For many of us, each New Year brings with it a mishmash of emotions and challenges, some good and some bad. It’s a time to reflect on everything that went right in the year gone by as well as an opportunity to initiate the process of making positive changes moving forward. But change is rarely ever easy...
For many small business owners, the holiday season can be overshadowed by the unpleasant reality that the latest tax season is upon us. Yes folks, it’s time once again to answer to Uncle Sam and the IRS (Internal Revenue Service, as if you didn’t know!).
And while some SMB (small- to medium-sized...
Deciding whether or not to stage an exhibit at a trade show or other networking event as part of your marketing mix for 2014 is something you as a small- to medium-sized business (SMB) owner might be thinking about right now. If so, you’d be one of many.
Contrary to speculation in recent years that...
Long regarded as one of the most trusted sources for maps and directions, MapQuest announced late last week the launch of its new Local Business Center, a free platform for businesses to reach their customers more effectively with business-related information and even deals. In addition, this new service provides businesses with a whole new level of content control and the ability to make updates and changes that go live in minutes.
Citing the critical need to provide “high-quality and accurate business listing information” in an increasingly “search-based world,” MapQuest Senior Vice President and General Manager Christian Dwyer said, “Consumers expect relevant search results and this new service makes it easier for businesses to provide a quality experience.”
MapQuest is a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc. According to AOL's June 23 press room release announcing the Center’s launch, the free “claim-your-listing” service will enable businesses to:
Enter business information, including address, phone, payment options and hours of operation
Provide a tailored business description of up to 600 characters
Specify their exact location using a “drop and drag” marker
Add multiple URLs, including website addresses and reservation links
Provide parking tips and helpful hints for getting customers in the door.
In addition, the Local Business Center provides business owners with innovative marketing options for a reasonable annual fee, including:
Promotional campaigns that appear in-line with MapQuest search listing results and on the details page ($99 per year), and
A distribution service that routes updated listing information and special offers from MapQuest to eight additional marketing venues, including Citysearch, local.com, Superpages, Yahoo!, Yelp, Yellowbook, YellowBOT and WhitePages ($399 per year).
MapQuest also announced its intentions to upgrade the Local Business Center’s capabilities and offerings over the course of the summer to include such features as video capability and image captions, among other related marketing products and services.
To get started using MapQuest’s Local Business Center to drive search traffic and even real traffic toward your business location, visit listings.mapquest.com and set up your account today!
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Leading marketing cloud provider, Vocus, Inc. has just released the newest in its series of FREE guides aimed at helping business opportunity and other business owners gain “experience-based insights into the day-to-day management of marketing, social media and PR campaigns.”
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If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you have what it takes to become a travel and leisure entrepreneur, working from the comfort of your own home while earning as much as 100% commission on the sales of exciting cruises and destination vacations, then you owe it to yourself to listen to Terri Maldanado.
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