Local Marketing: 6 Things You Should Be Doing

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited as a guest speaker on Mike and Teresa Blaes’s show The Small Business Puzzle Podcast to discuss local marketing.

Ep. 13 of The Small Business PuzzleBesides knowing them for more than eight years, they are a couple that has been through a lot of tribulation in their lives and are pushing through and persevering. So, I wanted to not only share our interview, but promote their podcast for them here on my website.

Of course, the main reason, is to share with you, the visitor, what you need to be doing with your business if you are in a local/geographic area. We call this Local Marketing. In this podcast we share 6 things you should be doing:

What You Will Learn In This Local Marketing Interview

  1. The importance of having a Google My Business Listing
  2. Claiming your Google listing and the importance of doing so
  3. Why it’s critical to have your own business website. You’ll be amazed at how many don’t.
  4. How getting reviews for your business is important and what factor they play in ranking your Maps listing
  5. Video…why you should be creating them as a local business
  6. Your marketing budget and why you shouldn’t decrease it in hard times

Whether you are a new startup or well established, this interview will help you grow your business if you take action and implement what is given.

Don’t believe me?

Click the play button at the top of this post to listen to episode 13 of “The Small Business Puzzle Podcast” where Mike, Teresa and I discuss ways to build and grow your local business or brick and mortar shop.

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Be sure to listen until the end as I am giving a gift to those who see the value in it. No, I’m not going to tell you here. 🙂 Ok, get on with listening to this great podcast.


About the Author by Patrick Whitson

I am a small business owner and entrepreneur myself and understand the time constraints that owners have to try and figure out this “internet marketing” thing. That’s where we come in.

Our goal is to help you dominate local search for your business so you get found by your target market, which will help you make more money and give you more free time.

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