5 things every brick and mortar business should have online
Posted by TJ on Sunday June 27, 2010 @ 03:45 PM
[Tags: guide, business, internet]

1) Google Maps - Add your shop to Google Maps. This is free and it will help users find your store when they are looking for store's near them. This is completely free service and should be a no-brainer for any store owner. link: http://www.google.com/local/add/analyticsSplashPage?hl=en&gl=us

2)Facebook fan page - This enables customers to "like" your store which adds a link to your store in your customers profile. This is great way to get referrals from you happiest customers. It also gives you an easy way to post news and updates on your store. This is completely free and easy to setup. All you need is a facebook account to link your page to.
link: http://www.facebook.com/advertising/?pages

3) Domain name and email address: Don't use free email address providers or your ISP provided email address for your business (IE: @gmail.com @verizon.net, or @msn.com). For $10/year you can register your own .com domain and get a personalized domain for your business and have a more professional and more trusted address (ie: yourname@yourbusinessname.com). Once you registered a domain you can get free email forwarding from zoneedit.com/. This will forward emails sent to your domain to your existing personal email account. Link:Godaddy.com

4) Simple Webpage - You should have at least a simple web listing. At the very least your webpage should include your address, brief description of products or services, hours, and phone number.

5) Yellow Page Listings - Add a free business listing to superpages.com and yellowpages.com. These are the two most popular online yellow page directories. You can add a free listings to both of these: supermedia.com/ and http://yellowpages.com/.

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