- by Trish
You’re a small business owner with a very locally-focused customer base, then why the heck do you need an online presence, right?
Well, in case you’re not aware of the many changes in advertising that has happened for your local business, changes that will definitely affect your “bottom line” please stay with me for the 10 minutes it will take you to read this … and discover for yourself that print advertising is NOT what it used to be.
Many 40+ year old receptionist, secretaries, administrative assistants, or whatever they’re being labeled today, are tossing their yellow page directories into the recycle bins as quickly as they are delivered to the many different workplaces.
“What?!” you snap.
Don’t take my word for this; ask a few different receptionist if they still have their printed copy of the most recently delivered yellow pages.
Now let’s take a look at newspaper subscriptions. Are you aware that the newspaper industry is struggling to remain viable now given the many news agencies delivering the news over the internet?
Yes, that’s right. I said they are struggling.
So, what does this mean for your locally-focused business?
This means that you can no longer afford to ignore the internet. Once you start losing your loyal (aging) customers, how are you planning on finding NEW customers?
Please, let me tell you what to do if you’re desperate to create an online presence for your business.
Your budget won’t afford you the cost of website hosting never mind hiring a website designer. Don’t you worry, that’s NOT an issue here. A Google+ account is YOUR must have solution!
Once you’ve set up and authenticated your locally-focused business to Google you will have a FREE … yes, FREE website presence for your business. When you do this, and you set up your Google+ account properly, Google will LOVE your business, and Google will show your Google+ account (which includes YOUR details that YOU control) in search results for your locally-focused business.
There’s NO MORE NEED to feel left BEHIND
It’s now your time to save! There are many EASY to follow steps to take in setting up your new Google+ business account that are offered on the internet. You only need to be sure to select one that either ranks high in a Google search or has been recently shared online. Updated steps can save you LOTS of time and frustration.
At the time of writing, here are a few to get you started:
How to Create a Google+ Business Page in 5 Simple Steps
An Introduction to Google+ for Business a pdf or ebook
How to Use Google+ for Business and Professional Branding a pdf or ebook
How to Use Google+ for Business a pdf or ebook
Setting Up a Google Plus Business Page in 4 Steps [2016 Edition]