Small Business Marketing With Google Places and Local Business Center



If you are looking for easy and fundamental things that you can do to get more business for your local small business, then understanding and fully using Google Places (formerly Google Local Business Center) is an important piece of that puzzle. A huge percentage of small businesses do not have good photos uploaded to Google Places, do not have any customer reviews, and are generally missing out on one of the easiest ways to attract customers. In this day and age, not having a decent Google Places listing is the equivalent not being in the phone book.


What's holding you back from reaching the next level of your business? What obstacles are you facing in getting your internet business up and running? Sadly, there are many reasons why people don't succeed in internet business and this article discusses the top seven reasons why that happens. The good news is there's a way to avoid them and we'll let you in on the secret of success.


I know a man who immigrated to America in the early 1980's. He arrived poor and alone, with a tiny suitcase filled only with clothes and toiletries. He was asked by Immigration if he had anything to declare (for duty). He said, "No," and was allowed to pass. Upon graduation from college he yearned to be his own boss and he formed an electronics company in Silicon Valley. Thirteen years later he sold his company for over a billion dollars!