If you have a local business and you’re not listed and optimized in Google Places, you are missing out on new customers. Google may have already created a page for your business, but you still need to claim it. It can be difficult to control your page if someone else should takes ownership. Here are some basic things you can do to increase customer traffic using Google Places.
1. Create Google Places Page if one isn’t setup.
2. Verify Google Places Page.
3. Optimize Places Page
4. Get citations
You do not need a website for Google Places. You can even advertise using Google Places to whip up some instant activity in your business. Google Places and Local Search are connecting buyers that are ready to buy a good or service; particularly on mobile devices. When someone types in “pizza” or from a mobile device, they are looking for the closest provider to buy a pizza now! You want your business to be in the top spots to get these ready buyers. Local Search and Mobile Search are where the highly targeted buyers with immediate needs are going to in astonishing numbers. Claim your Google Places Page today.
What’s a QR Code? QR Code stands for “quick response code”
which are like bar codes but QR Codes hold many more times the information of a
bar code. Bar codes are one dimensional and can only hold 20 numerical digits.
QR Codes are 2 dimensional and can hold thousands of alphanumeric characters of
information. The capacity of QR Codes to hold great amounts of information makes
them a fantastic marketing tool for business. QR Codes require a QR Code Reader
to interpret. QR Code Readers can be downloaded as apps on smartphones. After
the user has downloaded a QR Code Reader, they are able to scan a QR Code
much like taking picture. The QR Code can take the user to any website, video,
inventory, real estate listing, sales promotion, or any digital content. The different
uses of this technology are just now being discovered. Creativity is the key as the
best applications are yet to come.
The ability to use QR codes to link people to multimedia digital content will be the
next big new thing in the North American Market. Toyota developed the technology
in 1994 and has been popular in Japan, but now the rise of smart phones has made
adopting the technology a no brainer for small business in the U.S.
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Every business owner will sell their business; it’s just a question of when. The time to sell can be driven by several factors like the need for a new challenge or retirement. When the desire to sell becomes evident, it is likely the right time to sell. There is a risk devaluing your business, if you no longer have the desire to grow your business. A business that is in decline loses value and can possibly become unsalable.
A healthy business is easier to sell and brings more money than a business with problems. Dont worry if your business has problems, all businesses have at least some problems (opportunities). The problems in your business may be problems that a new owner has the unique skills to solve. People want to buy businesses with issues they feel they can solve. This allows buyers to add value to the business and justify its purchase. If a shoe store had a great line of shoes but poor marketing, a marketing person could buy the company with the same products and add marketing skills. The business would be more valuable for the new owner making your business more attractive to them. Businesses can be sold in any economic environment at any time as long as the business is prepared properly.
Your business must be presented in a way to create an efficient market for your enterprise. This means exposing your business opportunity to a large amount of potential buyers without anyone knowing your business is for sale until you leave the closing table. This will allow you get maximum fair market value upon sale. Failure to do this could result in the loss of key employees, customers and vendors.
If you are considering selling your business, that in itself is an indicator as the decision. Don’t make the mistake of staying on too long if you no longer have the energy or desire to grow your business. There is no perfect economy to sell a business because there is no way to predict economic cycles. The economy can easily go further down or further up or stay stagnant for years. The decision to sell is an internal decision based on the owner’s desire. If the owner has lost enthusiasm for the business, it’s likely time to do something else or retire. Don’t do harm to the value of your business by sticking around too long.