Local Business Guide to Online Promotions

This page is a work in progress and will continually be updated with the latest tips.

If you are a Small Business Owner, whether its a restaurant, repair shop, or clothing store.  PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE…it will pay off.  Many people (nearly everyone I know) searches reviews and suggestions online before entering a restaurant or place of business.  For example, when I am in a new city I find the highest rated restaurants, hotels and entertainment and start my plans there.

Jerad Hill’s explaining how people use social apps: Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp, and Brightkite

 

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Basic Guide to Promote & Market your Small Businesses, includes the following:

  • Setup Gmail for your Domain
  • Setup a basic website (simple, but clean and concise is better than no website)
  • Setup a Facebook Fan Page, Twitter Account, Linkedin
  • Move to the Cloud! (use Dropbox for Cloud Storage)
  • Get started with Google Adwords (start small, get your feet wet)