Posted by Jenn Sargeant & filed under Business Growth.

There’s nothing hiding the fact that small business owners have to work extra hard to compete with the big box retailers. Now more than ever, we’ve been reminded that shopping at a local business is the best way and it totally supports our economy, provides jobs and a ton of other awesome things.

It’s key that small businesses jump at every opportunity to promote themselves on the web. It’s also key that small businesses don’t miss the free opportunities to promote themselves on the web. How can this be done? One phrase: local business directories.

We’re not talking about the kind of local business directories that show up at your doorstep and often get used to start your campfire. Nope, not one bit. We’re talking about online local business directories that will show your business when someone types a service + local location in their search engine of choice (Google, Bing, etc.).

Listings on Google, Bing, Yahoo and even Yelp shouldn’t be ignored. We’re highly recommending that you take the time to claim, optimize, respond to reviews / ratings and check-in on listings. These listings can really make a difference in how your business is displayed on the great, big, world wide web.

Local business owners should jump on every opportunity for their business to get seen. If it all seems overwhelming to you, don’t worry. Upright Communications has been helping businesses get found on the web for a long time. We have this covered for you. However, we can’t help you if we don’t know you need help. Fill out this form on our homepage and we can set-up a 15-minute phone call about how we can help grow your business. The fact of the matter is, we stand with you, small business owners!


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