Promote your local area & build that all important network
You have claimed your business and now you enjoy the control it gives you. Your details are up-to-date, you regularly refresh your photos and you watch the reviews rolling in. Or perhaps you are on Premium and benefit even more by being able to add videos, PDFs, social media links, receive a premium ad and don’t want to see competitors on your listing.
Whatever the shape you come in, you probably say thanks to reviewers and with that continue your customer relationship online. But what about your relationship with your fellow business owners? What about joining forces and making your local area into that special destination that will benefit you all.
Check out the stuff below and start the new year by connecting with people a couple of doors down from you. After all, you’re stronger together than alone!
Make your area into a destination
We’re all guilty of it, you’re so busy promoting your own business that often you forget that you’re in an area, with other people, like you, trying to do the same! It’s in everyone’s interest for the area to exude vibrancy, excitement and positivity! Talk to your fellow local business owners and see how joining forces can benefit you all. Perhaps you are interested in holding a joined Qype event, offer a prize from your street in our weekly competition, help a local cause by entering the Qype Foundation draw or try and become a VIQ (very exclusive and hush hush – more info will follow soon).
People use their smartphones more and more, and the Qype App is literally becoming their guide to any area (at home and abroad). Make sure the Qype App map in your area displays an array of well presented listings, with great reviews to match and give people that extra reason to come and spend their pound in your neighbourhood. Let fellow business owners know why you’ve claimed your business on Qype, how you respond to reviews and why they’ll benefit from claiming theirs!
Not sure how to go about it? Why not share this article with your neighbours and ask them to check out the video to the right. Learn from Catherine Conway, owner of Unpackaged, as she talks food, environment, saving customers money and how Qype helped turn Unpackaged into a destination in London!
Find out why claiming her business on Qype and partnering at the Qype Summer Party has brought her such success and why she is telling fellow business owners to join the Qype movement!
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Maeve on January 17th 2012 in Announcements, Community