Why Your Local Business Needs to be on Google+ Local & Not Google Places

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If you run a local business and you had a Google Places page then you were already ahead of much of your competition. Having a Google Places page used to be a smart move (if done right) not least because when the eight out of 10 people (Comscore) who want something locally do their research online – [...]

5 Ways for Local Business to Thrive in the Digital Era

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The other week, Amazon launched a new mobile app. It’s called Price Check and it’s got many local businesses and retail trade groups angry and running scared. It’s available in the US now and will be rolled out elsewhere over the coming weeks. The Price Check app lets smartphone users photograph, describe or scan the [...]

10 Ways to Attract Customers to Your Local Business

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More and more customers now start their journeys to local businesses, online. Not just from a desktop computer at home or at work, but increasingly from on a smartphone, tablet or laptop. There has never been a bigger opportunity for you to attract more customers to your local business. But … how do you get your business [...]

Does Your Small Business Need a Website?

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Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why your small business needs a website? Because everyone else has one? Nope. Makes you look credible? Not necessarily. It’s expected nowadays? Says who? Been getting a huge variation in quotes from people to build a website for you? Don’t know why? Don’t know who to trust? Whether you have [...]