in traffic to your website because of it?
Networking groups like the ones found at a local Chamber of Commerce can be very helpful to a small business. There are other networking groups provided by organizations like BNI Business Networking International. If you are a small business looking for an affordable way to get exposure for your local business, these are a great option. Networking lets you get in front of a large number of business people and explain why your product is valuable. Individuals at these groups will then be more likely to refer you business because they know you, and they know more about what you do. So if you are a website design company in Nashville and they hear that someone needs a website. They will most likely refer that business to you. Because they know you.
Share your networking group experiences in the comments below.
Audio books are a great way to learn and improve your small business. It is an affordable solution to high priced seminars. There are lots of other things you can do in addition to having a great website from Smallbuck.
Some great books that I have read and would recommend to you.
The E myth revisted
Good to Great
Poke the box
Time management and making the most of your time is something that we all try to do, but if I am honest I know it is something I can improve on. In this video I talk about a few tools that I use to make the most of my time.
Wunderlist great for list making. Helps me remember and finish those random ideas through out the day.
Highrise helps me keep track of who I need to call and or follow up with. A great contact management tool.