Coronavirus Strategies: How to Grow Your Business
There is no question that these are unprecedented times. This is especially true in business where many are forced to close their doors as a way to protect their communities. Small businesses are trying to adapt and survive in the process. As a small business ourselves, we know that the only way to make it through these times is with the support of one another.
Over the last 20+ years, Albee Digital and ATS Design Group have been there through the ups and downs of our economy to help businesses in our community to achieve their goals and grow and prosper. We have done this with clear, effective website design and development as well as providing the latest in online e-Commerce programs and strategies, and state-of-the-art digital marketing programs. Even during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to share resources to help grow your business and keep your customers informed.
Google My Business: Check Your Listing
Google has taken many Cedar Rapids area small businesses off-guard by listing their business as “temporarily closed.” This is in response to several state mandates that are requiring all non-essential businesses to close or have their employees work from home.
This “temporarily closed” status is mislabeled. It can cause customers that are interested to take their business elsewhere. This can also be confusing for potential customers causing them to not know where to turn for answers and service.
It is important to correct this to prevent lost sales, especially in this time of economic slowdown with measures that have been taken to keep people safe. Your office may be closed, but you may still be able to provide services as your staff works from home. Perhaps you sell products, your storefront may be closed but your customers should be made aware that they can still buy products from you online.
As a small business trying to figure out how to change this information in Google My Business, it may seem time-consuming and confusing, and how do you begin? At Albee Digital and ATS Design Group, we update information on Google for our clients all the time. We perform this task for a small fee to our clients. This cost is lower than what it would cost a business owner to spend valuable time trying to figure it out themselves or paying an employee to try to do it.
Covid-19: The Perfect Opportunity to Get Ahead of Your Competition
Optimizing your Google Business Listing is just a starting point to effective local search marketing. Our SEO search engine optimization specialists can give your Google Business Listing a boost with optimizing it so your company can be the first choice that appears when potential customers are looking to buy your product or services.
These times may be uncharted territory for most businesses but it can also be a time to take action that can propel you past your competition. Give us a call at either of our Cedar Rapids or Syracuse, New York offices and we will be happy to help you find the perfect solution to help you be well ahead of your competition when business reopen after the Covid-19 closures and restrictions have been lifted.