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Social Media Platforms for Your Business

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Social Media Platforms for Your Business

Building a social media presence can be time-consuming. Entrepreneurs wear so many hats. This is one task you should delegate to an intern, staff member, or marketing company. Making someone else responsible for your social media or using timesaving tools such as Hootsuite, BuzzSumo, Sprout Social, and Post Planner will ensure that your business is updated, accurate, responsive, and has an efficient online presence. Here are 6 social media platforms you should definitely be on: Create a Facebook page for your business. It has a domain rating of 100. More than 1 out of 7 people on the planet are on Facebook, and they’re actively checking...

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Black-Owned Business Directories

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Black-Owned Business Directories

August is Black Business Month in the US. Black-owned businesses get can get listed in these directories to help consumers find them. Here are over a dozen registries! Black Business Alliance (BBA). The Black Business Alliance is s a 501c6 non-profit membership organization; which seeks to EMPOWER, GUIDE, PROMOTE, ENHANCE, COLLABORATE and GROW small and medium sized black and minority businesses throughout Connecticut and Nationally by addressing the gap in business access to funding, educational resources and statewide capacity building. It is committed to standing with our community. Since 2014, BBA has outreached to 600+ business owners and professionals in events for...

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50+ PLACES TO LIST YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE

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Here are over 50 directories to list your business in alphabetical order: Angie’s list. Angie's List connects you with vetted pros, verified reviews, and fair pricing for any home project or service — from cleaning and lawn care to repairs and renovations. List here. Apple Maps. Visit Apple Maps Connect. Login or create a new Apple ID. You will be prompted to a menu called “Small Business.” Click “Add My Business”. Enter your business name and location to find your listing in the Apple Maps directory. If not found, click “Add new place.” It has a domain rating of 97. Better Business Bureau (BBB). To start the process of creating a new...

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Three Steps to listing your business on Business listing websites

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Claim your business page   Complete your business listing Ensure your information is consistent across listings. Add a detailed company description. Include a link to your website. Include phone number, address, hours of operation, menu, calendar of events, pictures and videos.   Verify your listing After verifying the page, increase credibility by obtaining reviews   Read “50+ PLACES TO LIST YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE”

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FIVE REASONS TO LIST YOUR BUSINESS

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Boost online presence. Allow customers to find you by a google search and have multiple directories recommend your business instead of just your website. Driving brand engagement by increasing online traffic. Your listing will include a link to your website, which will result in more traffic. Many consumers like to visit a web site before visiting a business. If yours isn’t listed, you lose out. Building citations. Citations are references to your business that include your business name and some sort of geographic identifier, like a phone number or street address. Citations are one of the signals Google uses to...

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