In this article I am going to make a little bit suggestions on how to bring your own local business to more customers. And more importantly, you are able to do this entirely for free.
Let's say you are a local butcher selling decent meat on your local high street. Your windows are always clean and shine, your display of meat always looks fabulous. But everyday there will be a certain amount of left overs. You may wonder why is this happening since you have a lot of returning customers.
Let me ask you a question first: how much time and money have you put on promoting your business? In which way are you promoting it?
The answers vary.
How about online promoting, have you done that? Did you only do it on Twitter or Facebook?
Why not try these following options?
Using Google Maps
Set up your business info on google.co.uk/business, take some professional pictures and upload, then your business will be shown on google maps. It enables people to see your opening time and give you comments, and even upload pictures of your business. Don't worry if anyone had given you a negative comment, you can always reply to his comment to explain the misunderstanding. Best of all, it is free.
Using Trip Advisors
This is basically the same as Google Maps, the only difference is you can reach more tourists on this platform. And best of all, it is free.
You may not need a company website, but a website helps you to gain more trust from your customers. Sometimes people may think this way,' why would I go to this shop, it doesn't even have a website.' Undeniably, website is your online business card. My opinion is, having a private domain and a website is necessary. This will usually cost you a lot of time and as cheap as £25 a year.
Giving out Flyers
I cannot say this is not a good idea, it is just an old fashioned way to promote your business. Your potential customers prefer coupon more than simply advert flyers.
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