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Business Etiquette: 5 Rules That Matter Now #bond #market #news

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The word “etiquette” gets a bad rap. For one thing, it sounds stodgy and pretentious. And rules that are socially or morally prescribed seem intrusive to our sense of individuality and freedom.

But the concept of etiquette is still essential, especially now and particularly in business. New communication platforms, like Facebook and Linked In, have blurred the lines of appropriateness and we’re all left wondering how to navigate unchartered social territory.

At Crane Co. we have been advising people on etiquette for two centuries. We have even published books on the subject covering social occasions, wedding etiquette and more.

Boil it down and etiquette is really all about making people feel good. It’s not about rules or telling people what to do, or not to do, it’s about ensuring some basic social comforts.

So here are a few business etiquette rules that matter now whatever you want to call them.

1. Send a Thank You Note

I work at a paper company that manufactures stationery and I’m shocked at how infrequently people send thank you notes after interviewing with me. If you’re not sending a follow-up thank you note to Crane, you’re not sending it anywhere.

But the art of the thank you note should never die. If you have a job interview, or if you’re visiting clients or meeting new business partners especially if you want the job, or the contract or deal take the time to write a note. You’ll differentiate yourself by doing so and it will reflect well on your company too.

2. Know the Names

It’s just as important to know your peers or employees as it is to develop relationships with clients, vendors or management. Reach out to people in your company, regardless of their roles, and acknowledge what they do.

My great-grandfather ran a large manufacturing plant. He would take his daughter (my grandmother) through the plant; she recalled that he knew everyone’s name his deputy, his workers, and the man who took out the trash.

We spend too much of our time these days looking up impressing senior management. But it’s worth stepping back and acknowledging and getting to know all of the integral people who work hard to make your business run.

3. Observe the ‘Elevator Rule’

When meeting with clients or potential business partners off-site, don’t discuss your impressions of the meeting with your colleagues until the elevator has reached the bottom floor and you’re walking out of the building. That’s true even if you’re the only ones in the elevator.

Call it superstitious or call it polite but either way, don’t risk damaging your reputation by rehashing the conversation as soon as you walk away.

4. Focus on the Face, Not the Screen

It’s hard not to be distracted these days. We have a plethora of devices to keep us occupied; emails and phone calls come through at all hours; and we all think we have to multitask to feel efficient and productive.

But that’s not true: When you’re in a meeting or listening to someone speak, turn off the phone. Don’t check your email. Pay attention and be present.

When I worked in news, everyone was attached to a BlackBerry, constantly checking the influx of alerts. But my executive producer rarely used hers and for this reason, she stood out. She was present and was never distracted in editorial meetings or discussions with the staff. And it didn’t make her any less of a success.

5. Don’t Judge

We all have our vices and we all have room for improvement. One of the most important parts of modern-day etiquette is not to criticize others.

You may disagree with how another person handles a specific situation, but rise above and recognize that everyone is trying their best. It’s not your duty to judge others based on what you feel is right. You are only responsible for yourself.

We live in a world where both people and businesses are concerned about brand awareness. Individuals want to stand out and be liked and accepted by their peers–both socially and professionally.

The digital landscape has made it even more difficult to know whether or not you’re crossing a line, but I think it’s simple. Etiquette is positive. It’s a way of being not a set of rules or dos and don’ts.

So before you create that hashtag, post on someone’s Facebook page or text someone mid-meeting, remember the fundamentals: Will this make someone feel good?

And remember the elemental act of putting pen to paper and writing a note. You’ll make a lasting impression that a shout-out on Twitter or a Facebook wall mention can’t even touch.

00:12 Christine Lagorio: So Mark we have been working on this world’s coolest office package for two years now I think it’s time to sit back and reflect. What actually is a cool office?

00:22 Marc Kushner: A cool office. Well you know I work, I’m an architect, I work in an office, and I run an archaizer, and I think fundamentally a cool office is one that functions really well as an office. And then I think the potential for working with an architect, working with a designer and making it really cool is to kind of pump that up. And find the opportunities to make it a special place; a place that makes people work better together, that makes people excited to come to work. I think that’s what really makes it cool.

00:51 Lagorio: That’s great. We all work in offices but a lot of startups and small companies don’t necessarily have the budget for an architect or even a designer to consult. What are some little things they can do to keep the space in mind and make the space that they have available to them work well for them?

01:09 Kushner: Yeah I think. I think there are opportunities in the everyday kind of office experience. So we all need conference rooms, usually need a conference room, and a conference room comes with things like a table, and lights. And these can be really generic obvious solutions or you can take the time and challenge yourself and maybe your staff and actually turn it into a kind of experience to think about how that can become something else. So we saw some tables that were made out of old cast iron bath tubs right with a slab of glass on top which was a cute way to kind of up the ante on what a conference table could be. But then even the way that lighting is hung that it doesn’t have to be a geometric patterns that you can actually start express moments within the room that are maybe more important and find those little ways in to question the status quo of design.

02:05 Lagorio: Right. And you’re talking about some of the entries that we just saw because we were just judging this year’s entries. What are some of themes that emerged from this year’s entries, anything that you saw different from last year that may be indicative of where office design is going?

02:20 Kushner: We saw. Well, first of all they were all fantastic, and it was really excellent to see the breath of entries. We saw some interesting things. We saw, a lot of brands were bringing in the products that they make into the actual office design. So like Wilson who makes tennis products have entire walls made of tennis ball material, kind of unraveled tennis balls, so that the actual you know stuff that people are selling everyday on the phone and working with and designing shows up in the, in the everyday office experience, which I think is really, I think that’s really successful. Adidas also did something really cool where, a lot of sports companies make obviously are. Well, they make really cool stuff. But Adidas did this really neat thing where they took inspiration from kind of in the locker room and the idea of how you store things in a office. So instead of it being traditional file cabinets there are sort of lockers for everyone that have a roll up capabilities and can be moved all over the office. So I think, you know bringing in the stuff that motivates the company in the first place into the design is a great cue.

03:30 Lagorio: That’s great. Was there. I guess was there anything else that you loved about this year’s entries? Anything else that really stood out or anything that you think is kind of showing a changing pace in or face of office design?

03:44 Kushner: Yeah we saw, we saw a lot of use of, I’ll just say the natural in the most general way. But I think it’s obviously part of a general trend worldwide, and what’s nice is that what’s been happening in Europe is now moving to the United States. The realization that natural lighting is not just a good ecologically move but it’s also you know a happy factor. And people are, are more productive and have a better experience when there closer to a window. So bringing nature in, sometimes it’s not efficient or effective to move everyone in the office to the window, but finding ways to bring nature into the office, as far as you know cutting holes in buildings or approximating nature; we saw some artificial landscapes which were pretty, pretty fun. And I think that’s a really nice trend that’s going on in the office space.

04:34 Lagorio: That’s great. Thanks so much Mark.

04:36 Kushner: Thank you and thanks to Inc.





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Where are They Now? Patrick Donnelly in Cincinnati Business Courier Forty Under 40 Retrospective

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Where are They Now? Patrick Donnelly in Cincinnati Business Courier Forty Under 40 Retrospective

June 20th 2016 at 3:13PM

Twenty years ago, Patrick Donnelly, then associate principal and director of client services at BHDP, was recognized in the Forty Under 40 class of 1996 from the Cincinnati Business Courier. In a rare retrospective of all winners from this highly motivated class, the Business Courier reports on the current standings of each nominee.

Today, Patrick Donnelly continues his work at BHDP, now as an owner and client leader.

As the article reports:

A lot has changed since 1996. The Forty Under 40 awards were only in their second year and the Business Courier received 120 nominations. (This year, we received 426 nominations.) However, the focus was the same: We were seeking up-and-coming business leaders making a difference in the community.

The emphasis is on leadership and potential leadership – whether it is in business, finance, politics, nonprofits, education or public service. Focus is also placed on the nominee’s community involvement. Most of our honorees have made good on the early promise they showed. Among them we count 14 company presidents, nine sitting CEOs, three business owners, two law partners and one judge.

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7 Local Business Listing Sites You Should Claim Now #easy #business #ideas

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7 Local Business Listing Sites You Should Claim Now

Finding time to update or create your online business listings can sometimes be a challenge. But, once you claim your listing, you can control what information and images are shown on these sites about your business, which is certainly worth the effort.

In most cases, you may already have a listing, so it s just a matter of claiming the page for your business. What s the difference between updating and claiming? Updating means you ve created an account and just need to add new information to the page. Claiming means that a page for your business exists, but you may not have created or set it up. In this case, you ll need to prove it s your business before you can change any information.

There are several sites your business could be listed on, so how do you choose the best? Easy! Here are our top 7 business listing sites you should claim and/or update:

1. Google My Business Google My Business says it connects you directly with customers, whether they re looking for you on Search, Maps or Google+.

How to claim or edit your business listing: Click the “Get on Google” anywhere on the page, sign in to your Google account, and follow the steps to add your business information to Google.

2. Facebook for Business According to Facebook. it can help you reach all the people who matter most to your business.

How to claim or edit your business listing: If you need to claim your Business Page click here and if you need sign up for a business page click here .

3. Yelp for Business According to Yelp. Millions of people visit Yelp every month to find great local businesses. Help them find your business free!

How to claim or edit your business listing: Click here to search for your business. If it exists, you ll see two options: A Claim button or an Already Claimed link. Click the option you see and either log in, or set up an account to edit it.

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4. Yellow Pages According to YellowPages. they will not only get you online, but can also help you get found, drive leads and expand your reach.

How to claim or edit your business listing: Click here to update your business details and then click Get your listing fee.

5. Yahoo Local According to Yahoo. they are a comprehensive business directory complete with ratings and reviews, maps, events, and more.

How to claim or edit your business listing: Scroll down this page to Try Local Basic Listing for free and click, Sign Up. Then, update your business contact information including address, phone number, and URL. You don t need to pay for this service.

6. Bing Places for Business According to Bing , Places for Business is a Bing portal that enables business owners add a listing for their business on Bing.

How to claim or edit your business listing: Chances are, Bing already has listings for your business. Click here to claim it.

7. Foursquare for Business According to Foursquare. Over 50 million people use Foursquare to discover great businesses and share what they love about them with others. Join the nearly 2 million businesses who are already taking advantage of Foursquare to join the conversation and grow their business.

How to claim or edit your business listing: Start by searching for your business, then select your listing. If you don t see your business just click the link at the bottom of the page to add it. Click here to manage your listing.

Vital information you should include on every listing:
Be prepared to fill out the following information, and keep it consistent on each site. Consistency helps your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) efforts.

  • Business Name
  • Address (City, State, Zip)
  • Main Phone Number
  • Website
  • Business Hours
  • Description A description of your business, minimum 250 characters.
  • Business Categories
  • Logo and pictures

Keep a document of each listing so you can duplicate it exactly. Check on your listings and update your information (if applicable) every six months. Also, keep images of your business current and compelling to draw in prospects and customers.

*Bonus Tip* If you re a brick-and-mortar business, encourage people to check-in and write a review by displaying a sign in your business window that states the sites in which you re listed.

Have any sites to add to our list? We ve got more here in the Top 20 Places Your Business Needs to Be Listed Online .

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Donate a Car to our Charity Program #car #donation, #donate #your #old #car #to

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CharityCar.ca has joined up with GreenVehicleDisposal.com to utilize its eco-friendly recycling technology. We are now proud to accept the donation of old vehicles on behalf of Charity Programs across Canada. Why not put your old vehicle to a good use that helps save the planet and also help those less fortunate in your community.

We do not take any fees for processing or handling your charity vehicle. 100% percent of the proceeds of your vehicle go directly to your chosen charity.

  • Has your old vehicle reached the end of its useful life?
  • Do you have a junk car sitting around gathering dust and rust?
  • Help a local charity by donating the proceeds of your old car.
  • Have your old car disposed of in an environmentally safe way.
  • Approximately 98% of a vehicle can be recycled and provides enough steel to produce 13 million new vehicles annually.
  • Donations from living individuals represents more than 75% of all charitable donations.
  • The auto recycling industry helps recycle more than 11 million gallons of oil a year.

Our partner Green Vehicle Disposal is North America’s largest network of self-regulated Auto Recycling Facilities. Our Purpose is to provide our valued customers, with an Eco-Friendly solution for the disposal of old vehicles. All vehicles donated through CharityCar.ca are disposed of in an eco-friendly manner which meets and exceed all provincial recycling rules.





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Instagram Business Profiles Test Now Features Analytics #quick #business #loans

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Instagram Business Profiles Test Now Features Analytics

If Instagram is going to introduce profiles for businesses. the next logical step is analytics for those profiles.

Instagram scheduling tool Later shared the iOS screenshots below in a blog post. and it offered details on the available information to profiles with access to these features.

According to Later, Instagram business profiles now feature a chart icon in the upper-right-hand-corner, giving them access to analytics, as well as a contact button next to the following button, a linkable location tag and categories for the profile.

Available analytics include:

  • Location: Follower locations by country or city.

  • Gender and age of followers.

  • Insights, which includes impressions, reach, website clicks and follower activity (most popular times of day or days of the week when the profile’s followers are using Instagram).

  • Top Posts: Posts sorted by impressions over a seven-day or 30-day period, as well as the ratio of post views to followers.

Readers: What do you think of Instagram’s potential first stab at analytics?

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Merkel: Europeans now have to fight for their own future #politics, #merkel: #europeans #now

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While campaigning, Merkel says Europeans can’t ‘completely’ rely on US, others

Steffen Seibert, Merkel’s spokesman, addressed the comments at a Monday news conference in Berlin.

“The chancellor’s words stand on their own,” Seibert said. “They were clear and comprehensible.”

Nevertheless, Seibert said Merkel remained “a deeply convinced trans-Atlanticist.”

“Those who have accompanied Chancellor Merkel journalistically for a long time know how important the German-American relations are,” Seibert said. “They are a pillar for our foreign and security policy and Germany will continue to work on strengthening those relationships. Second point: Chancellor Merkel has said before that Europe has its fate in its own hands.”

Wary meeting

Trump failed to reassure European leaders about his commitment to combating Russian aggression with his remarks at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

The speech, delivered last Thursday resurfaced questions about Trump’s position toward Russia and drew attention again to the federal investigation in Washington.

In the address he pointedly instructed member nations to increase their defense spending.

I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!

NATO leaders chafed at Trump’s lecture, which did not acknowledge member states’ recent increases in military spending nor did it include a reaffirmed US commitment to the alliance’s mutual defense pledge, in light of Trump’s disparaging comments about the alliance during his campaign.

Then at the G7 summit on Friday and Saturday, leaders including Merkel failed to convince Trump to commit to stay in the Paris climate deal.

Trump tweeted from Sicily on Saturday that he would make a final decision next week, and the US took a separate stance on climate from the other nations in the official G7 communique.

Stark contrast

Merkel met with former US President Barack Obama in Berlin prior to the NATO summit on Thursday.

Along with Obama, Merkel has been one of the most prominent voices from Western nations countering nationalist movements of the kind represented by the Brexit campaign and Trump’s policies.

At the Sunday campaign event, Merkel said that Europeans would continue to work in friendship with the US, the UK and others wherever possible, including Russia, but stressed her view that Europeans must be self-reliant.

“We need to know that we have to fight for our own future and destiny as Europeans,” Merkel said.

She went on to express solidarity with the UK against terror, following a deadly attack at a concert in Manchester, England, last week.

If her party is successful in German elections this fall, Merkel would stand for a fourth term as chancellor. Merkel closed out her Munich speech drinking a mug of beer surrounded by supporters doing the same.

CNN’s Sara Mazloumasaki and Nadine Schmidt contributed to this report.





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Department of Family and Community Services – NSW Businesslink – now FACS Business Services

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NSW Businesslink – now FACS Business Services

Businesslink was merged in to the Department of Family and Community Services as Corporate Services, Business Services on 1 July 2014.

The Business Services Unit primarily provides internal services to Family and Community Services, but also continues to provide services to a range of clients external to FACS including NSW Department of Education and Communities, Aboriginal Affairs, State Property Authority, Office of State Revenue, Juvenile Justice, NSW Mental Health Commission, Treasury Corporation and a range of non government organisations.

Services include a broad range of core, transactional and value-added services, specialising in areas such as Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Projects, Property, Workforce and Business services.

To find previous Annual Reports from NSW Businesslink, visit the opengov website .

Contact Details

Business Services Client Support Contact Details

Recruitment Enquiries

For all recruitment enquiries, please phone 1800 203 966.

National Criminal History Record Check Enquiries

Businesslink is accredited to undertake National Criminal History Record Checks. Should your organisation wish to utilise this service, the contact details appear below.

Regional Service Centres

Hunter

Suite 1B, 239 King St, NEWCASTLE 2300
PO Box 2160 Dangar 2309
Phone: (02) 4925 0000
Fax: (02) 4925 0040

Northern

Suite 1, 120 Dalley St, LISMORE 2480
PO Box 1140 Lismore 2480
Phone: (02) 6623 1900
Fax: (02) 6623 1911

Southern

Suite 1.04, 7-9 Morisset St, QUEANBEYAN 2620
PO Box 1629 Queanbeyan 2620
Phone: (02) 6122 3500
Fax: (02) 6122 3511

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Suites 5 6, 234-236 Summer St, ORANGE 2800
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Moo Is Now Selling Letterpress Business Cards That Aren t Really Letterpress #business #laptop

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Moo Is Now Selling Letterpress Business Cards That Aren’t Really Letterpress

p I m pleasantly surprised by a href= http://us.moo.com/products/letterpress-business-cards.html target= _blank Moo s recently announced letterpress efforts /a . /p “> I’m pleasantly surprised by Moo’s recently announced letterpress efforts .

p The Moo Letterpress Cards are available in 12 different designs (most of which are tasteful, with elegant typography and vivid ink colors) and coms printed on a thick weighted card stock (Mohawk Superfine, 32pt weight), which is then debossed on both sides to give it a feeling of texture and depth. /p “> The Moo Letterpress Cards are available in 12 different designs (most of which are tasteful, with elegant typography and vivid ink colors) and coms printed on a thick weighted card stock (Mohawk Superfine, 32pt weight), which is then debossed on both sides to give it a feeling of texture and depth.

p Moo sent me a pack of samples to see for myself, and I have to admit, they look nice, they feel great in the hand, and there isn t a Mini Card to be seen anywhere. But let me be 100% clear here: these are letterpress in name only. Moo tells me there s no movable type involved here at all, which is the very definition of letterpress. /p “> Moo sent me a pack of samples to see for myself, and I have to admit, they look nice, they feel great in the hand, and there isn’t a Mini Card to be seen anywhere. But let me be 100% clear here: these are letterpress in name only. Moo tells me there’s no movable type involved here at all, which is the very definition of letterpress.

p You get what you pay for, and Moo s cards em are /em cheaper than real letterpress. For example, a pack of 500 two-color letterpressed business cards from a href= http://brooklynsocialcards.com/ordering-process/ target= _blank Brooklyn Social Cards /a will cost you $500. A similar pack of fake letterpress cards will cost you $339 on Moo. /p “> You get what you pay for, and Moo’s cards are cheaper than real letterpress. For example, a pack of 500 two-color letterpressed business cards from Brooklyn Social Cards will cost you $500. A similar pack of fake letterpress cards will cost you $339 on Moo.

p If ultimate letterpress fidelity is important to you and you want to see every letter in your business details branded right into a card s skin, you might still want to spring for traditional letterpress, but my guess is all but the most discerning letterpress fans won t even notice, which has got to have some small hot metal presses sweating. /p “> If ultimate letterpress fidelity is important to you and you want to see every letter in your business details branded right into a card’s skin, you might still want to spring for traditional letterpress, but my guess is all but the most discerning letterpress fans won’t even notice, which has got to have some small hot metal presses sweating.

The Moo Letterpress Cards are available in 12 different designs (most of which are tasteful, with elegant typography and vivid ink colors) and coms printed on a thick weighted card stock (Mohawk Superfine, 32pt weight), which is then debossed on both sides to give it a feeling of texture and depth.

Moo sent me a pack of samples to see for myself, and I have to admit, they look nice, they feel great in the hand, and there isn’t a Mini Card to be seen anywhere. But let me be 100% clear here: these are letterpress in name only. Moo tells me there’s no movable type involved here at all, which is the very definition of letterpress.

You get what you pay for, and Moo’s cards are cheaper than real letterpress. For example, a pack of 500 two-color letterpressed business cards from Brooklyn Social Cards will cost you $500. A similar pack of fake letterpress cards will cost you $339 on Moo.

If ultimate letterpress fidelity is important to you and you want to see every letter in your business details branded right into a card’s skin, you might still want to spring for traditional letterpress, but my guess is all but the most discerning letterpress fans won’t even notice, which has got to have some small hot metal presses sweating.

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I ve got to be honest. I ve never really liked Moo business cards, even after they ve been foisted upon me by half a dozen companies. Moo is a Rhode Island-based company that sells custom-printed business cards online. They get the job done, but I ve always thought Moo s efforts were just cheap and unexceptional. Except for the little stick-of-gum sized Mini Cards. of course: those are so twee, easy-to-lose, and unwieldy that the only practical use I can think to put them to is as instruments of papercut torture applied to the Moo executive who first came up with them.
There s no movable type involved here at all, which is the very definition of letterpress.

So I m pleasantly surprised by Moo s recently announced letterpress efforts. The Moo Letterpress Cards are available in 12 different designs (most of which are surprisingly tasteful, with elegant typography and vivid ink colors) and coms printed on a thick weighted card stock (Mohawk Superfine, 32pt weight), which is then debossed on both sides to give each card a feeling of texture and depth. Moo sent me a pack of samples to see for myself, and I have to admit, they look nice, they feel great in the hand, and there isn t a Mini Card to be seen anywhere.

So they re great. But let me be 100% clear here: these are letterpress in name only. Moo tells me there s no movable type involved here at all, which is the very definition of letterpress. Instead, Moo is still just using digital printing techniques to squirt out your business details on a pre-designed business card stock, which is the same as the company has ever done. The distinction here is that those cards come on a quality stock for a change, and get a pre-set pattern debossed on them after they are printed. You still won t be able to feel the type under your fingertips, because that part is digitally printed. It s a shame. There s a reason it s called letter press: using real movable type on high-quality card stock creates a sharp, tactile feel otherwise missing from printed text.

You get what you pay for, and Moo s cards are cheaper than real letterpress. For example, a pack of 500 two-color letterpressed business cards from Brooklyn Social Cards will cost you $500. A similar pack of fake letterpress cards will cost you $339 on Moo. If ultimate letterpress fidelity is important to you and you want to see every letter in your business details branded right into a card s skin, you might still want to spring for traditional letterpress.

Me? I m still not going to order business cards from Moo. If I m going to spend money on letterpress, I d rather give it to artisans and craftsmen, not a faceless Internet printing company. But I have to admit, Moo has me closer to making an order than ever before.

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7 Local Business Listing Sites You Should Claim Now #business #game

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7 Local Business Listing Sites You Should Claim Now

Finding time to update or create your online business listings can sometimes be a challenge. But, once you claim your listing, you can control what information and images are shown on these sites about your business, which is certainly worth the effort.

In most cases, you may already have a listing, so it s just a matter of claiming the page for your business. What s the difference between updating and claiming? Updating means you ve created an account and just need to add new information to the page. Claiming means that a page for your business exists, but you may not have created or set it up. In this case, you ll need to prove it s your business before you can change any information.

There are several sites your business could be listed on, so how do you choose the best? Easy! Here are our top 7 business listing sites you should claim and/or update:

1. Google My Business Google My Business says it connects you directly with customers, whether they re looking for you on Search, Maps or Google+.

How to claim or edit your business listing: Click the “Get on Google” anywhere on the page, sign in to your Google account, and follow the steps to add your business information to Google.

2. Facebook for Business According to Facebook. it can help you reach all the people who matter most to your business.

How to claim or edit your business listing: If you need to claim your Business Page click here and if you need sign up for a business page click here .

3. Yelp for Business According to Yelp. Millions of people visit Yelp every month to find great local businesses. Help them find your business free!

How to claim or edit your business listing: Click here to search for your business. If it exists, you ll see two options: A Claim button or an Already Claimed link. Click the option you see and either log in, or set up an account to edit it.

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4. Yellow Pages According to YellowPages. they will not only get you online, but can also help you get found, drive leads and expand your reach.

How to claim or edit your business listing: Click here to update your business details and then click Get your listing fee.

5. Yahoo Local According to Yahoo. they are a comprehensive business directory complete with ratings and reviews, maps, events, and more.

How to claim or edit your business listing: Scroll down this page to Try Local Basic Listing for free and click, Sign Up. Then, update your business contact information including address, phone number, and URL. You don t need to pay for this service.

6. Bing Places for Business According to Bing , Places for Business is a Bing portal that enables business owners add a listing for their business on Bing.

How to claim or edit your business listing: Chances are, Bing already has listings for your business. Click here to claim it.

7. Foursquare for Business According to Foursquare. Over 50 million people use Foursquare to discover great businesses and share what they love about them with others. Join the nearly 2 million businesses who are already taking advantage of Foursquare to join the conversation and grow their business.

How to claim or edit your business listing: Start by searching for your business, then select your listing. If you don t see your business just click the link at the bottom of the page to add it. Click here to manage your listing.

Vital information you should include on every listing:
Be prepared to fill out the following information, and keep it consistent on each site. Consistency helps your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) efforts.

  • Business Name
  • Address (City, State, Zip)
  • Main Phone Number
  • Website
  • Business Hours
  • Description A description of your business, minimum 250 characters.
  • Business Categories
  • Logo and pictures

Keep a document of each listing so you can duplicate it exactly. Check on your listings and update your information (if applicable) every six months. Also, keep images of your business current and compelling to draw in prospects and customers.

*Bonus Tip* If you re a brick-and-mortar business, encourage people to check-in and write a review by displaying a sign in your business window that states the sites in which you re listed.

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7 Local Business Listing Sites You Should Claim Now

Finding time to update or create your online business listings can sometimes be a challenge. But, once you claim your listing, you can control what information and images are shown on these sites about your business, which is certainly worth the effort.

In most cases, you may already have a listing, so it s just a matter of claiming the page for your business. What s the difference between updating and claiming? Updating means you ve created an account and just need to add new information to the page. Claiming means that a page for your business exists, but you may not have created or set it up. In this case, you ll need to prove it s your business before you can change any information.

There are several sites your business could be listed on, so how do you choose the best? Easy! Here are our top 7 business listing sites you should claim and/or update:

1. Google My Business Google My Business says it connects you directly with customers, whether they re looking for you on Search, Maps or Google+.

How to claim or edit your business listing: Click the “Get on Google” anywhere on the page, sign in to your Google account, and follow the steps to add your business information to Google.

2. Facebook for Business According to Facebook. it can help you reach all the people who matter most to your business.

How to claim or edit your business listing: If you need to claim your Business Page click here and if you need sign up for a business page click here .

3. Yelp for Business According to Yelp. Millions of people visit Yelp every month to find great local businesses. Help them find your business free!

How to claim or edit your business listing: Click here to search for your business. If it exists, you ll see two options: A Claim button or an Already Claimed link. Click the option you see and either log in, or set up an account to edit it.

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4. Yellow Pages According to YellowPages. they will not only get you online, but can also help you get found, drive leads and expand your reach.

How to claim or edit your business listing: Click here to update your business details and then click Get your listing fee.

5. Yahoo Local According to Yahoo. they are a comprehensive business directory complete with ratings and reviews, maps, events, and more.

How to claim or edit your business listing: Scroll down this page to Try Local Basic Listing for free and click, Sign Up. Then, update your business contact information including address, phone number, and URL. You don t need to pay for this service.

6. Bing Places for Business According to Bing , Places for Business is a Bing portal that enables business owners add a listing for their business on Bing.

How to claim or edit your business listing: Chances are, Bing already has listings for your business. Click here to claim it.

7. Foursquare for Business According to Foursquare. Over 50 million people use Foursquare to discover great businesses and share what they love about them with others. Join the nearly 2 million businesses who are already taking advantage of Foursquare to join the conversation and grow their business.

How to claim or edit your business listing: Start by searching for your business, then select your listing. If you don t see your business just click the link at the bottom of the page to add it. Click here to manage your listing.

Vital information you should include on every listing:
Be prepared to fill out the following information, and keep it consistent on each site. Consistency helps your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) efforts.

  • Business Name
  • Address (City, State, Zip)
  • Main Phone Number
  • Website
  • Business Hours
  • Description A description of your business, minimum 250 characters.
  • Business Categories
  • Logo and pictures

Keep a document of each listing so you can duplicate it exactly. Check on your listings and update your information (if applicable) every six months. Also, keep images of your business current and compelling to draw in prospects and customers.

*Bonus Tip* If you re a brick-and-mortar business, encourage people to check-in and write a review by displaying a sign in your business window that states the sites in which you re listed.

Have any sites to add to our list? We ve got more here in the Top 20 Places Your Business Needs to Be Listed Online .

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