Most business owners don't even realize that their business is being listed on dozens of online website directories... often with information that is WRONG and HURTING their Google rank and SEO!
For 150 years, the yellow pages were the go-to source when you needed a business or service. So when you opened your business, you got yourself into the yellow pages, and you were prepared to pay something a month to do it because that’s where everybody went to find that business or service.
Networking and referrals are the main way that I have grown my web design company in San Diego since 2006.
There are a ton of local groups that you can become involved with!
(If you haven’t seen it yet, check out my last post where I talk in general about business networking.)
Networking in your local community is one of the best ways to grow your small business.
Networking and referrals are the main way that I have grown my website design business in San Diego since 2006. There are a ton of local groups that you can become involved with. You will find meetings at all times of day...some meet for breakfast, some for lunch, and some have an after dinner / cocktail feel. One group I attend says, “Never eat alone!”
Of course you want to grow your own business, and yet... the best way to do so is to look for opportunities to help other people! It’s really a Win-Win situation... as you are on the lookout for referrals for other professionals, they are on the lookout for referrals for you!
“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”Zig Ziglar
Maybe that's how you feel?
You know you're supposed to do more with social media for your business, but you just don't know where to start? There are so many different channels and you already feel like you're overwhelmed and have no more time for another thing!
...CJ and GilbertStudios are here!
Let me guide you through the jungle of social media one step at a time!
I always tell my clients to have a blog because it's so good for their website and their business!
I guess it's time I should have one!
A blog is the perfect place to get your message out to the world!
The blog has replaced the syndicated column in the local newspaper and allows anyone to have their own publishing platform to share their services, their products, their teaching and their message with the world!