Have you Googled your business lately? What did you find? Were you happy with the results? Chances are if you are small business, you are not taking full advantage of the FREE tools available to assist customers in finding you online. The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce has agreed to be a partner in the Google initiative, “Let’s Put our Cities on the Map.” This effort launched on March 25, 2015 is designed to strengthen 30,000 communities across the nation, including ours, by helping small businesses get online.
The program provides Grand Junction with a custom website where small businesses can go for online help. It’s loaded with helpful resources like a diagnostic that helps businesses see how they are appear on Search and Maps.
To maximize this new resource, the Chamber is hosting a second onsite training for any interested business on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Chamber lower level conference room. Businesses that attend will learn how to:
- Put more information about their business into Google
- Get their company verified by Google searches
- Add information such as location and hours of operation
- Add photos to enhance their listing
- Get a diagnostic tool to see how they can improve their listing and visibility
Those that attended the first session in September noted that this was one of the most useful training sessions that many of them had ever attended…and you can implement improvements to your online presence during the session. . . no homework! There is no cost to attend, but space is limited so reservations are requested and can be made online at www.gjchamber.org or by calling 970-242-3214.
Click here to download full version of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce February 2016 Newsletter.