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#DreamSmallBiz: National Small Business Week
We are celebrating National Small Business Week this week.
Confused on the Cloud? Don’t know how to make mobile work for you? Want to get your business financially fit? The SBA is a great resource and is offering free webinars for Small Business Week. If you are you looking to learn new skills you can use to improve your business, take a look.
Make it a point this week to support your fellow small businesses this week by shopping local (Mother’s Day is this weekend)! Don’t forget to share and use #LoveLocal19426 and #DreamSmallBiz on social media to be a part of the conversation.
9 Reasons Google Suspends Local Listings
There are lots of reasons that Google may remove your listing from search results.
It is important to know that a Google employee will rarely tell you why your listing has been suspended. You may be adding extra keywords to your business name field, or are a service-area business that didn’t hide your address, or simply you just have multiple verified listings for your business.
Make sure your site is following the Google My Business Guidelines. The first step is to claim and verify your listing. Let us know if you need help with that.
NFL and Twitter Announce Streaming Partnership
Live streaming is taking over America’s favorite sport.
Twitter is where live events unfold so it makes sense the NFL is going to stream 10 Thursday Night Games through their platform. As more people are getting their entertainment online instead of through the cable box, this is a win for football fans.
Live streaming is the future of social media. Just look at Snapchat, Periscope, Facebook Live, Twitter and Meerkat (to name a few). It’s spontaneous and interactive, and gives viewers the chance to engage in real time. This is a great opportunity for you to tell your story online.
Instagram and Brand Pages
Instagram is testing a Contact button to let users interact with businesses.
Brands and small businesses have been allowed to create accounts on its platform, but no features existed to allow companies to interact with users beyond likes, comments, and links. New business profiles give you more opportunities.
With over 300 million active monthly users, this platform could be right for your business, especially if your customers are in the 18-34 year old demographic group. Want to learn how to make Instagram work for your business? Need help with a social media plan? Let us know.
Make the Most of a Mobile World
82 percent of smartphone users utilize search engines to look for a local business.
iPhone? More like iLeash. People are dependent on their their devices. Make sure they find you there. It’s all about using location awareness, micro-conversions (those little steps customers make before making a big step, like purchasing, on your site), and understanding customer preferences.
Try to interact with your business on your phone the way a customer or prospect would. Do you like what you see?