Put yourself on the map. Literally! With smartphones becoming the first place many consumers search – you need to put yourself where they can find you. It doesn’t cost anything to do, yet so many forget this simple step. Because Android and iOS dominate the smartphone market it is wise to get yourself on Google Maps and Yelp! They have become the go to resource for millions when it comes to looking up information about local business’. It should be an essential cornerstone of your online presence.
Sometimes as a small business or startup you might not have a physical location for customers to visit. But that doesn’t mean you should miss out on this free opportunity. You need to make your business findable. At the least you should have a presence on Google. If you can’t be found, you are doing yourself a disservice.
With all of the things small business owners do to brand themselves – all the money that is spent, be sure you invest some time to get yourself on the map! It is free, and will help your local business more than you realize.