If you’re anywhere near Meeniyan on Thursday evening, the 16th of March, you’ll be able to find out!
I’m speaking at the Meeniyan Town Hall, giving a presentation for the Southern Business Womens Network.
This session is for you if:
- You own now or are thinking of starting a local business
- You care about someone who does, or
- You work for a local business and you want to help attract more customers
If you’re thinking this is about websites, this evening is about a much bigger picture where websites are only one part.
You used to rely on the Yellow Pages as a source of new customers, and a way to make it easy for existing customers to contact you. Now most of your potential customers carry “the yellow book” in their handbag or pocket – a mobile phone.
While the local papers and what’s left of the Yellow Pages™ is still a good way to get customers, it’s not enough. Research shows people “look you up” before they call or visit. This happens if they have never heard of you, and it happens EVEN IF their friends or family said you were good.
I’ll explain how to shine a spotlight on your business so you can be found when people are searching for a business like yours. I’ll boil the huge range of options out there, down to the most essential.
There will be some “get real” moments where I bust myths and hype you’re used to hearing from SEO agencies, digital marketing agencies or website designers. In short, you’ll get a roadmap for building your visibility at a pace and rate you can afford.
This is an interactive session so if you can, bring a device that will let you do a couple of quick things online. A mobile phone with a little bit of data plan is enough. If that’s not an option for you now, come anyway and someone will share with you. And bring a question or two!
I have been working with local businesses as a Local SEO specialist since 2010 and as a Google My Business Product Expert (formerly called Top Contributor) since 2016. I write about GMB suitable for most folks, business owners included.
When not working for clients, I volunteer with the local businesswomen’s network, volunteers on Google’s forum, and the Local Search forum.
Away from the keyboard I’m a very busy mother with two boys, nine chickens, two cows, three sheep, a cockatiel and a stupidly happy dog.